The article deals with the projects of the arranging of the supreme church management. The author makes the analysis of the projects on the base of a sources study. Some of them were introduced to a scientific historiography for the first time. The author investigates the projects’ creators’ estimates of the synod’s management and their proposals of its reorganization.
church-state relation, supreme church authority, the Holy Synod, the chief procurator of the Holy Synod, the Local Council, st. hierarch Filaret of Moscow