Progress has been wonderful – we are going through it all – we have about fifty-five contributions, and have just about finished all the arguments about transliterations.  The publisher will be getting the text very soon – all 120,000 words of it!

What we would like to share with you is the cover – – wonderful, isn’t it!



It is going to be a beautiful book!


  • Ian Gow says:

    I will need to hold this book in my hand to believe it! But seriously guys, looks v. impressive.

  • andrew says:

    Looks fab….when is it on sale?

    • Chris Thomas says:

      Andrew, we will be announcing launch date in the next few weeks – but it will be early summer.

  • Peter says:

    Thanks, Ian
    We did not know what to expect when we started. There are about 58 stories and contributions, and some of them are quite unexpected, and we feel hugely blessed to be part of the process.

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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.