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The article affirms that the issue lies with the large number of mixed marriages that take place in the Greek American community.
According to statistics, the intermarriage rate is between 75% and 85%.
Among them were the dispossessed, joining millions of immigrants from Europe looking for a new start.
Those who came liked what they found and the vast majority remained to build a new life.
In America, where the Orthodox marriage constitutes a minority of marriages among people of Greek descent there is a critical and immediate need for a broad religious outreach; to make room for interfaith families who are typically our children’s families.
The family must be encouraged to facilitate their worshiping as one family.
Over the next 100 years they came, limited only by quotas and war.An article published on the official website of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America paints an alarming picture for the future of the Church in America.According to statistics cited by the story penned by Peter S Kehayes, 60% of Greek Orthodox families of the last generation and 90% of Americans with Greek roots are no longer in communion with the Church.On the national level, a survey of 54,461 adults in a Trinity College study, the Program of Public Values found 30% of all married couples did not have a religious wedding and 27% did not want a religious funeral.The study found mainline Protestant populations; Methodists, Episcopalians and Lutherans, declined over the past seven years, by 25%, reflecting the wide range of concerns among Christians of all denominations.