Friday, February 2, 2018
What a difference 100 years makes. . .
Fully 100M of the 260M Orthodox live in Russia. What this means is that they identify as Orthodox, may have icons in their homes, but what it does not translate into is church attendance. Only about 6% of the Orthodox in Russia go to church weekly (in Ukraine 12 percent, in Romania 21 percent). On the other hand, in Ethiopia, weekly church attendance is at 78 percent of their members.
Orthodoxy may be attractive to some in North America, but it has not broken out of the captivity to Europe and Russia the way that Roman Catholics and Protestants have broadened their foundation. Something to consider. . .