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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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"Although the Mass contains much instruction for the faithful, it has nevertheless not seemed expedient to the fathers that it be celebrated everywhere in the vernacular. The holy synod commands pastors and everyone who has the care of souls to explain frequently during the celebration of the Masses, either themselves or through others, some of the things that are read in the Mass, and among other things to expound some mystery of this most Holy Sacrifice, especially on Sundays and feastdays."
— Council of Trent, XII:8 (1562)

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On This Day . . . In 1944
published 6 June 2015 by Jeff Ostrowski

HE NORMANDY LANDINGS (codenamed “Operation Neptune”) were the landing operations on 6 June 1944 (termed D-DAY) of the Allied invasion of Normandy during the Second World War. It was the largest seaborne invasion in history.

MASS ON D-DAY — Omaha Beach (6 June 1944):

664 Tridentine Mass World War II


Photograph courtesy NLM.