|Posted on October 9, 2016 at 11:10 AM|
October 05, 2016
The Jerusalem Pilgrim's Cross (Signum Sacri Itineris Hierosolymitani) is an honour awarded by the Pope as a recognition of merit to pilgrims to the Holy Land
HRH Pilgrim Prince Nugzar Bagrationi-Gruzinski, Singular Heir to the Throne of the Royal House of Georgia, received the Jerusalem Pilgrim's Gold Cross, (i.e., Signum Sacri Itineris Hierosolymitani), which is an honor awarded to selected pilgrims to the Holy Land by the Pope of Rome in recognition of meritorious works and/or service. The medal can only be conferred at the office of the Custody of the Holy Land in Jerusalem, (i.e., the Minister Provincial of the Order of Friars Minor in the Middle East). The Custos presents it to deserving pilgrims in the name of the Sovereign and Pontiff of the Vatican City State.
Since 1973, the Franciscan Custody of the Holy Land has sponsored the Christian Information Centre in Jerusalem, opposite the Tower of David near Jaffa Gate. The aim is to provide information on Christianity and on the Holy Land. This important, wide-ranging initiative is designed to offer a service that is indispensable in a city like Jerusalem, for those wishing to learn as much as possible about Christianity in the Holy Land and the Holy Land in relation to Christianity.
|Posted on October 9, 2016 at 11:00 AM|
THE HEAD OF THE ROYAL HOUSE OF GEORGIA MEETS THE PATRIARCH OF THE HOLY CITY OF JERUSALEM –September 13, 2016
His Royal Highness Prince Nugzar Bagrationi-Gruzinski (TICAN Royal Patron), Head of the Royal House of Georgia (second left) meets the Patriarch of Holy City Jerusalem His Beatitude Theophilos III. HRH Princess Ana, heir to the Royal House (far right).
The city of Jerusalem is significant in a number of religious traditions, including the Abrahamic religions Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, which consider it a holy city. Some of the most sacred places for each of these religions are found in Jerusalem and the one shared between all three is the Temple Mount.
It was on 13th September 2016 when the Royal family of Georgia, held in warm and friendly atmosphere, visited the Patriarch. HRH Crown Prince noted an important role of His Beatitude in Christianity as whole and bestowed upon him the highest Dynastic Order of St. King David the Psalmist what was received with much gratitude by the Patriarch of Jerusalem. In his part His Beatitude gifted the royal family with holy icons, souvenirs and blessed the royal family.
His Beatitude Theophilos III, Is the current Patriarch of the Orthodox Church of Jerusalem. He is styled "Patriarch of the Holy City of Jerusalem and all Palestine and Israel. Theophilos (also spelled Theofilos or Theophilus) was elected by the Holy Synod of Jerusalem as the 141st primate of the Orthodox Church of Jerusalem on 22 August 2005, confirmed by the Eastern Orthodox synod of Constantinople.
|Posted on July 20, 2016 at 1:45 PM|
His Majesty King Kigeli V of Rwanda 80th Birthday dinner at Cavalry and Guards Club, London, UK on Wednesday 29th of June 2016
His Royal Highness King Kigeli V of Rwanda and His Highness Prince Nugzar Bagrationi-Gruzinski of Georgia.
Her Royal Highness Princess Katarina of Yugoslavia and Serbia, His Royal Highness King Kigeli V, Her Royal Highness Princess Anna Bagrationi-Gruzinski of Georgia
H.E. The Chancellor of the Royal House of Georgia Kakha Koridze, His Royal Highness Nugzar Bagrationi-Gruzinski and The Right Reverend Doctor Andrew Vujisić (Knight Commander of the Royal Order of the Crown of the Georgian Kingdom and TICAN´s member).
T.R.H. Princess Anna Bagrationi-Gruzinski and Crown Prince Nugzar Bagrationi-Gruzinski of Georgia are publicly acknowledged as giving the Royal Order of St. David the Psalmist to His Majesty King Kigeli V.
HM King Kigeli V Ndahindurwa of Rwanda Mutual Exchange with the Royal House of Georgia His Royal Highness Prince Nugzar Bagrationi-Gruzinski
|Posted on March 24, 2016 at 5:10 PM|
November 15, 2015 -- A mutual exchange of recognition with H.R.H. Prince Nugzar Bagrationi-Gruzinski, the heir to the royal throne of Georgia and its former constituent kingdoms under the traditions of that venerable land, was signed. His Majesty presents his compliments to H.R.H. Prince Nugzar and his heir, H.R.H. Princess Anna.
A copy of the exchange, which has been edited to protect the signatures of the two royals, may be viewed here:
Given a number of questions from the public, the below clarifies the exchange:
Recently, having been approached by His Royal Highness Prince Nugzar Bagrationi-Gruzinski, with the intent of establishing fraternal ties, His Majesty accepted his friendship and so recognized the aforementioned Prince Nugzar as a Prince of the Georgian Royal House and the Orders and honors granted by him as one of the traditional customs of Georgia. His Majesty recognizes that said House, much like many other non-reigning Royal Houses of Europe, has alternative claimants resulting from the historic turmoil suffered by that land. Consequently, His Majesty clarifies that in such cases it is up to the members of the each royal system and ultimately the people of that country to decide their own system of government. His Majesty's fraternal ties with Prince Nugzar and any other Royal in no way diminishes His Majesty's wish for the people of Georgia or any other country for that matter to make their own decisions, nor is his gesture of friendship intended to insult any of the other claimants, Royal Patrons of the Prester John Institute, or members of any organizations His Majesty is affiliated with, and least of all cause confusion or conflict for the Prester John Institute of which His Majesty is a founding member and Regent.
Further, His Majesty also clarifies that when he grants Courtesy Patronage to an organization where he is not an active member, it is possible that those responsible for the same, may and do express opinions that do not always reflect His Majesty’s personal sentiments. Consequently, only statements made on this website and in signed and sealed statements from His Majesty should be considered Official Statements.
|Posted on August 28, 2015 at 9:25 AM|
On August 27, 2015, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Nugzar Bagrationi-Gruzinski, by the Grace of God, Head of the Royal House of Georgia, and Heir to the Throne of Georgia, met with His Most Divine All Holiness BARTHOLOMEW I, Archbishop of Constantinople, New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch during a private audience at the Patriarchal Palace at the Phanar in Istanbul (TR), in which the Crown Prince preferred and honored His All Holiness with the Royal Order of St. King David the Psalmist.
The Most Reverend ATHENAGORAS, Metropolitan-Archbishop of Mexico, Central America, Colombia, Venezuela, and the Islands of the Caribbean, (who is also the President of the Regional Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of Latin America), reported that His All Holiness was extremely pleased and expressed his profound gratitude to the Crown Prince. His All Holiness then extended warmest and heartfelt wishes and gifts to the Crown Prince, who had celebrated his 65th birthday on August 25, 2015.
|Posted on June 11, 2015 at 7:25 PM|
The Royal House Chancellery is pleased to announce about new Delegate's appointment. Please welcome our new Delegate in Ukraine Her Honor Mandilosani (Dame) Princess Karina Bagration-Moukhransky.
Princess Karina Bagration-Moukhransky, PhD., has been contributing to numerous philanthropic pursuits since her late teens, at first, as volunteer for the Red Cross mission in Ukraine. Her current involvements range across areas of culture, education for sustainable social development, women's and children's rights protection.
The Princess is the author of various scientific articles in field of cultural anthropology and folkloristic with keen interest in rich Celtic heritage. She is also the author of 2 books “The Olympic Games” and “Indonesia: facts and figures”
In 2011 Her Highness and her partners founded “Princess Carina Organization” (Switzerland). With the dream to turn Karina's personal life story into powerful tool serving social makeover, the Organization Team does various humanitarian projects. Since 2012 it also benefits from the High Patronage of Geneva Canton. Karina is also a brand ambassadress in luxury segment, an artists and an associate producer of “The Goddess” documentary (a media project, which aims at drawing attention to the modern role of a woman in society done by “Dragon Lion” Media, Hollywood).
In 2014 Her Highness was decorated by H.R.H. Prince Nugzar Bagration-Gruzinsky with the dynastic order for her ongoing service to society.
Royal Patronage On 29 May 2015, HRH Crown Prince Nugzar Bagrationi-Gruzinski became Royal Patron of St. Gregory Nazianzen Orthodox Institute.
|Posted on June 3, 2015 at 11:55 AM|
St. Gregory Nazianzen Orthodox Institute is a free-standing, not-for-profit, private, religious institution of higher learning governed by an independent Board of Trustees. The Institute is accredited by the Department of Education of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Mexico, Central America, Colombia, Venezuela, and the Islands of the Caribbean (Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople).
His All Holiness BARTHOLOMEW I, Archbishop of Constantinople, New Rome, and Ecumenical Patriarch.
The Ecumenical Patriarchate is the foremost ecclesiastical centre of the Orthodox Church throughout the world, tracing its history to the Day of Pentecost and the early Christian communities founded by the Apostles of Jesus Christ. According to tradition, the "First-Called" of these Apostles, Andrew, preached the Gospel around Asia Minor, the Black Sea, Thrace and Achaia, where he was martyred. In 36 AD, he founded the Church on the shores of the Bosphorus in the city known then as Byzantium, later Constantinople and today Istanbul. St. Andrew is the Patron Saint of the Ecumenical Patriarchate; his Patronal Feast is celebrated on November 30.
Joint Declaration of His Holiness Pope Francis and His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew (November 30, 2014)
ISTANBUL – Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew signed a Joint Declaration with consequential importance for Christian unity and momentous impact on the suffering of Christians in the Middle East.
The two leaders recalled with joy and gratitude their recent encounter in Jerusalem to commemorate the 50th anniversary since the meeting there of their predecessors, Pope Paul VI and Patriarch Athenagoras. They also referred to visits to the Phanar by their predecessors, Popes John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI.
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|Posted on February 22, 2015 at 6:35 PM|
On 13 February in Stockholm, Sweden, was held Royal Winter Ball managed by the World Childhood Foundation founded by HM Queen Silvia of Sweden. On the charity evening as a special guest was attending HRH Princess Anna of Georgia.
HRH Princess Anna Nugzaris Asuli Bagration-Gruzinsky (born November 1, 1976 in Tbilisi) is a royal princess of the Gruzinsky branch of the Bagrationi dynasty of Georgia.
Princess Anna is the eldest child of the head of the Bagration-Gruzinsky family, Prince Nugzar Bagration-Gruzinsky, and his wife, Leila Kipiani. Anna has one younger sister, Princess Maia Bagration-Gruzinsky, born on January 2, 1978. Princess Anna has three children:
HRH Princess Irina Bagration-Gruzinsky (born in 2003)
HRH Princes Mariam Bagration-Gruzinsky (born in 2007
Prince Giorgi Bagrationi (September 27, 2011)
Princess Anna has shown an interest in the socioeconomic issues affecting vulnerable segments of the Georgian population. Working with Heifer International and other local NGOs, she is seeking to ameliorate the living conditions of internally displaced persons, especially those affected by the Russo-Georgian War. The humanitarian efforts of Princess Anna have met with cooperation from members of the governments of Georgia and the Autonomous Republic of Abkhazia.
Queen Silvia of Sweden (born Silvia Renate Sommerlath on 23 December 1943, in Heidelberg) is the spouse of King Carl XVI Gustaf and mother of the heir apparent to the throne, Crown Princess Victoria. In 2011, Silvia became the longest serving queen of Sweden, a record previously held by Sophia of Nassau.
Queen Silvia is involved in numerous charity organizations, especially in the area of disadvantaged children, and has made several public statements about human rights and the sexual exploitation of children. On her own initiative, she alone watched videos confiscated by the police, of sexually abused children in an early pedophile tangle. The statement she made to the press became an eye opener for many people that the problem exists.
She was a co-founder of the World Childhood Foundation in 1999, having been inspired by her work as Patron of the first World Congress against Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children held in Stockholm.
|Posted on September 7, 2014 at 10:00 AM|
Today at the hotel "Vere Palace" Tbilisi held a meeting with the leadership of the head office of the International Organization "Heifer" United States of America.
The meeting, by the initiative of HRH Princess Anna Bagrationi-Gruzinski was organized by "Committee of Mothers." During the meeting, attended by Acting Prime Minister of the Autonomous Republic of Abkhazia Vakhtang Kolbaya, Deputy Minister of Agriculture of Georgia, David Gelegashvili representative urban service policy Tbilisi Mayor Irakli Zhvania, the Chancellor of the Royal House Kakha Koridze and representative of the "Committee of Mothers" Ketevan Adamia.
Meeting Supported by Anna Bagration–Gruzinski Royal Princess at the Government of the A/R of Abkhazia - 02 July 2014
On July 2, Business meeting with Mr. Vakhtang Kolbaia, the Acting Chairman of the A/R of Abkhazia was held at the Government of the A/R of Abkhazia. Ketevan Adamia, Chairman, The 'Mothers Committee' initiated the meeting and it was supported by Princess/ Royal Highness Anna Bagration-Gruzinsky.
Giorgi Murvanidze, Director of "HEIFER" the international Charity Organization, Gia Gvazava, Chairman of the Supreme Council of the A/R of Abkhazia, Valeri Basaria, Chairman, Department of Agriculture, Environment Protection and Natural Resources of A/R Abkhazia, Kakha Koridze, Chancellor of the royal family and others attended the business meeting.
Visitors got acquainted with existing projects of structures of the Government of A/R of Abkhazia that are IDPs' living conditions improvement and their employement oriented. In particular, in the form of financial support and humanitarian aid to IDPs compactly settled in the Western Georgia, Imereti Region.
Participants of the meeting agreed on the implementation of joint projects, Which provides partial solving the IDPs economic and social problems.
|Posted on September 4, 2014 at 9:20 AM|
September 03, 2014
A little Royal Princess became 11 years old.
Today is a birthday of HRH Princess Irine of Georgia - elder daughter of HRH Princess Anna of Georgia. The Royal House members, the Royal Chancellery and the delegation of Canada congratulate Her Royal Highness with this beautiful day and wishes her all the best in her life