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.
He was elected to the post of [[ Bishop]] of Sebastia on [[December 1]], 2005.
==Timeline== *1965 - Attallah Hanna was born in Al-Rameh (Galilee). Went to school in his birthplace; went on to study at Patriarchate Seminary in Jerusalem. *1983 - Studied at University of Thessaloniki. Awarded Masters of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. *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. *Taught religious studies at Orthodox schools in Jerusalem and Ramleh. *Taught church history and Arab civilisation in Haifa for seven years. *Established the Orthodox youth movement. Serves as spiritual father. *Elected chairman of committee that publishes Arabic books on religious studies for use in Galilee and Palestine 's schools. *Oversaw broadcasts about Orthodoxy on ''Voice of Palestine'' radio. *Active in the local and international ecumenical movement, including Muslim-Christian dialogues *Member of board of trustees of Bethlehem's Al-Liqa' centre, for cultural and religious studies in the Holy Land. *Represents Patriarchate in Muslim-Christian affairs section of Middle East Council of Churches. *Participated in Jerusalem committee, Morocco, representing churches in the Holy Land. *Represented [[ World Council of Churches]] at United Nations Committee for Human Rights, discussing the suffering of the Palestinian people. *Participated in Islamic Summit in Doha, Qatar, speaking in the name of the Churches of the Holy Land. *Participated in Muslim-Christian meeting about Jerusalem in UAE. *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 *Member of the Palestinian political committee in Jerusalem *Board of Trustees of Jerusalem Society. *2005 Dec 1 - Elected Bishop of Sebastia *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>