Coptic Orthodox Church

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Denominational Profile

Notes

The Coptic Orthodox Church, the ancient Christian church in Egypt, was organized in the United States in 1962. It serves Egyptian-American Christians.

Membership Data

Year Clergy Churches Members
1976 12 14 40,000
1980 25 25 100,000
1981 25 25 100,000
1983 27 29 100,000
1986 28 28 115,000
1987 28 28 115,000
1989 44 40 160,000
1990 49 42 165,000
1992 68 85 180,000
2000 145 100 300,000

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]