I get your point on this. But what makes Chalcedon so unusual, to me, is that both sides were really arguing past one another. They weren't disagreeing so much as misunderstanding. I believe that Chalcedon states timeless truth and that the belief of the OOs doesn't contradict it. I think that they live according to Chalcedon and will someday accept it on those terms. I don't think that this is time limited.Iconodule said:Again your argument, or at least the argument you were defending, is this: A council is ecumenical when all the faithful accept it. Such a definition is meaningless and useless if we can say to anyone who rejects the council, "Your rejection is based on misunderstanding; you really accept it; therefore it is ecumenical."Yurysprudentsiya said:I have faith that, in time, they will say that what they believe is in entire accord with what Chalcedon teaches.
I don't know of any other council before or since where there has been such wholesale misunderstanding and yet both sides continuously preserved Orthodox doctrine and praxis in accordance with the spirit of its teaching.