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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 lives with his wife and two children.
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26 December Wedding (2:00pm)
published 12 December 2013 by Jeff Ostrowski

    * *  Nuptial Mass • Extraordinary Form

EDDING of Monica Razo & Jorge Peña
2:00pm in Orange County
St. John the Baptist Church (1015 Baker Steet, Costa Mesa, CA 92626)
Fr. James Fryar, FSSP, is the celebrant


Processional — Organ (Pachelbel’s Canon in D) played by Meaghan


A few words are said by Fr. Fryar. Then the actual wedding happens.

The wedding takes place BEFORE MASS BEGINS, since it’s a Solemn High 1962 Extraordinary Form Mass.


Prayers at Foot of Altar are begun.

Introit is chanted by men.

Nuptial Introit is called “Deus Israël” and can be found HERE toward the bottom of the page.


#4781 • Richard Rice Kyrie

Meaghan will accompany on the organ.


#5051 • Zachariis Gloria


#4470 • Palestrina Alleluia polyphony

The chant verses are THIS SCORE.


Meaghan plays Organ music as priest moves to the pulpit to give his Homily.

Preaching (Homily) by Fr. Fryar happens at the usual time


Offertory Antiphon • sung by men


#3792 • Beautiful Motet “O Magnum Mysterium” by Victoria


#5048 • Palestrina “Hosanna” Polyphony


#4801 • Verdelot Agnus Dei polypony

{After the Pater noster—before saying “Libera nos, quaesumus, Domine”—the Celebrant, standing at the Epistle side, faces the Bride and Bridegroom kneeling before the altar, and recites the solemn Nuptial Blessing. This must not be confused with the sacrament of Marriage and cannot be given apart from Mass. This Blessing is not given to a woman contracting a second marriage.}


Communion Antiphon • sung by men

Nuptial Communion is called “Ecce sic benedicetur” and can be found HERE toward the bottom of the page.


#4428 • “Jesu Dulcis Memoria”


Organ music by Meaghan.


After Communion Bride & Groom place flowers on the Altar.

#3756 “Ave Maria”


Recessional is organ music by Meaghan.