Hungarian Catholic Archeparchy of Hajdúdorog

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Archeparchy of Hajdúdorog

Archidioecesis Haidudoroghensis

Hajdúdorogi Főegyházmegye
Greek Catholic Cathedral Hajdudorog.jpg
Hajdúdorog Cathedral
Country Hungary
Ecclesiastical provinceHungarian Greek Catholic Church
Metropolitansui iuris
Area73,341 km2 (28,317 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2011)
197,501 (2.4%)
RiteByzantine Rite
CathedralCathedral of the Presentation of Mary in Hajdúdorog
Current leadership
Metropolitan ArchbishopPéter Fülöp Kocsis
Bishops emeritusSzilárd Keresztes
Territory of the Archeparchy of Hajdudorog, excluding the Eparchy of Miskolc and Nyiregyhaza
Territory of the Archeparchy of Hajdudorog, excluding the Eparchy of Miskolc and Nyiregyhaza

The Hungarian (Greek) Catholic Archeparchy of Hajdúdorog (Latin: Archidioecesis Haidudoroghensis) is a Metropolitan archeparchy (Eastern Catholic archdiocese) of the Hungarian Greek Catholic Church.

Its Metropolitan archeparch is the head of the Hungarian Greek Catholic Church. The Metropolitanate is a sui iuris Eastern particular Church in full union with the Catholic Church, which uses the Byzantine Rite in Hungarian language, covering the entire area of Hungary.

The archepiscopal cathedral is located in the city of Hajdúdorog, whereas the seat of the metropolitanate is in Debrecen according to the founding bull.


On 8 June 1912, it was established as Eparchy (Eastern Catholic diocese) of Hajdúdorog, on territory formerly belonging to the Metropolitanate sui juris of Romanian Greek Catholic Major Archeparchy of Făgăraș and Alba Iulia, Slovak Catholic Metropolitan Archeparchy of Prešov, Latin Metropolitan Archdiocese of Esztergom (Hungary), Eparchies of Gherla, Armenopoli and Szamos-Ujvár, Mukachevo and Oradea Mare.

According to Austro-Hungarian authorities, a bomb sent by Ilie Cătărău exploded on 23 February 1914 at the palace of the new Eparchy of Hajdúdorog; 3 people were killed and over 20 wounded.

On 9 April 1934, the eparchy lost territory to Metropolitanate sui juris of Făgăraş and Alba Iulia and Eparchies of Maramureş and Oradea Mare (in Romania) and on 5 March 2011 lost more territory to the pre-existing, also Hungarian (Greek) Catholic Apostolic Exarchate of Miskolc.

On 20 March 2015, it was elevated to Archeparchy and Metropolitanate sui juris, with two simultaneously created suffragan Eparchies comprised in its new province:

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Incumbent Episcopate[edit]

Eparchs (Bishops) of Hajdúdorog (Byzantine Rite)
Archeparchs (Archbishops) of Hajdúdorog (Byzantine Rite)

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