Template talk:Eastern Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox Christians

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why are these people grouped by their linguistic affiliations? What does that have to do with anything?--ComtesseDeMingrélie 19:51, 21 February 2011 (UTC)

I just made template similar to this one: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:European_Muslims If you think that this template should be different, you are free to change what ever you want in it. PANONIAN 20:13, 21 February 2011 (UTC)
I agree with Comtesse. This template requires revision, since religious affiliation and ethno-linguistic demographics are not conterminous. For example, while the vast majority of people in Greece and the vast majority of ethnic Russians identify with an Eastern Orthodox denomination, some Greeks are Roman Catholic, or Jehovah's Witnesses, or atheist, and even the old pagan religion has made a limited comeback. There's also Orthodox minority populations. The template mentions Orthodox Finns, but neglects Orthodox Americans of non-immigrant descent, such as the Aleuts of Alaska, or WASP converts. (Yes, they exist.) Secondly, grouping Eastern Orthodox together with Oriental Orthodox is highly erroneous. While they share the word "Orthodox", they're two entirely different denominations with considerable theological differences. Oriental Orthodox Churches are not in communion with Constantinople; they're not even Chalcedonian, which means that the Eastern Orthodox Churches actually have more in common with Roman Catholicism and Anglicanism, than with Oriental Orthodox. And I don't see a point of this template anyways; there's a similar European Muslims template, not European Sunni Muslims. Why leave out other Christian denominations? Skyduster (talk) 18:21, 12 June 2012 (UTC)


Could I get a citation for the Mayan people having a significant Orthodox minority? If it's true, that is fascinating and I would love to read more about it. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Filipovsfolly (talkcontribs) 01:12, 15 September 2016 (UTC)