And in fact, we do.
I am so glad to hear this.
The Eastern Orthodox Church also lacks the history of denial of the real presence, which lies behind Eucharist adoration, which why it is a latinization in the East.
Thanks be to God that the Eastern Churches did not ever have to deal with a denial of the real presence. That is such a blessing.
Since what you are describing didn't exist in the Church of the First millenium, where does that leave you?
Well, I realize that if I had lived in the first millenium of the Church that I would not have experienced Eucharistic Adoration or Benediction as it currently exists in the West. However, I do not
live in the first millenium. It is
something that I have experienced and, thus, I would not want to give it up now that I have tasted such a beautiful devotion.
Who says you have to, but by the same token, that doesn't prove that it is the cure that it is being promoted as.
Well, I am glad that an Orthodox Christian does not have to give up Eucharistic adoration. However, I am not promoting it as the only devotion but I do think that the sanctity that it has brought to many western saints is evidence of the appropriateness of the devotion.
Since the Western Churches didn't have it before the Great Schism, how is it "truely Western?" It's not even as old as the Immaculate Conception.
It is truely western because it developed in the west as part of the organic development of the liturgical practice of the Church and as a logical consequence of our faith in the real presence. We have had it for centuries and centuries. I think to get rid of the practice would then be to take away an authentic western devotion.
Earlier I meant to write that I have NO
criticisms for those Churches in the East that don't practice Eucharistic Adoration. However, in the west, I think that its a tradition that should be maintained as an important part of our spiritual lives.