Welcome to the Friends of Mount Athos OnlineHere 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)
This year, for the first time, FoMA has produced professional-quality videos of the presentations at the Madingley Conference. We invite you to view them by following the links on our page for the Seventh Madingley Conference. Links
We urge FoMA members to have a look at our Links page which is being updated constantly. Especially at the latest new links:
- Newly re-launched: Ascetic Experience, produced by a team of people associated with Vatopaidi Monastery. It is listed under "Weblogs & Blogs".
- Website for the conference, Russian Athos (Kiev, at the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra, May 21-23, 2015), created to function as a portal of Russian monasticism on Mount Athos and dedicated to the 1000th anniversary of Russian monks on Mount Athos.
- Website for The Orthodox Monastery of All Celtic Saints on the Isle of Mull, Scotland.
FoMA Annual General Meeting, St. Anne's College, Oxford, 13 June, 2015
Please note program change; we invite you to see the explanation regarding events in Kosovo that has been added to the online announcement. Speakers: Fr. Seraphim Hieromonk and Protos of the Orthodox Monastery of all Celtic Saints, Mull; Athanasios Papathanasiou, lecturer in theology at the Hellenic Open University and editor of the journal, Synaxi; Simon Jennings (speaking on last year's FoMA pilgrimage). Fr. Seraphim will be speaking on the topic, “The silent uses of Monasticism: Athos, Bucovine and the Hebrides.”
Prof. Papathanasiou will be speaking on the topic, “Monastics as missionaries of a subversive hope.” Image: Image: Hermit Cave, Inch Kenneth. Photograph from Fr. Seraphim's photo gallery, from his website, http://www.mullmonastery.com/.
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 presentations at the Madingley Conference may be viewed by following the links in our on-line program for the Seventh Madingley Conference.
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.
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.