.At The Consecration the Host and Wine only have the APPEARANCE OF BREAD AND WINE. The elements have been changed INTO THE BODY, BLOOD, SOUL AND DIVINITY OF OUR LORD. THINK OF THE MIRACLE OF LANCIANO, That happens everyday at Mass. Has anyone tested to see after The CONSECRATION if there was gluten present? I doubt they have.
This post is rife with confusion and misunderstanding based on presumption and lack of study or research or comprehension.
One thing at a time:
.At The Consecration the Host and Wine only have the APPEARANCE OF BREAD AND WINE. ---
While it IS true that the host and wine have the appearance of bread and wine, that is not ALL they have: it's not a matter of "only
In this case the word "appearance" is a one-word abbreviation for the full topic of what they have.
They have everything that is LIKE appearance too, such as smell, heft, color, size, taste, feel -- that is, everything sensible to man.
But it's more than that, because accidents include everything that instruments designed by man can be used to detect.
Things such as weight, atomic structure, radioactivity, x-ray pictures, non-visible light spectrum analysis, density, hardness, brittleness, and so on.
Any possible chemical reaction is also included in the accidents of a material object.
So it is more correct to say the host and wine continue to have the same ACCIDENTS of bread and wine (instead of "appearance").
But the word "accidents" is not normally used in our culture in this sense so uninformed people (like cosmas here) would be ignorant of that.
.The elements have been changed INTO THE BODY, BLOOD, SOUL AND DIVINITY OF OUR LORD. ---
Well, not so fast.
The host and wine have been changed into the body, blood, soul and divinity of Our Lord, yes, but they don't look that way.
Remember, they retain the appearance of bread and wine.
But appearance needs to be replaced with accidents, so THEY RETAIN THE ACCIDENTS OF BREAD AND WINE.
To say "the elements have been changed" is vague, and could lead to misunderstanding that the physical atomic structure and molecules
of the bread and wine are suddenly altered somehow, which, if they were, an electron microscope would be able to SEE the difference.
Remember, no device made by man will ever be able to detect the change that has happened in the consecrated host and wine.
The infallibly defined Catholic dogma that their substance has become the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity is a matter of divine faith.
This faith is what we receive at Holy Baptism, and it is not something that can be attained by human effort without God's grace.
So count it a miracle of grace that you believe in trasubstantiation, because Lutherans, for example, do not.
Perhaps that means that Lutherans might not have a valid baptism, but that's another topic.
.THINK OF THE MIRACLE OF LANCIANO, That happens everyday at Mass. ---
Well, not really.
The miracle of Lanciano happened hundreds of years ago and while there have been similar eucharistic miracles since, it's not the norm.
Every valid consecration effects the same transubstantiation that occurred at Lanciano, but there, changes in the accidents were sensible.
Normally there are no changes in the accidents and no such changes are sensible to man, whether by his 5 senses or by some fancy machine.
Normally there are no changes in the appearances or the molecular structure or the chemical potential of the consecrated material bread and wine.
.Has anyone tested to see after The CONSECRATION if there was gluten present? I doubt they have. ---
Many tests have been done.
There were tiny samples taken from the Laciano eucharistic miracle and they were sent to chemical labs to test for what it appeared to be.
There have been samples taken from other such eucharistic miracles and sent to forensic labs, cutting-edge technicians and doctors have reviewed.
What they have found was the fibers of human heart muscle tissue were microscopically intertwined with the fibers of the host wheat.
Wheat host fibers are fibers BECAUSE they are being held in that shape by the gluten in their structure.
Without gluten the wheat has no such fibers.
Gluten free wheat crumbles like mush and cannot hold the shape of anything, including the shape of a host, unless something is substituted.
There might be some other material that could take the place of gluten to keep gluten free wheat in the shape of a host.
So when a priest holds the host up like at the elevation or when he's distributing Communion, the hosts have their shape because of gluten.
Wondering whether there is still gluten or not is a moot point. Of course there is still gluten.
There continues to be gluten even in the bread portions of eucharistic miracles.