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Thank you for your replies! It is indeed beautiful! Makes me sad that I'll leave it soon :(
I've attended a few Latin Masses but I read something a few days ago that made me realize that the congregation isn't supposed to participate in the mass like we do in the ordinary form. We should be in contemplative prayer. I was approaching it all wrong, trying to keep up with the responses, etc which is why I wasn't getting it. That being said, I do like participating in the Mass and saying the responses. . .especially in Latin and Greek :D
When you attend the Extraordinary Form of Mass sometimes you are expected to say the responses. Before Vatican II and the Ordinary Form there existed a dialog Mass. My parish never celebrated that way but many parishes did - the people in the pew responded, just as they do now, only they did it in Latin and Greek. So it all depends on which type of Extraordinary Form Mass you're attending. Some are almost totally silent with low prayers from the priest and responses only from the altar server, others are dialog between the priest and the congregation.