Medical mission in Lebanon meets with the Armenian Catholic Patriarch

The doctors of MedGlobal and the leaders of the Royal House of Ghassan with HB Gregory Peter XX Gabroyan, the Armenian Catholic Patriarch of Cilicia

Last night, doctors Dr. Zaher Sahloul and Dr. John Kahler the co-founders of MedGlobal were received by His Beatitude Krikor Bedros XX Gabroyan the Armenian Catholic Patriarch of Cilicia at the see of the patriarchate in Beirut, Lebanon. They were accompanied by part of the delegation of 25 doctors that compose the medical mission in Lebanon. The aforementioned medical mission is partnered with the Royal House of Ghassan, an accredited NGO in Special Consultative Status with the United Nations. Present to the patriarchal reception was HRH Prince Sheikh Selim El Chemor, the honorary head of the Royal House of Ghassan and HE Antoine Kalaydjian, the president of the One Voice Foundation. Mr. Kalaydjian is personally supervising the medical mission in Lebanon being the liaison with political and religious authorities to facilitate the work of the doctors and volunteers.

Unfortunately, I couldn’t be physically in Lebanon, but I’m so humbled and proud that the Royal House of Ghassan is playing a small role in this great work of MedGlobal. I hope the cooperation ties between the Royal House and MedGlobal can only get stronger and together we can reach more and more people in need in the Middle East, regardless of race and religion.“, said HRH Prince Gharios El Chemor, the Executive head of the Royal House of Ghassan.

More about MedGlobal HERE

More about the Royal House of Ghassan HERE

“One Voice for Christians” releases ‘insight series’ about the Arab Spring

One Voice for Christians” is an initiative of the Royal House of Ghassan, a certified international nonprofit organization accredited by the United Nations with the Special Consultative Status since 2016. Based in Los Angeles, CA, USA, it has tax-deductible statusrecognized by the IRS under the Internal Revenue Code 26 U.S.C. § 501(c) and it’s also active in Canada, Brazil, Germany, Lebanon and Jordan. 

The initiative is not another organization to defend the rights of persecuted Christians. The goal is to create an international multimedia platform addressing the imminent exodus and extinction of Christians in the Middle East. Congregating organizations from all over the world and working closely with governments and all Christian denominations in the region, raising awareness, creating events, documentaries and above all, ultimate strategies to prevent this unfolding tragedy. 

The ‘insight series‘ is composed of short comments about some issue made by relevant individuals. The first part of the seriesThe Christians and the Arab Spring” makes a reflection about the middle eastern movement and its consequences to the Christian populations in the Middle East. The interviewed was General Michel Nahas, from the Lebanese Army (Ret.)

More about the initiative, please visit www.OneVoiceChristians.Org

Royal House of Ghassan partners with MedGlobal for Medical mission to Lebanon and Iraq

 

The Royal House of Ghassan, in Consultative Status with the United Nations since 2016, has signed today a joint venture agreement with MedGlobal, a NGO founded in 2017 by doctors experienced in emergency service to address the health needs of the most vulnerable across the world, whether impacted by natural disaster, displacement due to conflict, disease outbreak, poverty, or insufficient healthcare.

The scope of the joint venture is two medical missions to treat patients in need in Lebanon and Iraq: 25 physicians ( Cardiac, Surgical and Medical teams from the best hospitals in USA) to Lebanon ( April 5-12 to Beirut and Shtura/Mid Bekaa valley) and to Kurdistan Iraq ( April 5-19) 12 physicians from the US and South Africa to Dahouk and surrounding IDP camps to serve Yazidi, Christian, Muslim and Kurdish patients.

More about MedGlobal HERE

More about The Royal House of Ghassan HERE

 

 

 

“The Christian Kings of the Middle East” – new documentary released

 

The general public has no idea that the Middle East had a long reigning mighty Christian dynasty that flourished until very recently.
The Ghassanid Kings ruled several Middle Eastern regions, from 220 CE until the mid 18th century, a duration of over 1500 years. As the oldest active Christian Royal House in the world, they ruled over the largest territory for the longest period; more than any other Arab Dynasty.
The Ghassanid Kings’ lawful heirs are the Sheikhs El Chemor of Lebanon. Many were forced to move to the Americas and change their last names after being persecuted by the Ottoman Empire. But many never stopped using their titles and have recently been internationally recognized.
The Christian Kings of the Middle East“, a feature length documentary, is part of the “One Voice for Christians” initiative by the Royal House of Ghassan, in Special Consultative Status with the United Nations, whose purpose is to raise awareness not only about the family’s history, but especially regarding the imminent extinction and exodus of Christianity in the Middle East.
The upcoming documentary “The Invisible People” is currently in production and will seek to explore the past, present and future of Christianity in the Middle East.
To support this project and our ongoing efforts to help raise awareness for the plight of Christianity make your tax deductible donation HERE:

More information about the Royal House of Ghassan HERE

More information about the “One Voice for Christians” initiative HERE

Official statement from the Grand Master of the Sacred Order of Saint Michael Archangel

The Philippines Star news website published yesterday a headline about “the alleged bishop Richard Alcantara” arrested on drug addiction charges in that country. The website refers to the arrested person as “a bishop of the Sacred Order of Saint Michael Archangel”.

First and foremost, we have to clarify that there’s absolutely no connection with our Order and this person. None of our officers ever heard about this person’s existence until the publication of the aforementioned article.

Second, our order is a Chivalric, meritorious and charitable order under the Royal house of Ghassan and not a religious order as, for example, the Franciscans, Jesuits or Benedictines, etc. to have religious clerics as belonging to our order in the mentioned sense. We have religious serving as chaplains, however the order has no representation whatsoever in the republic of the Philippines,

Third, the website made a mistake. The order that the alleged bishop is part is an homonymous organization but with absolutely no connection neither with our order nor with the Royal House. They call themselves an “exorcist catholic order not affiliated with the Vatican“. Here’s their website with citations and photos of the alleged bishop http://orderofexorcists.com/team-of-exorcists/

We also would like to reiterate that our order does not acknowledge nor recognize the aforementioned “exorcist order” nor their members.

We appeal to the Philippino newspaper to immediately clarify this unfortunate misunderstanding.

Sincerely,

HRH Prince Gharios El Chemor of Ghassan Al-Numan VIII

Grand Master of the Order of Saint Michael Archangel – Royal House of Ghassan