True Orthodox Church of Greece (Synod of Metropolitan Cyprian), American Exarchate

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Denominational Profile


The American Exarchate of the True (Old Calendar) Orthodox Church of Greece adheres to the tenets of the Eastern Orthodox Church, which considers itself the legitimate heir of the historical Apostolic Church. The first Old Calendarist communities in the United States were formed in the 1930s. The Exarchate under Metropolitan Cyprian was established in 1986.

Membership Data

Year Clergy Churches Members
1986 21 14 4,532
1987 10 6 1,500
1989 13 7 1,100
1990 12 8 1,300
1991 12 8 900
1992 23 7 1,000
1993 19 9 1,095
1999 19 9 1,095
2010 21 14 1,095

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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