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Syriac-Greek Antiochian Orthodox Catholic Church - Rankings by Area (States) [Counties] [Metro-Areas]

The Syriac-Greek Antiochian Orthodox Catholic Church has its origins in what was previously known as the American Orthodox Catholic Archdiocese. Originally formed in 1892, it was one of the first Orthodox Church bodies in America to offer the Divine Liturgy and other worship services in the English language. During the following decades, the worship practices of this Church were affected both by the Syrian Orthodox (i.e., Oriental Orthodox) as well as Russian and Greek Orthodox (i.e., Eastern Orthodox) traditions. Later, the church also operated under the name Syro-Russian Orthodox Catholic Church. The current name was adopted in 2008. This was done with the intention to better describe the origins of this Church: both the Syriac (“Oriental”) and Greek (“Eastern”) Orthodox Patriarchates of Antioch. Also, in 2008, the Synod of Bishops voted unanimously to return to the original mandate of this Church: to be an American Orthodox Church which uses a Western-style Liturgy. [View our profile of Syriac-Greek Antiochian Orthodox Catholic Church]

Using data from the 1980-2020 U.S. Religion Census, this list ranks U.S. States on the highest number of Syriac-Greek Antiochian Orthodox Catholic Church congregations. You can sort the list by clicking on the column headings.

State Congregations 2020
1 California 2
2 Alaska 1
2 Hawaii 1
2 New Jersey 1
2 Pennsylvania 1
2 Tennessee 1
2 Texas 1

Note that data collection methods for religious bodies change over time, affecting the comparability of statistics. For further information, see the U.S. Religion Census website at

The 2020 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and include data for 373 religious bodies or groups. Of these, the ASARB was able to gather data on congregations and adherents for 217 and on congregations only for 156.

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