Do we stand or kneel during the Eucharistic Prayer?

A question has come up in the fourms, and I thought I’d ask it here. Do you stand or kneel during the Eucharistic Prayer? Is one more proper than the other? Thanks for your help!

Liturgical law requires the faithful to kneel during the consecration.

The *General Instruction of the Roman Missal * no. 43 says the following:

“In the dioceses of the United States of America, [the faithful] should kneel beginning after the singing or recitation of the Sanctus until after the Amen of the Eucharistic Prayer, except when prevented on occasion by reasons of health, lack of space, the large number of people present, or some other good reason. Those who do not kneel ought to make a profound bow when the priest genuflects after the consecration. The faithful kneel after the Agnus Dei unless the diocesan bishop determines otherwise."

Further reading:

Changes in the Mass

Kneeling and Faith in the Eucharist

Mass Confusion (book)

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