Diocese of Minsk and Slutsk

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Diocese of Minsk and Slutsk (Russian: Минская и Слуцкая епархия, Belarusian: Мінская і Слуцкая епархія) is an eparchy of the Belarusian Orthodox Church which is under the rule of the Russian Orthodox Church.

History[edit]

Established by imperial decree of 13 April 1793 for the western regions have joined the Russian Empire on the second partition of Poland, instead of Turov diocese, which remained until 1798 run by the Kyiv Metropolis, as well as episcopal Slutsk. Originally chair was in Slutsk and was moved to Minsk, September 3, 1799 by the decree of April 12, 1795.

Historical names[edit]

  • Minsk, Izyaslavskaya and Bratslav (13 April 1793 - 12 April 1795)
  • Minsk and Volyn (April 12, 1795 - August 4, 1799)
  • Minsk and Lithuania (1799 - 30 April 1830)
  • Minsk and Grodno (April 30, 1830 or 1833 - February 4, 1839)
  • Minsk and Bobruisk (February 4, 1839 or 1843 - April 6, 1878)
  • Minsk and Turov (6 April 1878-1928)
  • Minsk (1928-1930)
  • Minsk and Belarus (1930 - 16 October 1989)
  • Minsk and Grodno (October 16, 1989 - February 18, 1992)
  • Minsk and Slutskaya (c February 18, 1992)