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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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"It would be contrary to the Constitution to decree or even to hint that sung celebrations, especially of the Mass, should be in Latin."
— Annibale Bugnini attacking "Sacrosanctum Concilium" (§36)

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Pope Pius XI and “Concelebration”
published 24 July 2015 by Jeff Ostrowski

ONSECRATION OF THE MOST Precious Blood by Pope Pius XI in the Sistine Chapel is shown below. I believe this Mass was combined with the consecration of a bishop—visible on the Epistle side. Can anyone email me information about what precisely is going on here? I am ignorant when it comes to the 1962 Missal consecration of a new bishop. (By the way, since Vatican II, many refer to a bishop’s “ordination” as opposed to his “consecration”—both are acceptable.)

470 Pius XI Concelebration


Photo courtesy of a wonderful Polish blog.