The Friends of Mount Athos

President:

Metropolitan Kallistos of Diokleia

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Events

FoMA Excursions and Pilgrimages

For some years FoMA has facilitated pilgrimages for a group of Members (and spouses), generally in the Autumn. These Pilgrimages have been to places associated with the monastic life and have proved popular and inspiring to those who have taken part. These trips are not intended to raise funds, but to cover the costs for participants (who must be members or spouses) together with sufficient for appropriate donations to the monasteries and churches visited. Travel is the separate responsibility of participants but may be co-ordinated for those interested. Details of past and projected pilgrimages are given below.

Here you may look back over the history of pilgrimages and excursions organized by foMA for its members, by viewing the pilgrimage announcements. Descriptions of projected pilgrimages are accompanied by links to the FoMA members' reservation form. Current and upcoming events are also listed on our Events page.

Pilgrimage to the Metochia in France, 14 - 17 June, 2002
 
Pilgrimage to the Monasteries of Thessaly, 24 April - 3 May, 2004
 
Pilgrimage to the Moldavian Monasteries, 22-30 October, 2005
 
Excursion to Helsinki for Grand Athonite Exhibition and Pilgrimage to New Valamo (Finnish Karelia), Old Valaam and Petrozavodsk/Kizhi, (Russian Karelia) 16-17 August, 2006
 
Pilgrimage to Constantinople and Excursion to Cappadocia 19-28 October, 2007
 
All Women's Pilgrimage to Solan Convent, Provence 2 – 5 May, 2008
 
Pilgrimage to St Catherine's, Mount Sinai and the Coptic Monasteries 25 October – 2 November, 2008
 
Pilgrimage to the Churches and Monasteries of North-Eastern Turkey 24 October – 1 November, 2009
 
Pilgrimage to the Monastery of Saint John the Baptist, Tolleshunt Knights, Essex, Saturday, 3 July, 2010
 
Pilgrimage to Russia: The Golden Ring and Moscow River Cruise 18-29 August, 2010
 
Pilgrimage to the Monastery of Saint John the Baptist, Tolleshunt Knights, Essex, Saturday, 9 July, 2011
 
Pilgrimage to Georgia, 22-31 October, 2011
 
Pilgrimage to Serbia, End of August, 2012
 
Pilgrimage to the Monastery of Saint John the Baptist, Tolleshunt Knights, Essex, Saturday, 6 July, 2013
 
Pilgrimage to Armenia & Western Georgia: 26 October - 3 November, 2013
 
Pilgrimage to Turkey and the Greek Islands: 16-27 August, 2014
 
Pilgrimage to The Holy Land: 24 October - 1 November, 2015
 

Header Image: View of FoMA president, Metropolitan Kallistos of Diokleia, leading the 2011 excursion to the monasteries of Georgia.
Photograph by Reijo Oksanen, ©2011.