Arabic Article Follows Amidst a prayerful atmosphere, His Grace Archbishop Hosam Naoum, the Anglican Archbishop in Jerusalem, presided over the Solemn Eucharist at the Baptismal Site on the banks of the Jordan River, during the annual pilgrimage of the Arab Anglican Episcopal Church, on Friday, February 3rd, 2023. The Diocesan clergy in Jordan, their wives, and hundreds of parishioners from all around the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan attended the service. Archbishop Naoum welcomed all in attendance and congratulated them on their Pilgrimage to the place where Jesus Christ was baptised. During the service, the congregation renewed their Baptismal Vows, and [...]
St. Paul’s Church in Shefa-Amr marks the beginning of its celebrations for its 150th anniversary in the presence of Archbishop Hosam Naoum.
Arabic Article Follows In an atmosphere filled with joy and faith, Bishop Hosam Naoum, the Anglican Archbishop in Jerusalem, presided over the Eucharist at his home parish, St. Paul Anglican Church, in Shefa-Amr celebrating the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul, and marking the beginning of the year of Jubilee, marking the 150th anniversary of the dedication of the Church, on Saturday Evening January 28th, 2023. He was assisted by Rev’d Canon Fuad Dagher, the Vicar of the parish, who welcomed Archbishop Naoum, and Mrs. Rafa Qafiti Naoum his wife, and all who were present at the service, in [...]
St. George’s School in Jerusalem inaugurates a new school yard for the elementary school under the patronage of Archbishop Hosam Naoum.
Arabic Article Follows Under the patronage of His Grace Bishop Hosam Naoum, the Anglican Archbishop in Jerusalem, the new elementary school yard was inaugurated at St. George’s School in Jerusalem on Monday, January 23rd, 2023. The Rev’d Canon Wadie Far, the vice chair of the Board of Directors, Mr. Richard Zananiri, the Director of the school, Mrs. Doreen Ajrab, the head of the elementary school, Mrs. Rula Michael, the head of the kindergarten, students teachers, and representatives from the donors were present in the inauguration. After Bishop Naoum and some students cut the ribbon, Mr. Zananiri welcomed all in attendance [...]
Arabic Article Follows Bishop Hosam Naoum, the Anglican Archbishop in Jerusalem, officiated over a special prayer service for Christian Unity at St. George the Martyr’s Cathedral in Jerusalem on the evening of Sunday, January 22nd, 2023. Present in the service were bishops, clergy, monks, and nuns from different denominations, as well as a group of the clergy of the Diocese and the Cathedral. The service was also attended by laity from the different churches in Jerusalem. The service was comprised of different readings, prayers, hymns, and the lighting of candles. After the Gospel was read by His Grace Archbishop Adolfo [...]
Arabic Article Follows His Grace Bishop Hosam Naoum, the Anglican Archbishop in Jerusalem, welcomed Sheikh Azzam Al-Khatib, the Director of the Jerusalem Waqf and the affairs of Al Aqsa Mosque, Sheikh Dr. Mustafa Abu Swi, and Sheikh Omar Al-Kasawani, and the accompanying delegation from Al Awqaf Department, on Monday January 16th, 2023, at the Diocesan Offices. Sheikh Al-Khatib congratulated Archbishop Naoum on Christmas and the New Year, and condemned, in the name of Al Awqaf, the attack on the Church's Cemetery, and confirmed that he and the delegation stand in Solidarity with the Church. He concluded by expressing his pride [...]
Arabic Article Follows His Grace Bishop Hosam Naoum, the Anglican Archbishop in Jerusalem, participated in the Requiem Mass for Pope Emeritus Benedictus XVI at the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem on Tuesday Morning January 10th, 2023. The service was attended by the Heads of Churches in Jerusalem and their representatives, and also by clergy, monks, nuns, and the diplomatic corps and the various congrigations in Jerusalem. His Beatitude Pierbattista Pizzaballa, the Catholic Patriarch of Jerusalem, presided over the Solemn Requiem Mass, and the Very Rev Fr. Francesco Patton, the Custos of the Holy Land, gave the sermon. After the service, Archbishop [...]
Arabic Article Follows His Grace Bishop Hosam Naoum, the Anglican Archbishop in Jerusalem, hosted a meeting for the Church Mission Society (CMS), represented by Mr. Tanas Alqassis, the CMS regional manager for Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa, and Rev’d Canon Andy Bowerman, a trustee of the CMS, on Monday January 9th, 2023 in Amman, Jordan. His Grace Bishop Sami Fawzi, the Primate of the Anglican Province of Alexandria, and Mr. Joel Kelling, Provincial Administrator for the Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East, attended the meeting. In the meeting, they discussed the restructuring of CMS in the Middle [...]
The Council of Heads Representatives of Churches in Jordan meets with the Jordanian Parliament Committee of External Affairs in Amman.
Arabic Article Follows His Grace Bishop Hosam Naoum, the Anglican Archbishop in Jerusalem, attended a meeting between the Council of Heads Representatives of Churches in Jordan and the Jordanian Parliament Committee of External Affairs on Monday January 9th, 2023, in the Jordanian capital Amman. His Excellency Khaldoun Hina, MP, welcomed the Archbishops, Bishops, and clergy, the members of the Council of Heads Representatives of Churches in Jordan, emphasizing the importance of maintaining the Arabic Christian identity and presence in Jordan and Palestine. Archbishop Naoum thanked the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, and its King, His Majesty King Abdullah II, for their [...]
Statement on the Recent Vandalism and Desecration of the Protestant Cemetery on Mt. Zion 4 January, 2023
On the morning of January 3, 2023, it was discovered that, sometime over the New Year holidays, vandals had broken into the historic Protestant cemetery on Mt. Zion, where they purposely and relentlessly smashed to pieces more than thirty gravestones, many of them historic. Security camera footage later revealed that these crimes took place beginning around 1520 on January 1st, and that the perpetrators numbered at least two, both young males wearing kippahs and tallit katans. Among the obliterated tombstones was one containing the bust of the Right Reverend Samuel Gobat, the second Protestant Bishop in Jerusalem and founder of [...]
Archbishop Hosam Naoum welcomes the British Consul General in Jerusalem Mrs. Diane Connor at the Archbishop’s Residence
Arabic Article Follows His Grace Bishop Hosam Naoum, the Anglican Archbishop in Jerusalem, and Mrs. Rafa Qafiti Naoum, his wife, welcomed Mrs. Diane Connor, the British Consul General in Jerusalem, her family, and the accompanying delegation, at the Archbishop’s Residence on Christmas Eve on Saturday December 24th, 2022, before they went to the Christmas Eve service at the Church of the Nativity. The Clergy of St. George’s Cathedral were present as well. Bishop and Mrs. Naoum welcomed Mrs. Connor and the accompanying delegation, and Mrs. Connor congratulated Bishop Naoum and all present on Christmas. إستقبل غبطة رئيس الأساقفة الأنچليكاني [...]
Arabic Article Follows Bishop Hosam Naoum, the Anglican Archbishop in Jerusalem, officiated over a service of Christmas Lessons and Carols at the YMCA's Shepherds' Field in Beit Sahour on Saturday December 24th, 2022. Bishop Sani Ibrahim Azar, the Lutheran Bishop in Jordan and the Holy Land, Rev’d Canon Don Binder, Very Rev’d Canon Richard Sewell, Rev’d Canon Wadie Far, and Rev’d Munther Ishaq participated in the service. Mr. Peter Nasser, the General Secretary of the YMCA in Palestine, Mr. Simon Kuba, the Chair of the YMCA’s Board of Directors, YMCA staff, and members of the Lutheran Shepherds Scouts group were [...]
Archbishop Hosam Naoum welcomes Mr. George Noll, Chief of the U.S. Office of Palestinian Affairs in Jerusalem
Arabic Article Follows Bishop Hosam Naoum, the Anglican Archbishop in Jerusalem, welcomed Mr. George Noll, Chief of the U.S. Office of Palestinian Affairs in Jerusalem, at the Diocesan Offices on Thursday, December 22nd, 2022. Rev’d Canon Don Binder and Rev’d Canon Wadie Far were present in the meeting. Bishop Naoum and Mr. Noll discussed the ways of maintaining people’s dignity and freedom and increasing diversity in the community. They also shared Christmas greetings. إستقبل غبطة رئيس الأساقفة الأنچليكاني في القدس المطران حسام نعوم السيد جورج نول رئيس المكتب الأمريكي للشؤون الفلسطينيّة OPA في دار المطرانية بالقدس يوم الخميس 22/12/2022، بحضور [...]
The St. George’s School in Jerusalem family congratulates Archbishop Hosam Naoum on Christmas at the Diocesan Offices
Arabic Article Follows Bishop Hosam Naoum, the Anglican Archbishop in Jerusalem, and Mrs. Rafa Qafiti Naoum, his wife, welcomed the St. George’ School in Jerusalem family, including all the administrative and academic facilities and staff, at the Diocesan Offices on Thursday, December 22nd,2022. Rev’d Canon Wadie Far, the school’s chaplain, was present as well. Mrs. Naoum welcomed all and thanked them for the visit, which included singing some Christmas Carols. Bishop Naoum congratulated Mr. Richard Zananiri, the principal of the school, the heads of the departments, the faculties, and the staff on Christmas, thanked them for their hard work and [...]
رئيس الأساقفة الأنچليكاني الانجليكاني في القدس يستقبل وفداً من مؤسّسة الأميرة بسمة في القدس لتقبّل تهاني العيد في دار المطرانية
إستقبل المطران حسام نعوم رئيس الأساقفة الأنچليكاني في القدس ورئيس مجلس إدارة مؤسسة الأميرة بسمة وفداً من المؤسسة يرأسه السيدة فيوليت مبارك المديرة العامّة للمؤسسة والدكتور وضّاح ملحيس مدير مركز التأهيل والمربّية شرين سعيد مديرة المدرسة وممثلين عن الهيئة الإداريّة والتّدريسية والموظّفين، وذلك يوم الأربعاء 21/12/2022، حيث نقلوا لسيادة المطران نعوم تهاني العيد بالنّيابة عن كافّة أفراد أسرة الأميرة بسمة وتمنّياتهم القلبيّة للكنيسة ومؤسّساتها في كافة أقطار المطرانية. وبدوره قام المطران نعوم بتقديم كلمة الشكر لجميع العاملين في المؤسّسة على كلّ ما يقدّمونه من خدمة مميّزة لأبناء وبنات الوطن من تربية وتعليم وتأهيل، مؤكّداً كيف أصبحت هذه المؤسّسة منارة للعطاء [...]
Under the patronage of Archbishop Hosam Naoum, the Ahlia and Bishop’s Schools in Amman hold their annual Christmas Dinner.
Arabic Article Follows Under the patronage of his Grace Bishop Hosam Naoum, the Anglican Archbishop in Jerusalem, and Mrs. Rafa Qafiti Naoum, his wife, the Ahlia and Bishop’s Schools in Amman, held their annual Christmas Dinner on Tuesday, December 20th, 2022. Rev’d Canon Faeq Haddad, Dr. Alice Aboud, the Principal of the schools, members of the Board of Directors, the Academic and Administrative faculties, and the schools staff were present. Dr. Aboud gave a speech in which she welcomed Bishop and Mrs. Naoum. Also, in his speech, Bishop Naoum wished all in attendance a Merry Christmas and thanked the staff [...]