Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Five facts about the Orthodox Church in the US

Take the time to read this document. You will find some surprising information about church growth, jurisdictional data, the use of English, and the importance of "ethnic identity," which for me proved very enlightening.

(AOB) - Assembly of Bishops Research Coordinator Alexei Krindatch has released a new 40-page report titled, Five Interesting Facts About Orthodox Church Geography and Demography in the United States. The report includes the following sections:

Orthodox Church Membership in America
Orthodox Church Geography in America
Orthodox Church Attendance in America
Ethnic Culture in American Orthodox Churches
Orthodox Monastic Communities in America

Download it now in PDF format here.


  1. Oooh, I am bookmarking to read later, thank you!

  2. Wow! Those statistics. No doubt about it the Greeks have the dominant voice for orthodoxy in America.

  3. I'm not sure about that. :) Considering GOA church attendance...