Oratorical Festival

Oratorical Festival 2015

This is an Archdiocese Ministry which takes place at every level, Parish, Regional, Metropolis and Archdiocese. The Saint John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival, started by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Department of Religious Education in 1983, is an incredible opportunity for our Greek Orthodox children and teenagers to think about, research, write and speak publicly about their faith. We all know that public speaking is a valuable skill. Through this Festival, the Church provides a supportive and nurturing environment for our young people to become confident public speakers, and simultaneously be given the opportunity to learn about their faith!

2015 Topics, Guidelines & Information

Topics, guidelines, and information (including rules for the poetry and essay festivals) may be found at the Metropolis of San Francisco Religious Education Websitehttp://religioused.sanfran.goarch.org/oratorical/  

Parish Festivals should take place before April 1

District Festivals will take place in April


 2015 Metropolis of San Francisco Oratorical Theme & Information

“Say Among the Nations that the Lord Reigns”

 Metropolis of San Francisco Festival:

Saturday May 9, 2015

St. Nicholas Ranch & Retreat Center,

Dunlap, CA


2015 Archdiocesan Oratorical Festival & Information

June 5 – 7, 2015

St. Anthony’s Greek Orthodox Church

Pasadena, CA

The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco is honored to be hosting the 2015 National Saint John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival, during the first weekend of June, 2015. The host parish is Saint Anthony Greek Orthodox Church in Pasadena, California, led by Proistamenos, Fr. Peter Stratos. Plans are already underway for a delightful and memorable weekend for participants and their families. All are invited to hear the presentations on Saturday, June 6, 2015!


Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco