HRH Prince Gharios El Chemor issues Royal Decree regarding the Order of Saint Michael

Following the full text of the Imperial and Royal Decree:

“Imperial and Royal Decree No. 0008/2019

His Royal Highness Prince Gharios El Chemor of Ghassan

AL-NUMAN VIII

By the Grace of God,

Chief of Name and Arms of the Sovereign Imperial and Royal House of Ghassan, Chief of Name and Arms of the Imperial House of Nikephoros, Basileus Araves, Sheikh El Chemor of Akoura and Zgharta-Zawiye

To all to whom this Patents shall come, Greeting!

Whereas it’s documented that the Ghassanids were some of the first Christian knights in history, protecting the Holy Land centuries before the first Crusade, even though not organized in orders of chivalry “per se” they were pioneers of the medieval and modern concept of chivalry. Therefore, it’s more than reasonable that the Royal House of Ghassan can continue this chivalric tradition. The main order of this Royal House is the Sacred Order of Saint Michael Archangel, received and recognized by popes, heads of State, religious leaders and VIPs all over the world. Based upon this fact we’ve decided the following:

1st – Due to the existence of a homonymous entity registered in the 1980’s in the State of California, without any relation to our Royal House and Orders, we’ve decided by this Imperial and Royal Decree to change the denomination of our Order to “Equestrian Order of Michael Archangel” or EOMA. The ranks of the order are: Knight/Dame, Knight/Dame Commander, Grand Knight/Dame Commander, Knight/Dame Grand Cross and Knight/Dame Grand Collar. The knights and dames holding ranks from the “Sacred Order of Saint Michael Archangel” will just replace the order’s denomination without any prejudice to their titles.

2nd – Due to recent violent conflicts in the Middle East and our interest in promoting immediate aid through medical missions and incentive to the health professionals, we have decided to create a separate category of knights in the “Equestrian Order of Michael Archangel”, the “Hospitaller Knights”. This new category doesn’t claim any “legacy” inheritance from any historical knights hospitallers but celebrate and emulate their work and dedication to the ill and underprivileged. This new category is exclusive to health professionals and donors to medical/health related causes. The ranks are: Knight/Dame Hospitaller, Knight/Dame Hospitaller Commander, Grand Knight/Dame Hospitaller Commander, Knight/Dame Hospitaller Grand Cross.

3rd – The knights and dames that don’t pay their annual minimum dues/donations will be put in an inactive status in the first year and will have their membership terminated and knighthood revoked if the situation persists in the second year. Any knights and dames going through financial duress may communicate with the Grand chancellery within the time of paying the respective dues explaining in writing their cases.

Signed with the Great Seat in Los Angeles, United States of America, on May 5th 2019.”

More about the Equestrian Order of Michael Archangel HERE

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