This past Sunday our bishop came for Confirmation in our parish. For the first time since the late 1980's I am deaconless! Our two parish deacons recently moved away.
Thus at the Confirmation Mass, I vested for Mass as a concelebrant (the only one), but I carried the Book of the Gospels in procession, asked the bishop for his blessing as I was the one to read the Gospel and assisted in preparing the altar and chalice and I incensed the bishop and congregation.
Wouldn't it have been better for me to dress as a deacon in dalmatic and stole??????
Is this allowed in the Ordinary Form?????????
This first photo below is an Ordinary Form Mass ad orientem and the "deacon" to the right of me is in fact a priest. Is this illicit?