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A theorist, organist, and conductor, Jeff Ostrowski holds his B.M. in Music Theory from the University of Kansas (2004), and did graduate work in Musicology. He serves as choirmaster for the new FSSP parish in Los Angeles, where he resides with his wife and children.
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Had the Church never spoken on this matter, it would still be repugnant to our Catholic people’s sense of what is fit and proper in the holiest of places, that a priest should have to struggle through the prayers of the Holy Mass, because of such tunes as “Alice, where art thou?” the “Vacant Chair,” and others of more vulgar title, which, through the carelessness or bad judgment of organists, sometimes find their way into our choirs.
— Preface to a Roman Catholic Hymnal (1896)
2nd Sunday of Lent, Year A (Ordinary Form)
published 1 September 2010 by Jeff Ostrowski

Introit (Ps. 24:6, 3 & 22)
Reminíscere miseratiónum tuárum, Dómine, et misericórdiæ tuæ, quæ a saéculo sunt: ne umquam dominéntur nobis inimíci nostri: líbera nos, Deus Israël, ex ómnibus angústiis nostris. ℣. (Ps. 24:1-2) Ad te, Dómine, levávi ánimam meam: Deus meus, in te confído, non erubéscam. ℣. Glória Patri, et Fílio, et Spirítui Sancto. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, et in saécula sæculórum. Amen.
Remember, O Lord, Thy bowels of compassion, and Thy mercies that are from the beginning of the world, lest at any time our enemies rule over us: deliver us, O God of Israel, from all our tribulations. ℣. (Ps. 24:1-2) To Thee, O Lord, have I lifted up my soul: in Thee, O my God, I put my trust; let me be not ashamed. ℣. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
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Ordinary Form Optional Introit (Ps. 26:8-9, 1)
Tibi dixit cor meum, quaesívi vultum tuum, vultum tuum Dómine requíram: ne avértas fáciem tuam a me. Vs. Dóminus illuminátio mea, et salus mea: quem timébo?
My heart declared to you: “Your countenance have I sought; I shall ever seek your countenance, O Lord; do not turn your face from me.” Vs. The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?
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Ordinary Form Gradual (Ps. 82:19-14)
Sciant gentes quóniam nomen tibi Deus: tu solus Altíssimus super omenm terram. Vs. Deus meus, pone illos ut rotam, et sicut stípulam ante fáciam venti.
Let the Gentiles know that God is thy name: thou alone art the Most High over all the earth. O my God, make them like a wheel, and as stubble before the face of the wind.
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Extraordinary Form Gradual (Ps. 24:17-18)
Tribulatiónes cordis mei dilatátæ sunt: de necessitátibus meis éripe me, Dómine. ℣. Vide humilitátem meam, et labórem meum: et dimítte ómnia peccáta mea.
The troubles of my heart are multiplied: deliver me from my necessities, O Lord. ℣. See my abjection and my labor; and forgive me all my sins.
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Ordinary Form Tract (Ps. 59:4, 6)
Commovísti Dómine terram, et conturbásti eam. Vs. Sana contritiónes ejus, quia mota est. Vs. Ut fúgiant a fácie arcus, ut liberéntur elécti tui.
Thou hast moved the earth, O Lord, and hast troubled it. Heal thou the breaches thereof, for it hath been moved. That thy elect may flee from before the bow: that they may be delivered.
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Extraordinary Form Tract (Ps. 105:1-4)
℣. 1. Confitémini Dómino, quóniam bonus: quóniam in saéculum misericórdia ejus. ℣. 2. Quis loquétur poténtias Dómini: audítas fáciet omnes laudes ejus? ℣. 3. Beáti, qui custódiunt judícium et fáciunt justítiam in omni témpore. ℣. 4. Meménto nostri, Dómine, in beneplácito pópuli tui: vísita nos in salutári tuo.
℣. 1. Give glory to the Lord, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever. ℣. 2. Who shall declare the powers of the Lord; who shall set forth all his praises? ℣. 3. Blessed are they that keep judgment, and do justice at all times. ℣. 4. Remember us, O Lord, in the favour of thy people: visit us with thy salvation.
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Offertory (Ps. 118:47-48)
Meditábor in mandátis tuis, quæ diléxi valde: et levábo manus meas ad mandáta tua, quæ diléxi.
I will meditate on thy commandments, which I have loved exceedingly: and I will lift up my hands to thy commandments, which I have loved.
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Ordinary Form Communion (Mt. 17:9)
Visiónem quam vidístis, némini dixéritis, donec a mórtuis resúrgat Fílius hóminis.
Tell no one about the vision you have seen until the Son of Man has risen from the dead.
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Extraordinary Form Communion (Ps. 5:2-4)
Intéllege clamórem meum: inténde voci oratiónis meæ, Rex meus et Deus meus: quóniam ad te orábo, Dómine.
Understand my cry: hearken to the voice of my prayer, O my King and my God: for to Thee will I pray, O Lord.
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