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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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“Sacred music, being a complementary part of the solemn liturgy, participates in the general scope of the liturgy, which is the glory of God and the sanctification and edification of the faithful. It contributes to the decorum and the splendor of the ecclesiastical ceremonies, and since its principal office is to clothe with suitable melody the liturgical text proposed for the understanding of the faithful, its proper aim is to add greater efficacy to the text, in order that through it the faithful may be the more easily moved to devotion and better disposed for the reception of the fruits of grace belonging to the celebration of the most holy mysteries.”
— Pope Saint Pius X

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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).