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Old Brethren Church Pennsylvania - - 1
unit
- 1980 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 318. "In 1980 the Old Brethren had... three congregations (Salida, California; Deer Creek, Indiana; Gettysburg, Ohio). "
Old Brethren Church USA - - 2
units
1
country
1915 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.) The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); Chapter: European Free-Church Family; section: Brethren; pg. 317. "The Old Brethren Church, generally termed simply the Old Brethren, is a name taken by two congregations which split from the Old German Baptist Brethren in 1913 (Deer Creek congregation in Carroll County, Indiana) and in 1915 (Salida congregation in Stanislaus County, California). Though widely separated geographically, the two congregations banded together and in 1915 published The Old Brethren's Reasons... outlining their position... "
Old Brethren Church USA - - 3
units
1
country
1975 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 318. "Beginning with two congregations, the Old Brethrn Church has experienced grown in spite of a schism in 1930 that led to the formation of the Old Brethren German Baptist Church. A third meeting house was built in the 1970s. "
Old Brethren Church world 130 - 3
units
2
countries
1980 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 318. "Membership: In 1980 the Old Brethren had approximately 130 members and three congregations (Salida, California; Deer Creek, Indiana; Gettysburg, Ohio). Individual members could be found in Tennessee, Mississippi, and Brazil (where a group of Old German Baptist Brethren had settled in 1969). "
Old Brethren German Baptist Church Indiana - - 2
units
- 1980 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 318. "in 1980, reported 45 members in three congregations: Camden and Goshen, Indiana and Arcanum, Ohio. "
Old Brethren German Baptist Church Ohio - - 1
unit
- 1980 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 318. "in 1980, reported 45 members in three congregations: Camden and Goshen, Indiana and Arcanum, Ohio. "
Old Brethren German Baptist Church USA 45 - 3
units
1
country
1980 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.) The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); Chapter: European Free-Church Family; section: Brethren; pg. 318. "Old Brethren German Baptist Church originated among the most conservative membres of the Old brethrn Church and the Old Order German Baptist Brethren Church. Around 1930 members of the Old Brethren Deer Creek congregation near Camden, Indiana, began to fellowship with the Old Order Brethren in the Covington, Ohio, area... Membership: Among the smallest of Brethren groups, the Old Brethren, in 1980, reported 45 members in three congregations: Camden and Goshen, Indiana and Arcanum, Ohio. "
Old Catholic Germany - - - - 1870 Crim, Keith (ed.). The Perennial Dictionary of World Religions. San Francisco: Harper Collins (1989). Reprint; originally pub. as Abingdon Dictionary of Living Religions, 1981; pg. 550. "Old Catholics. A group which separated from the Church of Rome out of opposition to Vatican Council I (1870), rejecting its formulation of papal infallibility. German Catholics, followed by Catholics in Switzerland and Austria, were in the forefront of this struggle. "
Old Catholic USA 500,000 - 100
units
- 1990 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), Handbook of Denominations in the United States (9th Ed.), Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1990); pg. 172-173. "Old Catholic churches in the U.S. are outgrowths of the Old Catholic movement of Europe... Five main divisions of Old Catholic churches exist in the U.S., with an approx. total of 500,000 members in 100 churches--Mariavite Old Catholic Church, Old Roman Catholic Church (English rite), North American Old Roman Catholic Church, Christ Catholic Church of America and Europe... and the American Catholic Church (Syro-Antiochian). "
Old Catholic USA 500,000 - - - 1993 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), Handbook of Denominations in the United States (10th Ed.), Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1995). "3 historic divisions of Old Catholic churches maintain strength in the U.S., with an approximate total of 500,000 members: the Mariavite Old Catholic Church, the Old Roman Catholic Church (English Rite) andthe North American Old Roman Catholic Church "
Old Catholic USA 1,000 - - - 1998 *LINK* web site: Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance (viewed circa Nov. 1998); "last updated October 1998 " Table: "Christian Organizations "; "Membership numbers, as supplied by various denominations "
Old Catholic world 100,000 - - - 1981 Crim, Keith (ed.). The Perennial Dictionary of World Religions. San Francisco: Harper Collins (1989). Reprint; originally pub. as Abingdon Dictionary of Living Religions, 1981; pg. 550. "Old Catholics recognize seven ecumenical councils and the doctrinal teachings of the undivided church before the Great Schism... There are about 100,000 Old Catholics. "
Old Catholic world - - - - 1994 *LINK* Hexham, Irving. Concise Dictionary of Religion. Carol Stream, USA: InterVarsity Press (1994). (v. online 6 Oct. 1999) "OLD CATHOLICS: a small GROUP of traditionalist CATHOLIC churches which broke away from ROMAN CATHOLICISM over the question of the INFALLIBILITY of the POPE. "
Old Catholic world - - - - 1999 *LINK* Zuck, Jon. "Unofficial Home Page of The One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church " (last updated 21 Mar. 1999). "Notable Independent Churches having separated from this Church since 1550: Old Catholics: White-Robed Monks of St. Benedict; Polish National Catholic Church; American Catholic Church "
Old Catholic & Polish National Catholic USA 367,000 - - - 1951 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391. Table: "Membership of Religious Bodies, 1890 to 1970, & by Major Groups: 1951 to 1970 "; "Beginning 1957, includes Armenian Church of North America. "
Old Catholic & Polish National Catholic USA 367,000 - - - 1952 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391. Table: "Membership of Religious Bodies, 1890 to 1970, & by Major Groups: 1951 to 1970 "; "Beginning 1957, includes Armenian Church of North America. "
Old Catholic & Polish National Catholic USA 366,000 - - - 1953 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391. Table: "Membership of Religious Bodies, 1890 to 1970, & by Major Groups: 1951 to 1970 "; "Beginning 1957, includes Armenian Church of North America. "
Old Catholic & Polish National Catholic USA 368,000 - - - 1954 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391. Table: "Membership of Religious Bodies, 1890 to 1970, & by Major Groups: 1951 to 1970 "; "Beginning 1957, includes Armenian Church of North America. "
Old Catholic & Polish National Catholic USA 368,000 - - - 1955 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391. Table: "Membership of Religious Bodies, 1890 to 1970, & by Major Groups: 1951 to 1970 "; "Beginning 1957, includes Armenian Church of North America. "
Old Catholic & Polish National Catholic USA 351,000 - - - 1956 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391. Table: "Membership of Religious Bodies, 1890 to 1970, & by Major Groups: 1951 to 1970 "; "Beginning 1957, includes Armenian Church of North America. "
Old Catholic & Polish National Catholic USA 469,000 - - - 1957 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391. Table: "Membership of Religious Bodies, 1890 to 1970, & by Major Groups: 1951 to 1970 "; "Beginning 1957, includes Armenian Church of North America. "
Old Catholic & Polish National Catholic USA 488,000 - - - 1958 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391. Table: "Membership of Religious Bodies, 1890 to 1970, & by Major Groups: 1951 to 1970 "; "Beginning 1957, includes Armenian Church of North America. "
Old Catholic & Polish National Catholic USA 484,000 - - - 1959 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391. Table: "Membership of Religious Bodies, 1890 to 1970, & by Major Groups: 1951 to 1970 "; "Beginning 1957, includes Armenian Church of North America. "
Old Catholic & Polish National Catholic USA 590,000 - - - 1960 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391. Table: "Membership of Religious Bodies, 1890 to 1970, & by Major Groups: 1951 to 1970 "; "Beginning 1957, includes Armenian Church of North America. "
Old Catholic & Polish National Catholic USA 573,000 - - - 1961 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391. Table: "Membership of Religious Bodies, 1890 to 1970, & by Major Groups: 1951 to 1970 "; "Beginning 1957, includes Armenian Church of North America. "
Old Catholic & Polish National Catholic USA 597,000 - - - 1962 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391. Table: "Membership of Religious Bodies, 1890 to 1970, & by Major Groups: 1951 to 1970 "; "Beginning 1957, includes Armenian Church of North America. "
Old Catholic & Polish National Catholic USA 498,000 - - - 1963 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391. Table: "Membership of Religious Bodies, 1890 to 1970, & by Major Groups: 1951 to 1970 "; "Beginning 1957, includes Armenian Church of North America. "
Old Catholic & Polish National Catholic USA 491,000 - - - 1964 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391. Table: "Membership of Religious Bodies, 1890 to 1970, & by Major Groups: 1951 to 1970 "; "Beginning 1957, includes Armenian Church of North America. "
Old Catholic & Polish National Catholic USA 484,000 - - - 1965 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391. Table: "Membership of Religious Bodies, 1890 to 1970, & by Major Groups: 1951 to 1970 "; "Beginning 1957, includes Armenian Church of North America. "
Old Catholic & Polish National Catholic USA 580,000 - - - 1967 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391. Table: "Membership of Religious Bodies, 1890 to 1970, & by Major Groups: 1951 to 1970 "; "Beginning 1957, includes Armenian Church of North America. "
Old Catholic & Polish National Catholic USA 599,000 - - - 1968 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391. Table: "Membership of Religious Bodies, 1890 to 1970, & by Major Groups: 1951 to 1970 "; "Beginning 1957, includes Armenian Church of North America. "
Old Catholic & Polish National Catholic USA 818,000 - - - 1969 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391. Table: "Membership of Religious Bodies, 1890 to 1970, & by Major Groups: 1951 to 1970 "; "Beginning 1957, includes Armenian Church of North America. "
Old Catholic & Polish National Catholic USA 848,000 - - - 1970 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391. Table: "Membership of Religious Bodies, 1890 to 1970, & by Major Groups: 1951 to 1970 "; "Beginning 1957, includes Armenian Church of North America. "
Old Catholic Church (Brothers) USA 500 - 4
units
- 1988 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 82. "Old Catholic Church in America (Brothers)... The Old Catholic Church in America is one of the oldest independent Catholic bodies in the U.S., founded in 1917 by W. H. Francis Brothers... Membership In 1988 the church claimed four congregations, 500 members, and 12 clergy. Affiliated congregations in Yugoslavia have approximately 2,000 members. "
Old Catholic Church (Brothers) world 2,500 - - 2
countries
1988 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 82. "Old Catholic Church in America (Brothers)... The Old Catholic Church in America is one of the oldest independent Catholic bodies in the U.S., founded in 1917 by W. H. Francis Brothers... Membership In 1988 the church claimed four congregations, 500 members, and 12 clergy. Affiliated congregations in Yugoslavia have approximately 2,000 members. "
Old Catholic Church (Brothers) Yugoslavia 2,000 - - - 1988 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 82. "Old Catholic Church in America (Brothers)... The Old Catholic Church in America is one of the oldest independent Catholic bodies in the U.S., founded in 1917 by W. H. Francis Brothers... Membership In 1988 the church claimed four congregations, 500 members, and 12 clergy. Affiliated congregations in Yugoslavia have approximately 2,000 members. "
Old Catholic Church in North America (Catholicate of the West) USA 188 - 26
units
- 1988 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 83. "Old Catholic Church in North America (Catholicate of the West)... The Old Catholic Church in North America was established in 1950 by Grant Timothy Billet and several Old Catholic bishops... During the 1970s, he reported a membership of the church at approximately 6,000, a highly inflated figure. Billet died in 1981... Membership: In 1988 the Church reported 26 churches in the U.S. with affiliated work in seven countries. There were 43 clergy and 188 members. "
Old Catholic Church in North America (Catholicate of the West) world 6,000 - 22
units
- 1978 Melton, J. Gordon. The Encyclopedia of American Religions, vol. 1. McGrath Publishing Co.: Wilmington, NC (1978); pg. 45. Name listed as "Old Roman Catholic Church in North America (Billet) "
Old Catholic Church in North America (Catholicate of the West) world - - - 8
countries
1988 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 83. "Old Catholic Church in North America (Catholicate of the West)... Membership: In 1988 the Church reported 26 churches in the U.S. with affiliated work in seven countries. There were 43 clergy and 188 members. "
Old Catholic Church-Utrecht Succession California - - 1
unit
- 1991 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 83. "Old Catholic Church-Utrecht Succession... is headquartered in Boston, and parishes are located in Denver, Colorado; Orlando, Florida; Pennsylvania; California; Texas; and several locations in Massachusetts... Membership: In 1988, the church reported approximately 900 members in nine congregations. "
Old Catholic Church-Utrecht Succession Colorado - - 1
unit
- 1991 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 83. "Old Catholic Church-Utrecht Succession... is headquartered in Boston, and parishes are located in Denver, Colorado; Orlando, Florida; Pennsylvania; California; Texas; and several locations in Massachusetts... Membership: In 1988, the church reported approximately 900 members in nine congregations. "
Old Catholic Church-Utrecht Succession Florida - - 1
unit
- 1991 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 83. "Old Catholic Church-Utrecht Succession... is headquartered in Boston, and parishes are located in Denver, Colorado; Orlando, Florida; Pennsylvania; California; Texas; and several locations in Massachusetts... Membership: In 1988, the church reported approximately 900 members in nine congregations. "
Old Catholic Church-Utrecht Succession Germany 28,000 - - - 1999 *LINK* web site: "Religionswissenschaftlicher Medien- und Informationsdienst e.V. " [REMID: Religious Studies Media and Information Service, Marburg, Germany]; web page: "Informationen und Standpunkte " (viewed 2 Aug. 1999). Table: "Religious communities in Germany: Numbers of members " [data published July, 1999]; Listed as "Altkatholiken - Utrechter Union " in table. Source: REMID. Listed in "Catholic " section.
Old Catholic Church-Utrecht Succession Massachusetts - - 4
units
- 1991 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 83. "Old Catholic Church-Utrecht Succession... is headquartered in Boston, and parishes are located in Denver, Colorado; Orlando, Florida; Pennsylvania; California; Texas; and several locations in Massachusetts... Membership: In 1988, the church reported approximately 900 members in nine congregations. "
Old Catholic Church-Utrecht Succession Pennsylvania - - 1
unit
- 1991 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 83. "Old Catholic Church-Utrecht Succession... is headquartered in Boston, and parishes are located in Denver, Colorado; Orlando, Florida; Pennsylvania; California; Texas; and several locations in Massachusetts... Membership: In 1988, the church reported approximately 900 members in nine congregations. "
Old Catholic Church-Utrecht Succession Texas - - 1
unit
- 1991 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 83. "Old Catholic Church-Utrecht Succession... is headquartered in Boston, and parishes are located in Denver, Colorado; Orlando, Florida; Pennsylvania; California; Texas; and several locations in Massachusetts... Membership: In 1988, the church reported approximately 900 members in nine congregations. "
Old Catholic Church-Utrecht Succession USA 2,217 - 10
units
- 1957 Melton, J. Gordon. The Encyclopedia of American Religions, vol. 1. McGrath Publishing Co.: Wilmington, NC (1978); pg. 46. Name listed as "Reformed Catholic Church (Utrecht Confession) "
Old Catholic Church-Utrecht Succession world 900 - 9
units
1
country
1988 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 83. "Old Catholic Church-Utrecht Succession... Melrose, MA [H.Q.]... Membership: In 1988, the church reported approximately 900 members in nine congregations [all in U.S.]. The archbishop is assisted by two bishops and 16 priests. "
Old Colony Mennonite Church Alberta 1,050 - 4
units
- 1998 *LINK* Mennonite World Conference web site. Directory 1998. Web page: "USA/Canada: Mennonite & Brethren in Christ Churches " "CANADA... Old Colony Mennonite Church - Alberta; Members (1994): 1,050; Congregations: 4? "
Old Colony Mennonite Church British Columbia 300 - 3
units
- 1998 *LINK* Mennonite World Conference web site. Directory 1998. Web page: "USA/Canada: Mennonite & Brethren in Christ Churches " "CANADA... Old Colony Mennonite Church - British Columbia; Members: 300; Congregations: 3? "
Old Colony Mennonite Church Canada 5,120 - - - 1998 *LINK* Mennonite World Conference web site. Directory 1998. Web page: "USA/Canada: Mennonite & Brethren in Christ Churches " "CANADA... Old Colony Mennonite Church - Alberta; Members (1994): 1,050; Congregations: 4... Old Colony Mennonite Church - British Columbia; Members: 300; Congregations: 3... Old Colony Mennonite Church - Manitoba; Members: 1,112; Congregations: 4... Old Colony Mennonite Church - Ontario (and Unaffiliated); Members (1994): 2,243; Congregations: 7... Old Colony Mennonite Church - Saskatchewan; Members (1990): 415 " [Sum for all of these: 5,120 members]
Old Colony Mennonite Church Manitoba 1,112 - 4
units
- 1998 *LINK* Mennonite World Conference web site. Directory 1998. Web page: "USA/Canada: Mennonite & Brethren in Christ Churches " "CANADA... Old Colony Mennonite Church - Manitoba; Members: 1,112; Congregations: 4? "
Old Colony Mennonite Church Ontario 2,243 - 7
units
- 1998 *LINK* Mennonite World Conference web site. Directory 1998. Web page: "USA/Canada: Mennonite & Brethren in Christ Churches " "CANADA... Old Colony Mennonite Church - Ontario (and Unaffiliated); Members (1994): 2,243; Congregations: 7... Old Colony Mennonite Church - Saskatchewan; Members (1990): 415 "
Old Colony Mennonite Church Saskatchewan 415 - - - 1998 *LINK* Mennonite World Conference web site. Directory 1998. Web page: "USA/Canada: Mennonite & Brethren in Christ Churches " "CANADA... Old Colony Mennonite Church - Ontario (and Unaffiliated); Members (1994): 2,243; Congregations: 7... Old Colony Mennonite Church - Saskatchewan; Members (1990): 415 "
Old Episcopal Church world - - - 1
country
1991 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 103. "Old Episcopal Church... Mesa, AZ [H.Q.]... The Old Episcopal Church is a small diocese in the Southwest headed by Rt. Rev. Jack C. Adam, Bishop of Arizona. A former Protestant Episcopal Church priest, he left the Episcopal Church and was consecrated by Archbishop Walter Propheta of the America Orthodox Catholic Church in 1972. Membership: Not reported. There are several parishes in Arizona and New Mexico. "
Old German Baptist Brethren North America - - - - 1881 Crim, Keith (ed.). The Perennial Dictionary of World Religions. San Francisco: Harper Collins (1989). Reprint; originally pub. as Abingdon Dictionary of Living Religions, 1981; pg. 119-120. "Brethren, Church of the... founded in Germany in 1708... Smaller groups stemming from the Brethren are: Old German Baptist Brethren (1881), Brethren Church (1883), Dunkard Brethren (1926), and Grace Brethren (1939). "
Old German Baptist Brethren USA 5,475 - 55
units
- 1991 Bedell, Kenneth (ed.). Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches 1993. Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn (1993); pg. 248-255. Table 2: US Current Stats. (# of adherents from "inclusive membership " column, not sometimes smaller "full communicant " col.) Listed in table as "Old German Baptist Brethren. "
Old German Baptist Brethren USA 5,623 - 57
units
- 1996 World Almanac and Book of Facts 1998; K-III Reference Corp.: Macwah, NJ (1997). [Orig. sources: 1997 Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches; World Almanac research]; pg. 651. Table: "Membership of Religious Groups in U.S. "; Membership figs. generally based on reports from officials by each group. Figs. are inclusive: refer to all "members, " not simply full communicants.
Old German Baptist Brethren USA 5,832 - 57
units
- 1998 World Almanac and Book of Facts 2000. Mahwah, NJ: PRIMEDIA Reference Inc. (1999). [Orig. sources: 1999 Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches; World Almanac research]; pg. 692. Table: "Membership of Religious Groups in U.S. "; Based on reports from officials by each group. Figs. inclusive; refer to all "members ". Listed as Old German Baptist Brethren
Old German Baptist Brethren world 3,589 - - - 1936 Ferm, Vergilius (ed). An Encyclopedia of Religion; Westport, CT: Greenwood Press (1976; 1st ed. pub. 1945 by Philosophical Library); pg. 237. "Dunkers... the main present groups stem from the 1881-82 division, viz: The Old German Baptist Brethren ('Old Order'), numbering in 1936 3,589 who publish The Vindicator at Brookville, Ohio... "
Old German Baptist Brethren world 5,254 - - - 1982 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), Handbook of Denominations in the United States (9th Ed.), Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1990); pg. 64. "Several other major branches of Brethren consider themselves direct descendants of the group organized at Schwarzenau: Old German Baptist Brethren, organized in 1881, with 5,254 members in 1982... "
Old German Baptist Brethren world 5,277 - 52
units
- 1988 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.) The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); Chapter: European Free-Church Family; section: Brethren; pg. 318. "Old German Baptist Brethren... Bringhurst, IN [H.Q.]... represents the conservative wing in the Brethren movement. This group withdrew in 1881, the year before Henry R. Holsinger, a leader of what became known as the Progressive Brethren (now the Brethrn Church (Ashland, Ohio)) was expelled from the Church of the Brethren... Membership: In 1988 the Brethren reported 5,277 members in 52 churches served by 236 ministers. "
Old German Baptist Brethren world 5,475 - 55
units
- 1991 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), Handbook of Denominations in the United States (10th Ed.), Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1995). "...[one of many groups which] consider themselves direct descendants of the group organized at Schwarzenau. "; Also known as "Old Order Dunkers "
Old German Baptist Brethren world 5,277 - - - 1995 *LINK* web site: "New Religious Movements " (University of Virginia); web page: "Brethren " (viewed 31 Jan. 1999); "Created by Kristin Kegerreis For Sociology 497, Fall 1998 " "The sizes of the other groups are as follows: Brethren Church - 13,028 in 1995 (Melton:440); Old German Baptist Brethren - 5,277 in 1995 (Melton:444); and Dunkard Brethren - 1,035 in 1980 (Melton:442). "
Old Mennonites USA 30,000 - - - 1945 Ferm, Vergilius (ed). An Encyclopedia of Religion; Westport, CT: Greenwood Press (1976; 1st ed. pub. 1945 by Philosophical Library); pg. 481. "The Old Mennonites, tracing their beliefs to the Swiss Brethren, center in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania... There are about 30,000 members, 8,000 of whom live in Lancaster County. "


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