And yet the rule above states that between those dates genuflecting is reserved for the Cross and the Consecrated host. It says nothing about the tabernacle. There ARE still consecrated hosts in existence at that time, after all…
Firstly, the genuflection this line from the GIRM is referring to is a genuflection on the right knee and not a genuflection on the left knee, which would be appropriate for royalty or a bishop.
I won’t speak for a bishop, but as regards kneeling on the left knee this is traditionally considered to be a sign of distrust and an insult. If given the chance to meet a royal member, I would suggest BOWING rather than taking your left knee.
Secondly, the line speaks of when it is appropriate to genuflect, not inappropriate to genuflect.
I’d have to consult a canon lawyer on that one, actually. The term “reserved” is, in the english language, generally considered a fairly exclusive one.
It is saying that genuflection on the right knee is reserved to the Blessed Sacrament–in addition to the Holy Cross. The part “during the liturgical celebration on Good Friday until the beginning of the Easter Vigil” is in reference to genuflection toward the cross and it tells when it is appropriate to genuflect toward the cross.
I see what you’re getting at, but at the same time the application of the word “reserved” as stated makes that a little different. In the end it doesn’t really matter, as I only genuflect to the Eucharist anyway and I’ll only be adding the cross as a result of this matter.