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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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“We wish therefore and prescribe, that all observe the law of the Church, and that at home or in the church they shall always wear the cassock, which is proper to the clergy. When they go out for duty or relaxation or on a journey, they may use a shorter [coat] which is to be black in color, and which reaches to the knees, so as to distinguish it from the dress of the laity. They should reject the more elegant and worldly styles of garments, which are found today. We enjoin upon our priests as a matter of strict precept that, both at home and abroad, and whether they are residing in their own diocese or outside of it, they shall wear the Roman collar.”
— Third Plenary Council of Baltimore (1884)

published 21 September 2014 by Jeff Ostrowski


Organ music for procession.


Introit = Ladies —- “Deus Israel”


Kyrie (Rene as Tenor) = 5294 • KYRIE “Iste Sanctus”

Figure out how it will be sung… Normal is fine.


Gloria (Rene as Tenor) = 7709 • Viadana “Falsobordone Gloria”


ALLELUIA (Rene as Tenor) = 3524 • Guerrero “Alleluia” for the Blessed Virgin


Organ interludes (Pre- and Post- Gospel)


There is no Credo.


Offertory Antiphon = MEN SING THIS — Full Offertory (on Goupil) “In te Speravi”


Beautiful organ interludes for Offertory.


Sanctus (Rene as Bass) = 6962 • SANCTUS & HOSANNA “Te saeculorum”
Scott will conduct.


Agnus Dei (Rene as Bass) = 7554 • Fr. Gregorio Allegri (d. 1652)

Jeff will conduct + Sing Tenor.


Communion antiphon, sung by MEN = On Goupil


Communion Organ music.


Ave Maria by Amber’s Soloist


Recessional = Organ music

From the Campion Hymnal.

CHOIR PRAYER (from CAMPION HYMNAL) happens after attendance is taken:

First Station: Jesus is Condemned to Death

Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

We adore Thee, O Christ, and we praise Thee,
Because by Thy Holy Cross Thou hast redeemed the world.

Pilate, the time-serving politician, stepped forward on his sunlit portico. On his right stood Christ, the Just One who came to give His life for the redemption of many; on his left stood Barabbas, the wicked one, who had incited a revolt and taken a life. Pilate asked the mob to choose between the two: “Whether you will that I release unto you, Christ, or Barabbas”?

How would I have answered that question, had I been in the courtyard that Good Friday morning? I cannot escape answering by saying that the question belongs only to the past, for it is as actual now as ever. My conscience is the tribunal of Pilate. Daily, hourly, and every minute of the day, Christ comes before that tribunal, as virtue, honesty and purity. Barabbas comes as vice, dishonesty and uncleanness. As often as I choose to speak the uncharitable word, do the dishonest action, or consent to the evil thought, I say in so many words, “Release unto me, Barabbas,” and to choose Barabbas means to crucify Christ.

Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God,
That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

O Jesus, many times in my life I have preferred Barabbas to Thee. There is no way that I can undo that choice, but to make my way to Thy feet, and beg Thy forgiveness. But that is so humiliating, for Thou wearest the garment of a fool, and Thou bearest in Thy hand the reed sceptre of a mock king. It is so hard to do penance and admit that I am guilty! It is so hard to be seen with Thee, who art wearing Thy crown of thorns. It is hard! But let me see, Jesus, that it is harder to wear the crown of thorns!