Evangelical Orthodox Church
The Evangelical Orthodox Church (also known as the EOC) is a non-canonical group with roots in evangelical Protestantism which incorporates elements of Orthodoxy as well as Roman Catholicism, Lutheranism, and Anglicanism in its worship and doctrine. The greater part of the church, under the leadership of then-bishop Peter Gilquist, was received into communion with the Antiochian Archdiocese in 1987. A handful of bishops refrained from this move, and continue to exist under the name Evangelical Orthodox Church. This group continues to serve as a bridge to Orthodoxy, occasionally seeing entire communities brought into the Church at once, as happened with St. John the Forerunner (formerly Holy Trinity) parish in Indianapolis and its outlying missions in 2002.
- Parish history of St. Athanasius Orthodox Church of Santa Barbara, CA.
- Information about the EOC at OGreatMystery.com, an independent website administered by former EOC members. Includes articles by former EOC members reflecting on their time in the EOC.
- Gilquist, The Rev. Peter, Becoming Orthodox: A journey to the ancient Christian faith. Conciliar Press: 2002. ISBN 0962271330