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Faeq Haddad

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  • Country of residence: Palestine
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Archbishop Faiq Ibrahim Haddad (born on December 28, 1914 in Tulkarm, Palestine - died on January 23, 2001 in Amman, Jordan) is the eleventh bishop of the Anglican Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem;Which includes all of Palestine, Israel, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon and the rest of the region, and he was the first Arab bishop to assume the presidency of the episcopate in history, and his authority included the countries of the region, and he is based in Jerusalem in the Cathedral of St. On the Arabization of the Archdiocese.

His upbringing and education
Faiq Ibrahim Darzi Haddad was born on December 28, 1914 in the Palestinian city of Tulkarm to a Palestinian Christian family. His Palestinian family has been active in church service since the beginning of the Anglican work in the region. He is one of six children of his father, and his father worked as a goldsmith in the city. Faiq Haddad received his education in the schools of his city, Tulkarm, and then continued his secondary education at the Bishop's School in Jerusalem, where he completed high school.

After that, he joined the American University in Beirut, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree, then a diploma in theology from the Near East College of Theology in Beirut, and a Master of Arts degree from the American University of Beirut.

his episcopal life
the beginning of his life
At the beginning of his life, he was ordained a deacon by Bishop Francis Brown in St. George's Cathedral in Jerusalem in 1939, then the same bishop ordained him a priest (pastor) in St. John's Church in Haifa in 1940, then he was commissioned to serve in the Church of the Savior in Acre, and in The Church of the Savior in Kafr Yasif, then in Ramallah, then in 1948 he established the Redeemer Episcopal Church in the Jordanian capital, Amman, and took over its care, and later assumed responsibility for the St. Philips Episcopal Church in Nablus and Rafidia.

In 1961 he left for the USA where he spent a year studying at the Episcopal Theological Seminary in Austin, Texas, followed by a seven-month stay at St. Augustine's Anglican Missionary College in Canterbury, UK. In 1965 he worked as a priest in charge of the Anglican Archdiocese in Jerusalem, then in 1971 he became a ecclesiastic there and its secretary. On August 29, 1974, he was appointed an assistant bishop to the bishop of the diocese.

ordaining him a bishop
On January 6, 1976, Archbishop Faik Haddad was installed as Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Jerusalem, in one of the most important historical ceremonies that take place in St. Armenians, Protestants and others, clerics, dignitaries, the Secretary General of the World Anglican Consultative Council, the Apostolic Administrator for Catholics in the Holy Land, Episcopal Church delegations from the United States of America, Britain and Canada, members of the consular corps in Jerusalem, and other personalities from many parts of the world. Archbishop Faik Haddad was the first Arab bishop to assume the presidency of the diocese in history, succeeding Bishop Robert Stopford. The Anglican Archdiocese of Jerusalem included, and still does, Palestine, Israel, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon and the rest of the region. It includes thousands of parishes, and many churches in the countries of the region belong to it. It also includes a group of hospitals, educational schools, and service and social institutions. During his tenure of the episcopate.

his retirement
According to ecclesiastical laws, a bishop retires from his position when he reaches the age of seventy. Thus, Bishop Faeq Haddad retired from his position on January 6, 1984. On that day, Bishop Samir Qafiti was installed as bishop to succeed him, and Qafiti was the second Arab to assume the episcopate.    

Achievements and Awards

Bishop Faik Haddad was decorated with a number of decorations, including:

Knight of the Holy Sepulcher Medal, in appreciation of his role in church unity and theological dialogue.
British Order of St. John, awarded to him by Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom on November 4, 1977.
The Jordanian Medal of Independence, which was awarded to him by King Hussein bin Talal of Jordan in 1983.



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