Living Church


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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Living Church

 

one of the basic groups seeking renewal within the Russian Orthodox Church after the October Revolution of 1917 and the Civil War of 1918–20. Organized in 1922, it continued in existence until the end of the Great Patriotic War (1941–45). The members of the movement sought to “renew” the church, to adapt it to changed political conditions; they were loyal to Soviet power.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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What delighted him was the thought how much easier it was to believe in a still existing living church, embracing all the beliefs of men, and having God at its head, and therefore holy and infallible, and from it to accept the faith in God, in the creation, the fall, the redemption, than to begin with God, a mysterious, far-away God, the creation, etc.
'It's the living Church coming to the rescue of church structures because it sees these as sanctuaries and symbols of hope,' Tomen said.
To be a living church means to be a changing church.
A graduate of Winnipeg-area Providence University College and Theological Seminary, he is a regular contributor to Covenant, the blog of the Living Church Foundation.
"A living Church can react by being attentive to the legitimate claims of those women who seek greater justice and equality," the pope states, before continuing: "A living Church can look back on history and acknowledge a fair share of male authoritarianism, domination, various forms of enslavement, abuse and sexist violence."
A time when many Catholics felt a rekindled bond with their priests that now celebrated mass in their language and faced the congregation as a sign that they were a vital part of the living church.
Gift, look for a living church, join the workforce of the church and discuss with your pastor.
One Living Church is a non-denominational, Spirit-led, Bible-based Christian church that seeks to enrich people's lives by bringing them into close, personal, life-affirming relationship with God.
No living church should be dictated by such as these.
Therefore, mere mechanical repetition is not a feature of a living church. (3)
They were there to guide and console the living Church - the people.
Chapter 13 addresses circle two (living church community) by presenting the development of an Anabaptist church community in London.