Diocese of Pskov and Velikiye Luki
As of 2008 consisted of 10 monasteries and 212 churches, 108 chapels, 178 priests, 20 deacons.
Established on January 26 (February 4) in 1589 by separating from the Novgorod Diocese.
Cathedral in 1682 is to be divided by 13 Russian Church metropolitan, 6 archbishops and 49 bishops. Therefore suggested to be in Pskov Department of Metropolitan, and was appointed the first metropolitan Markell.