Apostolic Catholic Orthodox Church (1990 - Present) - Religious GroupReligious Family: Catholic Liturgical
Religious Tradition: Catholic
Description: The Apostolic Catholic Orthodox Church (ACOC) is a small independent jurisdiction founded in 1990 by Presiding Bishop Diana C. Dale. The historical roots of the ACOC include the Catholic Church of the Netherlands in the 7th Century, the Old Catholic community of independent Catholic churches in the 1870s, and the North American Old Roman Catholic Church, founded in 1916.
Official Site: https://apostoliccatholicorthodox.wordpress.com/
Interactive Timeline: Catholic Liturgical Family Interactive Timeline
Apostolic Catholic Orthodox Church, Trends (2002 - 2010)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.