Diocese of Magadan
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|Diocese of Magadan and Sinegorye|
Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in Magadan, built in 1985
|Sui iuris church||Russian Orthodox Church|
|Established||end of the January 1991|
|Language||Old Church Slavonic|
The Magadan Diocese was part of the Irkutsk diocese until 1831, when most of it became part of Kamchatka. In 1858, the land was divided into Magadan and the Yakut Kamchatka dioceses, and in 1900, the territory of the latter was transferred to the newly established Diocese of Vladivostok.
In a decision blessed by Patriarch Tikhon on September 11, 1912, the Supreme Church Authority created an independent Department of Kamchatka. The first parish was opened in 1989.
As of 2012, the diocese had 12 parishes that serve 24 clerics.