However, those who want to see a genuine church reform movement in the Renovationism of the 1920s, and a legitimate link to the reformists of 1905, will point to the numerous letters by such Renovationist leaders as Vvedenskii, Krasnitskii, Kalinovskii, and Belkov, begging the Soviet government to pardon Metropolitan Veniamin and other members of the clergy and laity condemned to death in 1922.
The Commission for the Enactment for the Separation of the Church from the State's meeting on 31 October decided to force Krasnitskii's Living Church into coalition with Vvedenskii's Ancient Apostolic Church (the "leftist group").
locally;"(39) the structure of the church would remain a coalition; the de-facto chairman at the Sobor would be Krasnitskii.(40)
The patriarch at first wavered and even met once with Krasnitskii, the head of the "Living Church" branch of the Renovationists, but all his leading bishops and advisers protested, threatening another schism.(41) The patriarch then severed all contacts with Krasnitskii continuing to accept the Renovationist clerics into his church only as individuals, via a personal public repentence.(42)
(36.) The actual three major factions of the federated Renovationist Church were Krasnitskii's Living Church, Vvedenskii's The union of the Communities of the Ancient-Apostolic Church, and Antonin Granovskii's union of Church Renaissance.