The congress of the clergy and laity of the Mykolayiv diocese of the Synodal сhurch (July 22- 23, 1927): anatomy of the church life
The relevance of the study of the regional specifics of the deployment of renewal of the renovated confessions was substantiated. The activity of the congress of the clergy and laity of the Mykolayiv diocese of the Synodal сhurch was considered in 1927. The announced agenda reflected the current problems of the church, pointing to the relation of the senior leadership with the activities of the church in places. The agenda included the following issues: the general situation of Christianity on a global scale; the pre-council meeting in May 1927 in Kharkiv; the report on the status of the Mykolayiv diocese, the activities of the Diocesan Administration in Mykolayiv for the reporting year; the reports of the eleemosynary about the church life for the year; the missionary report; the report on the means of raising of the church discipline; the regent courses; the means to improve the financial situation of the clergy; the financial report of the diocesan administration; the estimate for the next year; the election of members of the Diocesan Administration. Attention was drawn to the spread of “newspeak” in the church environment. The lack of politicization of the confession was deduced. Analysis of the materials of the congress allows us to draw conclusions about the sincere desire of the denominators to deploy the Synodal church. Awareness of the problems of the church life, the outline of the ways of rectifying the situation indicates a desire to move forward and improve the church life. The Synodal church was co-opted by the ideological believers who clearly identified their belonging to the reformed church life, but in Mykolayiv region their activity was hampered by the conservatism of the diocesan leadership. These relations, combined with the course of the Bolshevik government, did not allow the full realization of the serious intentions of the Synodal church.
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