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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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"Since such is the nature of man that he cannot easily without external means be raised to meditation on divine things, on that account holy Mother Church has instituted certain rites, namely that certain things be pronounced in a subdued tone (canon and words of consecration) and others in a louder tone; she has likewise made use of ceremonies such as mystical blessings, lights, incense, vestments, and many other things of this kind in accordance with apostolic teaching and tradition, whereby both the majesty of so great a sacrifice might be commended, and the minds of the faithful excited by these visible signs of religion and piety to the contemplation of the most sublime matters which are hidden in this sacrifice."
— Council of Trent (Session XXII)

And The Answer Is … (?)
published 4 September 2013 by Jeff Ostrowski

430 memento F YOU WATCH THIS VIDEO, Fr. Gregory Pendergraft, FSSP, explains how to properly pray the Memento for the dead. One does not “fill in” the N. et N. until the end.

I’ve asked several priests, and all of them agree Fr. Pendergraft is correct. However, nobody seems to know why. If anyone cares to venture a guess, please use the combox.

If you click on the image (upper right), the 10th century manuscript contained therein seems to affirm our current practice.