Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the U.S.A.

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Denominational Profile

History

Ukrainian Orthodox Church of America

merged intoUkrainian Orthodox Church of the U.S.A. (1915)

 

The Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the U.S.A. was founded in 1915 by Ukranian immigrants who left the Russian Orthodox Church. In 1996 it merged with the former Ukrainian Orthodox Church in America (Ecumenical Patriarchate).

Membership Data

Year Clergy Churches Members
1952 102 84 70,000
1953 102 93 71,000
1954 102 92 71,248
1955 104 93 71,940
1956 112 91 83,000
1957 118 90 83,000
1958 115 90 84,000
1959 118 92 84,500
1960 120 96 85,000
1961 124 98 86,700
1962 126 100 87,000
1963 125 100 87,000
1964 127 104 87,200
1965 130 105 87,250
1966 131 107 87,745
2000 124 115 13,000
2006 114 118 50,000

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]