In the Middle East and Greek Orthodox Church, Easter is celebrated this weekend. We’re going to take you – with CBS 60 minutes – to a place outside our world. It’s a remote peninsula in northern Greece that millions believe to be the most sacred spot on Earth.
It’s called Mount Athos and prayers have been offered there every day, with no interruption, for more than a thousand years. This is the center of the Orthodox Christian Faith.
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It was set aside by ancient emperors to be the spiritual capital of Orthodox Byzantine Christianity and has probably changed less over the centuries than any other inhabited place on the planet. The monks come to Mount Athos from all over the world. Producer Michael Karzis takes you on a high-stakes adventure: shooting a “60 Minutes” story in one of the holiest places on Earth.
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