Perhaps it is because I am young and niave in the faith that I even ask this, but would it not be possible for us -- if there is some union, of course -- to mutually acknowledge each other's saints and within our confessions simply think of some of them as being more wrong than others (e.g. how many EOs see St. Augustine)? [End Quote]
I guess, we'll still let you guys venerate Leo, Theodoret, et al and you guys will have to tolerate us venerating Sts. Severus, Dioscorus, et al. In the letters of St Severus of Antioch he says that we shouldn't be strict concerning the names of men commemorated in the diptychs so long as the Orthodox faith is confessed. I don't mind the thought of my hierarchs lifting the anathemas off of Leo and Flavian as much as the thought of lifting the anathemas off of, say, Nestorius or Theodore.