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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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“After the Second Vatican Council, the impression arose that the pope really could do anything in liturgical matters, especially if he were acting on the mandate of an ecumenical council. Eventually, the idea of the givenness of the liturgy, the fact that one cannot do with it what one will, faded from the public consciousness of the West.”
— Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger

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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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