The Friends of Mount Athos

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Metropolitan Kallistos of Diokleia

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The Society of the Friends of Mount Athos is dedicated to the study and promulgation of knowledge of the history, culture, arts, architecture, natural history, and literature of the Orthodox monasteries of Mount Athos, and to the promotion of the religious and other charitable work of the Holy Community and the monasteries, both those located on Mount Athos, and those elsewhere which are dependent or connected in some way with Mount Athos.

Welcome to the Friends of Mount Athos Online

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Here persons interested in Mount Athos, the Holy Mountain and Garden of the Panagia, may find information about both Mount Athos itself and ways to participate in the activities of the Friends of Mount Athos in their mission of support for the Holy Community of Mount Athos.

What is happening.... (upcoming and ongoing events)


FoMA Autumn Meeting, St. Bride Foundation, London, 12 November, 2014
Speaker: Rt. Revd Richard Chartres, Bishop of London
Image: The Rt. Revd Richard Chartres, Bishop of London, speaking before the House of Lords
FoMA photograph: Metropolitan Kallistos at 80.
Seventh Madingley Conference
A Symposium in Honour of Metropolitan Kallistos of Diokleia: ‘Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth’, Madingley Hall, Cambridge, 6–8 February 2015

The Conference is now sold out -- reservations are no longer being taken.
Photograph of Hilandar in Flames
FoMA invites you to support its ongoing Hilandar Appeal

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.

Photograph of HRH Prince Charles in Flames
Announcement: His Royal Highness Charles, Prince of Wales, becomes the Royal Patron of the Friends of Mount Athos.
Image: Prince Charles meeting Archimandrite Methodios, Abbot of Hilandar, at Highgrove. His Royal Highness is also Patron of FoMA's Hilandar Appeal.



See our Events Page or visit us on Facebook for additional events, details about upcoming events, and information on our annual Autumn Meetings.

Header Image: View of the Holy Mountain from a balcony at Stavronikita Monastery, with elements of the katholikon in the foreground.
Photograph by Robert W. Allison, © 2008.