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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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PDF Download: Dominican Breviary From 1967
published 18 December 2014 by Jeff Ostrowski

548 Holy Mass Picture HOSE FOLLOWING THIS BLOG know that yesterday we released a 1943 Dominican Hymnal, and we explained our reasons for doing so. That book is often cited by another rare book which has been out of print for decades:

BREVIARY according to the rite of the ORDER of PREACHERS and published by order of the Most Reverend Father ANICETO FERNANDEZ

The book is so large, it must be downloaded in sections:

      * *  Part 1 of 4 • Beginning

      * *  Part 2 of 4 • Starting at Page 264

      * *  Part 3 of 4 • Starting at Page 654

      * *  Part 4 of 4 • Final Section