The '''Eparchy of Uralsk and
Guryevskiy''' 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 [[Metropolia of Kazakhstan|Orthodox Church in Kazakhstan]] as a [[metropolia]], with the Eparchy of Uralsk and Guryevskiy becoming one of its constituent eparchies.
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, with the Eparchy of Uralsk and Guryevskiy being established by the Holy Synod on 30 January 1991.
Today==The Eparchy today includes 20 [[parish]]es and 1 monastery. Its seat is located at the [[Cathedral]] of St. Michael the Archangel in Uralsk.
*Archbishop [[Anthony (Moskalenko) of Uralsk
and Guryevskiy| Antoniy of Uralsk and Guryevskiy]] (1991-present)
*[http://mitropolia.kz/ Metropolia of Kazakhstan] (Official Website)
*[http://www.patriarchia.ru/db/text/78673.html Eparchy of Uralsk and Guryevskiy] (Moscow Patriarchate)
[[Category: Dioceses]][[Category: Moscow Patriarchate Dioceses]]
[[Category: Orthodoxy in Kazakhstan]]