[quote=prodromos]My son is two years old and has been receiving the Eucharist since he was baptised and chrismated at 40 days old. This is what we Orthodox do and I suspect that those Catholics who are not of the Latin rite do the same…
You are correct, John.
We’ve addressed this issue in a number of threads, but it is, in fact, normal practice in the Eastern Catholic Churches for infants to receive all three Holy Mysteries if Initiation - Baptism, Chrismation (Latin Confirmation) and Holy Eucharist - during the same ceremony. Having survived many decades of “Latinization,” most Eastern Catholic Churches are only recently returning to this ancient tradition with regard to both the timing and the order with which the newly-initiated faithful receive the Holy Mysteries (“Sacraments” in the Latin Rite).
Please understand that even though the timing and the age of reception may differ greatly from the Latin Church, these Eastern Catholic Holy Mysteries, or Sacraments, are just as valid, just as Catholic, as those administered within the Latin Church.