Here is a statement from Tertullian which speaks strongly in support of the real presence of our Lord Jesus Christ in the Holy Supper. Protestants readers may find this interesting.
In his De Idolotaria , Tertullian laments that men who work in shops that build physical objects to be used as idols of pagan worship should be allowed to become clergy, and describes how their hands, defiled by their use to produce idols, abuse the “body of Christ”:
“A whole day the zeal of faith will direct its pleadings to this quarter: bewailing that a Christian should come from idols into the Church; should come from an adversary workshop into the house of God; should raise to God the Father hands which are the mothers of idols; should pray to God with the hands which, out of doors, are prayed to in opposition to God; should apply to the Lord’s body those hands which confer bodies on demons. Nor is this sufficient. Grant that it be a small matter, if from other hands they receive what they contaminate; but even those very hands deliver to others what they have contaminated. Idol-artificers are chosen even into the ecclesiastical order. Oh wickedness! Once did the Jews lay hands on Christ; these mangle His body daily.” (Chapter 7)
If the sort of sort of body which the Jews laid hands on when devising our Lord’s execution was His real body, then Tertullian goes all the way in admitting that those in the ecclesiastical order daily lay hands on the real body of Christ (another hint towards a daily Eucharist). Of course, since the hands Tertullian speaks of are those defiled by idolatry, he speaks negatively about their handling the body of Christ. However, it is implied that holy hands would worthily handle the Lord’s body.