[quote="EasterJoy, post:6, topic:181787"]
There is a time in the liturgy set aside for incensing the altar and adding candles, and if I am not mistaken, immediately after the Sanctus is NOT it. Likewise with times when the crucifix is to be in procession. The described changes are well-meant and even inspiring to some, I don't doubt, but a little bit odd.
Once you give priests permission to re-write the liturgy to suit themselves, we're buying ourselves a ticket back to the 1970s. Do we really want that? Which of us wants to tell Fr. X that while Fr. Y's innovations are reverent and beautiful, Fr. Xs are a well-meant distraction?
Call me a stick in the mud, but I think the Church has rubrics for a reason. Let the rubrics for each diocese be followed reverently, but without individualized additions or subtractions...even the ones I really happen to like, myself. Unless a liturgist can correct me, I think the described changes are a bad idea.
PS The OF has its rubrics, the EF has its rubrics. Again, as far as I know, there are no rubrics that allow an EF/OF hybrid. Choose one, and do that one according to Hoyle.
The incense is permitted (in order to incense at the elevations). Torches are a legitimate custom (I believe that there was a descision of the CDW on this point, though I dont have Notitiae in front of me). At the Papal Masses, for example, they have been doing them for decades, so it does have some legitimacy, at least as custom. however,
I've never heard of a processional crucifix. In fact, it would kind-of be incorrect bring another crucifix since the focus is supposed to be the Sacred Species. My guess is that the parish wanted to introduce the candles and the incense but because usually when the candle-bearers and thurifer move in procession, there is a crucifer at the head, the processional crucifix got dragged in as well.