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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He was elected to the post of [[Bishop]] of Sebastia on [[December 1]], 2005.
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==Timeline==
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*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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*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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*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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*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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*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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*2005 Dec 1 - Elected Bishop of Sebastia
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*May 2007 - Suspended for a duration of two months by the Holy [[Synod]] of the Church of Jerusalem presided 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],[http://www.panet.co.il/ysc.php?ac=showarticle&article_id=64197&category_id=1]</sup>
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[[Category:Bishops]]
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