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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 lives with his wife and two children.
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When you consider that the greatest hymns ever written—the plainchant hymns—are pushing the age of eight hundred and that the noble chorale hymn tunes of Bach date from the early eighteenth century, then what is the significance of the word “old” applied to “Mother at Thy Feet Is Kneeling”? Most of the old St. Basil hymns date from the Victorian era, particularly the 1870s and 1880s.
— Paul Hume (1956)
The Correct Way To Fold Hands At Mass
published 13 February 2011 by Jeff Ostrowski

In my view, this is the correct way to fold one’s hands while serving at the Altar:

Whenever I go to Mass and see altar servers and priests folding their hands like this:


. . . it makes me feel like they’re (perhaps) a little bit embarrassed to serve God at the Altar.

Am I crazy? Am I simply too attached to all the rules they taught us when I was a boy? They taught us how to act in an orderly and dignified manner while serving Mass. They taught us that, when we sit, we are to keep both hands on our thighs. They taught us that, when we walk, we are not to swagger. They taught us never to look at the people in the pews (when we are seated for the sermon). They taught us never to grab onto the Altar when we genuflect. Etc.

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