Eparkhial’nye vedomosti [«Епархиальные ведомости»; Eparchial News]. Title of official organs, usually weeklies, of the eparchies of the Orthodox church in the Russian Empire. These newspapers (see Religious press) were printed in Russian. In Ukraine they were published in various periods beginning in the 1860s. They consisted of two parts: official news (instructions of the church authorities, appointments, information) and a section containing sermons, historical and current materials, biographies of religious leaders, and so on.
[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 1 (1984).]