Ukrainian Orthodox Church of America

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Denominational Profile

History

 

Ukrainian Orthodox Church of America (1932)

merged intoUkrainian Orthodox Church of the U.S.A.

The Church was founded in 1928 and represented those Orthodox Ukrainians under the spiritual guidance of the Ecumenical Patriachate. In 1996 it merged with the Ukranian Orthodox Church in the U.S.A.

Membership Data

Year Clergy Churches Members
1940 - 36 12,480
1942 - 51 40,562
1945 - 44 39,500
1950 50 48 40,061
1951 50 47 40,250
1954 50 34 44,200
1959 52 37 40,250
1969 29 25 45,000
1970 26 24 45,000
1973 26 23 30,000
1976 31 27 27,000
1977 35 28 25,000
1986 37 27 5,000

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]