Don't know how accurate, but here is something.
I did not say that the OCA would "control the Orthodox" I said they will have a controlling aspect.I for one believe that the OCA will have an impact here in the USA (and will eventually be recognized by the EP and everyone else) that is greater than the influence it has now. Its just a matter of time.Does anyone have statistics handy? I read on another Forum that the Greeks (GOA) outnumber the 4 largest jurisdictions all together.
I think that those statistics are fairly accurate and reflect the 'reality on the ground'.
Frankly, I fail to see the distinction between 'controlling' the Orthodox and 'having a controlling interest.'
For those of us long timers NOT of the OCA, we have endured these claims for going on some forty years now and yet today little has changed.
Rather than worrying about 'control', we should be focusing our attention of issues we can directly impact, such as the strength and role of our local parishes and their interaction with other local Orthodox and their home communities.