Eparchy of Pavlodar

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The Eparchy of the Urals and Guryevskiy is a diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church with jurisdiction over the provinces of East Kazakhstan and Pavlodar 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 Pavlodar 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 Pavlodar was created out of the Eparchy of Astana.

Eparchy Today

The Eparchy today includes 43 parishes and 3 monasteries. Its seat is located at the Cathedral of the Annunciation in Pavlodar.


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