June 25, 2012

Jonathan Jackson's Orthodox Acceptance Speech at the Emmy's

This past Holy Saturday Jonathan Jackson, a five-time Emmy Award winning actor on General Hospital, together with his family, were received into the Orthodox Christian Church.

Along with acting, Jonathan is also the lead singer of the indie rock band Enation. www.EnationMusic.com

Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick interviewed him about his journey into Orthodox Christianity, his family, how he lives his faith as a Hollywood actor, music and writing, on an episode of Roads From Emmaus, which can be heard here. For background on the interview, read here.

On Sunday, 24 June 2012, Jonathan won his fifth Emmy for his work on General Hospital as a Supporting Actor. His acceptance speech is below, in which he begins by thanking the Holy Trinity while making the sign of the cross, and ends by thanking the monks of Mount Athos for their prayers for the world.