The Eastern Orthodox Church, officially the Orthodox Catholic Church, is the second-largest Christian church, with approximately 220 million baptised members. It operates as a communion of autocephalous churches, each governed by its bishops in local synods.
Eastern Orthodoxy in North America represents adherents, religious communities, institutions and organizations of Eastern Orthodox Christianity in North America, including the United States, Canada, Mexico and other North American states.
Based on the numbers of adherents, the Eastern Orthodox Church (also known as Eastern Orthodoxy) is the second largest Christian communion in the world, after the Roman Catholic Church, with the most common estimates of baptised members being approximately 220 million.CountryTotal Population% Eastern OrthodoxEastern Orthodox totalAlbania (details)2,621,9776.75% (as per census, number likely upwards of 20%)148,992 (census unreliable, deemed corrupt, number is expected to be much higher)Armenia (details)3,262,20092.5%3,017,535 (include Armenians Apostolic)Australia (details)23,824,6002.6%563,100Austria (details)8,773,0006%500,000
The Eastern Orthodox Church, officially the Orthodox Church, is a Christian church. Their type of Christianity is also called Orthodox Christianity or Orthodoxy. Their members are called Orthodox Christians, although there is another group of Churches called Oriental Orthodox that is not in communion with the Orthodox Church.
Eastern Orthodoxy in Belarus, 48.3% (2011 census) Eastern Orthodoxy in Bosnia and Herzegovina, 31.0% (2013 census) Eastern Orthodoxy in non-Orthodox majority countries. Eastern Orthodoxy in Albania, 20% (est.)  Eastern Orthodoxy in Latvia, 19.4% (2011 census) Eastern Orthodoxy in Estonia, 16.15% (2011 census)
Oriental Orthodoxy means the group of Eastern Christian Churches that accept only the first three ecumenical councils — the First Council of Nicaea, the First Council of Constantinople and the Council of Ephesus — and do not accept the dogmatic definitions of the Council of Chalcedon.
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Eastern Orthodoxy is the main Christian denomination in Serbia, with 6,079,396 followers or 84.6% of the population, followed traditionally by the majority of Serbs, and also Romanians, Vlachs, Montenegrins, Macedonians and Bulgarians living in Serbia. The dominant Eastern Orthodox church in Serbia is the Serbian Orthodox Church.
Eastern Orthodoxy in Albania arrived in the area of contemporary Albania during the Roman period.. In Albania, Eastern Orthodoxy underwent many changes due to sociopolitical difficulties of the medieval period resulting in the conversion of the Albanian north to Catholicism and under the Ottomans the widespread conversion of Albanians to Islam in central and southern Albania.
Eastern Orthodox Christianity is today the religion of only a minority in Turkey. It was once the dominant religion, during the time of the Byzantine Empire, as the region that comprises Turkey today was a central part of the Byzantine heritage. Today, less than one tenth of one percent of the population are Orthodox Christians.