Attended the so-called "international" Mass here this morning, which is really Mass in English for ex-pats living here and for holidaymakers. The tone was set by the use of the "clap" Gloria. Oh - to have a quiet EF mass.
Charlie, I have just been sent a copy of the Ordinariate Rite of Holy Mass (by Fr. John Lungley). The Offertory Prayers are fascinating - two froms, both in traditional English - one, in effect the EF, and the other the OF. The only Eucharistic Prayer given is the Roman Canon, and there is a clear presumption that Holy Mass is offered Ad Orientem.Meanwhile, the church where I am attending Holy Mass most days is rather modern; certain aspects of the sacred liturgy are not exactly to taste; but everywhere that a priest/minister stands to give Holy Communion is provided with a prie-dieu, and quite a number of people kneelf for Holy Communion. Also, there is perpetual adoration.See you soon,Fr. S. G.