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:

66th Metropolitan Orestes Bowling Tournament Hosted by Chapter #23 Stratford, May 22-24, 2015 Learn More:
71st National A.C.R.Y. Convention Hosted by Chapter #40 Binghamton, September 4-6, 2015Learn More

National ACRY/Diocesan News

Register Now For 2015 Diocesan Lenten Retreats!

Friday, January 30, 2015

JOHNSTOWN, PA - The Diocesan Chancery is pleased to announce the schedule of the annual Diocesan Lenten Retreats, which are sponsored by the ACRY for the upcoming Lenten Season. These retreats are open to everyone and contain special programing for youth and adults of all ages. Bishop Gregory, along with other talented clergy of the Diocese will offer insightful and inspiring presentations designed to encourage and challenge the faithful to stay focused on the spiritual life as they continue their Lenten Journey to Pascha. Read more...

On-Line Scripture Study Seeking Input For Future Programming

Thursday, January 29, 2015

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- For the past three years, a weekly on-line scripture study has been broadcast live from St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Warren, Ohio. Taught by the Very Rev. Protopresbyter Kenneth Bachofsky, Professor of Scripture at Christ the Saviour Seminary, the participants have studied the Gospels of St. Matthew and St. John. These weekly lectures, which are delivered in a clear and concise manner, drawing on the patristic voice of the Fathers of the Church 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


ACRY Ambassador Fund Drive Month - March

Mar 1

ACRY Western Regional Lenten Retreat

St Michael's Church, Niles, IL
Apr 20

ACRY Individual of the Year Award

May 15

Sunday School Teacher of the Year Application Deadline

May 15

ACRY Chapter of the Year Applicaation Deadline

May 15

National ACRY Bowling Tournament

Stratford, CT
May 22

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