The Orthodox Rejection of Chalcedon

of_logo_small.pngThe Oriental Orthodox are routinely accused of holding an heretical and Eutychianist Christology, and on that basis rejecting the Council of Chalcedon. Yet the evidence, from the time of Chalcedon, through the following centuries, and even to the present day, shows clearly that this is not the case.

Chalcedon was rejected for wholly Orthodox concerns, and though it might be the case that the text of the Chalcedonian Definition is liable to an Orthodox interpretation, it is nevertheless also the case that these concerns were not properly addressed at the time, or at any time following the council. They remain legitimate issues which the Chalcedonian Orthodox should at least make some effort to comprehend and understand.


  • Abraham kesete

    god bless orthodox

    Jun 11, 2012 at 3:11 am
  • Binoj

    A blog written by me on this topic some time ago:

    Jun 27, 2012 at 12:41 am
  • Grace.P

    Dear Binoj, It was your comment on Fr. Peter Farrington’s Podcast The Orthodox Rejection of Chalcedon, Monthly Archives: May 2012, that led me to your site and I read your article, ‘A Case For Oriental Orthodoxy’.

    Your efforts to illuminate the truth about Oriental Orthodoxy, is much appreciated.

    Would like to know more about you.Are you a priest of your church?

    You write “But I don’t want to bring in any hatred here, just wanted to put down my thoughts on this”.

    Is not revealing the truth an act of love?

    You also say,”If we are still being accused of being not orthodox, only resort for us is to say, “Peace be with you” and move on.

    There is misrepresentation of facts about Oriental Orthodoxy and resulting misunderstanding in vast majority of Eastern Orthodoxy and even in Oriental Orthodox Church members.

    Ignorance of the facts brings not peace to anyone. Your write up reveal facts and brings peace of mind to the reader.

    Also, would like to know of your opinion on Fr. Peter Farrington’s podcasts, books and ceaseless efforts to illuminate on the truth of Christianity?

    Regards, Grace.P

    Nov 24, 2012 at 8:43 am