Dear brothers Malphono and Rites,
Providence! A friend read this thread and e-mailed me the text (I need to go to the library tomorrow, regardless, but this saves me some time ).
Before I give the text, I need to point out that the text I am giving is from “The General Instruction on the Roman Missal.” So they do not refer to the Byzantine Rites, nor pre-V2 Rites.
Here they are:
Chapter IV. Some General Norms fro All Forms of the Mass
249 b) Then the communicant comes to the deacon and stands before him. The deacon says The Blood of Christ; the communicant answers Amen, and takes the tube from the server, puts it into the chalice and consumes a little of the Blood. Then he withdraws the tube, taking care that none of the Blood be spilled, lowers it into a container with water held by the server standing beside the deacon, and cleanses it by drawing a little water throught it; he then places the tube into a vessel held out by the same server.
251. If there is a deacon or another priest assisting, he holds the chalice in his left hand and with the spoon gives the Blood of the Lord to each of the communicants, who holds a paten under their mouth, and says The Blood of Christ. He should take care not to touch the lips or the tongue with the spoon.
This wouldn’t be in the GIRM, unless it was permitted, and unless it exists somewhere, would it?
So is anyone aware of this instruction being used in any local Latin Rite Church, or Sub-Rite of the Latin Rite?