On Orthodox Christian Parishes in America

On Orthodox Christian Parishes in America


Listen Now.  Join us as Fr. Chris has a conversation with Alexei Krindatch, The Assembly of Bishops Research Coordinator and the author of many fascinating studies, including the recent Orthodox Christian Churches in 21st Century America: A Parish Life Study and Young Adults and Young Adult Ministries in American Orthodox Christian ParishesHis study showed that more than 54 % of American Orthodox parishes realize that they need to change in order to flourish or even survive, but they are not changing fast enough or significantly enough, or they don’t even know how to approach the need for a change.  He and Fr. Chris discuss this need for change.

The OCN recently covered both these studies, and the links are available below.

Orthodox Christian Churches in 21st Century America: A Parish Life Study

Young Adults and Young Adult Ministries in American Orthodox Christian Parishes



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About author

Fr. Chris Metropulos

Shaped by a life of service to Christ’s Church, Fr. Christopher has dedicated himself to using all the tools God has placed at his disposal to spread the light of Orthodoxy across America. As Founding Father and host of the Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) and the “Come Receive The Light” national Orthodox Christian radio program, he shepherds a dynamic and rapidly expanding ministry bringing joy, hope, and salvation in Jesus Christ to millions of listeners on Internet and land-based radio around the world in more than 130 countries. Fr. Christopher is the former President of Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology and Parish Priest of Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.