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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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“In spite of what it is currently called, the music of these songs is not modern: this musical style is not new, but has been played in the most profane places and surroundings (cabarets, music halls, often for more or less lascivious dances with foreign names). The people are led on to rock or swing. They all feel an urge to dance about. That sort of “body language” is certainly alien to our Western culture, unfavorable to contemplation and its origins are rather suspect. Most of the time our congregations, which already find it hard not to confuse the crochets and the quavers in a 6/8 bar, do not respect the rhythm; then one no longer feels like dancing, but with the rhythm gone to pieces, the habitual poorness of the melodic line becomes all the more noticeable.”
— Unnamed choirmaster (Northern France) circa 1986
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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