Syriac-Greek Antiochian Orthodox Catholic Church

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Denominational Profile


Syro-Russian Orthodox Catholic Church

renamed toSyriac-Greek Antiochian Orthodox Catholic Church (2008)


The Syriac-Greek Antiochian 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. It took its current name in 2008.

Membership Data

Year Clergy Churches Members
2008 212 180 22,895
2009 169 207 20,020
2010 146 160 17,108

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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