I just got out of Good Friday Mass and while I was there, I saw some things that I found rather disturbing. The first thing that stood out was that during the Gospel Reading (The Passion According to John) instead of simply reading the Gospel, it was sung (with instrumental music, not chanted) by a combination of the Priest and the choir. It was audible and could be understood, but not as clearly as it would have been had the Word simply been read and spoken (like normal.)
The Tabernacle was actually located in a separate room altogether, and at the end of Communion, the alter girl carried the remaining hosts into that room!
I could barely find it within myself to feel any peace in this Mass. At the Cathedral that I go to normally (I had work schedule restraints so I had to go to a different one) I know EXACTLY whose house I am in. Has anyone ever seen something like this? Is this Mass even valid? If it is not, was it a sin for me to participate in it?