When some traditionalist Catholics see a novus ordo Mass with guitars, drums, clapping, etc (which I'm not a fan of ), they seem to say that the Mass is not supposed to have joy in it because we are 'at the foot of the cross' during Mass. First of all I would like to ask where and when this idea arose. From what I know, eastern Christians don't seem to put so much emphasis on this for their divine liturgies. Is this idea simply a tradition of the west?
Also, is really that bad or evil for there to be some joy at Mass? Sunday is the day of Resurrection, and therefore a day to rejoice, no? I totally understand that the Holy Mass should be reverent and respectful, but isn't it kind of wrong to say that the Mass should be totally somber and dismal? Again, since sunday is a day of Joy and His Resurrection?
BTW, I know that the Holy Mass is a true sacrifice. I'm not trying to say it is just a celebration or anything heretical like that