Church of Illumination

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Denominational Profile

Notes

The Church of Illumination is a church associated with the Fraternitas Rosae Crucis to proclaim the arrival of the Manistic Age, a time for the recognition of the inherent equality of men and women.

Membership Data

Year Clergy Churches Members
1936 - 1 250
1942 - 6 3,000
1945 - 7 5,000
1962 60 11 8,000
1963 60 4 9,000
1983 60 4 9,000
1992 18 10 1,700
1993 55 25 4,000
1996 15 3 1,200
2000 16 4 1,200

Data were taken from the National Council of Churches' Historic Archive CD and recent editions of the Yearbook of American and Canadian Churches. Denomination descriptions provided by Dr. J. Gordon Melton, Director, Institute for the Study of American Religion (ISAR). [More information on data sources]