Pew Study on Orthodox Christianity in the 21st Century

An Orthodox church in the Podil’ district of Kyiv, Ukraine.

The Pew Forum has released a new study on Orthodox Christianity in the 21st Century. The study features insights on the practices and views of Orthodox people in the countries of the former Soviet Union and elsewhere. Readers interested in Ethiopian Orthodoxy will have plenty to discuss here. The researchers covered both Eastern and Oriental Orthodoxy; the study says little about the Syrian and Coptic Churches, and Orthodoxy in India.

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  1. There’s a lot of interesting data in this study. It also makes me realize how little I know about the Ethiopian Orthodox (i.e. that they keep Jewish dietary laws and circumcise on the eighth day), and makes me want to learn nore.

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