Orthodox Church in America

Orthodox Church in America

Founder

Independence

1970

Recognition

Autocephalous by the Russian, Bulgarian, Georgian, Polish, and Czech and Slovak Churches

Primate

Metropolitan Jonah (Paffhausen)

Headquarters

Syosset, New York, United States

Territory

United States, Canada

Possessions

Mexico, South America, Australia

Language

English, Church Slavonic

Adherents

450,000-1,000,000 (est.)

Website

The Orthodox Church in America

The Orthodox Church in America (OCA) is an autocephalous Eastern Orthodox church in North America. Its primate is Metropolitan Jonah (Paffhausen), who was elected on November 12, 2008, and was formally installed on December 28, 2008. [1] The OCA’s headquarters are located in Syosset, New York and consists of more than 700 parishes, missions, communities, monasteries and institutions located primarily in the United States and Canada. Additional parishes and missions are located in Mexico and Australia. Membership estimates for the OCA vary, with recent figures ranging from as low 27,169 to as high as 1,064,000.

From: Wikipedia



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