“Loving before you are loved...

Not just loving because you are loved and trusted
But loving before you are loved...”

Priest Georgy Kochetkov

Founder and spiritual director of the Transfiguration Brotherhood.

Rector of St. Philaret’s Christian Orthodox Institute, Head of the Missiology, Catechetics and Homiletics Department. MA in Theology from St. Sergius Orthodox Theological Institute in Paris.

Editor-in-Chief of the ‘Orthodox Community’ magazine (1990-2000). Specialises in Liturgics and Sacramentology. Translator of Orthodox liturgical texts into Russian.

Father George’s writings on mission and catechesis are based on his extensive pastoral, missionary and catechetical experience. His theology research covers ecclesiology as well as theology and humanities education issues.