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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30) The church valuables funds were also used by the GPU to prepare a constituent conference in Moscow on 29 May 1922 at which the "Living Church," the largest faction of the future Renovationist Church, officially came into being.
Trotsky applied the same term to the leftist clergy of the future Renovationist Church.
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.