My serving history was for the Extraordinary Form but one day as a favour to Father I served his Ordinary Form Mass. He celebrates the Ordinary Form ad orientam, with a silent canon, etc. Many of the server’s actions mirror those in the Extraordinary Form (bringing the cruets to the altar, etc.). The Ordinary Form is rather simpler than the Extraordinary Form and I knew the Extraordinary Form like the back of my hand.
And I have never been more confused serving a Mass in my entire life…! It was so similar yet so distinct as well. I was completely thrown off!
I also have a strange habit of consistently addressing the celebrant as Father even if he’s Monsignor off he altar.
And lastly I wonder if anyone else has restrained the smile that comes to your lips as you here the other server’s stomach rumble because he hasn’t had breakfast. And had to fight outright laughter when you catch the priest snickering as he heard the rumbling too!
Yours in Jesus and Mary,