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 It might be outdated or ideologically biased.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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The Renovationist movement emerged out of the church reform movement and the sobors (councils) of 1905 and 1917.