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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
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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