There is this one deacon that is very respected in my church and that know the rites well.
During, the Incense Circuit, he only holds the cross.
In this link, this is said to be O.K, a little indirectly.
... on the opposite side of the altar is the deacon who holds the cross and responds.
I assume this is correct !?!
He also hold the cross and stands outside the altar when he responds (not only when he responds)
He is never in the altar unless abouna is with him. I asked him once he said, no deacon can be in the altar without abouna.
Is this proper rites?
Also, I know that there are continual changes/updates in something called the "magma7".
Where can I inform myself about these changes?
God bless, Pray for me,