One, it's probably more theatrical than need be.
If it's done theatrically, it's not being done right. When done properly, it is no more theatrical than other styles of chant, and often less so. Many a Byzantine-style chant is far more florid. As I wrote earlier, it should not draw attention to the person, but to the words.
Also, it also assumes that the "climax" of a particular Epistle reading is at the end, which is not always the case.
The endings of Epistles, Gospels, katavasias and other readings are generally ended with a little flourish in a raised tone, whether the stepped reading style is used or not. This not only "finalises" the reading or the block of hymns, but is also an auditory cue for those who are to sing or chant the next section.
Edited by Olga, 26 April 2016 - 12:14 PM.