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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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“Vatican II did not say anything about the direction of the celebrant. […] I love both directions of celebrating Mass. Both are full of meaning for me. Both help me to encounter Christ—and that is, after all, the purpose of the liturgy.”
— Christoph Cardinal Schönborn (February 2007)

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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.