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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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Certainly, the Second Vatican Council wished to promote greater active participation [and] fine initiatives were taken along these lines. However we cannot close our eyes to the disaster, the devastation and the schism that the modern promoters of a living liturgy caused by remodeling the Church’s liturgy according to their ideas. They forgot that the liturgical act is not just a PRAYER, but also and above all a MYSTERY in which something is accomplished for us that we cannot fully understand but that we must accept and receive in faith, love, obedience and adoring silence.
— Pope Francis' Chief Liturgist (31 March 2017)

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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.