His Royal Highness
Prince Davit Bagration-Mukhraneli Batonishvilli
And to the Orthodox People of Georgia
Your Royal Highness, Most Merciful Lord,
We are profoundly shattered and deeply astonished by the news of untimely and tragic end of Your Royal Father, His Royal Highness Prince Giorgi Bagration-Mukhraneli of Georgia.
Our astonishment is so much the greater as His Royal Highness had assumed the Royal Coat of Arms barely one week ago, rendered by our Board for Heraldic and Genealogical Studies for use in Your Most August House, the Heraldic Heir of which is, indeed, Your Royal Highness personally.
Thus are we even more reminded of the constant presence of death, as the most unnatural and most uncharacteristic phenomena to human beings, as well as of the vanity of this our temporary life, so grandly sung about by the great Ancestor of Your House, the Holy and Just Prophet-King Solomon.
Your Royal Highness, the time and circumstances of Your Great Father’s passing additionally obligate all of us, who consider themselves unworthy servants of the Orthodox Royal House of Bagration-Mukhraneli, but the greatest obligation now lies with You, our Most Merciful Lord.
It is, indeed, up to Your Royal Highness to complete the grand enterprise of Your Royal Father and fulfill the centennial dream of good People of Georgia to restore the ancient Georgian Monarchy, in accordance with the recent initiative of his Holiness and Beatitude Catholicos-Patriarch Iliya II.
Your Great Father dedicated his entire being to the completion of this noble Idea, this being the guarantee of its fulfillment, to the prosperity of Georgia, its People and its well-wishers all over the world.
Therefore, please accept our most sincere condolences on the behalf of the Associates of the Centre for Research of Orthodox Monarchism, as well as condolences by our High Patron, His Royal Highness Prince Aleksandar Pavlov Karageorgevich of Serbia.
Remaining Your Royal Highness’s Most obedient humble servant,
4.(17.) January 2008.
The Centre for Research of
Deacon Nenad M. Jovanovich
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