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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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“I vividly remember going to church with him in Bournemouth. He was a devout Roman Catholic and it was soon after the Church had changed the liturgy (from Latin to English). My grandfather obviously didn't agree with this and made all the responses very loudly in Latin while the rest of the congregation answered in English. I found the whole experience quite excruciating, but my grandfather was oblivious. He simply had to do what he believed to be right.”
— Simon Tolkien (2003)

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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.