I'm looking forward so much to tonight's Paschal Vigil that it's making me uneasy, lol. Tonight's Mass will be the highest and most sublime expression of the Roman Rite and the greatest celebration of the Lord's Resurrection all year long! I want to be able to experience (and see) everything. Given the facts that my parish is celebrating the Vigil in the old church (beautiful, but way too small), that I usually get stuck behind Nordic persons at these events (I'm Hispanic and the height of most of the world's peoples), and that I do not serve at the altar anymore, makes me worried. Thus I'm racking my brain over whether to attempt to stand in the back throughout the liturgy or take my chances with a pew. Being me, I'm pouring over rubrics and canons to be sure I even have the option of standing through the liturgy at all (Latins, unlike Greeks, don't usually do this). Ugh!!!
I love the Roman liturgy too much for my own good...sigh
Being close to the Melkites, I have no problems with standing during long liturgies, but I don't want to be breaking any of the rubrics of my own Roman Rite or be a distraction to the others. Thus, I'm torn on how I want to approach this. Usually I sit in the front, but of course tonight those will be rightly reserved for catechumens and candidates. The random nature of the procession further complicates the issue (I really have little idea where I'll end up in the end).