The Friends of Mount Athos


Metropolitan Kallistos of Diokleia

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Athos News


The Friends of Mount Athos issues announcements on significant matters such as changes and developments in administrative and spiritual leadership on the Holy Mountain as they come to our attention. We invite our readers to contribute relevant information for inclusion on these pages.

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Current Announcements
January 30, 2015. The Friends of Mount Athos.
On this day FoMA learned of the repose of Fr Stephanos of the Daniellei. The cell of the Daniellei (or Danielaioi) at Katounakia has long been famous for iconography. The cell is mentioned in Constantine Cavarnos's book, Anchored in God (2nd ed. Belmont, MA: Institute for Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies, 1975), pp. 106-10.

January 13, 2015. The Friends of Mount Athos.
On this day the Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, acting unanimously, added the name of the Elder Paisios the Athonite to the list of Saints of the Orthodox Church.

Reportage (recent to top):

Orthodox Christian News, January 13 2015 A New Saint of the Church. Elder Paisios Canonized Today
Mystagogy, January 13, 2015 Elder Paisios is Officially Canonized by the Ecumenical Patriarchate
Wikipedia, January 13, 2015 Elder Paisios of Mount Athos Biographical article revised with ongoing updates. , May 8, 2014 Elder Paisios will be formally canonized as a saint, May 7, 2014 Elder Paisios Soon to be Canonized
Announcements From Past Years:
2013 | 2014

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.