Diocese of Yaroslavl

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Diocese of Yaroslavl and Rostov
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Transfiguration Cathedral
Headquarters Yaroslavl
Denomination Eastern Orthodox
Sui iuris church Russian Orthodox Church
Established 991 (formally 1788)
Language Old Church Slavonic
Governance Eparchy

The Diocese of Yaroslavl and Rostov (Russian: Ярославская и Ростовская епархия) is an eparchy of the Russian Orthodox Church in the area of the Yaroslavl Oblast.


Neposredstvenno (predecessor diocese) was founded in 991. Rostov and Suzdal diocese with the center in Rostov, the title of the ruling bishop has changed several times.

In 1390 the diocese became archdiocese. From 1711 to 1783 it was headed by Bishops and Archbishops and from 1783 to 1786 and Archbishop.[1]

In 1786, the department was transferred from Rostov to Yaroslavl. At that time, 29 monasteries operated in the diocese.

From 1907 to 1913 the Yaroslavl diocese headed by Archbishop Tikhon (Bellavin), the future Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia. His successor at the department was the Metropolitan Agafangel (Transfiguration) (glorified in 2000 as Svyaschennaya Ispovednik). In 1923-1926, Archbishop Joseph ran the diocese.


  1. ^ Строев П. Списки иерархов и настоятелей монастырей Российския церкви. М., 2007. С.329-335