I was having a discussion recently about the Pope's confused document that seems to want to suppress the older form of the Mass. But recently, the Holy Father and his delegate to the USA, the papal nuncio are indicating that bishops should take more responsibility in guiding the use of the older form and the faithful who attend--that's a healthy development and wise that so many bishops, but not all, have been slow in making decisions about the future of this Mass in their dioceses.
The premise of our discussion, though, was based more upon the suppression of the EF Mass and what to do in that case. My suggestion was to celebrate the newer form of the Order of the Mass ad orientem, with all the proper chants and to make it appear as close as possible to the older form.
The person with whom I was having the discussion said, no way. The older form of the Mass is more reverent in terms of what is required for the priest rubricly. He was speaking about all the bows and genuflections, the manner in which the priest holds his hands and especially after the consecration.
He has a point.
But there is the little issue of "ecclesiology" which of course we don't worship at Mass nor do we worship Vatican II and the synodal church and all the rest of the distractions foisted on Catholics since 1965 to the point that the majority of Catholics no longer participate in any form of the Mass because they don't go!
But with that said, can't we just revised how the Liturgy of the Word is celebrated in the EF (apart from the Solemn Sung Mass with deacon and subdeacon)?
Why not make it like the OF's Liturgy of the word--at the ambo, with the priest sitting while the Epistle and Gradual/Tract is either read or sung by an installed lector according to the new norms Pope Francis has established. And the Gospel is read from the same ambo.
And let's allow installed acolytes to assist in serving the altar and helping with the distribution of Holy Communion (at the altar railing you only need the priest and one other priest or a deacon or if he is absent an acolyte).
No other changes, except maybe allowing a deacon to function at the normal low and high Mass.