The 2013 National Junior and Senior ACRY Convention took place in Chicago, IL the weekend of August 30 - Sept 2, 2013.
Posted photos show scenes from Day 2 - Saturday, August 30, 2013
Gallery: Convention Day 1 - Fri Aug 30acrod.org/multimedia/photos/?setID=72157635323105321
Gallery Convention Day 3 - Sun Sept 1: www.acrod.org/multimedia/photos/?setID=72157635358115024
Saturday began with the celebration of Divine Liturgy in the Marriott Hotel. Some members of the JR ACRY led the singing of the Plain Chant responses and read the Epistle.
Deacon Jonathan Bannon proclaimed the Gospel.
Receive the Body of Christ...
The convention business sessions commenced after breakfast.
ACRY Ambassador Alex Righetti gave a presentation on OCF Real Break Trip to New Orleans, where he assisted with IOCC and Habitat For Humanity's efforts to rebuild homes that were destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.
Rachel Pribish, Sr. ACRY Vice- President spoke about her participation in the Pan-Orthodox Youth Workers Conference on behalf of the ACRY and the 2014 Bowling Tournament that her home chapter of Elizabeth, NJ is hosting.
Bishop Gregory enjoyed lunch with the members of the JR ACRY.
The nominations committee presided over the election of officers.
Following a brief business session after Lunch, all convention attendees enjoyed an afternoon and evening out on the town site seeing in Chicago. Pictured is the Hancock Tower where many visited the observatory on the 94th floor.
The Chicago skyline from the Hancock Tower.
A view of the Chicago Lake Shore.
Junior ACRY members who enjoyed their walking tour of the Magnificent Mile.
The ACRY family members who took part in the Chicago Magnificent Mile Tour.
The Chicago tour continued with a visit to historic Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Cathedral.
The beautiful interior of Holy Trinity Cathedral.
Bishop Gregory with the Cathedral Dean and Diocesan Clergy.
Dinner followed the Church Tour at the Ukrainian Cultural center.
After dinner, many continued on to Navy Pier to enjoy, scenic views of the Chicago skyline and a fantastic fireworks display.
Fireworks at the Navy Pier.