Diocese of Magadan and Sinegorye
|Diocese of Magadan and Sinegorye|
Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in Magadan, built in 1985
|Founded||end of the January 1991|
|See||Russian Orthodox Church|
|Language||Old Church Slavonic|
The Eparchy Cathedral is Holy Trinity Cathedral in Magadan.
The territory of present Magadan diocese was part of the Irkutsk diocese until 1840, when most of it was made part of Kamchatka. Since 1869 the land was divided between her and the Yakut Kamchatka dioceses, and in 1898, the territory of the latter was transferred to the newly established Diocese of Vladivostok.
September 13, 1922 Supreme Church Authority has decided Abroad, blessed by Patriarch Tikhon, the allocation of an independent department of Kamchatka.
The first parish was opened in 1989. With the formation of new parishes, as well as the vastness of the region, have revealed the urgent need for the formation of an independent diocese.
As of mid-2011 the diocese has 25 parishes, which serves 13 clerics. In the second cathedral city diocese Sinegorje two thirds of homes are abandoned.