Very interesting and concise video explaining the origins of modern middle-eastern conflicts.
HIRH Prince Gharios El Chemor of Ghassan Al-Numan VIII presided the confraternization dinner for the Sacred Order of Saint Michael Archangel in Campos, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on August 4th 2016. The dinner was in celebration of the creation of the Grand Priory of Brazil and the investiture of new knights and dames.
More about the Order http://www.michaelarchangel.org/
HIRH Prince Gharios El Chemor of Ghassan Al-Numan VIII visited Brazil from August 1st to 10th 2016 and ministered lectures about the situation in the Middle East and its effects in the Western world in five venues: at UCAM – Candido Mendes University (Latin America’s oldest private University founded in 1902), at the Fluminense Federal Institute (Technical Faculty), at the City Parliament (founded in 1652), at the Maria Imaculada Diocesan Seminary and at the Imaculada Conceicao Catholic Seminary. The lectures were very appreciated and acclaimed by the audience and the press.
(the above video is in the Portuguese language)
More about HIRH Prince Gharios El Chemor HERE
HIRH Prince Gharios El Chemor of Ghassan Al-Numan VIII received a UN Peace Corps’ medal (UNEF – United Nations Emergency Force – Suez), the very first unit deployed to the Middle East. Also, the medal Captain Manuel Theodoro de Almeida Batista, a hero from the Brazil-Paraguay war. The honors were conferred by the Brazilian Army veterans in the Campos City Hall, Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil on August 3rd 2016.
More about the United Nations Emergency Force HERE
More about HIRH Prince Gharios at http://www.princegharios.org/
The Sacred Order of Saint Michael Archangel had a beautiful investiture ceremony and the creation of the Grand Priory of Brazil on August 4th 2016. The event happened at the Campos Catholic Cathedral in Rio de Janeiro. Presiding the Grand Master HIRH Prince Gharios El Chemor of Ghassan Al-Numan VIII and the Grand Chaplain of Brazil HER Dom Roberto Francisco Ferreria Paz, the Catholic Bishop of Campos, Brazil. The Order is legally chartered under the Sovereign Imperial and Royal House of Ghassan, recently accredited and affiliated to the United Nations.
More about the accreditation with the United Nations HERE
More about the Order HERE
HIRH Prince Gharios El Chemor will visit the city of Campos (Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil) for a week next month. He was invited to speak about the situation in the Middle East in five venues: at UCAM – Candido Mendes University (Latin America’s oldest private University founded in 1902), at the Fluminense Federal Institute (Technical Faculty), at the City Parliament (founded in 1652), the Maria Imaculada Diocesan Seminary and at the Imaculada Conceicao Catholic Seminary. In the visit, Prince Gharios will inaugurate the Grand Priory of Brazil for the Sacred Order of Saint Michael Archangel investing the first knights and dames. The prince will also visit government representatives and the Açu Port. HIRH Prince Gharios is a 5th Dan (degree of black belt) in Aikido and will also minister a Seminar with his top student Sensei Bernardo Caneca Pereira 3rd Dan. Below the event’s poster and program in Portuguese.
On the 16th and 17th of July, in Amman, capital of Jordan, HIRH Prince Gharios El Chemor met with two representatives from the Kingdom of Bahrain.
Mr. Yousif Buzaboon is the chairman of the Bahrain Society for Religious Coexistence & Tolerance and Dr. Abdulatif Al Khaja, member of the board of the same society , also known Middle Eastern diplomat and executive of several companies in the countries of the GCC .
Prince Gharios El Chemor offered the visitors a dinner at the Little Italy restaurant, one of the best Italian restaurants in the Middle East. Meetings resumed at the Sheraton Hotel in Amman.
The purpose of the meetings is the attempt to create a cooperation between the Royal House of Ghassan with all its organizations, the Bahrain Society for Religious Coexistence & Tolerance and the Kingdom of Bahrain. The scope of this cooperation is the establishment of an official annual event to be held in Bahrain and a practical yearly agenda to promote effective tolerance and coexistence in the Middle East.
The Syrian (Syriac) Orthodox Church was the original denomination of the Ghassanids until the 7th Century. With the fall of the first Ghassanid State in Syria and Jordan, many Ghassanids fled to today’s Lebanon and also to the Byzantine empire (today’s Turkey). The Royal family ended up adhering to the mainstream Orthodox denomination living in the Byzantine Empire. In the 9th century, the second Ghassanid ruling happened with emperor Nikephoros I in 802 CE. In Mount Lebanon, the family kept the Syriac Orthodox roots. However, the monks of Mar Maroun (Saint Maroun) monastery decided in the 7th century to create a new Patriarchate and that was how the Ghassanids became Maronite. Because of the obedience of the Maronites to the Pope in Rome and the absence of a Maronite church in Curitiba (Brazil) where Prince Gharios’ family was settled in exile, he ended up becoming Roman Catholic.
As part of a very successful trip to Istanbul, HIRH Prince Gharios El Chemor and his delegation have visited the Syriac Orthodox Metropolitan and Patriarchal Vicar for Istanbul and Ankara His Excellency Mor Filiksinos Yusuf Çetin. In the end of the audience, Prince Gharios was Blessed by the Metropolitan in his mission protecting the Christians in the Middle East.
More about the Syrian Orthodox Church HERE
More about HE Mor Filiskinos Yusuf Cetin HERE
HIRH Prince Gharios El-Chemor had an official audience with His All Holiness Bartholomew I the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople in Istanbul, Turkey. His All Holiness is the highest in honor (“first among equals”) between all of the Patriarchs of the Eastern Orthodox Church representing over 300 million faithful. The two hours long conversation was focused on the history of the Ghassanid and Nikephorian (Byzantine empire) Dynasties which HIRH Prince Gharios is the legal heir and, of course, the main topic was the survival of the Christians in the Middle East and Prince Gharios’ proposal of the Council of Oriental Christians. During the visit, Prince Gharios and the delegation composed by the scholar and protestant bishop Prof. Dr. Thomas Schirrmacher, PhD, Mr. Martin Warnecke (both from Germany) and Pastor Dr. Behnan Konutgan (from Turkey) were invited for a special luncheon with the Ecumenical Patriarch and the Synod of Bishops.
Prince Gharios was honored by the personal Patriarchal Blessing. Historically in Christianity, only the Patriarchs of Rome (Pope) and Constantinople may grant and recognize imperial titles (see Royal and Republican Sovereignty in Early Modern Europe, Cambridge University Press, pg.360)
HIRH Prince Gharios and the delegation were listed as official visitors HERE
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As part of a very successful trip to Turkey, HIRH Prince Gharios El Chemor of Ghassan Al-Numan VIII had an audience with Prof.Dr. Rahmi Yaran the Grand Mufti of Istanbul . The Mufti has under him 3,100 mosques in Istanbul, one of the most populous cities in Europe with over 14 million people. The highest Muslim authority in the country being only under the Ministry of Religious Affairs.
The Prince Gharios’ delegation had the scholar and protestant bishop from Germany Prof. Dr. Thomas Schirrmacher, PhD, Mr. Martin Warnecke also from Germany and Pastor Dr. Behnan Konutgan from Turkey. The Mufti joined Prince Gharios’ alliance for peace condemning the terror and any kind of violence against other religions. He also received the rank of Knight Commander of the Order of Saint Michael Archangel.