National Study about the Pandemic’s Impact on Orthodox Church Life in America
Dear OCL friends,
If you are a lay church member in the United States of America, we ask you to do something that could make a significant difference for the future of both your parish and the Orthodox Church in general. We ask you to take part in a national study about the pandemic’s impact on Orthodox church life in America. The study has heard already from about 400 American Orthodox priests and the results were published here: https://orthodoxreality.org/coronavirus-and-american-orthodox-parishes
Now it is time to hear the thoughts, concerns and experiences of the parishioners like yourself. Below is weblink to an online survey which takes about 20 minutes to complete. Please click on this link and answer the questionnaire within the next 48 hours. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PandemicAndYourParishOCL
This survey is strictly anonymous and confidential. It asks questions about your participation and involvement in the church, your spiritual life, your personal views about the pandemic, and your views on your parish’s response to the pandemic. You are free to skip any questions that you might not feel comfortable answering. Be assured that after you submit the survey no one will be able to identify you or to know that your answers came from a particular parish.
One more request. Please also share the survey link to the questionnaire (via social media, email, etc.) with as many Orthodox Christians as possible: your friends in other parishes or parts of the country, relatives (if they are Orthodox Christians), etc. Again, here is the link to the survey for you to complete and share with others: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PandemicAndYourParishOCL
If you have any questions, feel free to communicate with the director of the project: Alexei Krindatch ([email protected]) at US Religion Census / National Census of American Orthodox Christian Churches (www.usreligioncensus.org, www.orthodoxreality.org).
Thank you very much for your time and for sharing your thoughts. God bless.
Hmm, seems like the pandemic has been over a while now here in rural Mississippi. The break in regular church attendance by many families seems hard to get over but I have noticed a slight upswing.
I feel the Ecclesiastical events leading up to the current genocide in Ukraine should serve to about face all clergy, laity, and Hierarchy from the ever growing laxity of adherence to Canon law. Lets take a good look at the actions motivated by fear and avoid them in moving forward with any unification into a National Church in the U. S.. May we be motivated to Make Love Our Aim as the Apostle says.