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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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“Each Mass contains the slaying of the Victim, not repeated here in the West after centuries, made once only long ago in Palestine, yet part of the sacrifice offered throughout the world each morning. All Masses are one sacrifice, including the death of the cross, continuing through all time the act of offering then begun … Every time we hear Mass we look across that gulf of time, we are again before the cross, with his mother and St. John; we offer still that victim then slain, present here under the forms of bread and wine.”
— Fr. Adrian Fortescue (d. 1923)

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From The 1400s • Communion Kneeling
published 18 January 2015 by Jeff Ostrowski

A beautiful image from an Austrian manuscript produced around 1450AD :

446 Holy Communion


The Traditional Latin Mass uses the paten, and Holy Communion is received kneeling on the tongue … but very few parishes use that white cloth. I believe it’s still (technically) prescribed.