Micronational hereditary office of Comes Flabellorum

We have instituted the hereditary office of the most exalted Lady/ Lord of the Ceremonial Fans – Comes Flabellorum. Here some background information from Wikipedia:

“A flabellum (plural flabella), in Christian liturgical use, is a fan made of metal, leather, silk, parchment or feathers, intended to keep away insects from the consecrated Body and Blood of Christ and from the priest, as well as to show honour. The ceremonial use of such fans dates back to Ancient Egypt, and an example was found in the tomb of Tutankhamun.”

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“Flabella were in use in both pagan rituals and in the Christian Church from very early days. The Apostolic Constitutions, a work of the fourth century, state (VIII, 12): “Let two of the deacons, on each side of the altar, hold a fan, made up of thin membranes, or of the feathers of the peacock, or of fine cloth, and let them silently drive away the small animals that fly about, that they may not come near to the cups”.”

This hereditary ceremonial office is an honor bestowed on a family that are considered protectors of the realm and of the Princely House of Lorenzburg. The two actual flabella are gold and white with the emblem of the two main standards of the nation: sacrivexillum,

and red with the emblem of the Oriflamme:

These fans should be employed in any ceremonial procession with the Prince, and they shall be carried by the Head of the Comital House and their eldest child. If the child is to young another member of the household can act on their behalf. The office is currently vacant.

The coat of arms for the family honored in the above fashion shall be:

Azure, two crossed flabella Or with nine ostrich feathers, five Or and four Argent arranged alternatingly, a party per chevron chequy Gules and Argent. The shield is crowned with a comital crown in the Scandinavian heraldic tradition.

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