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So, I am aware of the practice of "intinction" which both the Council of Braga and, later, the Council of Clermont condemned. The fact that this method wasn't the norm in the West (or even the East for some time) has led me to wonder what the practical way of receiving communion was (in general), in those days in which the faithful tended to receive under both kinds. Do we know? I can imagine a deacon or subdeacon coming in behind the priest, but also think some precautions must have been in place to prevent profanation.
You may want to begin your search here:

two liturgical histories of the western rite which have been quite influential (unfortunately, I couldn't find an English translation of the first):

-Institutions Liturgiques (Liturgical Institutions, Book I), Prosper Guéranger

http://www.abbaye-saint-benoit.ch/gueran.../index.htm

-The Mass of Western Rites, Fernand Cabrol

http://www.ewtn.com/library/LITURGY/MASS.TXT
I can't remember where, but I have read about a golden straw being used to place the Precious Blood in people's mouths. I'm guessing the modern way of presenting the chalice to the people wasn't followed before Vatican II, because I remember reading somewhere else that laity were not permitted to touch the chalice in those days.
(04-24-2017, 05:05 AM)Pacman Wrote: [ -> ]You may want to begin your search here:

two liturgical histories of the western rite which have been quite influential (unfortunately, I couldn't find an English translation of the first):

-Institutions Liturgiques (Liturgical Institutions, Book I), Prosper Guéranger

http://www.abbaye-saint-benoit.ch/gueran.../index.htm

-The Mass of Western Rites, Fernand Cabrol

http://www.ewtn.com/library/LITURGY/MASS.TXT

Many thanks!
(04-24-2017, 06:06 AM)MichaelNZ Wrote: [ -> ]I can't remember where, but I have read about a golden straw being used to place the Precious Blood in people's mouths. I'm guessing the modern way of presenting the chalice to the people wasn't followed before Vatican II, because I remember reading somewhere else that laity were not permitted to touch the chalice in those days.

A quick search seems to have confirmed this. Thank you!
For some reason, a golden straw sounds so cool  LOL.