Church of Sweden

Church of Sweden

Coat of arms of the Church of Sweden.

Classification

Protestant

Orientation

Mainline/High Church Lutheran

Polity

Episcopal

Associations

Lutheran World Federation,

World Council of Churches,

Conference of European Churches,

Porvoo Communion

Geographical area

Sweden

Origin

1523

Separated from

Roman Catholic Church

Separations

Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland

Members

Approx. 6.9 million

Official Website

http://www.svenskakyrkan.se/

The Church of Sweden (Swedish: Svenska kyrkan, Northern Sami: Ruoŧa girkui) is the largest church in Sweden. The Church of Sweden professes the Lutheran branch of Christianity, and is a member of the Porvoo Communion. With almost 6.9 million members, It is the largest Lutheran church in the World. Until 2000 it held the position of state church. As of 2006 75.6% of the Swedes were members of the church. However, only approximately 2% of the church’s members regularly attend Sunday services.[1]

From: Wikipedia



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