Mathew Zachariah’s excellent letter, No eucharists alike (Feb. 2015, p. 5) speaks of the faithful, “looking at words in the Book of Alternative Services eucharistic prayer they already know by heart.” Thereby, missing the visual when the priest lifts up the bread and wine. What a shame more congregants do not watch the great significance of this part of the Holy Communion, and the holy mystery that is happening. Perhaps it is time for presiders to invite their congregants to look up toward the altar. Also, there could be more use of the tradition of sanctus bells to alert all people of the blessed moment at the altar.
Terry J. Love