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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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“One must pray to God not only with theologically precise formulas, but also in a beautiful and dignified way. The Christian community must make an examination of conscience so that the beauty of music and song will return increasingly to the liturgy.”
— Pope Saint John Paul II (26 February 2003)

PDF Download • Epiphany Booklet (FSSP.la)
published 6 January 2017 by Jeff Ostrowski

488 Giotto Magi HOSE OF YOU who have seen our musical programs realize that here in Los Angeles (FSSP.la) we do “full blown” High Masses each week, with organ, polyphony, chant, SATB hymns, and so forth. But not all our Masses are like that. From time to time, we do simple chant Masses—and we’ll do that today, the Feast of the Epiphany:


The Communion Hymn is really beautiful, no?

To match the ancient acrostic, Erasmus changed the first line to “Herodis Hostes”—but that’s another story! A lovely modern setting of this hymn (with organ) can be found here.