I’ve noticed that the local Copts are very good in fostering a strong Coptic identity in their youth through catechism and getting them involved liturgically - they ordain deacons as young as 6 and 7 years old. One of the activities that really caught my eye was their numerous workshops on the Divine Liturgy. I’ve also found several of these workshops on-line (mostly on Youtube) both by the Coptic Church and the Armenian Church. The EF has many structural similarities to the eastern Divine Liturgies that render it difficult to understand without years of exposure to it and I feel that EF workshops offered universally would be a strong tool in the new liturgical movement.
However, the only kinds of workshops that are put out for the Extraordinary Form are workshops for priests and seminarians. If you Youtube, “How To Celebrate the Tridentine Mass” you will find a very thorough and exhaustive training tool for celebrating a missa lecta right down to the small rubrical details (i.e. resting your hands on the altar outside the corporal vs. inside the corporal, crossing yourself with the patin, when to raise the hands, extend the hands, join the hands, etc.) - however, unlike the workshops put out by the Coptic Church and the Armenian Church there are no explanations for each of these individual technical actions, which no doubt, are imbued with some kind of meaning.
I am considering contacting my local diocese about organising a youth group of young adults who would be trained and educated in “re-catechising” the faithful in the EF form of the Mass. We have two major parishes here that celebrate the EF but they are poorly attended and there are very few youth. The ideas that I’ve already mentioned here would be topics that can be included in an Extraordinary Form Workshop along with other things - like sharing with the laity the beautiful prayers that are said in a low voice or inaudibly or under the singing of the choir, lessons on the development of the liturgy, familiarising people with the various Rites of the Catholic Church but remaining focused on the Roman, English translations of the ordinary, melodies from a section of the Kyriale - maybe Missa XI Orbis Factor, etc.
I was wondering if I could have your thoughts and opinions concerning this idea?