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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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Essentially the Missal of St. Pius V is the Gregorian Sacramentary; that again is formed from the Gelasian book which depends on the Leonine collection. We find the prayers of our Canon in the treatise “De Sacramentis” and allusions to it in the 4th century. So our Mass goes back, without essential change, to the age when it first developed out of the oldest liturgy of all. It is still redolent of that liturgy, of the days when Caesar ruled the world and thought he could stamp out the faith of Christ, when our fathers met together before dawn and sang a hymn to Christ as to a God. The final result of our enquiry is that, in spite of unsolved problems, in spite of later changes, there is not in Christendom another rite so venerable as ours.
— Fr. Adrian Fortescue (d. 1923)

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Yet Another Example Added I Just Had To Share
published 13 March 2013 by Jeff Ostrowski

IKE MANY OF YOU, I read voraciously about sacred music, liturgy, and music in general. I remember years ago reading through a 350-page book by David Dubal in about two hours with 100% comprehension. The subject of the book was pianists, so I just ate it up. On the other hand, if I spent two hours reading a book on physics, I probably wouldn’t even get through four pages . . . More on this in a minute.

In the past, I’ve written about the phenomenon of the brain becoming “aware” of something, and then seeing it out of the blue within 24 hours. If you want to read my articles about this, Google “Learn A New Word, See It Within 24 Hours” plus my name.

Well, here’s another example. A few days ago (on Sunday) I composed a blog entry where I spoke about LIGHT as an analogy for God’s Love, and the broader theme of LIGHT in the Liturgy. Within 48 hours, what do I read in Sacred Music (1987, Vol. 114 No. 2)?

Speaking of “love of God,” it illustrates how unclear the English genitive case is. “Love of God” could mean God’s love or the love we have for God.