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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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“How can we enter into this interior disposition except by turning physically—all together, priest and faithful—toward the Lord who comes, toward the East symbolized by the apse where the cross is enthroned? The outward orientation leads us to the interior orientation that it symbolizes. Since apostolic times, Christians have been familiar with this way of praying. It is not a matter of celebrating with one’s back to the people or facing them, but toward the East, «ad Dominum», toward the Lord.”
— Robert Cardinal Sarah, Prefect of the Vatican's Congregation for Divine Worship (October 2016)

What Modern Man Cannot Ever Accept: SILENCE
published 2 May 2016 by Jeff Ostrowski

SEVERAL YEARS AGO, I recall blogging about the following video, which is absolutely stunning in every way:

I know we have a policy against reposting old material—and hope that readers will forgive this exception—but I really love the quote by Fr. Hough:

“I believe that more and more people will start to come to this, if nothing else because they wish to find a way in their world to carve out quiet time.”

For the record, whoever filmed these videos is a genius. For example, check out this powerful film about dressing properly for Mass.