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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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“In my capacity as the prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, I continue to remind all that the celebration toward the East (versus orientem) is authorized by the rubrics of the missal, which specify the moments when the celebrant must turn toward the people. A particular authorization is, therefore, not needed to celebrate Mass facing the Lord.”
— Robert Cardinal Sarah, 23 May 2016

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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?