Seamas O Dalaigh wrote:
Ideally, the readings should be sung. That eliminates the problem (as well as the problem of hearing, even in large spaces).
(It is really sad that there are so many Catholics who've never had the pleasure of hearing these beautiful chants.)
I had the pleasure of hearing both the reading and Gospel sung at a weekday Byzantine rite Divine Liturgy recently.
Listening to scripture being sung is a much different experience than what I am used to.
I must admit that sometimes I got caught up in listening to the beauty of the music and missed out on the words that were being sung, though.