Bishop Danilo Krstic: ON DIVINE PHILANTHROPY From Plato to John Chrysostom

ON DIVINE PHILANTHROPY by Bishop Danilo Krstic

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.

Two centuries of Njegoš

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, met on 5 February 2013 with the delegation of the Committee for celebration of 200th anniversary of the birth of Bishop Petar I Petrović Njegoš. The delegations consisted of: academician Matija Bećković, president of the Committee; corresponding member of the Serbian Academy of Sciencies and Arts (SASA) Miro Vuksanović and Professor Dr. Dragan Stanić, vicepresidents; and also academician Dimitrije Stefanović,secretary general of SASA.

“Children of immortality” on the Internet

On the occasion of prayerful and commemorative festivities which lasted until 23 January 2013 in Novi Sad and that marked, on the highest state and church level, the seventieth anniversary of Novi Sad Raid which the Hungarian occupiers performed in January 1942, the Television production of the Diocese of Backa, with the blessing of His Grace Bishop Dr Irinej of Backa put on the You Tube website a documentary called “The Children of Immortality”.

In Glory and Honour of Saint Athanasius the Great

In Glory and Honour of Saint Athanasius the Great
In Glory and Honour of Saint Athanasius the Great
In Glory and Honour of Saint Athanasius the Great
In Glory and Honour of Saint Athanasius the Great

His Grace Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno, Vicar to Serbian Patriarch, consecrated yesterday the crosses and bells, which were immediately placed on the newly built church, dedicated to Saint Athanasius the Great in Zemun’s suburb of Blue Horizons.

Feast Day of Saint Sava in Prizren

Feast Day of Saint Sava in Prizren
Feast Day of Saint Sava in Prizren
Feast Day of Saint Sava in Prizren
Feast Day of Saint Sava in Prizren

Saint Sava was solemnly celebrated in the imperial city of Prizren. Bishop Teodosije of Raska-Prizren served the Holy Liturgy along with the clergy. Bishop Teodosije ordained the Venerable hieromonk Andrej of Decani to the rank of protosyngellos, who is also a professor at the Prizren Seminary. After the Liturgy students of the Prizren Seminary chanted the hymn to Saint Sava, and Milica- the only Serbian pupil in Prizren- recited a poem.