Source: Orthodox Reality
The Census has revealed that from 2010-2020 Orthodox Church in America experienced a decline in membership by 12%. But these changes were different in different dioceses. Three OCA dioceses have grown in members, while nine have declined. Census data show that OCA dioceses vary greatly in the percentage of parishioners who attend church regularly. The Archdiocese of Washington DC and the Diocese of the South have the highest percentage of members who participate in parishes on a regular basis. On the opposite end are the Albanian Archdiocese and the Diocese of Alaska with the lowest percentages of parishioners who attend their churches regularly.
This report offers to readers:
- National overview of OCA parishes, membership, and worship attendance
- Detailed data on parishes, members and worship attendance for individual Dioceses
- Examination of membership and parish changes in individual Dioceses between 2010 and 2020
- Eight county-level geographic maps reflecting distribution of the OCA parishes and members through the territory of the USA
We encourage you to share this report via social media with your parish communities, as well as with Orthodox friends and relatives. Questions and inquires are welcome: send them to orthodoxdata@usreligioncensus.
Again, here is the link to the report:
Alexei Krindatch, National Coordinator
Second Census of Orthodox Christian Churches/2020 US Religion Census
Office: 510-647-9427 Cell: 773-551-7226
“You can’t manage what you don’t understand, and you can’t understand what you don’t measure”