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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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"Since such is the nature of man that he cannot easily without external means be raised to meditation on divine things, on that account holy Mother Church has instituted certain rites, namely that certain things be pronounced in a subdued tone (canon and words of consecration) and others in a louder tone; she has likewise made use of ceremonies such as mystical blessings, lights, incense, vestments, and many other things of this kind in accordance with apostolic teaching and tradition, whereby both the majesty of so great a sacrifice might be commended, and the minds of the faithful excited by these visible signs of religion and piety to the contemplation of the most sublime matters which are hidden in this sacrifice."
— Council of Trent (Session XXII)

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Learn A New Word, See It Within 24 Hours (4)
published 23 April 2012 by Jeff Ostrowski

I’ve written about this subject before, here, here, and here. Whenever one learns a new word, one will see it within 24 hours. This used to happen to me once a month. Now it seems to happen every 2-3 days. It is getting ridiculous.

On Saturday night, I spent time speaking to a friend. For quite some time, we discussed two words: “epoch” (which he missed in a 4th grade spelling bee) and “homogeneous,” which several of my graduate professors used to misuse on a regular basis.

Within 24 hours, what do I see while reading a 1933 edition of Caecilia? Within a space of two pages (page 301 and page 303), I read the following.

Update

We also discussed the word “meme.” Look at the spam comment posted within 24 hours: