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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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I feel the greatest destroyer of peace today is abortion, because it is a direct war, a direct killing—direct murder by the mother herself. And we read in the Scripture, for God says very clearly: "Even if a mother could forget her child, I will not forget you: I have carved you in the palm of my hand."
— Mother Theresa (11 Dec 1979)

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PDF Download • “Rorate Mass” Booklet
published 10 December 2016 by Jeff Ostrowski

ODAY, I WAS BLESSED to sing at a “Rorate Mass,” which begins in total darkness, except for candles. As the Mass continues, the sun rises—with beautiful symbolism for Advent & Christmas. I was quite moved by the ceremonies, and the sermon was excellent. Here’s the booklet we used:

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Someone took a short little video snippet, and you can hear KYRIE II being chanted:


The Offertory Hymn, Verbum supernum prodiens, is absolutely gorgeous—don’t you agree?

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