I had my first experience with the Mass using the new Roman Missal on Saturday evening in an idyllic English village in the Yorkshire Dales.
Two things struck me: how stately and formal the language is and how difficult the celebrant found it to use the First Eucharistic Prayer where a couple of sentences seemed to go on forever.
A friend who was with me was much more critical than I was, saying that the whole experience for her “reeked of a return to a Vatican 1 ecclesiology.”
While I’m traveling, why don’t you — or, at least, the Mass-attending Romans among us — share your thoughts and experiences with the revised liturgy?
I bet it will make for interesting reading!