Census of US Orthodox
- I thought you might be interested in the recently released census of
Orthodox Christians in the United States, if you hadn't seen it already.
"A census of all Orthodox congregations in the United
> From OrthodoxHistory.org<http://orthodoxhistory.org/2010/10/2010-census-of-orthodox-christian-churches-in-the-usa/>
> Over the past decade,... sociologist Alexei Krindatch, has developed a
> reputation for his remarkable studies of Orthodox Christianity in America.
> The full collection of his work is housed at www.orthodoxreality.org.
> Today, Alexei has released the results of his latest and most ambitious
> project yet � a census of all Orthodox congregations in the United States<http://www.hartfordinstitute.org/research/2010-USOrthodox-Census.pdf>.
> The most notable aspect of this census is the fact that Alexei didn�t just
> go to the administrations of each jurisdiction and ask for their reported
> numbers. He contacted every single parish in America, asking two key
> - Approximately how many individual persons in total are associated in
> any way with the life of your parish: counting adults and children, regular
> and occasional attendees, paid stewards and persons who do not contribute
> - Approximately how many persons � including adults and children �
> attend Liturgy in your parish on a typical Sunday?
> Counting all �Orthodox� churches � that is, including the
> non-Chalcedonians as well as HOCNA (which isn�t in communion with mainstream
> Orthodoxy) � Alexei found that 1,043,600 people were associated with
> American Orthodox parishes. Of those, about 280,300 (27%) attend Liturgy on
> a typical Sunday.
> Once again, here�s a link<http://www.hartfordinstitute.org/research/2010-USOrthodox-Census.pdf>to the 2010 Census [of all Orthodox congregations in the United States], and
> here�s a link <http://www.orthodoxreality.org/> to Alexei Krindatch�s
[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]