A warning was issued by Archbishop Rosistlav (Melnikov) of the True Orthodox Church of Russia under Metropolitan Raphael of Moscow on October 8 (NS) to an independent group in Macedonia concerning the use of their name and images. The website originally contained pictures of Metropolitan Raphael in some sections, although there are no formal relations– and the Synod became concerned that they would be considered associated with the group. There is an apparent invitation, dated last year, to a Synod meeting– the statement is unclear as to whether this was a rescinded invitation or a forgery. As of October 12, a variety of links still appeared on the right-hand side of the site, including that of the TOC-R.
The official text reads (through Google Translate) as follows: