A member of Phatmass recently asked the following question:
Is the physical makeup of the Eucharist in other rites the same as in the Latin rite? Same percentages of wheat, etc.?I'm probably not the best person to answer this question, since I'm a Latin Rite Catholic. But, I will certainly try my best.
The Code of Canons of the Eastern Churches, nos. 706-707 read as follows:
- 706 In the Divine Liturgy the sacred gifts which are offered are bread made of wheat alone and recently made so that there is no danger of corruption and natural wine of the grape and not corrupt.
- 707 1. The preparation of the Eucharistic bread, the prayers performed by the priests before the Divine Liturgy, the observance of the Eucharistic fast, liturgical vestments, the time and place of the celebration and other like matters must be precisely established by the norms of each Church sui iuris.
2. For a just cause and having removed any astonishment on the part of the Christian faithful, it is permissible to use the liturgical vestments and bread of another Church sui iuris.