Eparchy of Kryvyi Rih

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Eparchy of Kryvyi Rih
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TerritoryDnipropetrovsk Oblast
HeadquartersKryvyi Rih, Ukraine
DenominationEastern Orthodox
Sui iuris churchUkrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate)
LanguageChurch Slavonic
Current leadership
BishopArchbishop Ephraim

Kryvyi Rih and Nikopol diocese - Eparchy of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) centered in Krivoy Rog, Ukraine; includes the western districts of Dnepropetrovsk region. Cathedral city - Krivoy Rog. Cathedral - Spaso-Preobrazhensky (Krivoy Rog), Transfiguration (Nikopol).

Founded on July 27, 1996 by decision of the Holy Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the release of the Dnepropetrovsk diocese. Decision of the Holy Synod on September 12, 1996 by Bishop Krivoy Rog and Nikopol was defined as Archimandrite Ephraim, inhabitants of Kiev-Pechersk Lavra.

For ten years, the number of parishes in the territory of the diocese increased from 85 to 224, and clergy from 98 to 202.


The oldest churches in the cathedral city of Kryvyi Rih diocese are:

  • church of St. Nicolas in Kryvyi Rih (1761);
  • church of the Nativity of the Theotokos (1886);
  • church of the Protection of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary (1888);
  • church of the Ascension of the Lord (1904).