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. The President of the Friends of Mount Athos is Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware) of Diokleia.
The Friends of Mount Athos will hold a conference at Madingley Hall, Cambridge, 6-8 February, 2015, in honour of the 80th birthday of Metropolitan Kallistos. It will take the form of a symposium, and the theme will be “Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth”.
Speakers will include Metropolitan Nikolaos of Mesogaia, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, Archpriest John Behr, Archdeacon John Chryssavgis and the former Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord (Rowan) Williams – as well as Metropolitan Kallistos himself.
For further information: www.athosfriends.org/events/Madingley/Madingley-7-2015/