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Eparchy of Nizhny Novgorod and Arzamas

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The '''Eparchy of Nizhny Novgorod and Arzamas''', also '''Diocese Metropolia of Nizhny Novgorod and Arzamas''', is a an [[dioceseEcclesiastical Province]] of the [[Church of Russia]] located in the area of northern European Russia around the confluence of the Volga and Oka Rivers. It was formerly the '''Eparchy of Nizhny Novgorod and Arzamas''' that was elevated to a Metropolia by the [[Holy Synod]] of the Russian Orthodox Church in March 2012.
The [[diocese|eparchy]] was established in 1672 and included, in addition to the city of Nizhny Novgorod, the towns of Alatyr, Kurmysh, and Yadrin. The first hierarch of the eparchy was Archimandrite Filaret, who had been [[abbot]] of Pechersky Ascension Monastery in Nizhny Novgorod, . He was metropolitan from 1672 to 1682. The ruling hierarchs initially received the title of Metropolitan of Nizhny Novgorod and Alatyr. Through In 1719, the centuries the rank of title for the ruling hierarch of the eparchy has was changed, being variously metropolitan, archbishop, to [[Bishop]] and bishopremained so until 2001 when his title returned to that of Metropolitan.  In 1799, the title of the hierarch became '...of Nizhny Novgorod and Arzamas', and the territory of the Eparchy of Nizhny Novgorod coincided with the Nizhny Novgorod province. At In 1866, vicar diocese of Balakhna was established. In 1912, just prior to the present timestart of World War I, the borders Eparchy of Nizhny Novgorod included over 1,600,000 Orthodox people, 1131 churches, 28 monasteries and convents, a Theological Seminary, a Theological College each for males and females, 65 [[archpriest]]s, 1023 [[priest]]s, 412 [[deacon]]s, and 1002 Psalm [[reader]]s. On [[March 15]], 2012, the eparchy [[Holy Synod]] of the Russian Orthodox Church established the Ecclesiastical Province (metropolia) of Nizhny Novgorod coincides with , that included the borders dioceses of Vyksa, Gorodets, Lyskovo and Nizhny Novgorod. On [[March 18]], 2012, Archbishop Georgy of Nizhny Novgorod and Arzamas was consecrated Metropolitan of the Nizhny Novgorod regionand Arzamas metropolia by Patriarch [[Kyrill (Gundyayev) of Moscow|Kirill of Moscow]] at Christ the Savior Cathedral.
==Ruling hierarchs==
*Metropolitan Trifily (Inikhov) 1696-1699
*Metropolitan Isaiah 1699-1707
*Metropolitan Sylwester [[Sylvester (Holmsky) of Kazan|Sylvester (Volynsky) ]] 1707-1719
*Archbishop Pitirim 1719-1738
*Bishop John I (Dubinsky) 1739-1742
*Bishop Vladimir II (Nikolsky) 1892-1900
*Bishop Nazarius (Kirillov) 1901-1910
*Archbishop [[Joachim (Levitsky) of Nizhny Novgorod|Joachim (Levitsky)]] 1910-1918
*Archbishop [[Evdokim (Meschersky) of the Aleutians|Evdokim (Meschersky)]] 1918-1924
*Metropolitan [[Sergius I (Stragorodsky) of Moscow|Sergius (Stragorodsky)]] 1924-1934
*Archbishop [[Georgy (Danilov) of Nizhny Novgorod|Georgy (Danilov)]] 2003 - present
==SourceSources==*[ Holy Synod of the ROC forms Nizhny Novgorod Ecclesiastical Province 19 марта 2012]]*[ Diocese Metropolia of Nizhny Novgorod and Arzamas]
[[Category: Dioceses|Nizhny]]
[[Category: Moscow Patriarchate Dioceses|Nizhny]]

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