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I don’t think I was arguing any point contrary to your well researched posting. (at least I don’t take your posting as a rebuttal to my posting).

I do find it interesting to read in Section 1381 the English Translation of the Adoro Te of St. Thomas. It is just as theologically sound as the Latin, but does not have the same (worshipful) ring or cadence in english.

It is very interesting to see in the development of doctrine how one aspect of a doctrine gets emphasized as a response to heretical teachings. As a case in point I was discussing with a schismatic bishop the rite of baptism and his refusal to accept the baptism of any Catholic who was baptized in the Post Vatican II rite. His rationale was, he had seen a pamphlet that was left over after a baptism, which summarized (at least in part, as I did not have the opportunity to read it myself) baptism as being a rite which initiated the new Catholic into the Church. He protested that it was heretical to describe baptism as such, baptism he protested was the sacrament that cleanses us from original and actual sin, (actual in the case of someone who has reached the age of reason). My comment to him was that both are correct, as the sacrament does both of these things, and others, so a denyal of the effects of a sacrament because only one aspect of the sacrament is discussed (in this case) showed his own ignorance of theology, (As an aside, he is one of these “Traditionalist” Sede Vacante bishops who has no seminary training, he simply worked as a hotel manager until he decided that the Church was going in a wrong direction and found out about the “Old Catholics” and went out and got himself ordained with no strings attached.)

Likewise, (to get back on topic) there are many truths about the Eucharist, it is a source and symbol of our unity, it is a symbol of spiritual nourishment, as well as being the actual body and blood, soul and divinity of Christ Jesus, and source of true spiritual nourishment and graces. The fact that there where not any major heretical teachings about the sacrament in the east, and the minimal Latinizations in some communities vs the enforced Latinizations of some Eastern Catholics would explan (historically) some of the crossover where Eucharistic adoration is practiced in the East. The relative calm regarding the lack of challanges to the Real Presence in the east also exibits itself in a less developed Eucharistic Cultus in the East, which should not be interpreted as a lack of belief.