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17212Palestinian Greek Orthodox archbishop visits Omaha

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  • Bill Samsonoff
    Dec 1, 2012

      December 1, 2012

      Greek Orthodox archbishop visits Omaha

      A Palestinian Greek Orthodox archbishop who is active in Jerusalem is in
      Omaha, where he will lead a liturgy at St. John the Baptist Greek
      Orthodox Church, give a talk at the Omaha Press Club and speak at
      Creighton University.

      Archbishop of Sebastia Theodosios Hanna is an official in the Orthodox
      Patriarchate of Jerusalem. The Church of the Holy Sepulcher, built on
      the site where Jesus is believed to have been buried and resurrected, is
      under the stewardship of the Patriarchate of Jerusalem.

      Archbishop Hanna will lead the hierarchical divine liturgy at 10 a.m.
      Sunday at St. John, 602 Park Ave. in Omaha.

      He is scheduled to speak Sunday evening at the Omaha Press Club, 1620
      Dodge St., on “The Relationship Between Christians, Jews and Muslims in
      the Holy Land.” The presentation is scheduled for 6 p.m., with dinner at
      7 p.m. The event costs $30.

      On Tuesday, the archbishop will deliver a talk, “Christians in the Holy
      Land,” from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Creighton's Harper Center, 602 N.
      20th St. The event is free.

      — Christopher Burbach