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Books

A List of Publications Available
through the Friends of Mount Athos

Books listed on this page are available at favourable prices, if ordered from the your FoMA Treasurer. Prices do not include shipping and handling; please consult our postage chart and add the appropriate amount for shipping. Payment may be made by check submitted with the order or online by credit/debit card or PayPal.

Publications Available through FoMA
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Mount Athos and Russia 1016-2016
Edited by Nicholas Fennell and Graham Speake

Proceedings of the Eighth Madingley Hall Conference, Cambridge, February 3-5, 2017

Contributors: Nicholas Fennell, Sergey Shumilo, René Gothóni, Metropolitan Kallistos Ware, Fr Andrew Louth, Fr Nikolai Sakharov.

‘This will be a collection of real importance to Athonite studies’, Rowan Williams. Published by Peter Lang AG (Bern), 2018, 186 pp. paperback. ISBN: 978-1-78707-882-6.

£30.00 + p&p (please consult our postage chart for current rates)


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A History of the Athonite Commonwealth. The Spiritual and Cultural Diaspora of Mount Athos
by Graham Speake

This book examines the part played by monks of Mount Athos in the diffusion of Orthodox monasticism throughout Eastern Europe and beyond. It focuses on the lives of outstanding holy men in the history of Orthodoxy who have been drawn to the Mountain, have absorbed the spirit of its wisdom and its prayer, and have returned to the outside world, inspired to spread the results of their labours and learning. In a remarkable demonstration of what may be termed 'soft power' in action, these men have carried the image of Athos to all corners of the Balkan peninsula, to Ukraine, to the very far north of Russia, across Siberia and the Bering Strait into North America, and most recently (when traditional routes were closed to them by the curtain of communism) to the West. Their dynamic witness is the greatest gift of Athos to a world thirsting for spiritual guidance.
‘This new book provides an astonishing and rich panorama of the many ways in which monastic life on Mount Athos has influenced Christian life across the Orthodox world for more than 1000 years’, Douglas Dales

Published by Cambridge University Press, 2018, 350 pp (hardback) / pp xv, 294 (paperback), 41 colour illus., 5 maps, ISBN 978-1-108-42586-5 (hardback), ISBN 978-1-108-44432-3 (paperback). Available from FoMA only in paperback.

Paperback: £18.00 + p&p (please consult our postage chart for current rates).


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Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth Studies in Honour of Metropolitan Kallistos of Diokleia
Edited by Andreas Andreopoulos and Graham Speake

The proceedings of a conference held in honour of Metropolitan Kallistos’s 80th birthday at Madingley Hall, Cambridge, in 2015

Contributors: Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, Archbishop Gregorios of Thyateira and Great Britain, Andreas Andreopoulos, Graham Speake, Frances Jennings, Nikolai Sakharov, Stephen Platt, Marcus Plested, Ephrem Lash, Andrew Louth, Sebastian Brock, Maximos Constas, Hilarion Alfeyev, Elizabeth Jeffreys, John Chryssavgis, Nikolaos Hatzinikolaou, John Behr, Rowan Williams, Elizabeth Theokritoff, Dimitri Conomos, Kallistos Ware

Published by Peter Lang AG (Bern), 2016, 277pp, hardback, ISBN 978-3-0343-1997-3

£30.00 + p&p = £33.00 to UK; £37.00/€48.00 to Europe; £40.00/$56.00 to rest of the world


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Mount Athos: Renewal in Paradise
By Graham Speake. Second Edition

Winner of the 2002 Criticos Prize.

An illustrated history of Mount Athos from pagan antiquity to the present day.

‘Without wishing to exaggerate, the way this book is written reminds me of the way Sir Steven Runciman talked about the Holy Mountain’, Metropolitan Nikolaos Hatzinikolaou

Published by Denise Harvey, Limni, 2014, 300pp. paperback, ISBN 978-960-7120-34-2

£15.00 + p&p = £18.00 to UK; £20.00/€26.00 to Europe; £25.00/$35.00 to rest of the world
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Spiritual Guidance on Mount Athos
Edited by Graham Speake and Metropolitan Kallistos Ware

The proceedings of a conference entitled ‘Spiritual Guidance on Mount Athos’, held at Madingley Hall, Cambridge, in 2013.

Contributors: Metropolitan Kallistos Ware, Archimandrite Ephraim of St Andrew’s Skete, Frs Methody and Kirill Zinkovskiy, Fr Maximos of Simonopetra, Fr Liviu Barbu, Fr Andreas Andreopoulos, Sr Theoktisti of Anatoli.

Published by Peter Lang AG (Bern), 165pp. paperback, ISBN 978-3-0343-1894-5

£28.00 + p&p = £31.00 to UK; £33.00/€43.00 to Europe; £38.00/$54.00 to rest of the world
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Mount Athos: Microcosm of the Christian East
Edited by Graham Speake and Metropolitan Kallistos Ware

The proceedings of a conference on the pan-Orthodox traditions of the Holy Mountain, held at Madingley Hall, Cambridge, in 2009.

Contributors: Metropolitan Kallistos Ware, Dame Averil Cameron, Fr Constantin Coman, Nicholas Fennell, Tamara Grdzelidze, Vladeta Jankovic, Kyril Pavlikianov, Marcus Plested, Graham Speake.

‘a rich feast of learning, otherwise rather difficult of access’, Fr Andrew Louth

Published by Peter Lang AG (Bern), 226pp. paperback, ISBN 978 3 03911 995 0

£21.00 + p&p = £24.00 to UK; £26.00/€34.00 to Europe; £31.00/$44.00 to rest of the world
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The Monastic Magnet
Roads to and from Mount Athos

Edited by René Gothóni and Graham Speake

Lectures and the proceedings of a conference on pilgrimage, held in Helsinki in 2006.

Contributors: Metropolitan Kallistos Ware, Metropolitan Nikolaos Hatzinikolaou, Fr Symeon of Dionysiou, Nicholas Fennell, René Gothóni, Rosemary Morris, Ismo Pellikka, Graham Speake, Alice-Mary Talbot, Marco Toti.

‘concrete details and vivid anecdotes that cut through sentimental fantasy’, Augustine Casiday

Published by Peter Lang AG (Bern), 197pp. paperback, ISBN 978 3 03911 337 8

£24.00 + p&p = £27.00 to UK; £31.00/€40.00 to Europe; £34.00/$48.00 to rest of the world


Mount Athos the Sacred Bridge
The Spirituality of the Holy Mountain

Edited by Dimitri Conomos and Graham Speake

The proceedings of a conference on the spirituality of the Holy Mountain, held at Madingley Hall, Cambridge, in 2003.

Contributors: Metropolitan Kallistos Ware, Metropolitan Nikolaos Hatzinikolaou, Bishop Alexander Golitzin, Abbot Ephraim of Vatopedi, Abbot Elisaios of Simonopetra, Fr Andrew Louth, Sister Magdalen, Fr Nicholas Sakharov.

‘a remarkable series of multi-layered perspectives’, Marcus Plested

Published by Peter Lang AG (Bern), 250pp. paperback, ISBN 978 3 03910 064 4

£32.00 + p&p = £35.00 to UK; £39.00/€51.00 to Europe; £42.00/$59.00 rest of the world
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Monk Sáva of Hilandar: A Scholar
By Petr Balcárek

‘a detailed and academically rigorous account of the work and the life of one of the most interesting figures in the recent history of the holy monastery of Hilandar’, Fr Romilo

Published by the Institute for Byzantine and Eastern Christian Studies, Olomouc, 2012, 47pp. paperback, ISBN 978-80-903716-4-4

£7.50 + p&p = £10.00 to UK; £13.00/€17.00 to Europe; £16.00/$22.50 to rest of the world


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.