There are a lot of people on this forum who don’t like handholding during the Our Father, yet handholding is an entrenched practice in many many American parishes. I’ve also seen many people here who are outspoken against the “orans” posture (hands held out to either side at chest level, palms up). I’m posting this poll to find out if the people who don’t like handholding are the same people who don’t like orans. The reason I am interested is because the orans seems like the most charitable “starting” posture for a handholder during the Our Father. If your neighbor is also a handholder, then, of course, you hold hands. If your neighbor is a non-handholder, then you remain in orans. (The recommended starting posture for non-handholders would be hands clasped in front.)
Would this make non-handholders feel less pressured? Or would they still be steamed about laypeople assuming a priestly pose?