From May 17th to May 27th, 2013, Metropolitan Raphael (Motovilov) along with Met. Daniel (Mogutnov) as well as other Russian bishops, visited the True Orthodox Church of Greece under Met. Angelos of Avlona. During the visits, despite his illness, Met. Angelos was able to attend the celebrations on Myrrh Bearers Sunday. This was extensively reported on on the TOC (R) website. During the visit, Met. Raphael visited the Greek monastery of St. Michael the Archangel (under the omophor of Met. Angelos), venerating the relics of the Elder Tarhiaksisa.