[quote="englishredrose, post:13, topic:341579"]
u wud drive me barmy in that we take the Gospel to the middle of our Church and when am Acolyting I am affected by the balance sound and that spot is where the 'cut off' is an just stand in the wrong place, I never yet fainted in the Gospel as I don't faint but stand in that wrong place and I wonder how am going to get thru it especially with our Deacon as he does read slow and turns his head to look at the people and with the sound for me is a challenge. The other Sunday when I saw how long the Gospel was I actually said to the Priest if 'he' takes too long then may have to pick me up because wasn't feeling well anyway. He just calmly said, thats alright, just if u fall make sure fall forward.... I did sway a bit more that week and hit the Gospel with my candle much to the concern of the person who holds it - who luckily hadn't heard me kind of warned the priest or would have been more concerned. But yes I am affected by sound/balance since Septicemia and u would drive me so crazy with the slow speed sometimes, enough that if u were slow regularly enough I would swap that week simply because i shake too much. Walking back down the isle is a huge relief for me:blush:
I'm not quite sure what you are saying here. But I do think you misunderstood what I meant. I simply stated that when I do have a moment where I get choked up, I take a second or two to catch my breath and then continue; otherwise I would completely lose it. The words, as I read them, sometimes bring me to an emotional wellspring of joy! Not sure how else to describe the sensation.
I did not mean I read the entire gospel slowly, actually I do not try to look at the people much, I do not believe to properly proclaim the Gospel I need to "make the people feel like they are in the story". I read it as it should be read, with tone and inflection as appropriate to the literary form and punctuation.
On another note, and I hope this doesn’t sound uncharitable, if you have medical issues which cause you concern during the liturgy then maybe you should reconsider serving. There are no laws mandating that you stand if you are not able to stand; go sit in the pew instead of taking the chance of fainting. Just a thought; if I misunderstood your words, I do apologize.