Charter spiritual consistory read: "If the cleric of the Roman confession wishes and joining the Orthodox Church to remain in the clergy: the diocesan bishop of the recognition of his and the appointment of his office and service space is the Holy Synod with their opinions and documents about the title and the church degree of merging. If he does not wish to remain in the clergy, all case it joins the Church in the order of the laity "(v. 30, n.). And it was St. Filaret in 1867 was Chin joining the Catholic priests in their existing rank . Here are his words on this subject: "As inscrutable fate of God, will not be cumulative Court of Eastern and Western churches, which deposed to vpadshih to split the Western bishops ... That's why, when the Western priest leaves his split Orthodox Church accept him as a priest" [ 375]. As you can see, the prelate Filaret did not consider the decision of the Eastern patriarchs and church-wide mandatory.