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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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Much of the beauty of the older forms was lost and the hymns did not really become classical. We have reason to hope that the present reform of the breviary will also give us back the old form of the hymns. But meanwhile it seems necessary to keep the later text. This is the one best known, it is given in all hymnbooks and is still the only authorized form. Only in one case have we printed the older text of a hymn, number 57, “Urbs Jerusalem.” The modern form of this begins: “Caelestis urbs Jerusalem.” But in this case the people who changed it in the seventeenth century did not even keep its metre; so the later version cannot be sung to the old, exceedingly beautiful tune.
— Fr. Adrian Fortescue (1913)

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“Et Cum Spiritu Tuo” in the 1961 Fulton Sheen Missal
published 7 April 2016 by Jeff Ostrowski

JUST HOW WAS the phrase “Et cum spíritu tuo” translated in the 1961 Fulton J. Sheen Missal?

See for yourself:

587 Fulton Sheen


The primary translator, Fr. Philip Caraman, would seem to agree with Fr. Joseph Andreas Jungmann about this phrase. However, their translation lacks the important connection to St. Paul’s epistles…but that’s another story.

Incidentally, you can download the complete Fulton J. Missal here.

And here’s something from 24 June 1961:

586 24 June 1961