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Provisional Government Established
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Statement from the
Provisional Government of the Holy Empire of New Israel


On 4 January 2018,  Markus Pius formally abdicated the throne of the Holy Empire of New Israel, issuing a decree entitled the "Edict of Lollardry". The Edict of Lollardry declared the throne of the Holy Empire to be "illegitimately constituted", on the grounds that no Christian ruler ought to claim the imperial title without the approval of the Pope of Rome. A new Provisional Government has been established by Markus Pius, which has complete authority to reorganize the crippled New Isaraeli state. All functions of the New Israeli state have been organised under the Holy Office, and under Markus Pius as Grand Inquisitor.

Notice of this reform of the government of New Israel, which was formally enacted by the "Edict of Lollardry" (dated 4 January 2018) is now being shared with the greater micronational community. In the coming weeks, the New Israeli government will be totally reorganised.

The Edict of Lollardry reads as follows:

Quote:Markus Pius, Grand Inquisitor, for everlasting memory.
In Communion with and honoring the glorious ever-Virgin Mary, Mother of our God and Lord Jesus Christ, by whose intercession, merits, and prayers may our cause be sanctified and ennobled, we declare the reform of the government of the Holy Empire of New Israel.

I. That the throne of the Holy Empire of New Israel is illegitimately constituted
In the first place, we propose that there is only one legitimate ruler for the entire Christian world, whose faculties come from our Lord Jesus Christ through the Roman Pontiff. All thrones whose occupants purport to call themselves Emperors, are devoid utterly of any authority to bind and loose in the temporal order, on account of the usurpation of that sacred title. That there is but one Emperor, whose throne though apparently vacant nevertheless persists and awaits occupation by the Roman Pontiff, may be denied by no one. Therefore, all who adhere to the Catholic and Apostolic religion are enjoined by reason to desist from claiming the title of Emperor.

Now as for our own realm, constituted on the calends of March in the thirteenth year of the twenty-first century, after the Nativity of our blessed Lord, we find it never constituted an Empire higher or equal to the Roman and Holy Empire. Accordingly, the throne of the Holy Empire of New Israel is vacated if it could ever be called occupied. We give thanks to the almighty and blessed Trinity and to the holy saints for their condescension of this truth regarding the imperial title to our poor soul.

II. That the present government of the Holy Empire be dissolved
In order therefore that the decree of nature may be suitably honoured, and in view of the fact that the government of the Holy Empire be dormant and composed largely of adherents of Protestant or atheistic sects, we solemnly proclaim that government to be disenfranchised and deprived of any pretense of authority, if said authority ever existed, moreover, we dissolve said government, quashing, invalidating, annulling; of no force or moment, each and all of the things done by that government in the name of or under an emperor, and declaring to be quashed, invalidated, and annulled and of no force or moment all constitutions, bulls, edicts, laws, proclamations, as well as dignities, offices, administrations, privileges, honours, benefices, properties and other goods, except they be in accord with the Catholic and Apostolic religion.

III. That the care of the Holy Empire shall pass to the Grand Inquisitor
We assume custody of the Holy Empire, under the title and person of the Grand Inquisitor. We constitute the new government of the Holy Empire, all of whose authorities and faculties shall be and are collected under the Provisional Government. Furthermore, we reaffirm that it is absolutely necessary for the salvation of man and the Holy Empire, and for the prosperity of the temporal order, that every human creature be subject to the Roman Pontiff.

Given this the fourth day of January in the year of the Nativity of Our Lord two thousand and eighteen, in our city of Lollardry.

As representative and author of this provisional government, I would be pleased to address any comments or queries from the micronational community at large in light of these developments. We kindly enjoin that technical or personal queries be directed via personal channels, so that the gravity of this announcement be not detracted.
Markus Pius
Grand Inquisitor
Holy Empire of New Israel
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#2
I hope you've learned to be a bit more chill during your absence, dude. This place has gotten pretty groovy over the last year, and I think a lot of us appreciate the new calm. 

At any rate, welcome back, Markus. ;)
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Violette "Suzuki" Clingersmith

Founder and Leader of the Sovereign San Doverian Order (2005-)
Creator and Caretaker of the Sunþrawegaz Kuningadōmas (2017-)
 Creator and Caretaker of Hadlow n'Melthrune (2019-)

Uskorian Knight of the Bachelorette, Novian Baroness of the Fennec Fox,
Recipient of the Sovereign Order of the Rose, Recipient of the Order of Uskor, Member of the Austenasian Order.

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Welcome back, Markus. 
Obviously, you may not know me or at least seen me under another name. Why that is, go ahead and see past threads and you will find or I could explain it to you later. Anyway, as Violette has said previously, welcome. I wish that this forum can remain in peace and hopefully what happened when you were around won't happen again. A second chance. 

See ya around.
Artemis [Berry] Langford

“An unexamined faith is not worth having, for fundamentalism and uncritical certitude entail the rejection of one of the great human gifts: that of free will, of the liberty to make up our own minds based on evidence and tradition and reason.
-John Meacham 
"Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that." 
-Martin Luther King, Jr.  

 *Activist* *Tactician* *Politician* *Progressive* *Eco-Democratic Socialist* *Proud Episcopalian!* 

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(14 Feb 2018, 04:47:29)Suzuki/Violette Wrote: I hope you've learned to be a bit more chill during your absence, dude. This place has gotten pretty groovy over the last year, and I think a lot of us appreciate the new calm. 

At any rate, welcome back, Markus. ;)

Good evening Suzuki/Violette,

You may see many of the reforms of the Holy Empire represented in recent updates to our Wiki page.

https://micronations.wiki/wiki/Holy_Empi...New_Israel

Cordially,
Markus Pius
Grand Inquisitor
Holy Empire of New Israel
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(14 Feb 2018, 04:54:32)Artemis Berry Wrote: Welcome back, Markus. 
Obviously, you may not know me or at least seen me under another name. Why that is, go ahead and see past threads and you will find or I could explain it to you later. Anyway, as Violette has said previously, welcome. I wish that this forum can remain in peace and hopefully what happened when you were around won't happen again. A second chance. 

See ya around.

Good evening Artemis Berry,

Thank you for your message. I do indeed know who you are, under several former names.

I encourage you to review the recently updated Wiki page for the Holy Empire, at the following address: https://micronations.wiki/wiki/Holy_Empi...New_Israel

Unfortunately, it was marred with numerous errors, and in its current form, represents more accurately the present state of our nation.

It is a pleasure to hear from you.
Cordially,
Markus Pius
Grand Inquisitor
Holy Empire of New Israel
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#6
Good luck with the new changes, on behalf of Trebia
PAULUS AEMILIUS I, DUX TREBIAE
Paolo Emilio I, Caudillo of Trebia
DEUS, PATRIA, REX
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(14 Feb 2018, 05:29:46)PavlvsAemilivs Wrote: Good luck with the new changes, on behalf of Trebia

Good evening King Paulus,

Thank you for your kind remarks.

Please accept our our admiration for Trebia's fidelity to the Holy Roman Church, and Trebia's unwavering opposition to the revolutionaries.

Amicably,
Markus Pius
Grand Inquisitor
Holy Empire of New Israel
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Welcome back! Out of interest, how do you explain the Roman Emperors prior to Charlemagne? Were they all illegitimate?
His Imperial Majesty
Jonathan I
(Imperator Caesar Jonathan Augustus)
By the Grace of Christ our God faithful Austenasian Emperor and Autocrat of the Romans
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(14 Feb 2018, 06:21:53)Austenasia Wrote: Welcome back! Out of interest, how do you explain the Roman Emperors prior to Charlemagne? Were they all illegitimate?

Good morning,

The official position of the Holy Office is that Roman Emperors prior to Charlemagne, as a rule, were not illegitimate. However, as a Catholic state, it is our belief that the Roman Pontiff enjoys full temporal authority, especially with respect to the designation of the Roman Emperor. The crowning of Charlemagne as emperor, if our information is correct, represents the first official papal intervention in the issue of the imperial title. Since that time, the successors of Charlemagne enjoying the approval of the Pope (whether officially or without objection from the Pope) until 1918 (with the fall of the Austro-Hungarian Empire at the hands of the joint American/Bolshevik effort) were legitimate Roman emperors.  But since that infamous year of 1918, the Roman empire is temporally non existent, and the imperial throne is not occupied. Certainly we await the restoration of the Holy Roman Empire in a better and future time, and our own state will be loyal to both that emperor and that empire; even now, it is at the beckon call of the Roman Pontiff for any of his requests.

But, in short, no. We do not find it prudent to claim the Roman Emperors prior to Charlemagne were illegitimate, and this includes the emperors in Constantinople. However, we do feel that the temporal authority of the Pope, in crowning Charlemagne Roman empire, officially deligitimised the emperors in Constantinople and their successors.

Moreover, if you would wish to open a private (or public) polemic on this matter, you are most welcome to contact our personal account via the usual channels, and such an engaging discourse could certainly be arranged.

We hope this is helpful to you.

Cordially,
Markus Pius
Grand Inquisitor
Holy Empire of New Israel
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But if the crowning of Charlemagne as Roman Emperor delegitimised the emperors in Constantinople and their successors, how can you explain the vast body of surviving historical documents demonstrating that the Popes of Rome continued to consider the rulers of Constantinople as emperors? If the Popes had delegitimised them, surely the Popes themselves would have realised it?
His Imperial Majesty
Jonathan I
(Imperator Caesar Jonathan Augustus)
By the Grace of Christ our God faithful Austenasian Emperor and Autocrat of the Romans
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