I just finished reading James Akins book “Mass Confusion”
Page 106…it reads…on “Preparation of the Elements”
"One way in which the prayers over the bread and wine do not have flexibility concerns a practice that is reported in some areas of a priest holding both the paten and the chalice above the corporal and fusing the two prayers together, along these lines:
Blessed are you, Lord, God of all creation. Through your goodness we have this bread and wine to offer…"
This is contrary to the rubrics and requires the priest to ad lib in an attempt to fuse the disparate parts of the two prayers.
It is not allowed."
I have seen priests do this repeatedly, and I am asking does this effect the validity of the Eucharist? By the words “It is not allowed.” What is meant by that? That means if its done…what?
Also the priest leaving the sanctuary to greet the folks on the front pew during the exchange of peace? While liturgical abuses, does it effect anything? Should one just be happy and go along with it or should something be said?
Thanks, God bless.