I actually have 2 questions that somebody can hopefully answer for me.
My first question is on liturgy. My wife and I have recently moved. We have decided to join a new parish close to our house. I have noticed that during the singing of the Great Amen, the congregation stands up. It was my understanding that in the Roman rite, the congregation kneels after the Holy, Holy, Holy to the END of the Great Amen. Is standing during the Great Amen acceptable? I always thought the GIRM stated that we could not stand unitl after the Great Amen was complete.
My second question is on the placement of the tabernacle. The church is fairly modern and recently built. The have a large stained glass room directly behind the alter. The problem is the tabernacle is inside that enclosed room and is not visible from the sanctuary. I thought the tabernacle should be at the center of the room, behind the altar, but in plain sight. Can anyone help explain these practices?