There are parts of the Exsultet reserved for the Deacon or Priest. As I understand it, that part begins with “My dearest friends, standing with me in this holy light,” and ends after “The Lord be with you. And also with you.”
Am I correct in assuming that the lay cantor would do the responsorial portion that would then begin with “Lift up your hearts?” That’s how the directions appear, but it just seems weird.
Anybody know for sure? Thanks!