Orthodox Church in America

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Organization Information Record Year 2016

Name: Orthodox Church in America
Denomination type: Eastern Orthodox Churches
Year Reporting: 2016
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Description: The Orthodox Church of America was originally under the Russian Orthodox Church which first entered Alaska (then a Russian territory) in 1794. Alaska was purchased by the United States in 1867 and the Church remained under the Russian Orthodox Church and spread throughout North America. The headquarters was moved to San Francisco and then to New York. It was granted autocephaly (independence)by the Russian Orthodox Church, on April 10, 1970, and was renamed the Orthodox Church in America. It currently has 14 dioceses in the United States, Canada and Mexico. The Headquarters and residence of the Metropolitan are located in Oyster Bay Cove, New York.

Contact Information Record Year 2016

Address: P.O. Box 675
Address line 2:
City: Syosset
State: New York
Zip Code: 11791-0675
Country: United States

Media Contact Record Year 2016

Name: Secretary, Archpriest Eric G. Tosi

Attesting Officer Record Year 2016

Name: Fr. Eric Tosi
Position: Secretary

Membership & Attendance Record Year 2016

Full Communicants: 100,000
Other Members: 26,000
Total Inclusive Members: 126,000
Total Churches: 750
Average Attendance: 33,000
Membership Calculation Method: Estimate

Clergy Record Year 2016

Serving Churches: 850
Other Service to the Church: 50
Retired: 100
Total Clergy: 1,000

Religious Education Record Year 2016

Total Schools: 650
Pupils: 0
Staff: 0
Total Individuals: 0

Finance Record Year 2016

Total Benevolences: $0.00
Total Giving Local Expense: $0.00
Total Financial: $0
Receipts/Expenditures: Expenditures