Re: [orthodox-synod] Our Holy Fathers Athanasios and Cyril
- --- byakimov@... wrote:
Cyril heard tidings of the teachings of the new
Patriarch of Constantinople, Nestorius, he began
attempting through private letters to bring Nestorius
to renounce his heretical teaching about the
When the heresiarch did not repent, Saint Cyril,
together with Pope Celestine of Rome, led the Orthodox
opposition to his error.
Please allow me two comments:
* Why do you call Nestorious a heretic? He was
saturated with his Assyrian culture which placed its
prints on his Christianity. That is natural. Assume
the party of Nestorious won the day in Ephesus-I, they
will be donated Orthodox while their opponents are the
* It was bishop Celestine of Rome. The Romans
plagiarized the title Pope after 451 and associated it
with infallibility and the absolute authority of the
bishop of Rome who witnesses the Logos while to the
Egyptians it does denote the affection of fatherly
love and he has one vote like any other bishop member
of the Holy Synod.
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