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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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When you consider that the greatest hymns ever written—the plainchant hymns—are pushing the age of eight hundred and that the noble chorale hymn tunes of Bach date from the early eighteenth century, then what is the significance of the word “old” applied to “Mother at Thy Feet Is Kneeling”? Most of the old St. Basil hymns date from the Victorian era, particularly the 1870s and 1880s.
— Paul Hume (1956)

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“The World” • What is the world?
published 29 March 2017 by Jeff Ostrowski

Bishop Gracida explains what “the world” is in this 2010 video:


This was filmed when I still worked at Corpus Christi Cathedral. The green 1970s carpet was still in the Sanctuary. Later on, Fr. Lopez would have the carpet removed, revealing the beautiful marble underneath—a fantastic improvement. That carpet never should have been added to the Sanctuary, but there was a movement in the 1970s to make Sanctuaries resemble one’s living room. Sometimes they even installed curtains (like a Church in Lawrence, KS).