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Emmy-winning actor offers his Emmy award to Mount Athos

Five-time Emmy award-winning actor Jonathan Jackson has offered his Emmy award to the Greek Orthodox monastery of Vatopedi, which is located on Mount Athos in northeastern Greece.

Prayers return to Iraqi monastery ravaged by IS

- Father Charbel Issu stands before a shattered altar, spreads out his hands and begins leading a group of Kalashnikov-wielding militia fighters in prayer."Our father who art in heaven," they chant."Hallowed be thy name.

Spanish sanctuary from 1544 destroyed by lightning strike (video)

The A Virxe de Barca sanctuary in MuxĂ­a, Galicia, which dates back to 1544, was struck by lightning on Christmas Day. The strike hit a nearby electrical transformer, spread to the building and completely gutted the historic interior.

She kissed Elvis and became a nun; documentary airs on HBO

It is true that Mother Prioress of the Abbey of Regina Laudis once kissed Elvis Presley. It is also true that when she did her name was Delores Hart, an actress on the rise.

A Monastery on the Edge of a Cliff

Taktshang Taktshang Monastery is located at the edge of a cliff in Bhutan with Pictures.

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Moon over the Samaran monastery
Moon over the Samaran monastery
The St Thecla Monanstery at Maaloula  Syria  where some of the last Aramaic-speakers live
The St Thecla Monanstery at Maaloula, Syria, where some of the last Aramaic-speakers live

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