It’s On! We are excited to announce that the St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival will still be held this year! We know that many of our young people are looking forward to speaking about our Orthodox Faith, and we are so thankful and blessed not to have to deny them of that opportunity. We are […]
Four Easy Steps for Speakers 1) Let your parish Chairperson know that you are planning to participate. Find out whether it will be in-person, by Zoom, or by video submission. 2) Register at the archdiocese on this form. 3) Select a topic from here: sforatorical.net and prepare your speech. Be bold! Speak the truth in love […]
The Parish Oratorical Festival may take place any time before April. The parish may determine whether the festival will be in-person and live (socially distanced), via Zoom, or via video submission.
for District Chairpersons who are hosting Video Submission festivals: Southern California, Eastern California, Pacific Northwest, and Southwest only.
The Bay Area / Northern California District Festival will take place on Sunday, April 11, 2021 at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church, Belmont, CA
Finalists in the Bay Area District (in-person festival on April 11) will be asked to prepare and submit a video of their speech no later than April 25.