The Friends of Mount Athos


Metropolitan Kallistos of Diokleia

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The Society of the Friends of Mount Athos is dedicated to the study and promulgation of knowledge of the history, culture, arts, architecture, natural history, and literature of the Orthodox monasteries of Mount Athos, and to the promotion of the religious and other charitable work of the Holy Community and the monasteries, both those located on Mount Athos, and those elsewhere which are dependent or connected in some way with Mount Athos.

Welcome to the Friends of Mount Athos Online

Here 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....

  • The Sixth Madingley Conference, 8-10 March, 2013 Announcement and Reservation Information.
    The Theme of the 2013 Conference willl be Spiritual Guidance on Mount Athos.
  • Royal Patron for the Friends of Mount Athos
  • Pilgrimage to Armenia & Western Georgia: 26 Oct - 3 Nov, 2013 (exclusively for FoMA members)
  • 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.
  • Humus & Humility
    "Ecological choices are, at their root, not economic or political, but rather cultural and spiritual."
    FoMA member Bryan Cash has produced this stunning on-line photographic exhibition to illustrate the inspiring connection between spirituality and the environment as seen on the Holy Mountain.
The poster image is of the Elder Paisios (1924-1994), photo by George Stafanopoulos, from the English translation of the biography of the Elder Paisios by Hieromonk Isaac.

See our Events Page or visit us on Facebook for additional events, details about upcoming events, and information on our annual Autumn Meetings.

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.