Eparchy of Kostanai
The Eparchy of Kostanai is a diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church with jurisdiction over the provinces of Kostanai and North Kazakhstan 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 Eparchy of Kostanai becoming one of its constituent eparchies three months later.
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 (Almaty) and Kazakhstan was established. As the Soviet Union collapsed this diocese was reorganized into three dioceses, while in October 2010 the Eparchy of Kostanai was created out of the Eparchies of Chimkent and Uralsk.
The Eparchy today includes 73 parishes.
- Archbishop Anatoliy of Kostanai and Petropavlovsk (2010-present)