That is what I suspected. Portraying Mark of Ephesus as if the lone star of Orthodoxy in the Church would seem to be rather misleading then.
Maybe more like Daniel in the lions' den.
Question a friend, perhaps he did not do it; but if he did anything so that he may do it no more.
A hasty quarrel kindles fire,
and urgent strife sheds blood.
If you blow on a spark, it will glow;
if you spit on it, it will be put out;
and both come out of your mouth