Royal House of Ghassan in Lebanon has its 1st Annual Gala Event

Last Friday, May 18th, The Royal House of Ghassan in Lebanon held its first annual dinner, under the patronage and presence of HRH Prince Gharios El Chemor of Ghassan Al-Nu’man VIII , at Le Maillon Club – Beirut.

Around 150 people attended the dinner from different professional backgrounds, coming from different Arab countries such Lebanon, Iraq, Syria and Jordan.

The ceremony began with the welcoming speech of Prince Gharios El Chemor, who thanked the attendees for their presence, and stressed on the importance of the active role played by the Ghassanids in the history, by being a link between the Western world and the Arab world. Prince Gharios also shared about the role and services that the Royal House of Ghassan is doing today, through the interfaith, reconciliation and peace-building programs. The prince has also mentioned the importance of such event having together leaders and followers of several Christian denominations along with Shia and Sunni Muslims breaking bread together in a celebration of peace. Prince Gharios El Chemor finished his speech by paying an emotional tribute to the late HRH prince Sheikh Antonius El Chemor, father of HRH Prince Sheikh Selim and considered as the honorary co-founder of the modern Royal House of Ghassan.

Sheikh Dr. Elie Gharios, Chairman and CEO of the Royal House of Ghassan in Lebanon, delivered a speech on the history of the ancient Ghassanids people and their successes in many fields, pointing out on the importance of the qualities they enjoyed: Knighthood, generosity, progress and passion for development, as well as cultural and religious openness in the world.

After that, Ms. Joyce Mansour Doumit the Managing Director of the Royal House of Ghassan – Lebanon, invited the Lebanese and Arab personalities to receive the certificates of the Royal House in honor of their pioneering social and human successes. In her speech, Ms. Doumit referred to the committee formed by the members of the Royal House of Ghassan – HQ who selected to honor prominent figures in their leading role in society, in Lebanon and in the Arab world, by bestowing upon them the Order of Saint Michael Archangel, with the rank of knight and Dame.

His Royal Highness Prince Gharios El Chemor along with HH Sheikh Dr. Elie Gharios, and HRH Prince Sheikh Selim El Chemor delivered the honors.

The degrees and titles of Knight and Dame have been presented to the following personalities:

Ms. Graziella Seif: President of the International Ambassadors Union in the United States of America

Sheikh Hussein al-Ramahi: Iraqi businessperson and prominent politician

Mr. George Kopali: Lebanese businessperson

Pascal Fleifly Ghanem: Lebanese media personality

Sheikh Rafik Al-Abdullah: Ghassanid Syrian social activist

– Lawyer Khalil Melhem: Lawyer and consultant in commercial cases

Dr. Rita Nabhan Hatem: Teacher at Saint Joseph University

Mr. Murad Al-Ghadhawi: Owner of media agencies and political and social activist in Iraq

Mr. Anastas Murr: Lebanese businessperson

Mr. Samir Haddad: Lebanese businessperson and social activist

Ms. Nada Hindi: Social activist and active member of the Royal House of Ghassan

Prince Gharios El Chemor visits the Vicar of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem in Jordan

Yesterday, HRH the Prince of Ghassan has visited the Vicariate of Jordan of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem in Amman. The prince is very close friend of the new Vicar H.E. Monsignor William Shomali as he is with the Emeritus Archbishop of Jordan Monsignor Maroun Lahham since many years ago.

By a coincidence, it was Bishop Shomali’s 68th birthday and the Prince was invited to celebrate with him, some priests and nuns in an intimate traditional Jordanian luncheon.

Prince Gharios, as a knight of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem, is committed with the Latin Patriarchate’s support. During the visit, the prince made a sizable donation of several items needed by the Vicariate, amongst them: a 60 inch plasma TV, a high definition projector, DVD player, Blue-ray player, an “all in one” printer, a 5.1 surround sound system, etc. many other items like books and clothes were donated, some of them being redirected to Caritas in Jordan.

Prince Gharios El Chemor participates in event invited by Lebanese Government in Beirut

HRH Prince Gharios El Chemor of Ghassan Al-Nu’man VIII  has participated of the 5th edition of the LDE – Lebanese Diaspora Energy last Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

It was his 5th official invitation by the Lebanese Government, being three for the international events in Lebanon and two for the regional editions for North-America in NY and Las Vegas.

The event is by invitation only congregating VIPs having Lebanese descent from all over the world and it’s under the high patronage of the Lebanese President, His Excellency General Michel Aoun and it’s directly organized by the Lebanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants under the guidance of its minister, His Excellency Gebran Bassil, the great man behind this fantastic initiative.

Prince Gharios El Chemor meets with a descendant of Confucius

The great Confucius (551–479 BC) was a Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher of the Spring and Autumn period of Chinese history. His philosophy, also known as Confucianism, emphasized personal and governmental morality, correctness of social relationships, justice and sincerity.

Yesterday, HRH Prince Gharios El Chemor met with Mr. David Kong, one of the well known descendants of the great Confucius and the vice-President of the Confucius international family organization, recognized by the government of China.

As a gift, the prince of Ghassan has received an autographed book about Confucius and a special liquor with the Confucius family brand.

The prince was very touched by the meeting since he’s a serious studious of Asian culture and philosophy for almost three decades, being requested to lecture all over the world since very young age.


HRH Prince Gharios El Chemor honored by California University

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HRH The Prince of Ghassan always defended that education was the only “medicine” able to “cure” almost all evils of Mankind. He even designed a strategy to prevent teenagers and youngsters to be recruited by radical organizations in the Middle East trough distance education.
Today, HRH was recognized by the Union University of Californiafor his commitment for Christian higher education and humanitarian development around the world”. The University was officially recognized in 1986 and was a pioneer in distance education also offering presencial courses having branches all over the world, the main ones being in the United States and Vietnam. The University is accredited by the DEAC. The presenters of the honor were Prof. Rev. Son Xuan Nguyen, Senior Vice President and Chief Operation Officer (COO) and the university’s founder, professor Ray Striler.
More about the University HERE 

One of the world greatest martial artists alive receives the Order of Saint Michael

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When someone mentions the name “Bruce Lee“, any other explanation is unnecessary. Well, Guro Dan Inosanto was not only Bruce Lee‘s top disciple but also his master of Filipino Martial Arts. After Bruce Lee‘s death in 1973, Guro Inosanto built a great name for himself being a very requested instructor a rare unanimity in the martial arts métier. He also has numerous participations in action films as actor and fight’s choreographer. It’s impossible not to be amazed by this man humility being the legend he is.

Therefore, it was Prince Gharios‘ privilege to honor him with the highest rank (Knight Grand Cross) of the Sacred Order of Saint Michael Archangel. He has declared:

“The greatest purpose of the martial arts is the person’s refinement and self-improvement. To make better men and women. The fighting is important but just a vehicle, a byproduct.  It’s a greater privilege for me to honor Guro Inosanto, than for him to be honored by me. He’s not only a great legend but, above all, a great human being.” 

Prince Gharios El Chemor is also a martial artist with almost four decades of experience, holding black belts in Karate, Kobudo (Japanese weapons) and the 5th degree of black belt in Aikido, awarded by the Aikikai Foundation in Tokyo, Japan. During the historical meeting, Prince Gharios humbly requested Guro Inosanto to become his disciple and, for the prince’s priceless fortune, he was accepted.

More about Guro Dan Inosanto and his academy can be found HERE

More about the Order of Saint Michael HERE



Prince Gharios El Chemor receives attention from the Chinese press

Since young age, HRH Prince Gharios El Chemor is a enthusiast of the Asian culture being an experienced and recognized  master of martial arts and an expert in Asian religions and culture, giving lectures in Universities and events. Also, since 2015, Prince Gharios is an active member of the Honorary Board of the Asian world Film Festival, one of the most important in the world promoting Asian cinema. It’s also notorious the fact that the Ghassanids were the guardians of the Silk Road in the Middle East, therefore being allies to the famous Chinese trade endeavors for centuries. Today, the prince was in several news websites in China with Xia Long Long, a famous Chinese artist and humanitarian.

Here are the links to the Chinese press: