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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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Why do we never sing “De Spiritu Sancto” (St. Athenogenes) in our churches? There are a dozen translations in English verse. Where could anyone find a better evening hymn than this, coming right down from the catacombs? Our hymnbooks know nothing of such a treasure as this, and give us pages of poor sentiment in doggerel lines by some tenth-rate modern versifier.
— Rev’d 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.