St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival

Oratorical Festival – The St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival was introduced in 1983 to provide Greek Orthodox teenagers an opportunity to write and talk about their faith. The Oratorical Festival begins at the parish level, and is divided into two divisions; the Junior Division for students in the 7th to 9th grades and the Senior Division for teenagers in the 10th to 12th grades. The top speakers at the parish level advance to the district level, where two finalists in each division are chosen to represent their district at the Metropolis Oratorical Festival. The top speaker in each division is then selected to participate in the Archdiocese Finals, which is hosted by a different Metropolis each year. The Oratorical Festival Scholarship Foundation provides college scholarships to the top three speakers in each division.

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