Welcome to the Friends of Mount Athos Online
The Friends of Mount Athos website was recently upgraded for compatibility with updated Adobe web hosting software. If you discover any pages with error messages, please contact the FoMA webmaster at the address below.
What is happening.... (current and recent events)
Annual General Meeting, St. Anne's College, Oxford, 7 June, 2014
Clockwise around Mount Athos is the title of the talk to be given by Spiridion Azzopardi, an expert conservator of Athonite clocks, at our afternoon session. Here he is shown with Fr Egnantios of Vatopedi during restoration work on the dial of the clock from the Katholikon. The fully restored dial can be seen on plate 12 in the FoMA Annual Report for 2013.
Photograph © 2014 Spiridion Azzopardi, all rights reserved.
Mount Athos. An exhibition of Paintings by John Doyle. April 7-16
John Doyle is a member of The Friends of Mount Athos. His appreciation for the Holy Mountain and all it means is richly evident in this outstanding exhibition of his watercolors. Please view our online exhibit poster for full information.
Appeal in Support of the Bedouin Fund and St. Catharine's Monastery in the Sinai
Events in Egypt forced St Catherine's Monastery to close for three weeks in August and September, This situation, together with the continuing sharp reduction in visitors, has severely affected the Monastery and particularly the Bedouin families who live around it, dependent upon the pilgrims and tourists for income. To help the Bedouin through the winter, FoMA invites you to support The Bedouin Fund.
The ELDER PORPHYRIOS OF KAFSOKALYVIA recognized as a Saint:
See the Athos News Page for announcements of the recognition of the Elder Porphyrios as SAINT Porphyrios.
Pilgrimage to Aegean Turkey and the Greek Islands: 16 - 27 August, 2014
(exclusively for FoMA members)
St. Nicholas, from the Church of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker at Kale Demre (Myra), Turkey, by Mark Talbot, reproduced with permission. © 2013 Mark Talbot, all rights reserved.
Royal Patron for the Friends of Mount Athos
FoMA invites you to support its ongoing
The Friends of Mount Athos are raising funds for the relief and rebuilding
of Hilandar Monastery following the catastrophic fire of March 4, 2004.
Funds raised by the Friends of Mount Athos are contributed directly to the Monastery,
proceeds from the current appeal going to the restoration of the Monastery's library.
- The Friends of Mount Athos are raising funds for the relief and rebuilding of Hilandar Monastery following the catastrophic fire of March 4, 2004. Funds raised by the Friends of Mount Athos are contributed directly to the Monastery, proceeds from the current appeal going to the restoration of the Monastery's library.
- Humus & Humility
"Ecological choices are, at their root, not economic or political, but rather cultural and spiritual."
FoMA member Bryan Cash has produced this stunning on-line photographic exhibition to illustrate the inspiring connection between spirituality and the environment as seen on the Holy Mountain.
- "Ecological choices are, at their root, not economic or political, but rather cultural and spiritual."