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{{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||$N=No footnotes |date=__DATE__ |$B= {{#invoke:Message box|ambox}} }} Eparchy is an anglicized Greek word (ἐπαρχία{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}), authentically Latinized as eparchia, which can be loosely translated as the rule or jurisdiction over something, such as a province, prefecture, or territory. It has specific meanings both in politics, history and in the hierarchy of the Eastern Christian churches.

In secular use, the word eparchy denotes an administrative district in the Roman Empire / Byzantine Empire, or in modern Greece or Cyprus.

In ecclesiastical use, an eparchy is a territorial diocese governed by a bishop of one of the Eastern churches. It is part of a metropolis, which is further divided into parishes.


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