The year 2022 was still very challenging for all of us due to the remaining effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. However, the Royal House of Ghassan had numerous achievements.
Even The Royal House being an apolitical and secular organization, completely independent and sovereign, sometimes has to position itself in face of pressing events. Through its head, HIRH Prince Gharios El Chemor of Ghassan Al-Numan VIII issued an official statement:
In January, by the official decree from the Lebanese Ministry of Interior and Municipalities General Directorate of Political Affairs and Refugees – Number: 814/4/2022 recognized the international appointment decree by HIRH Prince Gharios El Chemor, the international head of the Royal House of Ghassan, appointing his cousin, HIRH Prince Sheikh Selim El Chemor as the head of the Lebanese branch of the Sovereign Imperial and Royal House of Ghassan, effective immediately.
HIRH Prince Sheikh Selim El Chemor with Lebanese President General Michel Aoun
The Official 01/07/2022 decree from the Lebanese Republicshowing the continuous recognition of the Sovereign Imperial and Royal House of Ghassan and the Royal titles of its members. Note the name of the Head of the Lebanese branch Sheikh Selim El Chemor
Very few deposed Royal Houses are currently recognized by the republics that held their territories in the past. This lack of recognition is obvious since it’d be counterproductive and even stupid for a regime that took over those kingdoms to recognize their legitimacy and even their existence. In Europe, some examples are Portugal and Albania. In Africa, the traditional kingdoms have constitutional recognition from the republics. Obviously, those rare recognitions are given merely on a cultural and historical level since there’s absolutely no legal way a Royal House can exist if not as a non-profit international association, one of the most notorious being the RFA – The Romanov Family Association, for the members of the Imperial House of Russia.
The Ghassanid Kings, emperors, and princes ruled several Middle Eastern regions, from 220 CE until the mid-18th century, a duration of over 1500 years. The Sovereign Imperial and Royal House of Ghassan is the oldest active Christian Royal House in the world, the sovereigns ruled over the largest territory for the longest period; more than any other Arab Dynasty.
During its most recent rule (present-day Lebanon) the Royal Ghassanid titles kept enjoying official recognition previously by the Ottoman empire until its demise and later by the Lebanese Republic until today.
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The One Voice Foundation is “an arm” of the Royal House of Ghassan in Lebanon. It has an independent board headed by His Excellency Sir Antoine Kalaydjian, a knight grand cross of the Equestrian Order of Michael Archangel. HRH Prince Gharios El Chemor, the international head of the Royal House of Ghassan and HRH Prince Sheikh Selim El Chemor, recently appointed as the head of the Royal House in Lebanon, are part of the board of directors.
From February 10th to March 10th the foundation donated 60 tons (the equivalent of over US$500,000) of special milk (baby formula) with the help of Caritas to the children in Lebanon. The campaign has the collaboration of Secours Catolique (Caritas France), Novalac Laboratories and Caritas Lebanon. Here are some images of the campaign:
In March, the Sovereign Prince of Ghassan has received another major award, the International Sports Hall of Fame 2022 given by Dr Robert Goldman and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
The prince of Ghassan was awarded for his multi-awarded (in four continents) global humanitarian work and his lifelong dedication to the martial arts being an internationally awarded grandmaster. HRH started in the martial arts (Judo) at only 4 years old, initially forced by his father. After that, fell in love with the Asian culture and all its aspects. Studied also Kung Fu, several styles of Karate, European fencing, Japanese swordsmanship, Jiu-Jitsu, Kali Silat, Kobudo, and his passion, the Aikido.
Another event had the official patronage of the Lebanese Minister of Education
The Lebanese Minister of Education Dr. Abbas Halabi
The One Voice Foundation, one “arm” of the Royal House of Ghassan in Lebanon, organized the “Permanent Renewal” conference, entitled: “To Walk Together for the Establishment of the State of Justice, the Homeland of Man”, at the Monastery of Our Lady of El-Bir – Qenaya, in the presence of the Minister of Education and Higher Education, Dr. Abbas Al-Halabi, and with the participation of: Adyan Foundation The Ora Union, the Kamal Youssef El Hajj Chair for Lebanese Philosophy, the Lebanese Foundation for Citizenship, and the Lebanese Green Party. The conference dealt with education, justice, administration, and the Levant.
The conference was attended by the representative of the Armenian Catholic Patriarch Raphael 21 Minassian, Patriarchal Vicar Georges Asadorian, the Syndicate of Editors Joseph Kassifi, the Secretary General of Catholic Schools, Father Youssef Nasr, the President of Caritas Lebanon, Father Michel Abboud, the President of the Ora Union, Father Tony Khadra, the President of the Green Party Fadi Abi Allam, etc. Learn more HERE
In May, as part of a new Marketing rebranding campaign, the Royal House of Ghassan revitalized the “Royal Herald”, until then just a very successful blog since 2016, now with a new logo a Facebook page, a Youtube, and a Rumble channels. Visit the Facebook Page HERE , Youtube channel HERE and the Rumble channel HERE
Learn more about “Ghassan post-Ghassan” and its current relevancy in the 21st century
In September, our second documentary was released! The Royal Legacy. The film shows how the Ghassanid Royal Family is honoring the duty of service to remain relevant in the twenty-first century. Because majesty and duty are eternal…
Also in September, HIRH Prince Gharios participated on the High-level meeting of the 77th session of the General assembly about the rights of persons belonging to National ethnic and religious minorities at the United Nations
Watch the full documentary here
“For the sake of Lebanon’s future: a person, a citizen and a state” was the theme of the symposium hosted by the One Voice Foundation, a sister organization under the Royal House of Ghassan, in partnership with the AGBU – Armenian General Charitable Society, held on October 29, 2022, at the AGBU Demirdjian Center in Naqqache, Lebanon.
In December, the Royal House of Ghassan released the UNIMP – Universidade Imperial (Imperial University), an educational department of the Royal House offering online courses in Portuguese on Monarchy and Geopolitics. The income from the courses will be donated to the cultural and charitable projects of the Royal House.
More info at https://www.unimp.org/
Here are our 2021’s achievements https://royalblog.org/2022/01/08/a-2021s-retrospective/
Here are our 2020’s achievements https://royalblog.org/2021/01/03/a-2020s-retrospective/
Here are our 2019’s achievements https://royalblog.org/2020/01/01/a-2019s-retrospective/
Here are our 2018’s achievements https://royalblog.org/2018/12/18/a-2018s-retrospective/
Here are our 2017’s achievements https://royalblog.org/2017/12/31/a-2017s-retrospective/
If you haven’t seen it yet, watch our first documentary about the Ghassanid Dynasty: