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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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"I am of the opinion, to be sure, that the old rite should be granted much more generously to all those who desire it. It’s impossible to see what could be dangerous or unacceptable about that. A community is calling its very being into question when it suddenly declares that what until now was its holiest and highest possession is strictly forbidden, and when it makes the longing for it seem downright indecent. Can it be trusted any more about anything else? Won’t it proscribe tomorrow what it prescribes today?"
— Pope Benedict XVI, writing in 1997

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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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