Eparchy of Uralsk
The Eparchy of Uralsk and Guryev is a diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church with jurisdiction over the provinces of Aktobe, Atyrau, Kostanai, Mangistau, and West 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 Uralsk and Guryev becoming one of its constituent eparchies.
In 1871, the Russian Orthodox Church in Turkestan was organized as a diocese with its seat in Verny (now called Almaty). Forty-five years later a separate vicariate was created for the Orthodox Church in Kazakhstan with its seat in Verny, 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, with the Eparchy of Uralsk and Guryevskiy being established by the Holy Synod on January 30, 1991.
The Eparchy today includes 20 parishes and one monastery. Its seat is located at the Cathedral of St. Michael the Archangel in Uralsk.
- Archbishop Anthony (Moskalenko) (1991-present)
- Metropolia of Kazakhstan (Official Website)
- Eparchy of Uralsk and Guryevskiy (Moscow Patriarchate)
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