Eastern Orthodoxy in North America

Communities and institutions of Eastern Orthodox Christianity in North America / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Eastern Orthodoxy in North America represents adherents, religious communities, institutions and organizations of Eastern Orthodox Christianity in North America, including the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean. Estimates of the number of Eastern Orthodox adherents in North America vary considerably depending on methodology (as well as the definition of the term "adherent") and generally fall in range from 3 million to 6 million.

The vast majority of Eastern Orthodox Christians in North America are in the U.S. and have roots in countries with current or historically large Orthodox communities, including those of Russian, Turkish, Greek, Arab, Ukrainian, Albanian, Macedonian, Romanian, Bulgarian and Serbian ancestry; a growing number of adherents come from other Eastern European countries and from minorities of converted Americans of Western European, African, Latin American, and East Asian descent.[1]

Statistically, Eastern Orthodox Christians are among the wealthiest Christian denominations in the United States,[2] and tend to be better educated than most other religious groups in America, with a high number of graduate (68%) and post-graduate degrees (28%) per capita.[3]

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