Elder Paisios: [Monophysites] do not say that they did not understand the Holy Fathers but that the Holy Fathers did not understand them

Photo of Elder Paisus of Mount Athos“[Monophysites] do not say that they did not understand the Holy Fathers but that the Holy Fathers did not understand them. Namely, as if they are right and were misunderstood . . . So many Holy Fathers who had divine illumination and were their contemporaries, did not understand them but misunderstood them, and here we come so many centuries later to correct the Holy Fathers? Why don’t they even consider the miracle of Saint Euphimia?  Is it possible that even she had misunderstood the book of the heretics?”

+ Elder Paisios of Mount Athos,  Life of Elder Paisios the Agiorite by Hieromonk Isaac, Holy Mountain 2004, p. 690-691