Living Church

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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.

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Red Priests: Renovationism, Russian Orthodoxy, and Revolution, 1905-1945.
Renovationism reached its peak with the Council of 1923, and by the end of World War II, it was a dead institution.
Other accounts of renovationism focus on the peak of its power, from 1922 to 1925.
7) The document expressed sentiments such as the following: "The essence of the dangers and problems (that threaten peace and orderly course of church life) can be expressed in a single phrase: the gracious core of the Russian church being eaten away by two destructive diseases, two insidious heresies: renovationism and ecumenism.