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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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“Sacred music, being a complementary part of the solemn liturgy, participates in the general scope of the liturgy, which is the glory of God and the sanctification and edification of the faithful. It contributes to the decorum and the splendor of the ecclesiastical ceremonies, and since its principal office is to clothe with suitable melody the liturgical text proposed for the understanding of the faithful, its proper aim is to add greater efficacy to the text, in order that through it the faithful may be the more easily moved to devotion and better disposed for the reception of the fruits of grace belonging to the celebration of the most holy mysteries.”
— Pope Saint Pius X

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"The Church has been called to move on." — GIA's Worship IV Hymnal
published 17 December 2013 by Jeff Ostrowski

928 Funer WHEN IT COMES to processions, I always thought they had to do with the following:

1. Pilgrimages (in other words, making a sacrifice for God)

2. Public Profession (in other words, showing people we’re not embarrassed to be Catholic)

3. Stational Churches (in other words, harkening back to the days when the people would process to different Churches in Rome)

However, here’s what GIA’s Worship IV says about the Palm Sunday procession:

“Such a movement of people expresses the experience of Lent: the Church has been called to move on, to go ever further toward the paschal mystery of death and resurrection.”   (#1048)

Is this statement true? Anyone?