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Obituary in Honour of His Excell. Florin cav. Mihăescu, Gr. Cr. OBSS

Posted in O.B.S.S. with tags , on Noiembrie 11, 2014 by remusmirceabirtz

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With humility but waiting the Resurrection,

the Romanian Priory of the OBSS is announcing that

His. Excell. Florin cav. Mihăescu, Gr. Cr. OBSS,

after being preserved with the Holy Sacraments, passed to Our Lord and Saviour on October, 19, 2014, his grave being in the Herastrau cemetery, Bucharest.

His significant work in traditional fields cannot be supplied.

May the Holy Trinity have mercy upon his soul, and give him eternal rest and light together with our Lord’s Servants and Saints!

Necrolog E S Florin cav Mihaescu



Posted in O.B.S.S. on Decembrie 20, 2013 by remusmirceabirtz

Our brethren are near  Our Prior, His. Excl.  Macarie cav. Hedeşiu, Gr. Cr. OBSS, in these sad moments, when his mother, Mme. Valeria Hedeşiu (1919-2013), after receiving the Holy Sacraments and being reconciled with Our Creator and Saviour, passed into Eternity on December 12, 2013. May Our Lord give her His pardon and the eternal rest!

Jesus Christus regnare volumus! (II)

Posted in O.B.S.S. on Februarie 28, 2013 by remusmirceabirtz

The OBSS Romanian Priory, as a traditional institute, concerning the „abdication” of His H. Pope Benedict XVI,  has this statement to be done:

1) There are several signs, well published and spread among the press, about plots and blackmailing the Pope. Some Italian newspapers like Il Fatto Quotidiano (Febr. 10, 2012!), La Repubblica (Febr. 21, 2013), the Panorama Weekly (Febr. 21-27, 2013) are mentioning the Castrillon Hoyos Report, or the Herranz/Tomko/Di Giorgio Files, indicating serious pressure and plots against the Holy Father.

2) Even according to the new CIC 1983 (can. 187-189,  esp. 332, par. 2), a renunciation must be freely done, without any coercion. There are reasonable doubts that this really happened with His Holiness the Pope Benedict.

3) Even under duress and coercion Pope Benedict would have had to resist and to stay on that Cross, which Our Lord Jesus Christ gave Him, being accepted previously. With this step He, the Pope,  introduced  a suspicion about the  legitimacy of  His follower, and this until Pope Benedict lives.   More, a catastrophic example was given as a precedence, for all those who are confusing the Papal figure and the Papal ministry with a managerial one or with a political one.

Therefore Our Priory is considering the „abdication” of Pope Benedict XVI null and void.

But for all the  errors and sins against the Holy Trinity and the Church, may the Almighty God have mercy upon the soul of Pope Benedict XVI!

Italiani carcerati per la Fede Cattolica nella Romania socialista

Posted in O.B.S.S. on Ianuarie 26, 2013 by remusmirceabirtz

Nel ricordo del Console Antonio di Demetrio, ed anche come un’umile omaggio ai Martiri e Confessori della Fede durante  il regime comunista, offriamo ai nostri lettori casuali di lingua italiana alcuni materiali dedicati agli improgionati per la Fede (e per i soccorsi portati alla Chiesa perseguitata) nella Romania socialista:

1)per il ricordo del P. confessore Clemente Gatti OFM (1880-1952) la presentazione del libretto, ormai introvabile, del P. Francesco Molinari, MS, (da non confondersi con l’omonimo sportivo!) una volta Rettore della Chiesa Italiana di Bucharest, dedicato a due Eroi della Fede: P. Gatti e Mons. Vladimir Ghyka Molinari Gatti Ghyka   ; un foglietto commemorativo di P. Gatti si trova qui: P Clemente Gatti

2)per il ricordo del diplomatico italiano Eraldo Pintori (1915-1992) presentiamo le sue Memorie sull’esperienza carcerale romena: Eraldo Pintori Memorie.

date interessanti se trovano anche sullo site della Chiesa Italiana di Bucharest (

A Remembrance of H.Exc. Msgr. Elias Zoghby, Once Archbishop of Baalbeck (1912-2008)

Posted in O.B.S.S. with tags , , , on Ianuarie 20, 2013 by remusmirceabirtz

On January 16 2008 H.Exc. Msgr. Elias Zoghby was giving his soul to our Lord. He was one of the most ardent fighters of restoring the communion between the Orthodox and the Catholic Church. His 1995 double communion Manifesto was creating amazement and several discussions.

Elias Zoghby

The Greek Catholic Melkite Synod adopted it, together with the Orthodox Synod of the Antiochene Patriarchate. As our readers know, in our Priory are accepted only Orthodox and Catholics, therefore Msgr. Zoghby’s position can be an answer for our spiritual decisions. Modern ecumenism seems to go nowhere. And what was astonishing, Vatican II, instead of phocusing on reestablishing unity between Catholics and Orthodox, was proclaiming a general relativistic ecumenism; worse was done by the so called spirit of the Council. More, during the H. Mass „reform”, only Protestant ministers were invited; no Oriental Catholic experts, no Orthodox ones. The Offertory prayers, clef de voute of the Liturgy, were cut off. However, all the Eastern rites (Catholic/”Uniate” or Orthodox/”Non Uniate”) have the Offertory well developed. This creates the strong feeling that something spurious was planned, which the faithful Catholics always agree.

The same can be said about cannon law. A concrete example is given by the confusion between the Pontifical /Papal prerogatives and those of the Patriarchs. The Pope of Rome is the Patriarch of the Occident, too. Therefore, H.H. Pope Benedict XVI renouncing to this title, accomplished  a big error. The title Patriarch of the Occident was not only the heritage of His predecessors, but also the heritage of the Catholic Church, and of the Orthodox ones! This title is a patrimony recognized by all the Ecumenical Councils, so is not even belonging to the Church of Rome.

Sadly enough, on both sides (Catholic or Orthodox) ignorance on the other’s traditions is huge. Msgr. Zoghby was one of the few who knew deeply the common Orthodox / Greek-Catholic  traditions from Near East. Therefore his message is always actual. Therefore we are offering to our readers some of the materials concerning His double communion Manifesto, one of our knights having once the privilege of  being honoured with correspondence  from the former Archbishop of Baalbeck.

Before and during Vatican II Council Msgr. Zoghby struggled for the dignity of the Greek-Catholic Bishops ( always regarded as „second hand”bishops). The Roman Curia, instead of  looking for oriental catholic bishops’help, was enough arrogant to disdain them, and therefore, the coup d’Etat of the Modernists was carried out with good succes in Autumn 1963.

Zoghby Uniatisme Oecumenisme (1963)

SE Elias Zoghby I

SE Elias Zoghby II

May Our Lord Jesus Christ give eternal light and rest, and eternal memory!

How Are They, Our „Separate Brethern”?

Posted in O.B.S.S. on Octombrie 16, 2012 by remusmirceabirtz

Between the lucrative branches of the O.B.S.S. fraternal relations not always are evident. Each of them has its own version of the story. A general image can be acquired only when all are presented together.                                                         

H. Em. H. Alfred Josef Baldacchino is ruling the Maltese branch of the OBSS from a long time. His version about the split of his branch can be read here: Baldacchino about Calleja     and    Baldacchino about „Calleja Knights”.

Count Carmelo Sandro Calleja has his own version about the same (sad) event:Calleja about Baldacchino and  Signature_analysis.   However,   a Maltese Court Sentence,    was given, but sadly, the former two allies are not yet reconciled.

Mr. Calleja tried to find another ally on his side. He mixed himself with „Sir Robert Bouchlas, alias Metropolitan Haralambos of the Ukrainian Church in Exile”

„Sir Robert Bouchlas” was not loosing time, and created his own Great Priory in the U.S. His story can be found here: Haralambos Robert Bouchlas story  , or    Haralambos and Calleja,

and even a Holy See St.Gregory the Great Diploma (Metropolitan-Brevet).  Sure, if You want to join in such a   society, You have to pay  ( Benefits to Knighthood).

Look at this title: H.I.R.H.. Prof. Dr. Antonio Tiberio Dobrynia Dimitrijevich Aragona di Roma e Russia. It’s impressive, isn’t it?  The „Prince Tiberio Dobrynia” has his own story to be told, unfortunately ignoring the inverted commas, where they had to be put. His story can be read here: Antonio Tiberio story.

We might expect other self-styled princes, great dukes, unknown monarchs to occur; we promise to keep You informed about them.

Other Data about di Demetrio Family from Triest

Posted in O.B.S.S. with tags on Octombrie 11, 2012 by remusmirceabirtz

For those who have read our previous post about the Institutions of di Demetrio family and our essay Old Things from the Past…. the connection between di Demetrio family and Triest is not new.

Dimitrij IX Vasilievich di Demetrio  was born in Triest and was active there during the most part of his life. His family, at least in the XIXth century had a strong, influent position there.

Vasilievich means his patronim, his father’s name : Vasilij or Basilio. Di Demetrio is the genitive form of Dimitrij or Demetrios; in Greek the genitive form would be Dimitriou. However, a noble family di Demetrio was well-known in Triest, belonging to the Greek community from that city, and being considered of noble origin.

The Demetrios were rich and benefactors, had some contacts with the Hellenic Resistance against the Ottomans, with Freemasonry , and are mentioned as a distinguished family in the Greek community. Here the article of Mme. Lucia Marcheselli Loukas is giving a short history of the Triestine Greek community, mentioning the  di Demetrios too: (Lucia Marcheselli Loukas I Greci Trieste).

With the noble family of barons Economo (Ekonomou) the di Demetrios were playing an important role in the  Trade and Industry Chamber from Triest, Giovanni Antonio di Demetrio being between 1905-1913 president of that corporation, assisted by Economo. They were trading cereals especially from Romania, Galatz, as records of the Trade Chamber are mentioning. See the work of Tabo, Grazia – Deputazioni di borsa poi Camera di Comercio e d’Industria di Trieste (1755-1921), Trieste, 2000, Archivio dello Stato, available even here:, pp.20, 148, 207, 212, 217, 233, 240, 243, 244, 247, 250, 257, 344, 635, 658.  Not only Giovanni Antonio  di Demetrio was playing a role there, but also his brother , Basilio di Demetrio (the grandfather of Dimitrij X Dimitrievich), who, in 1905 was insisting that the Chamber has to acquire the  „Calepino Dictionary„, for seven languages, from the XVIIIth cent. (Tabo, Grazia -op.cit.,p. 244.)

His brother, Giovanni Antonio di Demetrio, in 1895 published something about financial laws : „Per istudio e riferta sul progetto di legge concernente le imposte personali dirette”, Trieste, 1895. About the Ekonomou (Economo) baronial family see Pietro Spirito Gli Economo di Trieste.

Being a wealthy and noble family, di Demetrios were able to finance a large mannoir for them in  1849 (see the cartographical file of Mme. Isabella Collavizza here (   Collavizza Isabella Palazzo di Demetrio Trieste)

Some pictures would be useful here:                            

This castle is situated on via Cesare Battisti 14, Triest, being now protected by the Superintendence of the historical buildings.   In the half of  the   XIXth c., the sister of Giovanni Antonio and of Basilio di Demetrio, Giuseppina, married with another nobleman of Greek origin: Anastasio Edler von Vardacca (see  Di Demetrio Lucinis Attems).

So di Demetrios were well inserted in the local Triestine establishment.

If Giovanni Antonio di Demetrio was trading with Romania since 1877, his son, Dr. Antonio di Demetrio was much more implicated in Romanian realities. Antonio di Demetrio was honorary Consul of the Romanian Kingdom between the World Wars (Corpo Consolare Trieste)     and after 1945 he had a crucial activity helping the Romanian refugees from the new communist paradise. The Romanians were escaping through Hungary (communist also) or through Yugoslavia ( the Titoist regime was communist too, but ‘unorthodox”) and much less through Bulgaria and Greece.

The Romanian Exile organized the CAROMAN (The Romanian Red Cross from Exile), patronised by H.M. the King, several National Councils from Exile, or former Royal Ministers who were able to escape before 1947 from Romania. The CAROMAN deputy for Triest was Antonio di Demetrio, who, together with his wife, took care personally about the Romanian refugees there.

In fact in  1949 he helped 581 refugees, in 1950: 105, in 1951: 101, in 1952: 234, in 1953: 198, in 1954: 100. He assisted them with money, food, vestments, papers and  documents,, juridical advises, news from and to Romania,  facilitating their emigration to other countries, he had to struggle against several diversions, and even a Romanian school was organized by him in Triest, in 1951!  He did several interventions at the A.M.G. (Allied Military Govt.) of Triest, and wrote a huge correspondence with the Romanian authorities in Exile. He was a true benefactor for those exiled Romanians, unfortunately fallen in oblivion today. And he even spoke Romanian!

Aurel Sergiu Marinescu (1922-2008) , a serious historian of the Romanian Exile, and a former political prisoner too, had warm terms to appreciate the help offered by Dr. Antonio di Demetrio ( Marinescu, Aurel Sergiu – „O contributie la istoria Exilului romanesc„, 10 vol., vol. VII, Bucharest, 2007, ed.Vremea, pp. 300, 386, 400-01, 410-11, 413-18, 422-23, 427-28, 440-448, 451-58, 472-80, 487-88, 491, is offering in the quoted pages a precise , documented, report about the activity of di  Demetrio). Antonio di Demetrio’s cousin, Demetrio IX Vasiljevich di Demetrio, had to do with the refugees in Italy, too.

Therefore, the Romanian Priory considers a duty of honour recording the memory of Dr. Antonio di Demetrio, benefactor of those Romanian who lost their country. And the heraldic allegiance to Habsburg Dynasty proves to be a very natural, normal, „canonical” one, once that the di Demetrios were Triestine, Austro-Hungarian nobles too.

Unfortunately we were not able yet to find other data about  di Demetrios from Triest, or about  the heirs of Antonio di Demetrio.

Sadly, the irregular life of Demetrio IX Vasilievich, and possible some troubles occured after the death of Dr. Antonio di Demetrio or his proximal parents, created deep problems to Dimitrij Maria di Demetrio, alias Dimitrij X Dimitrievich.

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