Orthodox Christianity in Turkmenistan

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Orthodox Christianity in Turkmenistan is a major proportion of Christianity in Turkmenistan. Turkmenistan has a Muslim majority. The Orthodox are about 5% of the population.[1] There are Armenians in Turkmenistan.

Russian Orthodox Church[edit]

The Russian Orthodox Church is under the jurisdiction of the Russian Orthodox Archbishop in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.[2] There are three Russian Orthodox Churches in Ashgabat, two in Turkmenabat, in Mary, Turkmenbashi, Balkanabat, Bayram-Ali and Dushauguze one each.[1] The highest Russian Orthodox priest in Turkmenistan is based in Ashgabat.[3] There is one Russian orthodox monastery, in Ashgabat.[3] Turkmenistan has no Russian Orthodox seminary, however. [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Столетие.ru: «Туркменбаши хотел рухнамезировать Православие» / Статьи / Патриархия.ru". Patriarchia.ru. Retrieved 2012-02-23. 
  2. ^ "Turkmenistan". State.gov. Retrieved 2012-02-23. 
  3. ^ a b c "Turkmenistan". State.gov. Retrieved 2012-02-23. 

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