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House of Groznookov
Грозноокови

Hroznookovy
Lesser-CoA-Pavlov-2017.png
Country Flag of Pavlov.jpg Tsardom of Pavlov
Lob flag moskovskiy.svg.png Grand Duchy of Moscow
Gerae-tamga.png Crimean Khanate
Ethnicity Tatar, Ruthenian, Lithuanian, Turkish, Dutch
Founded 2014
as House of Karapavlovič
Current head Aleksandr Feofanovych
Title(s)a  • Tsar and Grand Prince of
   all-Pavlov

 • Or-bey of Perekop
 • Khan of Qasim
 • Grand Prince of Tver' and    Torzhok
Style(s)  • Current: Majesty (Pavlov)
 • Historical: Excellency and
   Highness
Estate(s) Flag of Pavlov.jpg Petropavloslav Kremlin
a This list includes titles used by ancestral house(s)

The House of Groznookov, is the ruling house of the Empire of Pavlov. The current head of the House is Alexander IV, the Incumbent Tsar and Grand Prince of all-Pavlov. All of those in the Line of Succession to the Throne of Pavlov are members of the House through blood or adoption.

History

According to the Chronicles of the House of Groznookov, the origin of the House can be traced back in a direct line to the 12th century, claiming descend from Genghis Khan and his first son Jochi Khan. During the so-called Tatar yoke, the family came to at times lead the Golden Horde during the period of internal turmoil. After the then Khan of the Great Horde, Oluğ Möxämmäd, decided to disintegrate the Khanate into multiple smaller Khanates, the family came to lead the Khanate of Kasimov, a small buffer/vassal state of the Grand Principality of Moscow. The ancestor of the House of Groznookov, Sain-Bulat Khan, the then Khan of Kasimov, was invited by the Tsar of Russia Ioann "the Terrible" (his uncle-in-law), to marry the Tsar' family member, Anastasia Ivanovna Mstislavkaya, a great great granddaughter of Ivan "the Great" and Sophia Palaiologina (a niece of the last "Byzantine Emperor" Constantine XI Palaiologos). After the marriage of Sain-Bulat to Anastasia, the Khan got baptized into the Orthodox Church and took the name Simeon Bekbulatovich and was in the year 1575 appointed Grand Prince of all-Rus' with Ioann "the Terrible" leaving the throne of Moscow to him. Once Ioann "the Terrible" returned to the throne of Moscow in 1576/1577, he appointed Simeon the Grand Prince of Tver' and Torzhok. During the so-called Time of Troubles in Russia, Simeon got blinded by Boris Godunov, supposedly by poisoned wine, and after Boris Godunov became Tsar, he required all nobles to sign an oath renouncing the Grand Prince Simeon as their Tsar. False Dmitriy I required Simeon to be tonsured as a monk, a status only revoked by Tsar Mikhail Fyodorovich Romanov.

Line of Succession to the Throne

Pavlov has Male-preference primogeniture sucession, but that is limited to those descended from Ioann Baron Baklykov and in the future, Alexander IV through approved marriage. Dynasts lose their right to the throne if they marry without the permission of the monarch or current pretender. Individuals born to unmarried dynasts or to former dynasts that married without royal permission, and their descendants, are excluded from the throne. Further, when approving a marriage, the monarch can impose conditions that must be met in order for any resulting offspring to have succession rights.

The Throne must pass to the member of the House next nearest in lineage with the same line of succession should a situation arise where there are no eligible descendants of the reigning Monarch. By Royal decree, individuals not belonging to the House may be included in the Line of Succession, such individuals are formally adopted by the reigning Monarch.

Coronation

Upon arriving at the Cathedral, or in cases were it is deemed more suitable the Church, the presiding bishop offers the Cross to the Monarch and his consort for kissing, while another priest sprinkled them with Holy water. Once they enter the Cathedral, they venerate the icons present three times, after which they move to the dais where the throne is set up.

The ceremony itself begins with the singing of the 101st Psalm, continuing with the Monarch reciting the Niceno-Constantinopolo-Vyshorod creed, after this further hymns were sung and Isaiah 49:13-19 and Matthew 22:15-22 were read. The Monarch is now robed in Purple by the presiding bishop. He bows his head and he now has hands laid upon him by the presiding bishop, who read two prayers over him.

In the first of these prayers the presiding bishop prayed:

"O Lord our God, King of kings and Lord of lords, who through Samuel the prophet didst choose Thy servant David and didst anoint him to be king over Thy people Israel; hear now the supplication of us though unworthy, and look forth from Thy holy dwelling place and vouchsafe to anoint with the oil of gladness Thy faithful servant N.N, whom Thou hast been pleased to establish as Monarch over Thy holy people which Thou hast made Thine own by the precious blood of Thine Only-begotten Son. Clothe him with power from on high; set on his head a crown of precious stones; bestow on him length of days, set in his right hand a scepter of salvation; establish him upon the throne of righteousness; defend him with the panoply of thy Holy Spirit; strengthen his arm; subject to him all the barbarous nations; sow in his heart the fear of Thee and feeling for his subjects; preserve him in the blameless faith; make him manifest as the sure guardian of the doctrines of Thy Holy Catholic Church; that he may judge Thy people in righteousness and Thy poor in judgment, and save the sons of those in want and may be an heir of Thy heavenly kingdom. For Thine is the might and Thine is the kingdom and the power, of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, now and ever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen."

Then continuing with the second prayer:

"To Thee alone, King of mankind, has he to whom Thou hast entrusted the earthly kingdom bowed his neck with us. And we pray Thee, Lord of all, keep him under Thine own shadow; strengthen his kingdom; grant that he may do continually those things which are pleasing to Thee; make to arise in his days righteousness and abundance of peace; that in his tranquility we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and gravity. For Thou art the King of peace and the Saviour of our souls and bodies and to Thee we ascribe glory: to the Father and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen."

Following this the Monarch directs the presiding bishop to hand him the Crown. The Monarch took the crown from the bishop's hands and placed it upon his own head, as the bishop invoked the name of the Holy Trinity. To indicate that the imperial power, which is viewed as the direct continuation of the Christian Roman Empire, came directly from God. The prayer of the presiding bishop, confirmed the imperial supremacy:

"Most God-fearing, absolute, and mighty Lord, Tsar and Grand Prince of all-Pavlov, this visible and tangible adornment of thy head is an eloquent symbol that thou, as the head of the whole Pavlovian people, art invisibly crowned by the King of kings, Christ, with a most ample blessing, seeing that He bestows upon thee entire authority over His people."

Next the Monarch received his sceptre and orb, given to him by the presiding bishop (who again invoked the Christian Trinity) with these words:

"God-crowned, God-given, God-adorned, most pious Autocrat and great Sovereign. Receive the sceptre and the orb, which are the visible signs of the autocratic power given thee from the Most High over thy people, that thou mayest rule them and order for them the welfare they desire."

Once the Monarch has received the crown, sceptre and orb, he seats himself upon his throne. As his consort kneels before him, the Monarch takes off his crown, and places it briefly on his consorts head before returning it on his own. The Monarch next robes his consort in purple, signifying her sharing in his dignity and responsibility. After this the choir intones the prayer for "many years" of health and a long, prosperous reign for both the Monarch and consort. This being accompanied by the ringing of bells.

After this the divine liturgy immediately follows, during which the anointing portion of the ceremony takes places. After the singing of the Communion hymn, the Monarch proceeds to the Royal doors which are thrown open at that moment, the Monarch is then anointed on his forehead, eyes, nostrils, mouth, ears, breast and both sides of each hand. Next the presiding bishop escorts the Monarch into the altar, where he would partake of the bread and wine separately, in clerical fashion.

Following this, the Tsar received homage from his wife, mother (if living), other family members and the nobles and knights. Concluding the portion of the coronation conducted inside the cathedral. Outside the cathedral the Monarch is greeted by representatives of their many Muslim subjects and other non-Christian guests.

Symbolism

Unlike most European monarchs, which were viewed as a mixta persona, part priest and part layman, the Tsar and Grand Prince of all-Pavlov is considered by the Pavlovian Orthodox Church to be a "sacramental image whom carries some of the special powers of the Grace of the Holy Spirit". This is demonstrated by the Monarch being permitted to pass through the Royal Doors or partake of communion in both kinds separately.

Although the Monarch is permitted all the privileges of rule immediately upon his accession, a coronation is deemed a necessity.

Royal Warrant

In the Tsardom of Pavlov, an Royal Warrant allows a company to advertise that it supplies goods or services to the Monarch or Royal Family of Pavlov.

List of companies with an Royal Warrant

Company Authorised statement Date granted
Staritsky & Levitsky "By appointment to HM Tsar and Grand Prince Aleksandr Feofanovich, manufacturer of Horilka, Kyjiv, UKRAINE" 16 February 2017
Beluga Gold Line (JSC Synergy) "By appointment to HM Tsar and Grand Prince Aleksandr Feofanovich and the Royal Family, manufacturer of Vodka Saraj-na-oke (known outside Pavlov as Moscow), MUSCOVIA" 16 February 2017
Lacoste S.A. "By appointment to HM Tsar and Grand Prince Aleksandr Feofanovich, manufacturer of clothing, Troyes, FRANCE" 16 February 2017
Gianni Versace S.p.A. "By appointment to HM Tsar and Grand Prince Aleksandr Feofanovich, manufacturer of shoes, Milan, ITALY" 16 February 2017
Jean-Paul Gaultier S.A. "By appointment to HM Tsar and Grand Prince Aleksandr Feofanovich, manufacturer of eau de perfume, Paris, FRANCE" 16 February 2017
Burberry Group Inc "By appointment to HM Tsar and Grand Prince Aleksandr Feofanovich, manufacturer of clothing, London, UNITED KINGDOM" 16 February 2017
Hugo Boss AG "By appointment to HM Tsar and Grand Prince Aleksandr Feofanovich, manufacturer of clothing, Metzingen, GERMANY" 16 February 2017
Mercedes-Benz / Daimler AG "By appointment to HM Tsar and Grand Prince Aleksandr Feofanovich, manufacturer of automobiles, Stuttgart, GERMANY" 16 February 2017

References