A New Documentary about Elder Joseph the Hesychast

A documentary on one of the greatest saints of the 20th century will soon be released.

In the video interview below, five-time Emmy award winning Hollywood actor Jonathan Jackson, who frequently visits Mount Athos as a pilgrim, talks about perhaps the most challenging role of his career playing Elder Joseph the Hesychast in a documentary filmed on Mount Athos. 

Jonathan Jackson sees this particular role as an “incredible blessing”, in his interview with the International Orthodox Church News Agency and journalist Pepi Oikonomakis. He calls it a “unique experience” both “physical and spiritual”, and he would not have done it without the blessing and prayers of the Athonite fathers.

In the meantime, a trailer for the film, “Elder Joseph the Hesychast,” has been published online on the “sceptic production” YouTube page.

Full movie:

Sources: http://www.honeyandhemlock.com/2019/11/jonathan-jackson-discusses-his-most.html?m=1

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  1. Started to watch a 2 hour version of this today and found it great. Then I had to go to work. Came back and only found a 1 hour version. Lots of pertinent stuff cut from this shorter version. Wonder how to find the 2 hour version so I can finish it.

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