Eparchy of Karaganda

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The Eparchy of Karaganda is a diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church with jurisdiction over the province of Karaganda 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 Karaganda 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 and, in October 2010, the Eparchy of Karaganda was created out of the Eparchies of Astana and Chimkent.

Eparchy today

The Eparchy today includes 29 parishes and one monastery. Its seat is located at the Cathedral of the Entrance of the Mother of God into the Temple in Karaganda.


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