Armenian Apostolic Church, Diocese of America

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Denominational Profile

Notes

The Armenian Church, in continuity with the ancient Christian community of Armenia, dates to the first century C.E., and is currently led by the Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, His Holiness Vasken I. The Church was established in the United States in 1889.

Membership Data

Year Clergy Churches Members
1957 82 50 101,199
1958 83 52 122,000
1959 56 51 125,000
1960 - 51 125,000
1961 - 78 127,000
1962 113 52 155,000
1963 57 55 138,855
1964 60 56 132,000
1965 68 56 163,960
1966 49 43 136,000
1967 51 43 136,000
1969 64 59 300,000
1971 71 62 300,000
1972 67 58 372,000
1978 60 57 326,500
1979 61 66 450,000
1991 70 72 414,000
2007 70 72 650,000
2008 56 63 650,000

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]


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