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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 lives with his wife and two children.
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“Iconographic tradition has theologically interpreted the manger and the swaddling cloths in terms of the theology of the Fathers. The child stiffly wrapped in bandages is seen as prefiguring the hour of his death: from the outset, he is the sacrificial victim, as we shall see more closely when we examine the reference to the first-born. The manger, then, was seen as a kind of altar.”
— Pope Benedict XVI (2012)

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PDF Download: Hymn Book By Sisters Of Notre Dame (1907)
published 20 January 2015 by Jeff Ostrowski

436 Sunday School ELOW you can download a PDF file containing the SUNDAY SCHOOL HYMN BOOK compiled by the Sisters of Notre Dame in 1907. The “O Salutaris Hostia” is the same version I learned as a child. The “Adeste Fideles” has a funky attribution. It seems to me that many of the accompaniments were meant for piano:

      * *  Sunday School Hymn Book (1907)

By the way, look at the text on page 61 they set to “Holy God, We Praise Thy Name.” And look at some of the chromaticism…

These rare books are being released in preparation for the Jogues Hymnal, because sometimes “gems” are hidden in them. More information about that new hymnal will be released soon. We hope you’ll consider sending us YOUR suggestions for beautiful, dignified hymns.