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A theorist, organist, and conductor, Jeff Ostrowski holds his B.M. in Music Theory from the University of Kansas (2004), where he also 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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"The Sacrifice is celebrated with many solemn rites, none of which should be deemed useless or superfluous. On the contrary, all of them tend to display the majesty of this august sacrifice, and to excite the faithful, when beholding these saving mysteries, to contemplate the divine things which lie concealed in the Eucharistic Sacrifice."
— Catechism of the Council of Trent (1566)
Gospel Acclamation During Lent
published 28 February 2011 by Jeff Ostrowski

During Lent, both before and after the Gospel Acclamation, instead of “Alleluia,” any of the following phrases may be used:

    Praise to you, O Christ, king of eternal glory!
    Praise and honor to you, Lord Jesus!
    Glory and praise to you, O Christ!
    Glory to you, O Christ, you are the Word of God!
    Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ, king of endless glory!

To access hundreds of free organist and vocalist scores, training videos, congregational inserts, and many more resources for the Gospel Acclamation, please visit this website: St. Charles Garnier Free Gospel Acclamations.

Here’s an example of how an ancient Gregorian manuscript indicated the tone: (click here)

Here’s an example of how the monks of Solesmes do the same thing: (click here)

And here’s a VIDEO of how Corpus Christi Watershed does the same thing for the Lenten Gospel Acclamation “Praise to you, O Christ, king of eternal glory!”: (click here)