An article by Rev. Edward Batchko, who is Priest at the Kursk-Root Icon Orthodox Church in Edgar, Wisconsin (near Wausau)
Little is known about Orthodox Christianity in America unless you come from a family whose ethnic background comes from a country with strong Orthodox roots. In America, awareness of the Orthodox Church and its teachings is so scarce and misunderstood to the extent that some groups judge it as not Christian at all! This couldn’t be further from the truth. It is the second largest group of Christians in the world, with approximately 300 million members worldwide, second only to Roman Catholicism. Approximately 3 million of those 300 million live in America, and the number is growing.