The four other patriarchs have recognized the Moscow Patriarchate as one of the five honourable Patriarchates. Painting by Vasily Perov During the reign of Tsar Fyodor I his brother-in-law Boris Godunov contacted the Ecumenical Patriarch, who "was much embarrassed for want of funds,"  with a view to establishing a patriarchal see in Moscow.
The number of open churches reached 25, The Council's decisions had no effect on the life of the Patriarchal or "Tikhonite" Church, which continued to exist, albeit on an illegal footing.
For his work, Patriarch Pimen was awarded testimonials and personal medals by the Soviet Peace Fund and [ clarification needed ] and the gold Fighter for Peace medal from the Soviet Peace Committee. John Wortley, Kalamazoo, Michigan,p.
In Peter III made an attempt to secularize all church land and serfs. June: New strict labor laws enacted; northern Bukovina and Bessarabia seized from Romania and subsequently incorporated into Ukrainian Republics and newly created Moldavian Republic, respectively.