PHILADELPHIA, PA (May 22, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--This upcoming Monday, May 23rd, Roman Catholic High School (RCHS) will be hosting a celebration of visual and performing arts in the Howard Center for the Arts (1212 Wood St.). The RCHS student orchestra will dedicate their performance to the people of Ukraine, demonstrating their solidarity with the suffering and plight of the Ukrainian people. The concert begins at 7:00 PM in the Black Box Theatre. In attendance, representing his homeland, will be Reverend Roman Pitula, Rector of the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Philadelphia.
Rev. Pitula is a native of Stryj in Ukraine’s Lviv Region. He studied at Ivano-Frankivsk Spiritual Theological University of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church, where he received his primary seminary education and formation. In addition, Rev. Pitula will be blessing medals of St. Michael the Archangel, patron saint of Kiev, which will be distributed to all concertgoers.
In preparation for Rev. Pitula’s special visit, the RCHS Orchestra (under the instruction of music teacher Ian Taylor) has learned several traditional Ukrainian songs that they will perform this evening. We invite any and all media coverage of this night of music and brotherhood.
About Roman Catholic High School: Founded by Thomas E. Cahill in 1890 as the first Diocesan Catholic high school in the nation, Roman Catholic continues its tradition of excellence as it strives to offer a comprehensive academic curriculum within a disciplined Catholic environment. Enriched by its cultural, racial, and religious diversity, Roman Catholic provides a community where each young man can learn to appreciate and respect the uniqueness of others, while becoming a man of personal integrity. Roman Catholic High School strives to bring the Gospel values of Jesus Christ to its students, while forming a Catholic community which embodies the Christian spirit of service to all.