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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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1949 Mass at the ruins of the Nagasaki Cathedral
published 9 August 2013 by Jeff Ostrowski

524 Mass 1949 Latin AVID HUGHES KINDLY made us aware of these marvelous and historic photographs of the Extraordinary Form.

Among other things, they show a 1949 Pontifical Mass in the ruins of the Nagasaki Cathedral in honor of the 400th anniversary of the arrival of St. Francis Xavier in Japan. The crowd of pilgrims is breathtaking.

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