Very interesting, thanks for great post!
More and more as I read the Bible is the the truth of so we worship, so we believe. The New Testament is, in large part, a compilation of parts of he liturgy.
“In 1496 a secretary to the Venetian embassy to England wrote of the English faithful, “They all hear Mass everyday and say many Paternosters in public... and whoever is at all able to read carries with him the Little Office of Our Lady; and they recite it in church with some companion in a low voice, verse by verse, after the manner of Religious”. Thus did the public liturgical prayer of the Church set the standard for the private prayer of the laity.”
I think we’re seeing that return now through the laity saying the Liturgy of the Hours. Many people who never envisioned themselves doing it are picking it up, learning it and are now saying it in small groups. It will spread.