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:

67th Metropolitan Orestes Bowling Tournament Hosted by Chapter #23 Stratford, May 22-25, 2015 Learn More:
71st National A.C.R.Y. Convention Hosted by Chapter #40 Binghamton, September 4-6, 2015Learn More

National ACRY/Diocesan News

Bishop Gregory To Participate In Synaxis Of The Hierarchy Of The Ecumenical Throne

Monday, August 24, 2015

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- [Diocesan Chancery] - His Grace Bishop Gregory will take part in a Synaxis (Assembly) of the Hierarchy of the Ecumenical Throne from around the world at the Ecumenical Patriarchate from August 28- September 2, 2015 convened upon the invitation and under the presidency of His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew. On September 1, following the Divine Liturgy at the Patriarchal Church of St. George, His All Holiness, followed by all the hierarchs, in keeping with an impressive and centuries old tradition, will sign the Act of the New Indiction marking the beginning of the Ecclesiastical New Year. In addition, the day also has been set aside by the Ecumenical Patriarchate as one of prayers for the preservation and protection of the natural environment which is observed by all sister Orthodox Churches in the world. Read more...

Important 2015 ACRY Convention Update!

Saturday, August 22, 2015

JOHNSTOWN, PA [National ACRY] -- The deadline for reservations for the 2015 National ACRY Convention Banquet, to be held on Sunday September 6, 2015 a the Double Tree Hilton in Binghamton, NY has been extended to Monday, August 31st. 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 - 2014 Bowling Tournament
May 25, 2014

Sr ACRY President's Address
2014 ACRY Bowling Tournament
May 25, 2014

Jr ACRY President's Address
2014 ACRY Bowling Tournament
May 25, 2014

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Deadlines & Events


Camp Fund Drive Month

Oct 1

ACRY Annual Photos Deadline

Oct 31

ACRY Publication Fund Drive Month - November

Nov 1

ACRY Membership Drive Month - November

Nov 1

ACRY Annual Advertisement Deadline

Nov 15

ACRY Membership Dues Deadline

Dec 1

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Glory Forever!

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