Archbishop Hosam Naoum

Biography of the Most Reverend Dr. Hosam Naoum
Anglican Archbishop in Jerusalem


The Most Reverend Dr. Hosam Elias Naoum is the Anglican Archbishop in Jerusalem, Archbishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem (Anglican), and Dean of St George’s Cathedral in Jerusalem.

In 1998 Archbishop Hosam was ordained as deacon and began his incumbency at St. Matthew’s Church in Zababdeh and St. Philip’s Church in Nablus/Rafedia. He was ordained as a priest in 1999. 

Archbishop Hosam originally served as Canon Pastor at the Cathedral from 2005, and was the Acting Dean from 2007-2009, thereafter being installed as the permanent Dean. In that office, he served as Pastor to the Cathedral’s Arabic- and English-speaking congregations. Archbishop Hosam completed his initial theological training at the College of the Transfiguration in South Africa. In 2011, he then earned a Master of Theology degree in Canon Law from Virginia Theological Seminary in the USA and went on to complete his doctoral studies at VTS in the summer of 2019. Consecrated as Bishop Coadjutor in June 2020, he was installed as the fifteenth Anglican Bishop in Jerusalem on May 13, 2021.

In addition to overseeing the 28 parishes and 30+ institutions of the Diocese, Archbishop Hosam also serves as the Secretary to the Patriarchs and Heads of Churches in Jerusalem and is actively involved in the work of ecumenical and interfaith dialogues. He is married to Rafa, and together they have three children: Wadie, Laurice, and Krista.