Diocese of Magadan and Sinegorye

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Diocese of Magadan and Sinegorye
Orthodox cathedral Magadan.jpg
Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in Magadan, built in 1985
Headquarters Magadan
Denomination Eastern Orthodox
Sui iuris church Russian Orthodox Church
Established end of the January 1991
Language Old Church Slavonic
Governance Eparchy

Diocese of Magadan and Sinegorye (Russian: Магаданская и Синегорская епархия) is an eparchy of the Russian Orthodox Church.

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.

Magadan diocese, which includes Magadan Oblast and Chukotka Autonomous District, formed by decision of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church on January 31, 1991.

July 19, 2000 from the diocese has been allocated Anadyr and Chukotka diocese, located in the Chukotka Autonomous District.

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.