I’m not sure if the mass I attended was an iffy mixing of masses, or a completely normal and valid form of the mass. I really am curious if this was an EF mass, as I’ve never been to one. At the same time, it doesn’t seem to fit what I’ve read about EF masses.
The priest announced 3 minutes before mass we would be celebrating an EF mass, and gives a brief explanation that it has a better rhyme and cadence, and is a tradition of the church. This is a first in the parish, it wasn’t in the bulletin.
The tabernacle is facing West. He faced the tabernacle, standing in front of the alter in what would be “Ad Orientem,” except it was facing West.
Everything was exactly the same as a N.O., except the Liturgy of the Eucharist was in Latin. The priest also bowed his head at the name of Jesus.