I recently visited a Romanian Catholic church and I noticed that a spoon was not
used to distribute the Eucharist, which I wasn't expecting.
The Body was cut into thin little "plank" pieces and then dipped into the Blood in the chalice, by intinction.
Is this a Romanian custom that is done in all Romanian Byzantine Catholic churches?
Would one also find the same practice to distribute the Holy Gifts in the Romanian Orthodox churches?
I had thought that only the Maronite church distributed the Eucharist in this manner, so I found this most interesting.
I appreciate everyone's insight - thanks so much!