Eparchy of Astana and Almaty

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The '''Eparchy of Astana and Almty''' is a [[diocese]] of the [[Russian Orthodox Church|Church of Rus']] with jurisdiction over the cities of Astana and Almaty and the provinces of Almaty, East Kazakhstan, Karaganda, and Pavlodar in the Republic of Kazakhstan. In July 2010 the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church established the Orthodox Church in Kazakhstan as a metropolia, with the then-Archbishop of Astana and Almaty being elevated to the rank of metropolitan and First Hierarch of the Orthodox Church in Kazakhstan.
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The '''Eparchy of Astana and Almaty''' is a [[diocese]] of the [[Russian Orthodox Church]] with [[jurisdiction]] over the cities of Astana and Almaty and the [[see|seat]] of the Metropolitan of the [[Metropolia of Kazakhstan]]. In July 2010, the [[Holy Synod]] of the Russian Orthodox Church re-designated the metropolitan district of the Orthodox Church in Kazakhstan as a metropolia with the ruling hierarch of the Eparchy of Astana and Almaty as First Hierarch of the Metropolia that now consists of nine eparchies. The metropolitan is currently Metropolitan [[Alexander (Mogilev) of Astana and Almaty]].
  
 
==History==
 
==History==
In 1871 the Russian Orthodox Church in Turkestan was organized as a diocese with its seat in Verne (now called Almaty). Forty-five years later a separate vicariate was created for the Orthodox Church in Kazakhstan with its seat in Verne, whilst in June 1945 the Diocese of Alma-Ata and Kazakhstan was established. As the Soviet Union collapsed this diocese was divided into three dioceses, the Eparchies of Alma-Ata and Semipalatinsk, Chimkent and Akmola, and the Urals and Guryevskiy.  
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In 1871, the Russian Orthodox Church in Turkestan was organized as a diocese with its seat in Verne (now called Almaty). Forty-five years later a separate vicariate was created for the Orthodox Church in Kazakhstan with its seat in Verne, whilst in June 1945 the Diocese of Alma-Ata and Kazakhstan was established. As the Soviet Union collapsed this diocese was divided into three dioceses, the Eparchies of Alma-Ata and Semipalatinsk, Chimkent and Akmola, and the Urals and Guryevskiy.  
  
==Eparchy Today==
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==Eparchy today==
Following the designation of Astana as the new capital of the Republic of Kazakhstan the seat of the Eparchy of Alma-Ata and Semipalatinsk was transferred from Almaty to Astana, while the diocese itself was renamed the Eparchy of Astana and Almaty. The Eparchy today shepherds 115 parishes, 8 monastic communities, and a theological seminary in Almaty and maintains two diocesan cathedrals, the Cathedral of the Dormition in Astana and the Cathedral of the Ascension in Almaty.
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Following the designation of Astana as the new capital of the Republic of Kazakhstan the seat of the Eparchy of Alma-Ata and Semipalatinsk was transferred from Almaty to Astana, while the diocese itself was renamed the Eparchy of Astana and Almaty. The Eparchy today shepherds 58 [[parish]]es, eight monastic communities, and a theological [[seminary]] in Almaty and maintains two diocesan [[cathedral]]s, the Cathedral of the Dormition in Astana and the Cathedral of the Ascension in Almaty.
  
 
==Hierarchs==
 
==Hierarchs==
*Metropolitan [[Alexander (Mogilev) of Astana and Almaty|Aleksandr of Astana and Almaty]] (2010-present)
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*Metropolitan [[Alexander (Mogilev) of Astana and Almaty|Alexander (Mogilev) of Astana and Almaty]] (2010-present)
*Bishop [[Gennadius (Gogolev) of Kaskelen|Gennadiy of Kaskelen]], Auxiliary (2010-present)
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*Bishop [[Gennadius (Gogolev) of Kaskelen|Gennadius (Gogolev) of Kaskelen]], Auxiliary (2010-present)
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*[[Methodius (Nemtsov) of Perm|Methodius (Nemtsov)]]  2003 - 2010
  
==External Link==
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==Past Hierarchs==
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*[[Nicholas (Mogilevsky) of Alma-ata and Kazakhstan]]  1945 - 1955
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==External links==
 
*[http://mitropolia.kz/ Metropolia of Kazakhstan] (Official Website)
 
*[http://mitropolia.kz/ Metropolia of Kazakhstan] (Official Website)
 
*[http://www.patriarchia.ru/db/text/78634.html Eparchy of Astana and Alma-Ata] (Moscow Patriarchate)
 
*[http://www.patriarchia.ru/db/text/78634.html Eparchy of Astana and Alma-Ata] (Moscow Patriarchate)
  
  
[[Category: Dioceses]]
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[[Category: Dioceses|Astana]]
[[Category: Moscow Patriarchate Dioceses]]
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[[Category: Moscow Patriarchate Dioceses|Astana]]
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[[Category: Orthodoxy in Kazakhstan]]

Latest revision as of 16:59, August 24, 2012

The Eparchy of Astana and Almaty is a diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church with jurisdiction over the cities of Astana and Almaty and the seat of the Metropolitan of the Metropolia of Kazakhstan. In July 2010, the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church re-designated the metropolitan district of the Orthodox Church in Kazakhstan as a metropolia with the ruling hierarch of the Eparchy of Astana and Almaty as First Hierarch of the Metropolia that now consists of nine eparchies. The metropolitan is currently Metropolitan Alexander (Mogilev) of Astana and Almaty.

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History

In 1871, the Russian Orthodox Church in Turkestan was organized as a diocese with its seat in Verne (now called Almaty). Forty-five years later a separate vicariate was created for the Orthodox Church in Kazakhstan with its seat in Verne, whilst in June 1945 the Diocese of Alma-Ata and Kazakhstan was established. As the Soviet Union collapsed this diocese was divided into three dioceses, the Eparchies of Alma-Ata and Semipalatinsk, Chimkent and Akmola, and the Urals and Guryevskiy.

Eparchy today

Following the designation of Astana as the new capital of the Republic of Kazakhstan the seat of the Eparchy of Alma-Ata and Semipalatinsk was transferred from Almaty to Astana, while the diocese itself was renamed the Eparchy of Astana and Almaty. The Eparchy today shepherds 58 parishes, eight monastic communities, and a theological seminary in Almaty and maintains two diocesan cathedrals, the Cathedral of the Dormition in Astana and the Cathedral of the Ascension in Almaty.

Hierarchs

Past Hierarchs

External links

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