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

Here, read about the recent validation of the book by a leading Maronite historian

Here, the Sworn Legal Affidavit from the world’s leading Expert in Middle Eastern Royal Succession recognizing the Royal Rights and Titles of the El Chemor/Gharios Family

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

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Photo: The grave of His Highness Sheikh Selim El Chemor (passed away 1909 CE, the great grandfather of HRH Prince Sheikh Selim El Chemor, honorary head of the Royal House of Ghassan), note that the royal title of Sheikh (in Arabic, upper right side) is on his tombstone, a capital proof that the family has been publicly using the ‘sui iuris’ titles for centuries until the present date. (Grave at the cemetery at the Mar Mama Ancient Church in Kferhata, Lebanon) Understand the legality of the titles here:

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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.

 

 

The Real Majesty part 3 – Words of wisdom from the late Archduke of Austria

 

His Imperial and Royal Highness Archduke Otto von Habsburg (20 November 1912 – 4 July 2011), also known by his royal name as Archduke Otto of Austria, was the last Crown Prince of Austria-Hungary. The realm comprised modern-day Austria, Hungary, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, and parts of Italy, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia and Ukraine. He became the pretender to the former thrones, Head of the House of Habsburg-Lorraine, and Sovereign of the Order of the Golden Fleece in 1922, upon the death of his father. The current head of the House (since 2007) is his son, His Imperial and Royal Highness Archduke Karl Habsburg-Lothringen (born in 1961). HIRH Archduke Otto left us in 2011.

Both videos presented here, show the wisdom of a Catholic prince that sees beyond the labels. And sees the greater good with the eyes of a scholar and a real statesman. May we “drink” from the elixir of his wisdom.

With appreciation and admiration,

HIRH Prince Gharios El Chemor of Ghassan Al-Numan VIII

Our Lady of Aparecida

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Today is the feast of Our Lady of Aparecida, the Patroness of Brazil.
May Our Lady of Aparecida Bless you and yours!
 

Our Lady of Aparecida (PortugueseNossa Senhora Aparecida or Portuguese: Nossa Senhora da Conceição Aparecida is a celebrated 18th-century clay statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the traditional form associated with the Immaculate Conception. The image is widely venerated by Brazilian Catholics, who consider her as the principal patroness of Brazil. Historical accounts state that the statue was originally found by three fishermen who miraculously caught many fish after invoking the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Coptic Bishop gives Prince Gharios a very special gift

The honor guest of the first official event of the Prinz Gharios Stiftung (the Prince Gharios Foundation headquartered in Germany) celebrating HIRH Prince Gharios El Chemor‘s 43rd birthday was His Eminence Bishop Anba Damian head of the Coptic Orthodox Church in Germany and representative of His Holiness Coptic Pope Tawadros II. His Eminence was also the protagonist of one of the event’s highlights when he gifted Prince Gharios with his personal Blessing cross.

The Hand Cross, also Blessing Cross, is used in the Orthodox Church by a priest or bishop to give a blessing or benediction. The hand cross is kept on the Holy Table in the Altar and used at certain moments during the liturgy, most noticeably when he holds it in his right hand as he gives the final blessing at the dismissal of the Divine Liturgy. In many traditions, usually Slavic, after the dismissal of the Divine Liturgy all of the faithful come forward to kiss the cross.

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The Bishop was invested in the Sacred Order of Saint Michael Archangel, which concomitantly to the event was recognized being canonically erected by the Catholic church in a holy thanksgiving mass in Brazil.

Prince Gharios El Chemor receives award from Aramaic Christian Organization

wearechristiansawardDuring the dinner promoted by the Prinz Gharios Stiftung (Prince Gharios Foundation in Germany) celebrating Prince Gharios‘ 43rd birthday, the Aramaic organization headquartered in Germany called “We are Christians” honored Prince Gharios with a commendation certificate. The Prince was already proudly an Honorary Member of the Aramaic organization since 2015. The honor was given by Mr Josef Gabriel, the Chairman of  “We are Christians”.

To learn more about “We are Christians” please click HERE

To learn more about the Prince Gharios Foundation in Germany please click HERE

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The Prince Gharios Foundation launches German website

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The Prince Gharios Foundation (Prinz Gharios Stiftung) is an organization founded and headquartered in Germany under the Sovereign Imperial and Royal House of Ghassan, which recently was recognized and accredited by the United Nations with the Special Consultative Status.

HIRH Prince Gharios El Chemor of Ghassan Al-Numan VIII serves as the Chairman and Dr. Michael Hesemann, famous German author, is the President.

The organization’s main scope is the protection of all the Christians in the Middle East.

Today, the Foundation has launched its new website in the German language.

To visit the new website:

www.prinzghariosstiftung.org/   or   www.princeghariosfoundation.org/

 

Record TV interviews HIRH Prince Gharios El Chemor twice live in studio

HIRH Prince Gharios El Chemor of Ghassan Al-Numan VIII was interviewed live by journalists Milena Macedo and Granger Ferreira both from Record TV, the 2nd largest national TV station in Brazil.

The above videos are in Portuguese

More about the prince http://www.princegharios.org/