Parish size and zeal

New census information (not the U.S. Census) shows the Orthodox at about 0.34% of the U.S. Population. St. Alexis’s diocese is in a dead heat for smallest average parish size, but at the top for percentage of members in attendance on a typical Sunday.

I suspect there’s a correlation there, not just a coincidence. I’m not sure a big sacramental Church can be more than a “sacrament factory” unless it has multiple priests — to hear confession, for instance, and then to respond in a way that’s healing.

There’s other information here as well.


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