Orthodoxy by country
The various autocephalous and autonomous jurisdictions of the Eastern Orthodox Church are distinct in terms of administration and local culture, but are united in full communion with one another, hold the same beliefs, and also generally follow the same practices (the same rite). Some tensions exist in the philosophical differences between the New Calendarists and the Moderate Old Calendarists.
Oriental Orthodoxy also consists of several autocephalous and autonomous jurisdictions holding a single set of beliefs and united in full communion. However, they each have their own separate rites, and there are significant differences between their respective practices. Thus, there is more internal diversity of practice among the Oriental Orthodox than among the Eastern Orthodox.
- 1 Eastern Orthodoxy
- 2 Oriental Orthodoxy
- 3 Statistics
- 4 See also
- 5 References
|Christianity by country|
Predominantly Eastern Orthodox Christian countries
The Eastern Orthodox Church is the largest single religious faith in:
Countries with a high percentage of Eastern Orthodox Christians include:
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
Eastern Orthodox churches (jurisdictions) in full communion
- Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople
- Church of Alexandria
- Church of Antioch
- Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America
- Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of Brazil
- Church of Jerusalem
- Russian Orthodox Church
- Serbian Orthodox Church
- Georgian Orthodox Church
- Romanian Orthodox Church
- Bulgarian Orthodox Church
- Church of Cyprus
- Church of Greece
- Albanian Orthodox Church
- Polish Orthodox Church
- Czech and Slovak Orthodox Church
- Orthodox Church in America
Eastern Orthodox primates
The following table includes the current primates (head bishops) of the autocephalous jurisdictions of the Eastern Orthodox Church, with their respective titles and episcopal sees. A primate may hold the title of Patriarch, Metropolitan, or Archbishop.
Oriental Orthodoxy is the dominant religion in Armenia (94%), the ethnically Armenian Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (95%), Ethiopia (61%, the total Christian population being 62%), and Eritrea (57%, the total Christian population being 64%).
Oriental Orthodoxy is especially the dominant religion in the two Ethiopian regions of Amhara (82%) and Tigray (96%), as well as the chartered city of Addis Ababa (82%). It is also important in Oromia Region (41%).
It is a significant minority religion in Egypt (15%), Sudan (5%, the total Christian population being 15%), Syria (3%, the total Christian population being 10%), Lebanon (2%, the total Christian population being 40%) and Kerala, India (1%, the total Christian population being 2.3%).
Predominantly Oriental Orthodox Christian countries
Oriental Orthodoxy is the largest single religious faith in:
Countries with a high percentage of Oriental Orthodox Christians include:
Oriental Orthodox churches in full communion
- The Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria
- The Armenian Apostolic Church
- The Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church
- The Eritrean Orthodox Tewahedo Church
- The Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch
- The Indian (Malankara) Orthodox Syrian Church
|Country||Christian Orthodox population||Orthodox percentage (%) of total population||Orthodox percentage (%) of World Orthodox population|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||1,440,000||31||0.49|
|Israel||To be determined||over 1|
|Macedonia, Republic of||1,330,000||64.80||0.48|
- Christianity by country
- List of Christian denominations by number of members
- Protestants by country
- Roman Catholicism by country
- Eastern Orthodox Church#Number of adherents
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