Installation of Bishop Hosam Naoum

April 30, 2021- Posted in Diocese of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, People

Bishop Hosam Naoum will be installed as the Bishop of the Diocese of Jerusalem, bearing the title Archbishop at 4 p.m. (9 a.m. EDT) on Thursday, May 13, 2021, Ascension Day, at St. George’s Cathedral, Jerusalem.

Watch the live-stream of the installation service below.

In succeeding Archbishop Suheil S. Dawani, Bishop Naoum will become the 15th Bishop of Jerusalem and the fifth Palestinian to serve as diocesan bishop.

Prior to becoming dean of St. George’s Cathedral in 2012, Bishop Naoum was canon pastor of the Arabic congregation at the cathedral for seven years. He was educated at Rhodes University in South Africa and holds masters and doctorate degrees from Virginia Theological Seminary.

Bishop Hosam recently spoke with American Friends about what causes him to hope. He said, “Jerusalem is the city of hope, the city of the resurrection, and we are entrusted with this mission in the Holy Land – to be a beacon of hope, love, and peace in this world.”

For those who would like express prayers and support to Bishop Hosam in written form, please send these to Please keep Bishop Naoum, his family, and the people and institutions of the Diocese in your prayers.