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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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“As the subject of the language of worship was discussed in the Council hall over the course of several days, I followed the process with great attention, as well as later the various wordings of the Liturgy Constitution until the final vote. I still remember very well how after several radical proposals a Sicilian bishop rose and implored the fathers to allow caution and reason to reign on this point, because otherwise there would be the danger that the entire Mass might be held in the language of the people-whereupon the entire hall burst into uproarious laughter.”
— Alfons Cardinal Stickler, peritus of Vatican II
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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