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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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Legitimate and necessary concern for current realities in the concrete lives of people cannot make us forget the true nature of the liturgical actions. It is clear that the Mass is not the time to “celebrate” human dignity or purely terrestrial claims or hopes. It is rather the sacrifice which renders Christ really present in the sacrament.
— Pope Saint John Paul II (20 March 1990)

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Did You Forget This Fabulous Lenten Hymn?
published 4 March 2017 by Jeff Ostrowski

ERE’S A STUNNING piece for Lent. My mother sang this while a student at Loyola University in Chicago. The Campion Hymnal has an English version. I added a few (optional) psalm verses which can be used to “perfectly correspond” to the length of the liturgical action:


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