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Evolving Visions of the Orthodox Priesthood

The majority of American Orthodox priests oppose the idea of parishioners electing clergy and bishops, encourage obedience to established rules in the church, and do not tolerate differences of opinion or parish-shopping by the laity. Their greatest concern is that youth and young adults are leaving the Orthodox Church. These are just a few findings from this unique 2006 study by the Hartford Institute for Religion Research of the Orthodox priesthood in America. Conducted in coordination with a study of the Catholic priesthood, this survey distinguishes trends unique to the Orthodox community. The study, "Satisfaction and Morale among Parish Clergy. What American Catholic and Orthodox Priests Can Learn from Each Other," and others are available from the Hartford Institute.

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