That Praytell post I like by the good Deacon Fritz Bauerschmidt informed me of something I thought was just me and a few other liberals like me. Many progressive liturgists, like Paul Inwood, think the Eucharistic Prayer is boring as the priest drones on praying it in a kind of proclamation to the congregation or maybe in a monotone.
Deacon Fritz reminded those reading that a conservative bishop at Vatican II thought that the Eucharistic prayer should be reduced to simply the words of consecration and be done with it. WOW! I would not go that far as liberal as I am.
At least have the Epiclesis and anamesis and the per ipsum, please God! (Oh, I forgot, we have that, Eucharistic Prayer II!).
Inwood thinks that more refrains or acclamations need to be inserted into the EPs. Yes, like singing a 12 verse hymn with 12 refrains. That will go over very well.
Since I am liberal enough to celebrate both forms of the Mass and if I had permission, I would also celebrate the Ordinariate Mass, I think we need to recover an option possible in the Tridentine’s Roman Canon.
What is that you ask?
The Silent Canon, but the Sanctus chanted as an overlay to the Canon, with the Sanctus part chanted prior to the Hanc Igitur, then silence at that point through the two consecrations, and then the Benedictus chanted after the consecration. The per ipsum would be chanted aloud with the Great Amen as currently practiced in the OF Mass.
Can’t we dream and is this better than the bishop’s opinion which the deacon articulates and certainly eons ahead of the silliness of Inwood’s suggestion!