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A List of Books Reviewed in FoMA Annual Reports
or Reported by Members of the Friends of Mount Athos

DATE AUTHOR TITLE & PUBLICATION INFORMATION
2015
2015 Matteo Albertini & Chris Deliso The Vatican's Challenges in the Balkans: Bolstering the Catholic Church in 2015 and Beyond. Balkanalysis.com, January 9, 2015. 236 pages; 5 appendices. Amazon Kindle edition $9.99. ASIN: B00S30A7BQ. Or orderd online from the publisher's web site:
Chris Deliso, a member of FoMA, is the Founder and Director of Balkanalysis.com and a widely published author in his own right, writing on a variety of subjects including Balkan political developments and social trends, regional security and intelligence, counter-terrorism and organized crime, as well as regional history, travel, tourism and culture.
2015 Neil Averitt The Single Gospel: Matthew, Mark, Luke and John Consolidated into a Single Narrative. Wipf and Stock Publishers, September 17, 2015. 352 pages. $36.00 paperback ($36.37 internet price). ISBN 13: 9781498221580.
Also available from Barnes & Noble and many marketplace vendors.
Neil Averitt, a member of FoMA, is a writer, editor, and distinguished authority on antitrust law, from a family that has produced many clergymen over the years. As reported in his website for this book, “after a secular childhood, he rediscovered the possibilities of faith while visiting the monastic republic of Mount Athos. He then learned Greek, and applied his skills as an editor and lover of traditional language to bring to life this consolidated narrative of the gospels.”
2015 Thomas Cattoi Theodore the Studite: Writings on Iconoclasm (Ancient Christian Writers No.69). Paulist Press, February 16, 2015. 256 pages; $34.95 hardcover. ISBN-10: 0809106116; ISBN-13: 978-0809106110.
Thomas Cattoi, a member of FoMA, is Associate Professor of Christology and Cultures (Dwan Chair in Interreligious Dialogue), The Jesuit School of Theology at Santa Clara University and Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley.
2015 Fr Maximos Constas The Art of Seeing. Paradox and Perception in Orthodox Iconography. CA: Sebastian Press, 2014. 263 pages. $30.00 paperback. ISBN 978-1-936773-19-0.
FoMA Review 2015 by Fr Andrew Louth...
2015 Sister Gabriela Seeking Perfection in the World of Art: The Artistic Path of Father Sophrony, Second edition. Tolleshunt Knights: Monastery of St John the Baptist, 2014. 278 pages, 10 colour plates, 39 b/w illus. £12.00 hardback. ISBN 978-1-909649-00-2.
FoMA Review 2015 by Aidan Hart...
2014
2014 Robin Amis Views from Mount Athos. Chicago and Bristol: Praxis Institute Press, 2014. 232 pages. $24.95 paperback. ISBN 978-187-2292-32-8.
FoMA Review 2014 by David Cadman...
2014 Fr. Spyridon Bailey Journey to Mount Athos. By Fr Spyridon Bailey. No place: FeedARead.com Publishing, 2014. Pp. 192. £7.99 paperback. ISBN 978-1-78407, 198-1.
FoMA Review 2014 by Graham Speake...
2014 Norris J. Chumley Be Still and Know. God's Presence in Silence. Fortress Press, 2014. xiii+157 pages. $17.40 paperback. ISBN: 978-1-4514-7051-2 (print), 978-1-4514-7991-1 (eBook). Order online from the publisher's web site: Fortress Press.
Norris J. Chumley is a FoMA member, an internationally recognized author and filmmaker, a Huffington Post contributing editor, an Emmy award winner, and the co-author (with the Rev. Dr. John A. McGuckin) of Mysteries of the Jesus Prayer (2011). (see the FoMA Booklist, below, 2011)
2014 Aidan Hart Beauty, Spirit, Matter: Icons in the Modern World. Leominster: Gracewing, 2014. 288 pages. £14.90 paperback. ISBN 978-0-85244-782-6.
FoMA Review 2014 by Fr Andreas Andreopoulos...
2014 Priest-Monk Silouan Wisdom, Glory and the Name. A Book of Wisdom Chapters in Two Centuries. 2014. 203 pages. £12.98 paperback. ISBN 978-0-9835967-4-6.
FoMA Review 2014 by David Cadman...
2014 Graham Speake Mount Athos: Renewal in Paradise, 2nd edition. Denise Harvey, 2014. 302 pages, 78 colour and black and white photographs. £19.90 / $34.90 / €24.90 paperback. ISBN: 978-960-7120-34-2. Order online from the publisher's web site: Denise Harvey Publisher. There is a 35% discount to members of the Friends of Mount Athos who order direct from the publisher
Graham Speake is the former Hon. Membership Secretary and one of the founders of The Friends of Mount Athos. The first edition of his Mount Athos: Renewal in Paradise was published by Yale University Press in 2002.
FoMA Review 2014 by Metropolitan Nikolaos of Mesogaia & Lavreotiki...
2014 Richard Storey, Sue Todd and Lottie Storey The Mount Athos Diet. The Mediterranean Plan to Lose Weight, Feel Younger and Live Longer. Vermilion, 2014. 224 pages. £10.99 paperback. Release date: 1 May 2014; available for pre-order (only via Amazon.com)
ISBN-10: 0091954703, ISBN-13: 978-0091954703.
Richard Storey is a FoMA member, author of The Art of Persuasive Communication (1997) and Perfect Persuasion (2009), and co-author of The Influencing Pocketbook (Management Pocketbooks) with Phil Hailstone (2000).
FoMA Review 2014 by Alasdair Cross...
2014 Tim Vyner An Experience of Life on Mount Athos. Thessaloniki: Agioritiki Estia, 2014. 239 pages, numerous colour and b/w illustrations. €25.00 paperback. ISBN 978-618-80861-4-2.
FoMA Review 2015 by Phaidon Hadjiantoniou...
2014 Bishop Kallistos Ware The Jesus Prayer. By Bishop Kallistos Ware. London: Catholic Truth Society, 2014. Pp. 51. £1.95 paperback. ISBN 978-1-86082-893-5.
FoMA Review 2014 by Jim Wellington...
2014 James F. Wellington Christe Eleison!. The Invocation of Christ in Eastern Monastic Psalmody c. 350-450 (Studies in Eastern Orthodoxy. Vol. 2). Oxford and other cities, 2014. 249 pages. £42.00 / US$ 68.95 paperback. ISBN: 978-3-0343-1789-4.
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2013
2013 Simon Barrington-Ward The Jesus Prayer and the Great Exchange. Grove Books, 2013. 28 pages. £3.95 paperback.
ISSN 0262-799X.
FoMA Review 2013 by Douglas Dales...
2013 Patrick Leigh Fermor, edited by Colin Thubron and Artemis Cooper The Broken Road: From the Iron Gates to Mount Athos. London: John Murray, 2013. Pp. xxii + 362. £25.00 hardback.
ISBN 978-1-84854-752-0.
FoMA Review 2013 by Alasdair Cross...
2013 Priest-Monk Silouan Wisdom, Prophecy and Prayer. A Book of Wisdom Chapters in Three Centuries. 2013. 307 pages. £15.50 paperback. ISBN 978-0-9835867-3-9.
FoMA Review 2014 by David Cadman...
2012
2012 Petr Balcárek Monk Sáva of Hilandar: A Scholar. By Petr Balcárek. Olomouc: Institute for Byzantine and Eastern Christian Studies, 2012. Pp. 47. £7.50 paperback. ISBN 978-80-903716-4-4
FoMA Review 2014 by Fr. Romilo...
2012 Brock Bingaman and Bradley Nassif, eds. The Philokalia: A Classic Text of Orthodox Spirituality. Oxford Univ. Press, 2012. 368 pages. £22.50 paperback.
ISBN 978-0-19-539027-8.
FoMA Review 2012 by Douglas Dales...
2012 Hieromonk Isaac. Translated by Hieromonk Alexis (Trader) and Fr Peter Heers Elder Paisios of Mount Athos. Chalkidiki, Greece: Holy Monastery of St Arsenios the Cappadocian, 2012. 719 pages. Numerous black and white illustrations. $45.00 hardback.
ISBN 978-960-89764-3-6.
FoMA Review 2012 by Graham Speake...
Distributed in Australia by Pantanassa Monastery.
View video of book talk by the translator produced by the Holy Trinity Orthodox church of Little Rock, Arkansas
2012 Graham Speake
and Metropolitan Kallistos Ware, eds.
Mount Athos: Microcosm of the Christian East. Oxford: Peter Lang, 2012. 226 pages. £30.00 paperback.
ISBN 978-3-03911-995-0.
FoMA Review 2011 by Andrew Louth...
2011
2011 Charalambos M. Bousias
Translated by Fr Nicholas Palis, revised and edited by Fr Joseph Frawley
Elder Anthimos of Saint Anne's. Tilburg: Orthodox Logos Publishing, 2011. 274 pages. £24.50 paperback.
ISBN 978-90-811555-6-4.
FoMA Review 2011 by Priest-Monk Silouan, Monastery of St Antony and St Cuthbert, Shropshire...
2011 Norris J. Chumley & John A. McGuckin Mysteries of the Jesus Prayer. Harper One (HarperCollins Publishers), 2011. 186 pages.
ISBN 978-0061874178. Available from http://mysteriesofthejesusprayer.com/wp1/. This volume accompanies his film documentary by the same title, available on DVD from the same website. Also available: a "Director's Edition" DVD and a Study Guide.
Norris J. Chumley is a FoMA member, documentarian and professor, as well as an Emmy Award winning filmmaker. The book is authored by Chumley; the film is co-authored by Chumley, executive producer and director, and Fr. John McGuckin, as historian. (View a Bio published by the Huffington Post; view detailed bio on his website)
2011 Veronica della Dora Imagining Mount Athos: Visions of a Holy Place, from Homer to World War II. University of Virginia Press, 2011.
ISBN 10: 0813930855; ISBN 13: 978-0813930855; 336 pages. ISBN 978-960-518-306-6.
Veronica della Dora is a FoMA member; learn more about her and the book in this Author interview | FoMA Review 2011 by Graham Speake... | Review by Kenneth Olwig
2011 Mark Guscin All the Diamonds in the World: A Novel. Texas: Arche Books Publishing, 2011. £19.99 Hardcover
ISBN 978-159507-233-7 276 pages.
FoMA Review 2012 by David Holloway...
2011 Aidan Hart Techniques of Icon and Wall Painting: Egg Tempera, Fresco, Secco. Gracewing, 2011.
ISBN/SKU 9780852442159; 460 pages, over 450 color illustrations and over 160 drawings.
FoMA Review 2012 by Elena Ene D-Vasilescu... Aidan Hart is a FoMA member; learn more about the book at Jordanville Holy Trinity Bookstore.
2011 Stephen Muse When Hearts Become Flame: An Eastern Orthodox Approach to the διά-λογος of Pastoral Counseling. New Hampshire: Orthodox Research Institute, 2011. $28.95 Hardcover
ISBN 978-1-933275-49-9; $19.95 Papberback ISBN 978-1-933275-48-2 344 pages, 1 B-W illustration, 2 diagrams.
Dr. Stephen Muse, Ph.D., LMFT, LPC, B.C.E.T.S, a member of FoMA, is the Director responsible for the Pastoral Counselor Training program and Clinical Services for the D. A. & Elizabeth Turner Ministry Resource Center of the Pastoral Institute, Inc. in Columbus, Georgia. A widely published contributor to books and author of articles, book reviews and poetry for professional journals and trade magazines, he is also a national award-winning researcher in the area of religious integration and clinical empathy of therapists. More information on the author and reviews, Columbus State University TV book interview, An interview with the author on "Forgiveness and Letting Go".
2011 Metropolitan Jonah (Paffhausen) Reflections on a Spiritual Journey. New York, St Vladimirs Seminary Pr (August 16, 2011). $10.00 Hardcover
ISBN 0881418803; ISBN-13 978-0881418804 207 pages.
Metropolitan Jonah, Archbishop of Washington and Metropolitan of All America and Canada, is a patron of FoMA. More information on the author and reviews at St. Vladimir's Seminary Press, Amazon.com.
2011 Priest-Monk Silouan Wisdom Songs. 510 pages. £19.94 paperback.
ISBN 978-0-9835867-0-8. Wisdom and Wonder. 203 pages. £12.95 paperback.
ISBN 978-0-9835867-2-2. New York: Sophia Institute Theotokos Press, 2011.
Both books available from the printer, Lulu.com | FoMA Review 2011 by David Cadman...
2011 Euthymios N. Tsigaridas, ed. Icons of the Holy Monastery of Karakallou. Mount Athos: I.M. Karakallou, 2011. 549 pages, 241 colour illustrations. €97.00 hardback (linen with glossy cover). €90 (without slipcase), €95 (with slipcase) (20% discount).
ISBN 978-960-99914-0-7. In Greek, with English translations of the picture captions and of Chapter 2.
FoMA Review 2012 by Aidan Hart...
Information and ordering
2011 Vasile Catalin Tudora Athos Reflections. blurb.com, 2011. 80 pages, 69 color photographs. $35.95 paperback, $44.95 hardback.
Fr. Tudora is an Orthodox priest seving the Greek Orthodox parish of St. John the Baptist in Euless, TX under the omophorion of Metropolitan Isaiah of Denver. The book, a modern Proskynetarion, is a photographic journal of his October, 2010, trip to Mount Athos. It is available for sale online from blurb.com
2010
2010 Christos Karydis The Orthodox Christian Sakkos. Ecclesiastical Garments Dating from the 15th to the 20th Centuries from the Holy Mountain of Athos. Collection Survey, Scientific Analysis & Preventive Conservation. Oxford: Archaeopress British Archaeological Reports, 2010. 410 pages, 371 b-w photos. £63.00 paper/cardboard cover (view cover image). ISBN-10: 1407307169, ISBN-13: 978-1407307169.
Christos Karydis is a FoMA member. Learn more about his work and this book, or order a copy at the Archaeopress website
2010 Monk Epifanios o Milopotaminos. The Cuisine of the Holy Mountain Athos. London: Sighronoi Orizondes (Distributed by Greece in Print), 2010. 263 pages, 126 recipes. £18.95 hardbound. ISBN 978-9603983354.
See comments in Mallory on Travel: "A Postcard from Mount Athos"
2009
2009 Heinz Nussbaumer Der Mönch in mir: Erfahrungen eines Athos-Pilgers für unser Leben. [‘The Monk within Me: Experiences of an Athonite Pilgrim for our Life.’ Vienna: Styria Verlag, 2006. 139 pages. £15.90 hardback. ISBN 978-3-222-13204-9
FoMA Review 2009...
2009 Hieromonk Gregorios The Divine Liturgy. A Commentary in the Light of the Fathers. Translated by Elizabeth Theokritoff. Mount Athos: Cell of St John the Theologian, Koutloumousiou Monastery, 2009. 370 pages. 30 euros hardback. ISBN 978-960-89067-9-2. Order form for FoMA members
FoMA Review 2009...
2009 Hieromonk Makarios of Simonos Petra The Synaxarion: The Lives of the Saints of the Orthodox Church: Volume 6: July, August. Translated from the French by Mother Maria (Rule) and Mother Joanna (Burton). Ormylia, 2008. Volume 6: 690 pages. ISBN 978-960-518-305-9; Volume 7: 245 pages. ISBN 978-960-518-306-6. Available from the Holy Convent of the Annunciation, 63071 Ormylia, Greece.
FoMA Review 2009...
2009 Archimandrite Aimilianos of Simonopetra The Way of the Spirit: Reflections on Life in God. Athens: Indiktos, 2009. 398 pages hardback. ISBN 978-960-518-339-4.
FoMA Review 2010...
2009 Translation, notes and introduction by Tamara Grdzelidze. Georgian Monks on Mount Athos. Two Eleventh-Century Lives of the Hegoumenoi of Iviron. London: Bennett & Bloom, 2009. 199 pages. £14.99 paperback. ISBN 978-1-898948-03-2.
FoMA Review 2010...
2008
2007 Margaret Mullett, ed Founders and refounders of Byzantine monasteries. (Belfast Byzantine Texts and Translations, 6.3) (Belfast, Queens University. xv,575 pages. $8.00. ISBN 085389-8146; ISSN: 0960-9997.
2008 Carla Newbern Thomas, MD Prescription of Repentance. Pittsburgh, PA: Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc. $8.00. ISBN 978-0-8059-7840-7.
May be ordered from www.dorrancepublishing.com or from www.dorrancebookstore.com, or by telephone: 1-800-788-7654
2008 Trevor Curnow Pantocrator: An Introduction to Orthodoxy. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2007. 112 pages. £29.99 hardback. ISBN 1-84718-241-0.
FoMA Review 2008...
2008 René Gothóni and Graham Speake The Monastic Magnet: Roads to and from Mount Athos. Oxford: Peter Lang, 2008. 197 pages. £27.00 paperback. ISBN 978-3-03911-337-8.
FoMA Review 2008... | Downloadable Order Form
2008 Metropolitan Nikolaos of Mesogaia,
translated by Caroline Makropoulos
Mount Athos: The Highest Place on Earth Athens: En Plo Editions, 2007. 153 pages. £10.99 paperback. ISBN 978-9606719-17-2
FoMA Review 2008...
2008 E.N. Tsigaridas and K. Loverdou-Tsigarida Holy Great Monastery of Vatopaidi. Byzantine Icons and Revetments Mount Athos: Monastery of Vatopaidi, 2007. 447 pages. 90 euros hardback. ISBN 960-7735-38-8
FoMA Review 2008...
2007
2007 Helsinki City Art Museum Athos: Monastic Life on the Holy Mountain. Helsinki City Art Museum: Maahenki, n.d. 344 pages. Hardback. ISBN 978-952-5328-88-2. 82 euros.
FoMA Review 2007...
2007 Scott Cairns Short Trip to the Edge: Where Earth Meets Heaven – A Pilgrimage. San Francisco: Harper Collins, 2007. 263 pages. $22.95 hardback. ISBN 978-0-06-084322-9.
FoMA Review 2007...
Ελληνική έκδωση/Greek edition): Μικρό ταξίδι στη μεθόριο (εκδότης: Παρρησία, Ιούλιος, 2014. σειρά: Θεολογία. σελίδες 328, μαλακό εξώφυλλο) ISBN: 960-696-163-Χ. 13,50 euros.
2006
2006 Hieromonk Patapios and Archbishop Chrysostomos

Manna from Athos: The Issue of Frequent Communion on the Holy Mountain in the Late Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries. Oxford: Peter Lang, 2006. 187 pp. Paperback £25.00.  ISBN 3-03910-722-4.
FoMA Review 2006...

2006 René Gothóni The Unknown Pilgrim: The Soul’s Journey to God and to the Holy Mountain of Athos. Manton, CA: Divine Ascent Press, 2006. 166 pages. Paperback. ISBN 0-9714139-3-2
FoMA Review 2006...
2006 Symeon Paschalidis The Holy Monastery of Pantokrator: A Pilgrim’s Guide. Translated by E. Tamiolakis. Mount Athos: Monastery of Pantokrator, 2005. 219 pp. Numerous colour ills. Paperback. ISBN 960-86258-4-X.
FoMA Review 2006...
2006 Hieromonk Makarios of Simonos Petra The Synaxarion: The Lives of the Saints of the Orthodox Church: Volume 5: May, June. Ttranslated from the French by Mother Maria (Rule) and Mother Joanna (Burton). Ormylia, 2005. 690 pages. ISBN 960-518-247-5. Price h/b £36.00. Available from UK distributor Orthodox Christian Books Ltd or from the Holy Convent of the Annunciation, 63071 Ormylia, Greece.
FoMA Review 2006...
2005 Christopher Merrill

Things of the Hidden God. Journey to the Holy Mountain, Random House, 2005. 280 pp. Cloth $24.95. ISBN 0-679-46305-4.
Information from the Author's Website
Review: Beth Herzinger

2005 Fabian da Costa Florilège du Mont Athos. Paris: Presses de la Renaissance, 2005. 276 pages. Numerous ills. ISBN 2-7509-0040-9. Price p/b 30 euros.
FoMA Review 2005...
2005 Markos Kambanis The Mount Athos Paintings: Spyros Papaloukas. Mount Athos: The Mount Athos Archive, 2004. 284 pages, 208 colour illustrations, 31 × 25 cm. ISBN 960-87331-2-X. No price given. Hardback. Available from Ekdoseis Agra/Agra Publications (http://www.agra.gr/) and from Ianos.gr (https://www.ianos.gr/).
FoMA Review 2005...
2005 Dimitri Conomos
and Graham Speake

Mount Athos the Sacred Bridge: The Spirituality of the Holy Mountain. Oxford: Peter Lang, 2005. 250 pp. Paperback £29.00. ISBN 3-03910-064-5.
FoMA Review 2005... | Downloadable Order Form

2004 Douglas Demetrios Lyttle

Miracle on Monastery Mountain, Greenleaf, 2004. 405 large-format pp., 655 photographs, mostly color. Cloth $100. ISBN 09747446-0-3.
More information & sample photos... | FoMA Review 2004...
Purchase this book direct from the author through FoMA
All proceeds from the sales of this volume direct from the author through the Friends of Mount Athos are contributed toward the Hilandar Appeal (toward repairs and restoration following the disastrous fire of March 2004).

2003 Hieromonk Makarios of Simonos Petra The Synaxarion: The Lives of the Saints of the Orthodox Church: Volume 4: March, April , translated from the French by Mother Maria (Rule) and Mother Joanna (Burton). Ormylia, Greece, 2003. 575 pp. Price h/b £25.00, 37.20 euros, or US $ 41.50 . ISBN 960-87487-2-0. Available from the Holy Convent of the Annunciation, Ormylia, Greece GR 630 71, tel. +30237141498, fax +30237198314. May be ordered in England from Elisabeth Hookway, tel. 01621 819357. Prices in dollars include packing and shipping beyond Europe.
FoMA Review 2003...
2003 Graham Speake Messages from the Holy Mountain: Illuminating Discussion-reviews of Twenty Recent Edifying Works Authored by Monks of Athos. By Contantine Cavarnos. Belmont, MA: Institute for Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies, 2002. 158 pages. Price p/b £9.95. ISBN 1-884729-70-3.
FoMA Review 2003...
2002 Graham Speake Mount Athos. Renewal in Paradise, New Haven: Yale University Press, 2002. 308 pp., 50 b/w and 100 color illustrations. Cloth $39.95. ISBN 0300093535; ISBN-13 9780300093537.
Winner of the 2002 Criticos Prize of the the London Hellenic Society!
More information... | FoMA Review 2002... | Criticos Award Comments...

2002 Hieromonk Makarios of Simonos Petra The Synaxarion: The Lives of the Saints of the Orthodox Church: Volume 3: January, February, translated from the French by Christopher Hookway. Ormylia, Greece, 2001. 664 pp. Price h/b £25.00 or US $40.00. ISBN 960-86143-5-X. Available from the Holy Convent of the Annunciation, Ormylia, Greece GR 630 71, tel. +30237141498, fax +30237198314. May be ordered in England from Elisabeth Hookway, tel. 01621 819357. Prices include packing and shipping.
FoMA Review 2002...
2001 Xavier Zimbardo, introduction by Barry Unsworth Monks of Dust: The Holy Men of Mount Athos. , New York City, NY, USA: Rizzoli International Publications, 2001. 80 pages. 75 colour and B-W illustrations. ISBN 0-8478-2330-x. Price h/b $40. image Online review
2000 Stelios Papadopoulos, ed. The Holy Xenophontos Monastery: The Icons. , Mount Athos: The Holy Xenophontos Monastery, 1999. 302 pages. 142 colour illustrations. ISBN 960-86299-1-8. Price h/b $80.00 (including airmail postage). FoMA Review 1999...
2000 William M. Johnston, ed. Encyclopedia of Monasticism, 2 volumes. Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn, Publishers. Over 600 entries and 500 illustrations covering monastic life, art and architecture. Price: not yet announced. ISBN 1-57958-090-4 (HB). Information from: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, tel. 800-850-8102.
2000 Yota Oikonomaki-Papadopoulou, Brigitte Pitarakis, and Karia Loverdou-Tsigarida Enkolpia of the Holy and Great Monastery of Vatopaidi. , Mount Athos: Vatopaidi Monastery, 2000. 395 pages. 310 colour illustrations. ISBN 960-7735-15-3. Price h/b 20,000 drachmas (including airmail postage). FoMA Review 2000...
1999 Archimandrite Aimilianos. Spiritual Instruction and Discourses, vol. 1: The Authentic Seal. Ormylia, Halkidiki: Ormylia Publishing. 400 pp. Price £20. ISBN 960-85603-3-0 (HB) FoMA Review 1999.... See 2008 listing (for $50) on www.orthodoxpage.com; also available from Alexander Press, Montreal.
1999 Elder Ephraim Counsels from the Holy Mountain: Selected from the Letters and Homilies of Elder Ephraim. Florence, Arizona: St. Anthony's Greek Orthodox Monastery. Price: $35 (HB), $22 (PB). FoMA Review 1999...
1999 Elder Joseph the Hesychast Elder Joseph the Hesychast: Struggles, Experiences, Teachings. Mount Athos: The Holy and Great Monastery of Vatopaidi, 1999. 231 pp. Price not given. ISBN 960-7735-12-9 (SB). Available in the UK from Orthodox Christian Books Ltd., 7 Townhouse Farm, Alsager Road, Audley, Staffordshire ST7 8JQ. FoMA Review 1999...
1999 Maria Vassilaki, Ioannis Tavlakis, Euthymios Tsigaridas, eds. The Holy Monastery of Aghiou Pavlou: The Icons. Mount Athos: Holy Monastery of Aghiou Pavlou. 263 pp. Price: 20,000 Dr. ISBN 960-85542-2-5 (HB) FoMA Review 1999...
1999 Hieromonk Makarios of Simonos Petra The Synaxarion: The Lives of the Saints of the Orthodox Church: Volume 2: November, December, translated from the French by Christopher Hookway. Ormylia, Greece, 1999. 619 pp. Price h/b £25.00 or US $40.00 (including airmail postage). ISBN 960-86143-1-7. Available from the Holy Convent of the Annunciation, Ormylia, Greece GR 630 71, tel. +30237141498, fax +30237198314. May be ordered in England from Elisabeth Hookway, tel. 01621 819357. Prices include packing and shipping.
FoMA Review 2000...
1998 Markos Kambanis The Towers of the Holy Mountain (in Greek). Athens: Armos Editions. 139 pp., 32 linocuts and 20 sketches. Price: 5000 Dr. ISBN 960-527-086-2. FoMA review 1998. This book is also available from the Orthodox Christian Book Service. FoMA Review 1998...
1998 Elder Joseph the Hesychast Monastic Wisdom: The Letters of Elder Joseph the Hesychast. Florence, Arizona: St. Anthony's Greek Orthodox Monastery. 421 pp. Price £19.95. ISBN 0-9667000 (HB), 0-9667000-1-5 (PB). FoMA Review 1999...
1998 Hieromonk Makarios of Simonos Petra The Synaxarion: The Lives of the Saints of the Orthodox Church, Vol. 1: Introduction, September, October, translated from the original French by Christopher Hookway. Ormylia, Holy Convent of the Annunciation. 550 pp. Price £25 or $40. ISBN 960-85603-7-3 (HB). Available only from the Holy Convent of the Annunciation, Ormylia, Greece GR 630 71. Prices include packing and shipping. FoMA Review 1998...
1998 Stelios Papadopoulos and Chrysoula Kapioldassi-Soteropoulos, eds. Icons of the Holy Monastery of Pantokrator. Mount Athos: Holy Monastery of Pantokrator, 1998. 386 pp. Price $120 (HB) FoMA Review 1999...
1998 Archimandrite Vasileios Abba Isaac the Syrian: An Approach to his World. (Series: Mount Athos, no. 5) Montreal: Alexander Press. 48 pp. Price £6.25. FoMA Review 1998...
1998 Archimandrite Vasileios The Saint: Archetype of Orthodoxy. (Series: Mount Athos, no. 6) Montreal: Alexander Press. 48 pp. Price £6.25. FoMA Review 1998...
1998 Archimandrite Vasileios The Christian in a Changing World: Monasticism and the New Realities of Life. (Series: Mount Athos, no. 7) Montreal: Alexander Press. 64 pp. Price £7.50. FoMA Review 1998...
1998 Archimandrite Vasileios, with Fr. George Mantzarides The Meaning of Typikon. (Series: Mount Athos, no. 8) Montreal: Alexander Press. 32 pp. Price £5.00. FoMA Review 1998...
1998 Archimandrite Vasileios The Parable of the Prodigal Son. (Series: Mount Athos, no. 9) Montreal: Alexander Press. 48 pp. Price £6.25. FoMA Review 1998...
1998 Holy and Great Monastery of Vatopaidi Great Monastery of Vatopaidi. Tradition - History - Art, Edited by the Fathers of the Holy and Great Monastery of Vatopaidi. Mount Athos, 1998. Two boxed volumes containing 744 pages, 594 colour plates, over 30 black and white illustrations, bibliography, index. Price h/b £145. ISBN 960-7735-10-2 (HB), 0-9667000-1-5 (PB). This publication is available to members of the Friends of Mount Athos from Zeno's Bookshop, 6 Denmark Street, London WC2H 8LP (tel. and fax 0171 836 2522), at a special price of £110 + p & p.
FoMA Review 1998...
1997 Anthony Bryer and Mary Cunningham, eds. Mount Athos and Byzantine Monasticism: Papers from the Twenty-Eighth Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies, Birmingham, March 1994. Aldershot: Variorum. 278 pp. Price: £39.50. ISBN 0-86078-551-3 (HB). FoMA Review 1997... Available to members of the Friends of Mount Athos at a special price (see the 1997 FoMA Annual Report)
1997 Monachos Gabriel Philotheites Heaven and Earth. Athos (Greek: Athos. Ouranos kai Ge. Thessaloniki, 2000. Dr. 12,000. ISBN 960-85453-2-3. First of a projected series of five albums of selected photographs with the general title of "Athovision." (Greek, Athorase). The author writes of this project, "Living in this blessed place, I have attempted to give a rendering of all that the Holy Mountain expresses - dimly, perhaps - by means of my camera lens, portraying and capturing fleeting moments and people.... It is an insight from within addressed to the world without. Interpretive comments in Greek and English. The monk-author of this volume is a photographer and wood carver from Philotheou Monastery, and publisher of several prior volumes of photographic art from the Holy Mountain (see above, Glimpses, 1997). Out of Print IMAGE. IMAGE 2
1997 Monachos Gabriel Philotheites Glimpses of the Holy Mountain. Second edition, Thessaloniki, 1997. 88 pp. $18. ISBN 960-85453-2-3. An exhibition of black and white photography capturing glipmses of moments "from the monastic pace of life," and "insights into this black-clad society." Interpretive comments in Greek and English. The monk-author of this volume is a photographer and wood carver from Philotheou Monastery. Out of Print
1997 Archimandrite George, Abbot of the Monastery of St. Gregorios The Deification as the Purpose of Man's Life. Mount Athos: Holy Monastery of St. Gregorios. 64 pp. Price not given. ISBN 960-7553-11-X. FoMA Review 1999...
1997 Archimandrite George, Abbot of the Monastery of St. Gregorios The Lord's Prayer. Mount Athos: Holy Monastery of St. Gregorios. 46 pp. Price not given. ISBN 960-7553-09-8. FoMA Review 1999...
1997 Archimandrite George, Abbot of the Monastery of St. Gregorios Orthodoxos Monachismos kai Agion Oros. 2nd enlarged edition. Mount Athos: Holy Monastery of St. Gregorios. 181 pp. Price not given. ISBN 960-7553-08-X. FoMA Review 1999...
1997 Petros M. Koufopoulos and Stavros B. Mamaloukos The Metalwork of Mount Athos from the 18th to the 20th Century (in Greek). Athens: Politistiko Technologiko Idryma ETBA. 335 pp. Price: 10,000 Dr. ISBN 960-244-039-2 (HB). FoMA Review 1998... This book may be obtained ain Athens from Katarti, Mavromihali 9, 10679 Athens (tel. 01-360-1271, fax. 01-360-9697) or in Thessaloniki from O. and S. Ragia, Ermou 44, 54623 Thessaloniki (tel. 031-229010, fax. 031-264420).
1997 Jennifer Westwood, ed. Sacred Journeys: Paths for the New Pilgrim. London: Gaia Books. 223 pp. Price: £14.99. ISBN 1-85675-004-3 (PB). FoMA Review 1997...
1996 Hieromonk Alexander, ed. The Living Witness of the Holy Mountain: Contemporary Voices from Mount Athos, Translated with introduction and notes by Hieromonk Alexander (Golitzin). South Canaan, PA: St Tikhon's Seminary Press, 1996. 311 pages. Price p/b £18.75 ISBN 1-878997-48-3. FoMA Review 1996... Available in the UK from Orthodox Christian Book Service, 95 Spencer Street, Birmingham B18 6DA.
1996 Archimandrite Vasileios Beauty and Hesychia in Athonite Life. Translated by Constantine Kokenes. Montreal: Alexander Press. Price: $6.00/£3.75. ISBN 1-896800-00-9. FoMA Review 1996...
1996 Archimandrite Vasileios Ecology and Monasticism.. Translated by Constantine Kokenes. Montreal: Alexander Press. Price: $6.00/£3.75. ISBN 1-896800-02-5. FoMA Review 1996...
1996 Archimandrite Vasileios Europe and the Holy Mountain. Translated by Constantine Kokenes. Montreal: Alexander Press. Price: $8.00/£5.00. ISBN 1-89800-04-1. FoMA Review 1996...
1996 Archimandrite Vasileios Monastic Life as True Marriage. Translated by Elizabeth Theokritoff. Montreal: Alexander Press. Price: $8.00/£5.00. ISBN 1-89800-06-8. FoMA Review 1996...
1996 Chris Hellier Monasteries of Greece. London: Tauris Parke Books. 224 pp. Price: £35.00. ISBN 1-85043-264-3 (HB). FoMA Review 1997...
1996 Ihor Sevcenko and Gennady G. Litavrin, eds. Acts. XVIIIth International Congress of Byzantine Studies. Selected Papers. 4 volumes. Series: Byzantine Studies/Etudes Byzantines, New Series, Supplementa 1-4. Shepherdstown, WV, U.S.A.: Byzantine Studies Press, Inc. ISBN 1-891781-03-0 (PB).
1995 René Gothóni Tales and Truth: Pilgrimage on Mount Athos Past and Present. Helsinki: Helsinki University Press, 1994. 221 pages. Price h/b US $33.00. ISBN 951-570-215-1. FoMA Review 1995...
1992 Inter-Orthodox Conference on Environmental Protection So That God's Creation Might Live: The Orthodox Church Responds to the Ecological Crisis (Proceedings of the Inter-Orthodox Conference on Environmental Protection held at the Orthodox Academy of Crete, November 1991). Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, 1992. 118 pages. Price p/b £10. No ISBN. Copies available from Dr Dimitri Conomos, 4A Northmoor Road, Oxford. FoMA Review 1995...
1994 René Gothóni Paradise within Reach: Monasticism and Pilgrimage on Mt Athos. Helsinki: Helsinki University Press, 1993. 183 pages. Price h/b US $30.00. ISBN 951-570-158-9. FoMA Review 1994...
1994 Tom Petsinis Offerings: Sonnets from Mount Athos. Melbourne, Hill of Content. (Publication supported by the Commonwealth Government, the Australia Council's Arts Funding and Advisory Body.) 101 pp. Price not given. ISBN 0-85572-238-X. (PB).
1994 Monastery of Philotheou Athonikes Stigmes. . Mount Athos: Monastery of Philotheou, 1994. 206 pages. About 250 plates. ISBN 960-85453-0-7. Also available in a bilingual (English and German) edition. FoMA Review 1994...
1994 Ploutarchos Theocharides et al Greek Traditional Architecture: Mount Athos Athens: Melissa, 1992. Editions in Greek, German, and English. 72 pages. Numerous plates. Price p/b 2930 drachmas. No ISBN. FoMA Review 1994...
1993 Timothy Ware [Bishop Kallistos of Diokleia] The Orthodox Church 2nd edition. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1993. 359 pages. Price p/b £7.99. ISBN 0-14-014656-3. FoMA Review 1993...

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.