1) I never stated that Addai and Mari lacked an epiclesis. I did say that those who would like to see one will, those who don’t, won’t. (For clarification, I did not title this post. The moderator, when the tread was split gave it its title. I probably would have title it, “The anaphora of Addai and Mari”.)
2) As you stated, there is no consensus among scholars whether the epiclesis is original to A&M.
3) If the epiclesis is original, it is not as developed as those found in James, Basil, and Chrysostom. “It does not explicitly petition for the consecration of the bread and wine into the body and blood of Christ." Looking at this epiclesis, knowing James, Basil, and Chrysostom, we can say that the consecration of the bread and wine into the Body and Blood of Christ is implied. But, for someone who has never seen or read James, Basil, and Chrysostom, and naÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¯ve to the Orthodox understanding of the Eucharist, they would be hard pressed to see the offering as the Body and Blood of Christ.
4) This has forced me to dust off and open books I have not looked at in years. I think it’s time to start re-reading some of these.