[quote="MusicMan, post:11, topic:250543"]
Does the GIRM suggest a profound bow or just a bow?
Not that people in many parishes do either or do them correctly.
I do so love watching the horde of lay emsHC bowing to the Sacrament when Father is communing the person two or three people ahead of them because they all lack the coordination and teaching to do it correctly.
As for those of you who choose to genuflect worrying about tripping the person behind you, just give them a quiet head's up before you hit the floor, and they'll be just fine.
From the GIRM, my emphasis added.
- The priest then takes the paten or ciborium and goes to the communicants, who, as a rule, approach in a procession.
The faithful are not permitted to take the consecrated bread or the sacred chalice by themselves and, still less, to hand them from one to another. The norm for reception of Holy Communion in the dioceses of the United States is standing. Communicants should not be denied Holy Communion because they kneel. Rather, such instances should be addressed pastorally, by providing the faithful with proper catechesis on the reasons for this norm.
**When receiving Holy Communion, the communicant bows his or her head before the Sacrament as a gesture of reverence and receives the Body of the Lord from the minister. The consecrated host may be received either on the tongue or in the hand, at the discretion of each communicant. **When Holy Communion is received under both kinds, the sign of reverence is also made before receiving the Precious Blood.