Your kind of thinking represents the worst kind of traditionalist posturing current in the Orthodox Church today. (And believe me, I know that there are problems on the other end of the Orthodox spectrum, so please don't use this as a way to deflect the thrust of my argument.) It is anti-intellectual, anti-historical, and obtusely incorrigible in its unwillingness to admit that the traditions of men can poison the Church. You seem ready to deem any bizarre practice to be "holy" if it has been practiced for a certain amount of time, no matter what the evidence to the contrary might be. (Myself and many others have posted ample evidence here, so I will not repeat it.) You elevate the corrupt practices of men to the status of Holy Tradition and dress them up with all kinds of pious words about how revered these practices are. This is indefensible.
Your oft-repeated claims that the practice of infreqent communion has created many thousands of saints is not substantiated by any evidence. Any saints that were deacons, priests, hieromonks, hierodeacons, or bishops were sure to have communed frequently. As for the others, thank God that His Grace is at work in the Church despite the best efforts of men to destroy the very fabric of the Church Herself. If it were up to men, the Church would have been destroyed eons ago. But thank God that He has promised that the gates of Hell will not prevail against Her. What a travesty it is that the very mystery that constitutes the Church, that makes Her what She is, is denied to Her members weekly around the globe!
You have disingenuously mixed up pastoral sensitivity in your argument as to why infrequent communion should be considered a pious practice. This has nothing to do with it. The pastoral thing to do would be to gently encourage people to commune more frequently, and to gently and lovingly integrate this return to genuine Christian practice over a period of time.
It is only 15 minutes since George reminded us of the Administrator's message that we must not be personal.... and yet here you are still accusing me of being guilty of
" the worst kind of traditionalist posturing..."
You accuse me of being willing
"to deem any bizarre practice to be "holy" if.."
"you elevate the corrupt practices of men to the status of Holy Tradition"
and finally accused me of acting
That's quite an avalanche of nasty things to write.