The Roman Missal states:
"the easter proclamation may be made, in the absence of a Deacon, by the priest himself or by another concelebrating priest. if, however, because of necessity, a lay cantor sings the proclamation, the words therefore, dearest friends up to the end of the invitation are omitted, along with the greeting the Lord be with you.
I ask this because a member of the choir sang the exsultet in Latin, while the Bishop and 2 concelebrating priest did not. Because the Missal states that a lay cantor may sing, there might not be a problem however the cantor, who is clearly not a deacon or a priest said “The Lord be with you” to which the congregation AND the clergy replied “and with your spirit” in Latin, I’m sure this is not right as this is reserved for the clergy alone?
Just want some clarification.