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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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“The authority of the Pope is not unlimited. It is at the service of Sacred Tradition. Still less is any kind of general ‘freedom’ of manufacture, degenerating into spontaneous improvisation, compatible with the essence of faith and liturgy. The greatness of the liturgy depends—we shall have to repeat this frequently—on its lack of spontaneity.”
— Josef Cardinal Ratzinger (2000)

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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.