In the Eastern Churches (I’m Melkite), we give communion to the infants after they are baptized (in addition to Chrismation/Confirmation) since it’s an ancient practice of the universal church. We view it as being apart of being incorporated into the Life, Death, and Resurrection of Christ as a result of being members of His Body.
Yet, the council of Trent states the following:
“CANON IV.–If any one saith, that the communion of the Eucharist is necessary for little children, before they have arrived at years of discretion; let him be anathema.”
How does this canon not condemn the Eastern Churches (and the early fathers that taught it), the Code of Canons for Eastern Churches, and the Catechism of the Catholic Church that point out how we Eastern Catholics commune our infants? (Which is traditionally viewed as a necessity).