Following the speaking program, the delegates and guest welcomed the opportunity to polka.
Very Rev. Fr. Peter Paproski was the keynote speaker at the Sunday Evening Grand Banquet.
Newly Elected Officers of the National Junior and Senior ACRY.
Newly elected National Junior and Senior ACRY officers are installed by Very Rev. Fathers Miles Zdinak and Peter Paproski.
Metropolitan Nicholas spoke with the Junior ACRY members Sunday afternoon, congratulating them on reaching the milestone of their 25th Anniversary and commending them for their philanthropic work on behalf of St. John the Compassionate Mission.
His Eminence, Metropolitan Nicholas preached the homily about the missionary labors of the Holy Apostle Paul.
Sunday began with the celebration of the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy at St. Nicholas Church in Elizabeth, NJ. by His Eminence, Metropolitan Nicholas. Pictured are the senior and junior ACRY presidents greeting His Eminence with bread and salt as the Host Pastor, Very Rev. John Pribish looks on.
Very Rev. Fr. Luke Mihaly, Dean of the New England Deanery, and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Orthodox Christian Mission Center, spoke about the missionary work that is being accomplished by OCMC. He also spoke about a mission trip he organized to St. Nicholas Orphanage in Medzilaborce, Slovakia.
Reader Jonathan Bannon of St. John's Parish in Bridgeport, CT spoke about his recent trip to Greece which was made organized by the Orthodox Christian Fellowship Real Break Program.
Following lunch, the delegates enjoyed an interesting workshop on outreach and evangelism. Very Rev. Protopresbyter Michael Rosco was the first of three presenters. He gave a power-point presentation about the New Jersey Deanery's outreach work in New Orleans with the IOCC and Habitat for Humanity.
President Katherine Steinstra called the 25th National Junior ACRY convention to order.
Very Rev. Miles Zdinak, pastor of Sts. Peter and Paul Parish of Windber PA represented their newly re-activated chapter.
A view of the convention floor.
National Senior ACRY President Matthew Peifer called the convention to order.
Johannah Rogers of the Host Chapter welcomed the delegates and guests at the beginning of the first business session on Saturday morning.
The convention began with the celebration of Divine Liturgy Saturday Morning in the ballroom of the Hampton Inn of Woodbridge, NJ.