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Rita Wilson: Why I Love My Greek Orthodox Faith

Friday August 7, 2009

In a video interview with Sally Quinn, producer of "On Faith" at The Washington Post, actress and producer Rita Wilson (one half of a Hollywood celebrity super couple with Tom Hanks) shares why she loves the Greek Orthodox faith ("I love my church. I find the Greek Orthodox Church a sort of a wonderfully moderate, accepting faith."), her brief period as a reborn Christian during her teenage years, and what gives her life the most meaning.

Some highlights from the interview include:

When you were growing up, were you always a believer?
I've always been a believer. I always have been.

What do you pray for or about?
I always start my prayers with a prayer of gratitude for all the blessings in my life because without those, you can't really think about anything else.

What is the sense of the divine for you?
In church...in nature...I sense the divine in the goodness that I see in people--their acts of kindness, their acts of selflessness; those people inspire me.

Watch the extended video interview below or here:

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