National Senior A.C.R.Y. 

Welcome to The Official Website of the National Senior ACRY (American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Youth) 

ChapelThe National ACRY (American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Youth) is is the national youth organization of the American Carpatho-Russian Diocese of Johnstown, Pennsylvania. It is divided into two separate organizations. The Junior ACRY (for ages 8 to 18) and the Senior ACRY (for ages 18 and older).

The ACRY is an Orthodox Christian family fellowship dedicated to the purpose of encouraging spiritual growth through charitable and apostolic missionary works, prayer and fellowship for the Glory of God and the building up of the Church and our Diocese.  (Read More...)


Special Announcements
& Local Chapter News

63rd Annual Communion Breakfast in Homestead

Monday, April 22, 2013

HOMESTEAD, PA -- On Sunday April 21, 2013, St Nicholas Orthodox Church of Homestead held its 63rd Annual Communion Breakfast, hosted by the local ACRY Chapter. Read more...

ACRY Achievement Award Nominations Forms Updated

Monday, April 08, 2013

NATIONAL ACRY -- Please be advised that the nomination forms have been updated for the following ACRY achievement awards: Individual, Senior Chapter, and Church School Teacher of the Year. Note that the deadline date for submission of these awards has been changed from July 1st to May 15th. Read more...

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Spiritual Reflection

Our Patron Saints - Sts Cyril &  Methodios

In the Slavic Life of St. Methodius, written immediately after his death by one of his dedicated disciples, St. Constantine of Preslav, it is written:

"On Palm Sunday he (St. Methodius), despite his weakness, came into the church where all his people were assembled. After imparting his final blessing, he said: "Watch with me, my children, until the third day!" This they did. At dawn of the third day he said: "Into your hands, O Lord, I commend my soul!" (Lk.23:46), and he fell asleep in the arms of his priests on the sixth day of April, in the third Indiktion, 6393 from the creation of the world" (SVII, 7-10). In other words, St. Methodius died on April 6, 885 A.D. This year of 1985, then, we commemorate the 1100th Anniversary of his pious death.

The name of St. Methodius is inseparably connected with the name of his brother, St. Cyril. They both are venerated together as Apostles of the Slavs, and they both were instrumental in the conversion of our ancestors to Christianity.

Our Rusyn ancestors were converted to Christianity in the second half of the ninth century by the Apostles of the Slavs, SS. Cyril and Methodius, before they started their famous mission among the Slavic tribes of Great Moravia. With Christianity, the holy Brothers initiated our ancestors into their beautiful Byzantine Slavonic Rite and brought them into the sphere of Slavic culture. Justly then we venerate them as our Slavic Apostles and Teachers.

The birthplace of our Slavic Apostles was the city of Thessalonica, the capital city of the Macedonian Province of the Byzantine Empire. The father of SS. Cyril and Methodius was a high ranking officer in the Byzantine Army. He was of Greek descent. However their mother, Mary, in all probability, was of Slavic birth. (Read More ..)

Camp Nazareth

ACRY EVENTS:

 

 




2014 Metropolitan Orestes Bowling Tournament 
May 23-26, 2014

St Nicholas Church and ACRY Chapter of Elizabeth, NJ  is the host of the 2014 Metropolitan Orestes Memorial ACRY Bowling Tournament. An exciting weekend in the NYC/Northern NJ area is being planned. Learn More and Register Now.  Deadline For Registration and Tournament Journal Advertisements is 4/30/14

National ACRY/Diocesan News

Archpastoral Letter For Pascha 2014

Saturday, April 19, 2014

On this great and glorious feast of Pascha—the Resurrection of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, our hearts are filled with tremendous joy, our souls are transformed and we bask in the Light of Truth. I wish to share with you the inspiring, uplifting and brilliant homily of our Father among the Saints, Athanasius the Great. Brethren, how fine a thing it is to move from festival to festival, from prayer to prayer, from holy day to holy day. The time is now at hand when we enter on a new beginning: the proclamation of the blessed Passover, in which the Lord was sacrificed. We feed as on the food of life, we constantly refresh our souls with His precious blood, as from a fountain. Read more...

2014 Central Regional Lenten Retreat Draws Large Crowd

Monday, March 31, 2014

HOMESTEAD, PA [National ACRY] - On Saturday, March 29, 2014, St. Nicholas Orthodox Church of Homestead, PA was the host of the Annual Central Regional Diocesan Lenten Retreat. The retreat drew a record number of attendees - more than 160 youth, young adults and children. Read more...

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President's Corner

On the afternoon of Sunday, September 2, 2012, I was elected as the next National Senior ACRY President.  I would not realize the full gravity of what had just transpired until much later.  When the nominations committee chairperson, John Bilanin of Phoenixville, announced, “The chair casts one unanimous vote for Amy Coffman for the office of President,” I sat in my chair and heard his words, but I had a difficult time fathoming what he was really saying.    Read More »


Jr. ACRY

Featured Video


Bishop Gregory's Keynote
Address - 2013 Convention
September 1, 2013

Presidents' Addresses
2013 Sr/Jr ACRY Convention
September 1, 2013

Installation of Jr & SR ACRY
Officers -2013 Convention
September 1, 2013

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Deadlines & Events

ACRY Chapter of the Year Applicaation Deadline

May 15, 2014

ACRY Individual of the Year Award

May 15, 2014

Sunday School Teacher of the Year Application Deadline

May 15, 2014

Scholarship Application Deadline

June 1, 2014

Scholarship Fund Drive

July 1, 2014

Camp Fund Drive Month

October 1, 2014

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Glory Forever!

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