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*Fr. Christopher Bender, Chairman
*Fr. Christopher Bender, Chairman
*Fr. Terence Baz
*Fr. Terence Baz
*[[Fr. John Chryssavgis]]
*[[Fr. Dr. John Chryssavgis]]
*Fr. D. Sergei Kapral
*Fr. D. Sergei Kapral
*Frederick Krueger
*Frederick Krueger

Revision as of 19:26, December 14, 2008

The Orthodox Fellowship of the Transfiguration (OFT) proclaims the ecological mission of the Orthodox Church as . . . the Reconciliation of All Things in Christ!

OFT exists to hallow God's Name 'on earth as it is in heaven' by seeking the transfiguration of creation through the activation of the Christian calling toward transfigured life. In the context of the liturgical life of the Orthodox Church, the Fellowship seeks to extend the transfiguring activity of the sacraments into all creation through ascetic practice, the keeping of the commandments and the acquisition of virtue, thus restoring the beauty and integrity of God's earthly temple.

OFT became a SCOBA endorsed organization in 2006. It is a pan-Orthodox effort overseen by a nine member Steering Committee and aided by an eight member Advisory Board.

The office of OFT is located in Santa Rosa, California, where the Executive Director, Fred Krueger, maintains an extensive library of creation related resources, and administers program development and educational communication with OFT members. To date, OFT has published newsletters, organized Christ in the Wilderness program events in Washington, California, Massachusetts and New York, a follow-up correspondence course on The Virtues & Ecological Practice, and an Orthodox Climate Initiative.

Articles, other information, publications for sale, email contact and mailing address are accessible online at the OFT website, Orth-Transfiguration.org The website also features the OFT Community Forum which anyone can access upon registering, and where OFT Members can communicate with each other via a Members private group.

Current leadership


  • Fred Krueger, Executive Director

Steering Committee:

  • Fr. Christopher Bender, Chairman
  • Fr. Terence Baz
  • Fr. Dr. John Chryssavgis
  • Fr. D. Sergei Kapral
  • Frederick Krueger
  • Anne Glynn-Mackoul
  • Fr. Michael Massouh
  • Fr. Robert Popichak
  • Vincent Rossi

Advisory Board:

  • HE Metropolitan Nicholas
  • HG Bishop Demetrios
  • Fr. Alexander Karloutsos
  • Fr. Nicholas Apostola
  • Christine Shahin-Wood
  • Juretta Jordan-Heckscher
  • Natalie Kapeluck-Nixon
  • Dr. John H. Erickson