Add a reading, like the OF, and I’d make a new lectionary, with a new reading for each ferial day, the readings of the other days remaining intact.
No, I was just talking about adding a reading, like it was done in the past and it is currently done in the byzantine rite. Also, I wasn’t talking about creating a 3 year lectionary. I was suggesting to add new readings to the ferial days, instead of just repeating the readings of the last Sunday.
The responsorial psalm and the acclamation of the Gospel could be an alternative to the gradual and alleluia, as long as the psalm be the same of the gradual and the verse of the acclamation of the gospel be the sabe as the one from the alleluia.
I’m not trying to “Novus Ordoize” the Tridentine Mass. The responsorial psalm and the acclamation of the Gospel would be a better alternative to small parishes with a not so experienced choir than setting the gradual and alleluia to a simple psalm tone, which ends in, like, 10 seconds max. Actually, based on the Byzantine Rite and analyzing gregorian chant, I suspect the responsorial psalm and the acclamation were the original form of the gradual and alleluia.
Anyway, I didn’t mention that in the original post, but an easier Graduale, with simpler propers, would be pretty useful. Something like the Graduale Simplex tried to be, but failed miserably.
Write a new, shorter confiteor, but preserving all the main elements of the EF confiteor.
The NO confiteor is actually pretty different from the tridentine one.
The current EF confiteor is a tongue twister, so, when the faithful recite it before communion, it turns into a jumbled mess of chaos.
I use a shorter confiteor for my personal prayers before sleeping, I think it would be nice to share with you:
“I confess to Almighty God, to Blessed Mary ever-Virgin, to Blessed Michael Archangel and to all the saints and angels, (and to thee, Father) that I have sinned exceedingly in thought, word,
deed and omission; by my fault, by my fault, by my own most grievous fault. Wherefore I beg thee to pray for me to the Lord our God.”
Allow some traditionally silent parts to be said aloud: the secret, the consecration, the anamnesis, the doxology of the Canon, all the prayers from the end of the Pater Noster until the Agnus Dei and the last gospel at sung masses.
My idea is to render hand missals unnecessary. Audible consecration, anamnesis and doxology is everything you need to understand what’s going on during the Canon. Of course, it would be optional.