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To: FormerLib

Dear FormerLib,

Then it seems that Orthodox parishes can be very, very small.

If there are 100 MEMBERS (not families) in a parish, and two-thirds of those aren't active (often the regrettable situation in Catholic parishes), that means that there are priests who have a single parish for which to care comprising perhaps 35 active members?

That wouldn't be typical at all in the Catholic Church.

My own parish is far more typical, where there are perhaps 650 or 700 registered families, but where perhaps 200 families are active, with a single, full-time priest dedicated to our parish, assisted by one deacon. Our parish used to be larger, with over 1,000 families, and perhaps 300 or more active families, but then, we had two priests and two full-time deacons.


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21 posted on 01/21/2007 6:14:38 AM PST by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: sitetest
Then it seems that Orthodox parishes can be very, very small.

And that we have a lot more priests in comparison and no laity serving the Eucharist.

22 posted on 01/21/2007 6:51:11 AM PST by FormerLib (Sacrificing our land and our blood cannot buy protection from jihad.-Bishop Artemije of Kosovo)
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