Christmas Charity Concert at the Vatican produced by Prince Gharios Foundation

Last Friday (December 3rd) the Prinz Gharios Stiftung (Prince Gharios Foundation) organized a Christmas Charity Concert at the Vatican (Campo Santo Teutonico) starring the talented Eliyo (Sarah Ego). She performed beautiful songs in Aramaic (language spoken by Jesus) and beautiful Christmas traditional songs in English and German. The event’s purpose was to raise awareness to the situation of Christians in the Middle East ad the imminent risk of total extinction in less than two decades. The event was produced by the President of the Foundation Dr. hc Michael Hesemann.

Click here for more about Eliyo (Sarah Ego)

Click here for report from Vatican Radio (in German)

Royal House of Ghassan provides English legal translations of 1948’s Historical Scientific Research about the family

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The Royal Family of Ghassan, after the advent of the Islamic conquest and the fall of the first Ghassanid State (220-636 CE), moved to the domains of the Byzantine Empire and safe Christian places like the area of today’s Lebanon.That’s attested by several known sources:

 “After the disappearance of the Ghassanid state, isolated Ghassanian Princes continued to reign in some oases and castles, along with Salihids and some other phylae.” Bowesock/Brown/Grabar “Late Antiquity” –, Harvard University Press, 1999, p. 469

It’s also known that after the fall of the aforementioned first State, the Byzantine Empire recognized the Ghassanid Royal Family‘s status of what’s known today as “Government-in-exile”.

“Heraclius [Byzantine Emperor] received him [King Jabalh Abu Chemor] with honour and bestowed upon him estates and palaces.” (Professor Yasmine Zahran, “Ghassan Resurrected”, Stacey International2006, p. 13)

Certainly, the most noteworthy of those Ghassanid reigns after Islam was the Byzatine Empire in the 9th Century CE.

 “Although little is known of Jabala’s activities after his emigration to Anatolia, his place in the history of the Ghassanids in the Middle Byzantine period is important, since it was he who established a strong Ghassanid presence in Byzantine Anatolia, one which lasted for many centuries. The climax of this presence was the elevation of one of his descendants to the purple and his establishment of a short-lived dynasty which might be described as the House of Nicephorus.” “Ghassan post Ghassan” by Prof. Irfan Shahid, Festschrift  “The Islamic World – From classical to modern times”, for Bernard Lewis, Darwin Press l989, pg. 325

“Nicephorus (A.D. 802-11) was a descendant of the Ghassanid [King] Jabala [Abu Chemor].” (Ibid.)

This assertion was even stronger not merely citing the King Jabala as ancestor, but the eponym of the Royal Ghassanid Dynasty using the name of King Jafna, the founder of the Ghassanid Kingdom. Therefore, we can conclude that Emperor Nicephorus (or Nikephoros) was not only citing his ascendancy but by using the term “Jafna” he was claiming to be the head of the Ghassanid Dynasty.

“…This valuable information comes from Tabari; see Tarik (Cairo, 1966), VIII, 307, when he speaks of [King] Jafna, the eponym of the Ghassanids, rather than [King] Jabala.” (Ibid. pg.334)

Since there’s a lack of English references and sources about the 500 years reign (1211-1747 CE) of descendants of King Jabla Abu Chemor in today’s Lebanon, the Royal House of Ghassan has commissioned an English sworn legal translation of sensitive excerpts of the 1948’s official Historical Scientific Research made by a famous Maronite historian, Ignatious Tannos El-Khoury and recognized by the Lebanese Republic until the present date.

Important to note that there are only 2 (two) ancestral families/tribes in the Middle East with the name “Chemor” or “Shummar” or “Shammar” (all are different transliterations to the Arabic word for the plant “Fennel“). One, is a Bedouin Muslim tribe originally named “Tayy” that started to adopt the name “Shammar” or “Shammari” only after the XIV century. The one in Lebanon was originated from the Ghassanid Royal Family since the last king of the first State was known as “Jabla Abu Chemor“. It’s documented that this family uses the name “Chemor” at least since 1211 CE, almost two centuries before the Tayys.

Here download the .PDF English Legal Translation

Here download the .PDF full book in Arabic

As previously mentioned, the Lebanese Republic recognizes the El Chemor family and its heritage. Some of the Lebanese family members kept their titles on their passports from the times of the Ottoman Empire until the Lebanese passports today. That can also be attested by this 2014’s article from the Lebanese Ministry of Information where the family is cited with the recognized titles and also the 1948’s Historical Scientific Research is mentioned and validated.

Official 2014’s article from the Lebanese Ministry of Information

Here download the .PDF Legal Translation of the official article from the Lebanese Ministry of Information

Prince Gharios El Chemor participates of the Feast of the Holy Chalice in Valencia

On the 13th of Novemeber, after being invested as a “Knight of Honor of the Holy ChalicePrince Gharios El Chemor has participated of the Annual Feast of the Holy Chalice of Valencia in Spain. The Holy mass was celebrated by the Archbishop of Valencia His Eminence Cardinal Antonio Canizares. Prince Gharios met His Eminence after the mass (photos below) and gifted him with water from the Jesus’ baptismal site in Jordan.

 

Prince Gharios El Chemor invested as ‘Knight of Honor of the Holy Chalice’ in Spain

The annual feast of the Holy Chalice was celebrated on the 13th of November at the Cathedral of Valencia in Spain. HIRH Prince Gharios El Chemor of Ghassan Al-Numan VIII was invested as a “Knight of Honor of the Holy Chalice” from the Brotherhood of the Holy Chalice of Valencia.  Recently, HRH Dom Duarte Pio de Braganza, the Duke of Braganza and Head of the Royal House of Portugal has received the same honor.

 

 

Trump lawfully elected president

Because of my position, I cannot support party A or B. But seeing the current protests I had to speak out. Agreeing or disagreeing with Donald Trump’s ideas and positions he was dully and lawfully elected. By participating in democratic elections you tacitly participate in a contract. You agree that regardless of your candidate’s victory, you’ve to accept the end results. Like it or not, Mr. Trump is the new president and he needs our support to be the best president America can have, not only for the Americans but to all the world. Division and vandalism won’t benefit anyone. Let’s pray for his success and for the greater good.

 May God give Mr Trump the wisdom to be a great president

HIRH Prince Gharios El Chemor of Ghassan Al-Numan VIII

 

Lebanon has a new president!

Michel Naim Aoun (Arabic: ميشال عون‎‎, Arabic) (born on 30 September 1933) was elected president on 31 October 2016 on the 46th electoral session of the Lebanese parliament. Lebanon had been without a head of state, after President Michel Suleiman stepped down as president at the end of his term in May 2014, resulting in a deadlock as the Parliament failed to elect a successor for 29 months and 45 previous parliamentary sessions did not achieve the necessary quorum for a presidential ballot.

My congratulations and prayers to His Excellency president Michel Aoun.  May God give him the wisdom, health and the strength. Insh Allah!

HIRH Prince Gharios El Chemor of Ghassan Al-Numan VIII

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His Excellency President Michel Aoun with Dr. Naji Gharios (Lebanese MP and Prince Gharios’ cousin)