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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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“Iconographic tradition has theologically interpreted the manger and the swaddling cloths in terms of the theology of the Fathers. The child stiffly wrapped in bandages is seen as prefiguring the hour of his death: from the outset, he is the sacrificial victim, as we shall see more closely when we examine the reference to the first-born. The manger, then, was seen as a kind of altar.”
— Pope Benedict XVI (2012)

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PDF Download: Extremely Rare Catholic Hymnal From London (1948)
published 7 October 2014 by Jeff Ostrowski

797 Daily Hymn Book COVER HAT COULD BE BETTER than a 1948 book of English hymns, printed by the Solesmes monks’ publisher? How about if musicians of Westminster Cathedral (London) were also involved with the project? For the first time ever, all 355 pages of this extremely rare book can be downloaded:

      * *  PDF (355 pages)A Daily Hymn Book, 1948

We will soon release thousands more pages taken from rare Catholic hymnals in preparation for the release of the St. Isaac Jogues Hymnal. This is part of a new Roman Catholic project that has radically altered the paradigm for helping Catholics assist at Mass in the Ordinary Form!