12 April 2014

funeral Service for Prince Michael of Prussia

Funeral of Prussian Prince in Counts Hall

Relatives and friends attended yesterday at Hohenzollern Castle of Prince Michael of Prussia farewell. With roses, carnations - and not least with a Prussian  potato soup.

Around 100 people, mostly relatives, attended the funeral of Michael, Prince of Prussia. The celebration took place in the Counts  Hall. The coffin adorned the black-and-white Hohenzollern flag Hohenzollern, which once had covered the coffins of Friedrich the Great and of the soldiers king's  when they return home to Berlin in 1991.
The coffin was decorated with flowers; outstanding while a wreath of roses from the next of kin, the widow and two daughters; also a clove Cross of the House of Hohenzollern, offered by the current head of the house, Prince Georg Friedrich. He appeared with his wife Sophie, in order to prove his uncle last respects. Also Hechingens Mayor Dorothea Bachmann attended the ceremony at the invitation of the family.
The ecumenical service presided over by the Protestant pastor Herbert Würth. Würth leaving also what a Catholic colleague had prepared for the occasion. The Munich-based clergy - again a family friend - therefore was not present because he had apparently missed the date.
Musically, the farewell was designed by Alexander Baumgartner, who played alongside hymns a composition Prince Louis Ferdinand: "Thanks." (Prince Louis Ferdinand was the father of the deceased.). Subsequently, the mourners gathered for a snack in the Castle Tavern. There was potato soup, the traditional funeral feast, the modesty and frugality for changing Prussian tradition.
As a place for the burial urn is still a place on the castle in the conversation.

06 April 2014

† Prince Michael of Prussia

Prince Michael of Prussia is dead. The great-grandson of the last german Emperor Wilhelm II. died on Thursday 03.04.2014 at the Age of 74.
Exactly two years ago, the Hohenzollerische Newspaper had great reports about Prince Michael  of Prussia: In an impressive picture book he had published the life story of Frederick the Great. Not his first work. Already in the mid / late 80's, he had gone under the authors - with the autobiography "Being a Prussian Prince". Michael, Prince of Prussia (the last had a tense relationship, unfortunately, to the house of Hohenzollern) was the son of Louis Ferdinand Prince of Prussia - and the godfather of Georg Friedrich, Prince of Prussia. He grew up near Bremen. After studies in Freiburg and spending several years in the USA, he worked for an American airline. There, he worked in finance and hotel management. From his first marriage, Michael, Prince of Prussia two daughters; In 1982 he married his second wife his great love Brigitta, born Dallwitz-Wegner. Together, the couple led a rather secluded life in Thanheim, at the foot of Burg Hohenzollern.

funeral of Fürst Moritz-Casimir zu Bentheim-Tecklenburg

In a moving memorial Service iot was tought of the  to the 90-year-old. Fürst Moritz-Casimir was died  on 21 March with his family in Herzebrock monastery. A life that was marked by a sense of tradition as well as from the analysis of the history is gone with the death Moritz- Casimir's over, reminded patronage Pastor Rainer Moritz in his sermon . The " in World War II in body and soul wounded " have the words of the Bible deeply internalized and always carried in his heart , stressed the minister . This was evidenced by his last words , the Moritz- Casimir Prince had spoken of Bentheim -Tecklenburg on the hospital bed with his family : " Lead me from the temporality to eternity " , followed by the Our ​​Father." Do not be afraid, for I have I redeemed you 've called you in your name , you are mine! " - Under this verse from the book of Isaiah was the funeral of the deceased , the years of his life with his wife Fürstin  Sissi zu Bentheim -Tecklenburg spent in Herzebrock monastery , asked . Pastor Rainer Moritz called in his sermon the last days Moritz- Casimir remembered that " enveloped in peace" and " despite dying from intense life and fulfilling encounters marked " were .With a coach , pulled by four black Friesen , who wrapped in the colors of the Princely House the coffin was led to the  burial place in the castle grounds to Rheda. There, the zinc casket was left with the family and invited guests allied noble houses and the church as well as representatives from politics and business of military people of the fire engine Rheda after the blessing and a prayer to the grave. Was musically accompanied the last way of Moritz- Casimir Widukind Gumprecht Prince of Bentheim -Tecklenburg from wind Corps of Hegering High Limburg. The local community Bosfeld had previously adorned the resting place of the royal house in Rheda with a total of 67 meters garland.450 invited guests attended the funeral occasion of the death of Fürst Moritz-Casimir zu Bentheim -Tecklenburg. Have taken leave including the Duke of Cröy from the French Picardie, Fürst Alexander zu Schaumburg -Lippe, Fürst Christian zu  Bentheim and Steinfurt and other representatives of German noble houses . Among the guests also included Mayor Theo Mette Borg together with his wife , deputy district administrator of the district of Gütersloh , Elke Hardiek , the superintendent of the church district Iserlohn, Martina Espelöer , as well as the families Dr. Zinkann, Oetker and Delius.The funeral service in the chapel , which was led by Pastor Rainer Moritz and the 13 clergy attended , was transferred to a canvas in the White Hall , as well as speakers in the courtyard of the castle . The musical form of the one-hour ceremony took over the ensemble "Brass Unlimited" and four vocal soloists. For the first time as a heir in public was Hereditary Prince Moritz zu Bentheim -Tecklenburg, the eldest son of Fürst Maximilian zu Bentheim-Tecklenburg and his wife Marissa , who gave a reading.With honor secondments and flag bearers , the city shooters from Rheda and green skirts the rural community Rheda from Herzebrock , from High Limburg and the civil Shooting Club St. Sebastian Wiedenbrück formed together with delegations of Rheda Old Town , the Princely trumpeter Corps , the fire engine Rheda and the German Red Cross , the honor guard . The vigil had taken over the princely foresters and hunters . Accompany the deceased on his last journey also wanted the home teams Rheda and Herzebrock , the folk dance group Faltbootgilde and Friends castle games High Limburg. The interest of the citizens of the twin cities seemed perhaps also because of the gloomy weather in limits keep : Only 50 visitors attended the funeral service at . Many had adopted in the course of laying out by Moritz - Casimir .