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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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FSSP.la Choir Communiqué • 18 November 2014
published 18 November 2014 by Jeff Ostrowski

MUST APOLOGIZE that I’ve failed to keep in touch for the last week. I was transporting my wife and two children from Texas to California, and this endeavor was more strenuous than I had assumed. Moreover, I’ve been without internet access for more than a week. Please forgive me.

We will have choir practice 7:00PM Wednesday, 19 November 2014.

Once again, it will be held at San Felipe Chapel (738 N Geraghty Ave, Los Angeles 90063).

Once again, Fr. Fryar will provide food afterward.

RANDOM FACTS:

a) We will prepare for the FSSP Mass at St. Victor’s on the 1st Sunday of Advent (30 November 2014 at 7:00pm).

b) St. Victor’s will not be our final destination as a Parish. The FSSP is in the process of securing their own parish.

c) However, even though St. Victor’s is not our final destination, Fr. Fryar has made it clear it’s important we make the liturgical music as nice as we can.