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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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“Sacred music, being a complementary part of the solemn liturgy, participates in the general scope of the liturgy, which is the glory of God and the sanctification and edification of the faithful. It contributes to the decorum and the splendor of the ecclesiastical ceremonies, and since its principal office is to clothe with suitable melody the liturgical text proposed for the understanding of the faithful, its proper aim is to add greater efficacy to the text, in order that through it the faithful may be the more easily moved to devotion and better disposed for the reception of the fruits of grace belonging to the celebration of the most holy mysteries.”
— Pope Saint Pius X
Where Can I Find A Beautiful Chalice?
published 24 August 2011 by Jeff Ostrowski

I encourage you to visit Ageless Vessels, where a priest’s hobby is restoring old chalices.

He uses beautiful gold and other precious metals to restore them.

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His heart’s desire is to furnish an instrument worthy to give glory to God. It is his dream that this vessel will one day hold the Precious Blood of his Savior. He finds no cost or effort excessive as he creates this vessel destined for the Service of the Altar.

Centuries pass and the vessel is neglected. It tarnishes, it is damaged, and is left on a shelf. Eventually it finds itself disposed of.
But the dream of the artist was that his vessel would serve for the Glory of God – not for a time – forever.

We have taken the task, as a hobby, of finding these lost treasures before they are trashed. We restore them to how that artist created them, and return them to the Altar.