Syro-Russian Orthodox Catholic Church

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Denominational Profile



Syro-Russian Orthodox Catholic Church (1892)

renamed toSyriac-Greek Antiochian Orthodox Catholic Church (2008)

The Syro-Russian Orthodox Catholic Church was originally established in May of 1892 as the American Orthodox Catholic Archdiocese of America; this was canonized by His Holiness Ignatius Peter III, Patriarch of Antioch.

Membership Data

Year Clergy Churches Members
2000 115 100 27,000
2002 127 125 26,000
2003 121 120 22,500
2004 125 125 23,000
2006 212 180 26,200

Data were taken from the National Council of Churches' Historic Archive CD and recent editions of the Yearbook of American and Canadian Churches. The National Council of Churches' data collection was discontinued after the 2012 Yearbook was published, and has been resumed by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB). The tables and graphs will be updated when the new collection is available. See the Yearbook of 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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