In revising the Mass, many prayers of the priest were either eliminated or shortened, such as the prayers at the foot of the altar as well as the prayer as he ascends the steps to the altar and the prayer while he kissed the altar. There are many more examples of prayers shortened or eliminated, even those that were said quietly.Why get rid of good prayers? What's wrong with the priest having quiet personal prayers during Mass? It didn't make sense to most back then and now that I celebrated both Masses, it doesn't make sense to me either.
Of course there were far more prescribed genuflections. These were removed and all but three remain in the OF Mass. What's up with that?
Then the priest's reverence with the particles of Holy Communion that might adhere to his fingers. There were all kinds of precautions and concern even for the tiniest fragment, completely removed from the Ordinary Form. Is there less of a need to show Christ reverence in the Ordinary Form?
We worship God with our mouths and bodily gestures and we even repeat certain words several times during Mass even during the OF Mass, such as Amen, and with your spirit just to mention two.
But all the extra signs of the Cross were removed from the Ordinary Form of the Mass during the Eucharistic Prayer and the striking of one's breast at the Domine Non Sum Dignus and Lamb of God. What's up with that?
Any future adjustments to the Ordinary Form of the Roman Missal must take into account what was removed in a most puritanical way that lessened the awe, mystery and reverence people had for Christ and the Mass, and these must be restored.