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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. On 22 January 2011, the board of directors elected Mr. Ostrowski President of Corpus Christi Watershed. He lives with his wife and two children in Corpus Christi, TX.
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We sternly urge adherence to the established norms by those who raise an uproar or a challenge in the name of a misunderstood creative freedom, and thus inflict so much harm on the Church with their rash innovations, so vulgar, so frivolous - and sometimes even lamentably profane. Otherwise the essence of dogma and obviously of ecclesiastical discipline will be weakened, in line with the famous axiom: "lex orandi, lex credendi." We therefore call for absolute loyalty so that the rule of faith may remain safe.
— Pope Paul VI (27 June 1977)
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)

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