American Catholic Church (Syro-Antiochean)

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Denominational Profile

Notes

The American Catholic Church (Syro-Antiochean) was founded during the 1940s by Ernest Leopold Peterson.

Membership Data

Year Clergy Churches Members
1940 - 6 890
1943 - 22 3,162
1951 13 5 1,367
1952 11 5 1,547
1953 59 34 4,165
1954 66 35 4,246
1955 67 36 4,280
1957 71 39 4,471
1958 77 40 4,563
1965 11 11 5,344
1966 11 11 5,240
1967 1 1 450
1969 6 4 1,021
1971 9 5 1,090
1973 8 5 495
1975 8 3 495
1978 8 3 501

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]