Christianity in Odisha
Church of God (Anderson), Council of Baptist Churches in Northern India and Evangelical Missionary Society in Mayurbhanj are among the Protestant denominations of Odisha. Christ Church the full Gospel Church, Gospel Outreach Ministries, India Evangelistic Association, Orissa Baptist Evangelical Crusade and The Pentecostal Mission are among the non-Catholic denominations of Odisha as well. The Church of North India is present in Odisha as well with the dioceses of Cuttack, Phulbani, and Sambalpur. The diocese of Chota Nagpur also serves a small part of Odisha.
Bible translations into Odia
The first version in the Odia language of India was translated by William Carey in 1808 and was distributed among pilgrims at Puri to introduce them to Christianity. Then came the standard version by Amos Sutton in the 1840s.
Roman Catholic Church
Districts with the largest proportions of Christians
The figures indicate % of Christians and within brackets are District names.
(2) Puttasing – 80 % (Rayagada )
(4) Brahmanigaon – 72 % (Kandhamal )
(6) Raiboga – 62 % (Sundargadh )
(7) Kotagarh – 58 % (Kandhamal ))
- "Census of India - Socio-cultural aspects". Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs. Archived from the original on 2011-05-20. Retrieved 2011-03-02.
- World Christian Encyclopedia, Second edition, 2001 Volume 1, p. 369
- World Christian Encyclopedia, Second edition, 2001 Volume 1, p. 369-370
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-07-22. Retrieved 2012-05-29.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- "The Dioceses - The Church of North India". The Church of North India. Archived from the original on 2010-06-19. Retrieved 2011-04-02.
- Subhakanta Behera Construction of an identity discourse: Oriya literature and the ... 2002 - this work misspells Carey from Odia script back into English as "William Kerry"
- Biographical Dictionary of Christian Missions - Page 652 Gerald H. Anderson - 1999 The first Odia conversion was recorded in 1828. Sutton devoted himself to grammatical work on the Odia language and Bible translation. In 1841 he began training the first three Odia evangelists at Cuttack. By 1846 there were eight students"
- Census India 2011