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Eparchy of Akhtubinsk

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A profile of the Russian Orthodox Eparchy of Akhtubinsk.
{{diocese|
name=Russian Orthodox Eparchy of Akhtubinsk|
jurisdiction=[[Church of Russia|Rus']]|
type=Diocese|
founded=2013|
bishop=[[Anthony (Azizov) of Akhtubinsk and Enotaevka]]|
see=Akhtubinsk, Russia|
hq=Akhtubinsk, Russia|
territory=Akhtubinsk, Chyorny Yar, Enotaevka, Krasnoyarsk, Narimanov, Kharabali, Znamensk|
language=Slavonic|
music=[[Russian Chant]]|
calendar=[[Julian Calendar|Julian]]|
population=''unknown''|
website=[http://ahtuba-eparhia.ru/ Official website]
}}
The '''Eparchy of Akhtubinsk''' is a [[diocese]] of the [[Russian Orthodox Church]] with [[jurisdiction]] over the Akhtubinsk, Chyorny Yar, Enotaevka, Krasnoyarsk, Narimanov, Kharabali, and Znamensk districts of the Russian region of Astrakhan.

==History==
The [[Holy Synod]] of the Russian Orthodox Church established the Akhtubinsk Eparchy on the northern territories of the [[Metropolia of Astrakhan|Eparchy of Astrakhan]] at its spring session in March 2013. The Astrakhan Eparchy was consequently elevated to become a [[metropolia]], with the Eparchy of Akhtubinsk forming part of the new metropolia. In May 2013 [[Archimandrite]] [[Anthony (Azizov) of Akhtubinsk and Enotaevka|Anthony (Azizov)]], a cleric of the Monastery of St. John the Baptist in Astrakhan, was consecrated to the episcopacy as ruling Bishop of Akhtubinsk and Enotaevka.

==Eparchy today==
The Eparchy today includes 31 [[parish]]es and 1 [[monastery]], with its seat at the [[Cathedral]] of [[Theotokos of Vladimir|Our Lady of Vladimir]] in Akhtubinsk.

==Hierarch==
*[[Bishop]] [[Anthony (Azizov) of Akhtubinsk and Enotaevka]] (2013-present)

==External links==
*[http://ahtuba-eparhia.ru/ Eparchy of Akhtubinsk] (Official Website)
*[http://www.patriarchia.ru/db/text/2846159.html Eparchy of Akhtubinsk] (Moscow Patriarchate)


[[Category: Dioceses]]
[[Category: Moscow Patriarchate Dioceses]]
[[Category: Russian Orthodoxy]]
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