Here is the problem that I think they (the so called bishops of the "Macedonian" Orthodox Church) have created for themselves.
As I'm sure you are aware, they have indoctrinated their people in the belief that they are the descendants of the throne of Alexander. As such, they believe they are "Macedonian" and will not accept anything but being called the "Macedonian Orthodox Church".
Originally the agreement in Nis with the SOC, was to restore the original name the Ohrid Archbishopric (which has since been restored see here http://www.poa-info.org/index.php?l=en
). The schismatic Bishops of the MOC originally agreed to return to "autonomous" status but later reneged on their agreement when they realized that the populace would not accept the "Ohrid Archbishopric" in lieu of the MOC.
In essence, their own propoganda came back to bite them in their collective a$$es.
Check out the website I posted (Ohrid Archbishopric) it has a ton of info on this stuff. Two articles I found particularly interesting are herehttp://www.poa-info.org/cont.php?l=en&r=history&p=contents&d=../prelate/correspondence/20040730.html
(from our Patriarch to the leader of FYROM)
and here... http://www.poa-info.org/cont.php?l=en&r=questions&p=comments&d=comments/panic.html
a response letter to one of the schismatic Bishops. I was shocked to find out that the MOC has married Bishops.Fixed links. John