I intend to leave this thread for any open question on the letters of St. Severus
So I was reading through the letters which can be read here:http://www.tertullian.org/fathers/#Severus_of_Antioch
and I have two questions:
1. Has anyone done a study on the authenticity of some of these letters. For example, I stop by a few letters addressed by St. Severus to St. Dioscorus, and I have to say, there seems to be a question of authenticity there. The date of these letter was well after the departure of St. Dioscorus.
2. This is a question of content, and I hope I am not misreading. In a letter to Hippocrates the seemingly haughty and racist Alexandrine scholastic, St. Severus writes:
For the holy Cyril also, after he had written a derisive book against Theodore and Diodorus, the teachers of the impiety of Nestorius (and he contends against them and says, Ã‚Â«You have surpassed the open-mouthedness of the heathen, you have shown the impieties of Jewish pride to be nothingÃ‚Â»), sent a message by letter to Proclus of saintly memory bishop of Constantinople not to remove the name of such men from the sacred diptychs, because those of the East clung to the memory of this man.
Does this mean that while St. Cyril may personally anathematize Diodore and Theodore, he allowed them to be celebrated as saints in some other churches, or could this letter be brought to question in authenticity for some scholarly reason?