On Saturday, 16 February 2013, the book of Nebojsa Lapcevic The Cross of Holy Emperor Constantine, printed on the occasion of 1700 years of the Edict of Milan was presented at the Amphitheatre of Lazarica church. The Orthodox Diocese of Krusevac and the Historical Archives of the town of Krusevac organized the event.
1. Ancient Christian and Saint Sava’s heritage in Montenegro – The collection of works from the scientific seminar held on 17 January 2010 at Miholjska Prevlaka Monastery, Cetinje – Belgrade 2010, 412 pages.
The scientific seminar was held on the occasion of 1700th anniversary of the Edict of Milan and the 790th anniversary of the Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the Littoral. There are 24 scientific works from areas of theology, archeology, church, general and national history, history of literature and art in the beautifully illustrated collection.
With the blessing of His Grace Bishop Jovan of Nis, towards the 1700th anniversary of the Edict of Milan, the book “By this sign you shall conquer! The Cross of Christ – the weapon of victory” (Nis, 2013) was published.
Readers will find in the book what Holy Fathers said about the secret of the Cross of the Lord, texts of Saint Bishop Nikolaj the Serbian On Three Crosses, abba Justin Popovic Cross of the Lord – Salvation of the soul from sins”, Bishop Atanasije Jevtic This people is cross-bearing, Metropolitan Amfilohije Radovic On the Mystery of the Cross of Christ, Bishop Jovan Puric Cross- The only way towards Salvation, beautiful achatist To Precious and Life-giving Cross of Christ.
This book describes the use of the notion of divine philanthropy from its first appearance in Aeschylos and Plato to the highly polyvalent use of it by John Chrysostom. Each page is marked by meticulous scholarship and great insight, lucidity of thought and expression. Bishop Danilo’s principal methodology in examining Chrysostom is a philological analysis of his works in order to grasp all the semantic shades of the concept of philanthropia throughout his vast literary output. The author overviews the observable development of the concept of philanthropia in a research that encompasses nearly seven centuries of literary sources. Peculiar theological connotations are studied in the uses of divine philanthropia both in the classical development from Aeschylos via Plutarch down to Libanius, Themistius of Byzantium and the Emperor Julian, as well as in the biblical development, especially from Philo and the New Testament through Origen and the Cappadocians to Chrysostom.
With the blessing of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, the Institute for Schoolbooks and Teaching Aid published a capital work – “Saint Sava in Russian Imperial Chronicle”. Mr. Milovan Vitezovic is an editor and Mrs. Miljenka Vitezovic translated the book from Old Russian. The book was presented on 21 January 2013 at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade.