OK, in the old days I would be kicked before the Orthodox pray the pre-Communion prayers. Well I am not forced out now.
So when you were catechumens, did you pray the Pre-Communion prayers, although you were not taking nor able to take Communion?
One thoughtful reply I have heard, is that one person did (IIRC) as a prayer toward the future, when he would be participating.
I've heard others say they do, to be praying with the Church.
While I believe the content of the prayers, I feel a little odd praying them given my status within/out the Church.
This is a niggling question I didn't bring up with my Priest because of larger lentils to boil today.
Then again, I do say the Creed and the Lord's Prayer.
One personal tidbit, which might be helpful. My catechumenate is not going to be a long, personal engagement and test to determine my sincerity. That was done as an inquirer due to reasons specific to my situation and my Priest's discretion. So God willing, I will be received into the Church relatively soon and I doubt I will terminating the process within that time. Dunno if that matters.
Again thoughts from the wiser than I.