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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The Renovationist movement emerged out of the church reform movement and the sobors (councils) of 1905 and 1917.
He then follows its decline and eventual demise, from the infighting that characterized the years of Renovationist power to the eventual liquidation of the Renovationists by the Soviet government.
The second unique characteristic of Roslof's work is its treatment of the renovationist clergy.