Western Orthodox Church in America

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Western Orthodox Church in America

continuedWestern Orthodox Church in America


split into  Apostolic Orthodox Catholic Church of North America (1989)

The Western Orthodox Church in America is an independent Catholic jurisdiction that began as the Community of the Good Shepherd Eastern founded in the mid-1970s by C. David Luther.

No membership data currently available on this denomination.

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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