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From: Cynthia Piech <>
Subject: [POLAND] Re: Organist
Date: Tue, 30 Jul 2002 05:14:10 -0700 (PDT)
> In some of the churches that I went to in Poland,
> The priest told me to come
> back when the organist was there because that was
> his job and he makes extra
> money doing it.
I encountered this also, and I think that this was
true, even in the last century. I think that the
organist wrote the entry in the books and then the
priest/pastor signed the record. For all of the
Napoleonic records that I have, the handwriting of the
record and the priest's signature don't match. Often,
the organist was a witness.
The organists also used to raise money by selling
oplatki at Christmas, although in some places the nuns
would raise money doing this.
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