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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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Legitimate and necessary concern for current realities in the concrete lives of people cannot make us forget the true nature of the liturgical actions. It is clear that the Mass is not the time to “celebrate” human dignity or purely terrestrial claims or hopes. It is rather the sacrifice which renders Christ really present in the sacrament.
— Pope Saint John Paul II (20 March 1990)

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True Meaning Of The Word “Liturgy”
published 22 January 2015 by Jeff Ostrowski

The following excerpt comes to us by way of FSSP.la :


It’s taken from a talk given recently by Fr. Dominic Popplewell, FSSP, who went on to trace the various ways “liturgy” was used in the early Church and by the Sacred Scriptures.