Theodosios (Hanna) of Sebastia

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[[Image:Atallah_Hanna.jpg|thumb|120px|Fr. Attallah Hanna]]His Eminence the Most Reverend [[Metropolitan]] '''Theodosios (Hanna) of Sebastia''' (b. 1965, usually represented in Western news sources as '''Attallah Hanna''') is the [[bishop]] of Sebastia of the [[Church of Jerusalem]] and member of the [[Brotherhood of the Holy Sepulchre]] who has acted as the spokesman of the patriarchate.  He has also been put forward by Arabic [[laity|laymen]] as a potential candidate for the position of Patriarch of Jerusalem.   
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[[Image:Atallah_Hanna.jpg|thumb|150px|Fr. Attallah Hanna]]
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His Eminence the Most Reverend [[Archbishop]] '''Theodosios (Hanna) of Sebastia''', usually represented in Western news sources as '''Attallah Hanna''', is the [[bishop]] of Sebastia of the [[Church of Jerusalem]] and member of the [[Brotherhood of the Holy Sepulchre]]. He has acted as the spokesman of the patriarchate and has been put forward by Arabic [[laity|laymen]] as a potential candidate for the position of Patriarch of Jerusalem.   
  
He was elected to the post of [[Bishop]] of Sebastia on [[December 1]], 2005.
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==Life==
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Nizar Hanna was born in 1965 in the village of Rame of West Galilee. After completing his early education locally including at Patriarchate [[Seminary]] in Jerusalem, Nizar completed his studies at the Theological School in Thessaloniki in 1990 where he received Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. Returning to Palestine, Nizar was appointed by the Patriarchate of Jerusalem as secretary and teacher at the High Secretariat of the school at Remli (Ramlah).  
  
==Timeline==
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In 1991, Nizar was [[tonsure]]d a [[monk]] with the name Theodosios as well as receiving [[ordination]] as a [[deacon]]. He also was elected a member of the Brotherhood of the Holy Sepulchre. In 1992, Dn. Theodosios was ordained a [[priest]] at the [[Church of the Holy Sepulchre (Jerusalem)|Church of the Holy Sepulchre]], and then a few days later he was elevated to the rank of [[archimandrite]] and placed in charge of the Arab section of the Patriarchate.  
*1965 - Attallah Hanna was born in Al-Rameh (Galilee). Went to school in his birthplace; went on to study at Patriarchate Seminary in Jerusalem.
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*1983 - Studied at University of Thessaloniki.  Awarded Masters of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees.
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Later in 1992 Archim. Theodosios was appointed to a number of positions including Vice-Director and teacher of the Patriarchal School of St. Demetrios, Secretary of the Arabic Department of the Patriarchal offices, and the Pedagogic Professor at the University of Haifa. In 1996, Fr. Theodosios became involved in various duties related to publishing religious books for the community schools in Israel and the Palestinian Autonomy. He also was charged with administering the Orthodox Religious Program and the Palestine Radio Service.
*1991 - Ordained priest at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.  Was made an archimandrite, spokesman and in charge of the Arab section of the Patriarchate.
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*Taught religious studies at Orthodox schools in Jerusalem and Ramleh.
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He was active in the local and international ecumenical movement, including Muslim-Christian dialogues and representing the patriarchate in various international meetings. He was also a member of the board of trustees of Bethlehem's Al-Liqa' center for cultural and religious studies in the Holy Land. He was a member of the Palestinian political committee in Jerusalem, as well as served on the Board of Trustees of Jerusalem Society.
*Taught church history and Arab civilisation in Haifa for seven years.
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*Established the Orthodox youth movement. Serves as spiritual father.
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On [[November 18]], 2005, Fr. Theodosios was elected [[archbishop]] of Sebastia and was [[consecration of a bishop|consecrated]] at the Church of the Resurrection in Jerusalem on [[December 11]] of the same year.
*Elected chairman of committee that publishes Arabic books on religious studies for use in Galilee and Palestine's schools.
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*Oversaw broadcasts about Orthodoxy on ''Voice of Palestine'' radio.
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In May 2007, Abp. Theodosios was suspended for a duration of two months by the Holy [[Synod]] of the Church of Jerusalem presided over by [[Patriarch]] [[Theophilus III (Giannopoulos) of Jerusalem|Theophilus III]].[[http://www.panet.co.il/ysc.php?ac=showarticle&article_id=64507&category_id=18]],[[http://www.panet.co.il/ysc.php?ac=showarticle&article_id=64197&category_id=1]]
*Active in the local and international ecumenical movement, including Muslim-Christian dialogues
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*Member of board of trustees of Bethlehem's Al-Liqa' centre, for cultural and religious studies in the Holy Land.
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*Represents Patriarchate in Muslim-Christian affairs section of Middle East Council of Churches.
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*Participated in Jerusalem committee, Morocco, representing churches in the Holy Land.
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*Represented [[World Council of Churches]] at United Nations Committee for Human Rights, discussing the suffering of the Palestinian people.
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*Participated in Islamic Summit in Doha, Qatar, speaking in the name of the Churches of the Holy Land.
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*Participated in Muslim-Christian meeting about Jerusalem in UAE.
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*Visited US many times to discuss difficulties of Palestinians under occupation; while there, he lectured at many universities and met with Christian groups and societies of human rights
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*Member of the Palestinian political committee in Jerusalem
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*Board of Trustees of Jerusalem Society.
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==Source==
*2005 Dec 1 - Elected Bishop of Sebastia
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*[http://jerusalem-patriarchate.info/en/arx_sebastias.htm  Archbishop of Sebastia]
*May 2007 - Suspended by [[Patriarch]] [[Theophilus III (Giannopoulos) of Jerusalem|Theophilus III]].<sup>[http://www.panet.co.il/ysc.php?ac=showarticle&article_id=64507&category_id=18]</sup>
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Latest revision as of 15:27, February 27, 2012

Fr. Attallah Hanna

His Eminence the Most Reverend Archbishop Theodosios (Hanna) of Sebastia, usually represented in Western news sources as Attallah Hanna, is the bishop of Sebastia of the Church of Jerusalem and member of the Brotherhood of the Holy Sepulchre. He has acted as the spokesman of the patriarchate and has been put forward by Arabic laymen as a potential candidate for the position of Patriarch of Jerusalem.

Life

Nizar Hanna was born in 1965 in the village of Rame of West Galilee. After completing his early education locally including at Patriarchate Seminary in Jerusalem, Nizar completed his studies at the Theological School in Thessaloniki in 1990 where he received Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. Returning to Palestine, Nizar was appointed by the Patriarchate of Jerusalem as secretary and teacher at the High Secretariat of the school at Remli (Ramlah).

In 1991, Nizar was tonsured a monk with the name Theodosios as well as receiving ordination as a deacon. He also was elected a member of the Brotherhood of the Holy Sepulchre. In 1992, Dn. Theodosios was ordained a priest at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, and then a few days later he was elevated to the rank of archimandrite and placed in charge of the Arab section of the Patriarchate.

Later in 1992 Archim. Theodosios was appointed to a number of positions including Vice-Director and teacher of the Patriarchal School of St. Demetrios, Secretary of the Arabic Department of the Patriarchal offices, and the Pedagogic Professor at the University of Haifa. In 1996, Fr. Theodosios became involved in various duties related to publishing religious books for the community schools in Israel and the Palestinian Autonomy. He also was charged with administering the Orthodox Religious Program and the Palestine Radio Service.

He was active in the local and international ecumenical movement, including Muslim-Christian dialogues and representing the patriarchate in various international meetings. He was also a member of the board of trustees of Bethlehem's Al-Liqa' center for cultural and religious studies in the Holy Land. He was a member of the Palestinian political committee in Jerusalem, as well as served on the Board of Trustees of Jerusalem Society.

On November 18, 2005, Fr. Theodosios was elected archbishop of Sebastia and was consecrated at the Church of the Resurrection in Jerusalem on December 11 of the same year.

In May 2007, Abp. Theodosios was suspended for a duration of two months by the Holy Synod of the Church of Jerusalem presided over by Patriarch Theophilus III.[[1]],[[2]]

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