A great man is one who collects knowledge the way a bee collects honey and uses it to help people overcome the difficulties they endure - hunger, ignorance and disease!
- Nikola Tesla

Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.
- Franklin Roosevelt

While their territory has been devastated and their homes despoiled, the spirit of the Serbian people has not been broken.
- Woodrow Wilson

Lifeline Humanitarian Organization

YOUR HELP WILL MAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE

Dear Friends of Lifeline,

Serbia continues to face humanitarian crises and your help is urgently needed. Serbia's aged medical infrastructure and poorly equipped healthcare system is unable to meet the demands of the nation, where cancer mortality rates are the highest in Europe - including the highest mortality rate from breast cancer - and are rising at 2.5 per year.

In addition to these shocking realities, Serbia is on the front lines of the regional migrant crisis as hundreds of thousands of migrants seek safety, passing through Serbian borders, needing shelter and emergency aid.

Your contribution will enable Lifeline to help address these urgent needs. In 2015 Lifeline, together with The HRH Crown Princess Katherine Foundation in Belgrade, accomplished many important goals, including: providing lifesaving equipment to the Clinical Centers of Gynecology and Obstetrics where several thousand examinations are conducted per month; supporting hospitals by providing the expertise and equipment to conduct breast cancer screening, testing made possible thanks to a grant from the Niarchos Foundation; and supporting educational efforts by sending doctors to Memorial Sloan Kettering and the MD Anderson Cancer Center for additional training. Lifeline also supports the annual Serbian Medical Diaspora Conference in Belgrade, attended by more than 400 doctors from throughout Serbia.

An area of personal priority to HRH Crown Princess Katherine is providing social services to children and families. This year The HRH Crown Princess Katherine Foundation celebrates the 10th Anniversary of its founding of the "SOS Children's line in Serbia", a national toll free help line that has received over half a million calls from children throughout the country.

We have great hopes to do even more in 2016 and we can only do it with your help and support. Hospitals lack the basic equipment to save lives; addressing the needs of all children, especially those with special needs, remains a priority; answering the migrant crises and addressing the cancer issue - the list of needs goes on.

HELP US TO HELP THOSE IN NEED

Your generous support will enable us to continue the work so many children and families count on. Please give as generously as you can.

Warmly,

David Hryck
President, Board of Trustees


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Dimitrije Djordjevic

Dimitrije Djordjevic, Professor of History, Emeritus, at the University of California, Santa Barbara, member of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts in Belgrade, died in Santa Barbara on March 5, 2009, one week after his 87th birthday.

Professor Djordjevic was one of the leading historians of Serbia and the Balkans in the 19th and early 20th century, a man of vast knowledge, held in great esteem in national and international scholarly circles. He was a founding member of the North American Society for Serbian Studies and its former President.

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On Divine Philanthropy

From Plato to John Chrysostom

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.

With this book, the author invites us to re-read Chrysostom’s golden pages on the ineffable philanthropy of God. "There is a modern ring in Chrysostom’s attempt to prove that we are loved—no matter who and where we are—and even infinitely loved, since our Friend and Lover is the infinite Triune God."

The victory of Chrysostom’s use of philanthropia meant the affirmation of ecclesial culture even at the level of Graeco-Roman culture. May we witness the same reality today in the modern techno-scientific world in which we live.