Q: Are there any rubrics for altar servers to bow to the priest, for example at the washing of hands at the preparation of the table? Currently, our pastor bows to the severs, but we have not trained them to do so. He does the bowing as more of an acknowledgement of the servers.
A: The GIRM does not call for bows between the priest and the servers. I think that bows between persons are not a good idea, especially because of the extensive description of bows given in GIRM 275, which does not mention them. Nor does the Order of Mass.