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

Diocesan Camp 2015 Begins!

Saturday, July 18, 2015

MERCER, PA [Camp Nazareth] - His Grace, Bishop Gregory, Fr. Stephen Loposky, Camp Director and the Staff of Camp Nazareth, eagerly await the arrival of the first Diocesan Campers of 2015, tommorow, July 19, 2015. The entire staff has been preparing for weeks and months for this year's camping program which promises to be truly epic, with many, new activities awaiting our campers. Our Diocesan faithful are encouraged to follow along each of the three camping weeks on-line. This year the camp's daily multi-media offerings will be greatly expanded. In addition to the daily photo galleries, thanks to our new "Go-Pro" and Aerial Drone video cameras, there will be frequent, if not daily, videos of camp life posted on the camp website. Read more...

Diocesan Youth Take Part In Appalachian Service Project

Saturday, July 11, 2015

JOHNSTOWN, PA [Diocesan Chancery] -- This morning, July 11, 2015, the Orthodox Youth Mission Team (OYMT) left for a week- long mission trip to participate in the Appalachian Service Project (ASP) in Martin County, KY. The group, led by Fr. Luke Mihaly of Holy Trinity Church Danbury, CT along with Fr. David Cochran of St. John’s Church , Bridgeport, CT and Fr. Michael Chendorain of St. John’s Church, Perth Amboy, NJ, consists of 23 high school youth and 14 adult leaders. The group represents 7 parishes from the American Carpatho Russian Orthodox Diocese, the Orthodox Church in America, and the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese. The Orthodox Youth Mission Team will be working with families in some of the most impoverished areas of our country, helping to make their homes “warmer, safer, and drier”—which is ASP’s mission. The group has trained for the last 6 months participating in scripture study, sensitivity instruction, and construction and safety skills training to prepare for this opportunity to put their faith to work serving others. The OYMT left from Holy Trinity in Danbury, CT this morning and will travel to Salem, VA tonight and then on to Warfield, KY on Sunday. Tommorow they will be visiting St. Mary’s in Bluefield, WV to celebrate liturgy with Fr. Mark Tyson and his parish. T 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
6009

ACRY Annual Photos Deadline

Oct 31
6009

ACRY Publication Fund Drive Month - November

Nov 1
6009

ACRY Membership Drive Month - November

Nov 1
6009

ACRY Annual Advertisement Deadline

Nov 15
6009

ACRY Membership Dues Deadline

Dec 1
6009

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