The only controversial element to this includes the preludal Rite of Sprinkling Holy Water (Asperges) from the Extraordinary Form of the Mass. But keep in mind, this is not considered a part of the Mass in the EF. And because I was wearing a cope for it prior to the Ordinary Form's official Introit, it is not a part of the Ordinary Form Mass in this instance. It would have been illicit for me to use this form of sprinkling Holy Water if I had replaced the Penitential Act with it during the Mass's Introductory Rite. I didn't. We used Form A, the Confiteor, for the Penitential Act and in its proper place after the Introit, Sign of the Cross and Greeting, followed by the Kyrie, Gloria and Collect.
Father Vernon Knight, Parochial Vicar, acted as deacon and chants the Christmas Proclamation also as a prelude and prior to the Procession and Asperges. Deacon Donald Coates acts as "subdeacon."
Thanks once again to Lovel Miguel for digitizing and enhancing this video for us. He is our former parishioner now living in Houston, Texas!
If only, if only, if only, this was the norm for the Ordinary Form of the Mass since 1970, I truly believe we would not have the liturgical bitterness and antipathy we have today. But God always has a plan to bring good out of chaos. Please note how reverent the Holy Communion Procession is with the communicants kneeling before the altar to receive our Lord's Precious Body and Blood and how the altar railing acts as an extension of the altar itself. Please note too, that the actual Holy Communion Procession is that of our Lord assisted by his clergy processing to each communicant! It is a two way procession with our Lord's Eucharistic Procession the most vital: