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Catholic
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Lutheran
Presbyterian
Methodist
Anglican/ Episcopalian
Date   Founded Gradual development;
1054 AD (Great Schism between East and West)
Gradual development;
1054 AD (Great Schism)
1530 (Augsburg Confession) c. 1520 (Reformed);
1560 (Presbyterian)
1787 1534 (King Henry's Act of Supremacy)
Place Founded Rome; Western Roman Empire Constantinople,
Eastern Roman Empire
Germany Switzerland, Scotland England England
Founders St. Peter; various bishops of Rome Patriarch Michael Cerularius various eastern church fathers;  (1054) Martin Luther,
Philip Melanchthon
Ulrich Zwingli, John Calvin, Theodore Beza, John Knox John Wesley King Henry VIII, Queen Elizabeth I, Thomas Cromwell, Thomas Cranmer, Hugh Latimer, Nicholas Ridley
Reformation Roots Catholic/Counter- Reformation n/a German Reformation  Scottish Reformation English Reformation English Reformation
Number of Adherents 65 million US; 1.5 billion worldwide 5.9 million US; 225 million worldwide 66 million worldwide 2.5 million 8.3 million 70 million in 161 countries in Anglican Communion; 2.3 million in US
Dominant Regions France, Italy, Spain, Latin America, USA Russia, Greece Germany, Scandanavia Switzerland, Scotland England, USA England
Original Language Latin Greek German French English English
Worship Guide  Roman Missal   Book of Concord Directory for Worship Book of Discipline Book of Common Prayer
Church Government episcopal episcopal episcopal presbyterian "connectional" episcopal
Major Churches in the USA n/a Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America; Orthodox Church in America; Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of North America Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA); Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod (LCMS) Presbyterian Church (USA) (PCUSA) United Methodist Church (UMC) Episcopalian Church in the USA