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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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"The Consilium is merely an assembly of people, many of them incompetent, and others well advanced on the road to novelty. The discussions are extremely hurried. Discussions are based on impressions and the voting is chaotic. […] Many of those who have influenced the reform […] have no love, and no veneration of that which has been handed down to us. They begin by despising everything that is actually there. This negative mentality is unjust and pernicious, and unfortunately, Paul VI tends a little to this side. They have all the best intentions, but with this mentality they have only been able to demolish and not to restore."
— Contemporary account of the Consilium by Cardinal Antonelli

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Beautiful Manuscript • Priest Offering Mass
published 28 August 2016 by Jeff Ostrowski

HE AMOUNT OF GORGEOUS medieval manuscripts being released on the internet these days is staggering. Those looking for a “starting point” will probably want to download these 7,055 pages. The following illumination shows a priest offering Mass. Someone sent this via email, and it really caught my eye:

165 ad orientem manuscript


If anyone has access to a high resolution copy of this manuscript—or info regarding its provenance—please send an email using the “contact” button at the top of the page.

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