On this Sunday's "60 Minutes," Bob Simon visits a unique monastery in a remote spot in Greece - Mt. Athos - and of particular note to LIers, one Father Maximos of the Holy Cross Monastery of East Setauket is also profiled.
Here's how "60 Minutes" describes this remarkable place:
There are 2,000 Anthonite monks living in what is the most unique monastery complex in the world; most pray all day. Some monks even told Simon that they pray while they sleep – and they only get about three hours of sleep a night. The monks divide their day into three parts: They spend about eight hours a day in church, and when they’re not resting their time is dedicated to the work needed to keep the 20 monasteries running. Mt. Athos is also beautiful and has probably changed less than any other inhabited place on the planet. Some of the monasteries here are perched high on cliffs above the Aegean Sea, with sylvan hills as a backdrop and architecture that could have come out of a medieval fairytale.