Sinai became widely known, particularly in Europe, with the spreading of the fame and cult of St. Catherine. Symeon Metaphrastes contributed greatly in making the life of the Saint known to the laity when, in the 10th century, he wrote on “the martyrdom of the great Martyr and in the name of Christ victorious Saint Catherine”.
This is the Booklet's relevant video containing the unknown talk for Radio New Zealand by writer, painter and official War Artist, Peter McIntyre (1.1.1945) along with many of the rare photos taken, by his historical visit (Nov. 1945) with two other New Zealand servicemen to Mt. Ahos, in order to present Citations to various monasteries for their crucial and instrumental help to countless Allied fugitives during WWII.
The material came to light by Peter Howorth & George G. Spanos 70years later, during their search on the Greek version of Sandy Thomas book, 'Dare to be Free' Με Τόλμη για την Ελευθερία. All rights reserved, Athos Press & National Library of New Zealand.
Harry Radliffe, CBS Producer of "60 Minutes" described his story on the unique community of Christian Orthodox monasteries as a "visit to another world" and explained why he was eager to return.
Radliffe, the first African American to head a CBS News bureau and an award-winning 60 MINUTES producer for 26 years, died today. Radliffe was 66 and died at his home in Stamford, CT, of colon cancer. He was first diagnosed in 2008.