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Eastern Orthodoxy in Jordan refers to Christians in Jordan who are adherents of the Eastern Orthodox Church, which is a long-established part of Christianity in Jordan. It includes Greek Orthodox, Eastern Orthodox Church and Church of Antioch minorities.[1] The Jordanian Greek Orthodox Christians are believed to number 120,000, most of whom are Arabic speaking or by some accounts more than 300,000.[2] There are currently[when?] 29 Greek Orthodox churches – with that number on the increase – which come under the Jerusalem Patriarchate.[2] Most of the Greek Orthodox Christians live in Amman and surrounding areas.[2] The Greek Orthodox church has become known in the past for its pan-Arab orientation, possibly because it exists in various parts of the Arab world. Converts from Islam to Christianity risk the loss of civil rights.[1] Christmas and the Gregorian calendar New Year are recognized holidays in Jordan.[1]

The two predominantly Orthodox towns are Fuheis and Al Husn.

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  1. ^ a b c "Jordan". Archived from the original on 31 October 2009. Retrieved 8 April 2017.
  2. ^ a b c "An Insight into the Greek-Orthodox Community of Jordan / OrthoChristian.Com". Retrieved 8 April 2017.

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