Alexei D. Krindatch, Research Coordinator for the Assembly of Canonical Bishops of North America, will present “Ten Facts About Orthodoxy in America that You Probably Don’t Know” on Monday April 22, 2013 at 2:30 pm in the Archbishop Iakovos Library and Resource Center Reading Room at Hellenic College Holy Cross.
This presentation will highlight some of Krindatch’s recent findings in his work for the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America. The presentation will offer an opportunity for conversation about his findings and research. He is the creator of the website Orthodox Reality, where all of his studies can be found.
Krindatch has become one of the leading sociological researchers on Orthodox America, developing landmark studies on American Orthodox clergy and laity. He also coordinated the involvement of the Assembly of Bishops in the 2010 Religious Congregations Membership Survey.
This work led to his publication of the first ever Atlas of American Orthodox Christian Churches, published by Holy Cross Orthodox Press in 2011. The Atlas describes the major Orthodox bodies in the United States, with many tables and graphs about their population, location of parishes and monasteries, as well as offering an article outlining the history of each group.
Krindatch has made presentations at various Clergy Laity Assemblies of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and to other religious bodies. A native of Moscow, Krindatch has been studying American Orthodox church bodies for nearly two decades through fellowships and positions with the University of California at Santa Barbara, the Patriarch Athenagoras Orthodox Institute, Berkeley, California, and now for the Assembly of Bishops.