Icelandic Synod (1874 - 1962) - Religious GroupReligious Family: Lutheran
Religious Tradition: Unclassified
Description: The Icelandic Synod dates back to early Icelandic immigration to America in 1870. The first Icelandic Lutheran services in the U.S. were held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in August 1874. The synod joined the United Lutheran Church in America in 1942, but remained as a separate synod; it dissolved in 1962 when the United Lutheran Church in America became part of the Lutheran Church in America.
Official Site: Not available
Connections: Icelandic Synod
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Icelandic Synod, Members (1925 - 1951)1
Icelandic Synod, Ministers & Churches (1925 - 1951)1
Icelandic Synod, Trends (1925 - 1951)1
1 All data on clergy, members, and churches are taken from the National Council of Churches’ Historic Archive CD and recent print editions of the Council’s Yearbook of American and Canadian Churches. The CD archives all 68 editions of the Yearbook (formerly called Yearbook of the Churches and Yearbook of American Churches) from 1916 to 2000. Read more information on the Historic Archive CD and the Yearbook.
Membership figures are "inclusive." According to the Yearbook, this includes "those who are full communicant or confirmed members plus other members baptized, non-confirmed or non-communicant." Each denomination has its own criteria for membership.
When a denomination listed on the Historic Archive CD was difficult to identify, particularly in early editions of the Yearbook, the ARDA staff consulted numerous sources, including Melton’s Encyclopedia of American Religions and the Handbook of Denominations in the United States. In some cases, ARDA staff consulted the denomination’s website or contacted its offices by phone. When a denomination could not be positively identified, its data were omitted.