The 63rd Annual National ACRY Convention took place on Labor Day Weekend (September 1-3, 2007) in Monroeville, PA. Hosted by the E. Pittsburgh, PA Chapter 44, a fruitful weekend of deliberations, informative presentations, worship, fellowship and education was had by in attendance. The posted photos show scenes from the weekend's activities. The National ACRY is a diocesan service organization that promotes the furtherance of the Orthodox Christian Faith, Religious Education and Charitable Outreach.
Aaron Zak & Debbie Samilenko Share a Lighter Moment.
Marie Cosgrove of Chapter 28, Monongahela/Jacobs Creek Offers Her Input On One of the Officer Proposals.
Cindy Dzubak of Potomac Maryland Adds Her Voice to the Discussion.
Rachel Pribish, National Jr. ACRY President Speaks at Opening Session.
Maryann Hudak, Debbie Samilenko & Carolyn Kushner enjoyed each other's company at Saturday Night's Dinner.
A panachida was celebrated for newly departed ACRY member Irene Bokosh
Protodeacon Emil proclaims the Gospel.
President Matthew Piefer Addressed the Assembled Delegates.
Bob Perevuznik and Fr. Jonathan Tobias share a lighter moment.
A View of the Convention Floor.
John Righetti of the Carpatho-Rusyn Society gave an informative presentation at the Saturday afternoon business session.
Fr. Michael Ellis spoke about Camp Nazareth.
More than 250 people were in attendance at Divine Liturgy.
Divine Liturgy participants.
The children enjoyed the DJ dance entertainment, Saturday night.
Candle bearers during the Liturgy.
"Blessed is the Kingdom...." Sunday Morning's Liturgy was concelebrated by the National Sr & Jr. ACRY Spiritual Advisors, the Very Rev. Protopresbyter John Fedornock, Very Rev. Jonathan Tobias, host pastor, Fr Michael Ellis, Protodeacon Emil Gulick and Deacon Artemius Stinstra.
"Receive the Body of Christ, Taste the Fountain of Immortality..."