2019 Oratorical Festival
**ST. GEORGE PARISH FESTIVAL TO BE HELD IN FEBRUARY 2019**
THE 2019 ST. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM PARISH ORATORICAL FESTIVAL
Send completed registration forms to Eleni Demirtzoglou - email@example.com
About the Festival
The St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival was created by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Department of Religious Education in 1983 to provide junior and senior high school students an opportunity to research and to prepare a short speech on one of a predetermined set of topics and talk about their faith. There are parish, district, and Metropolis Festivals, culminating in the Archdiocese Festival.
Elementary Division (local festival only) for students in grades 4–6
Junior Division for students in grades 7–9
Senior Division for student in grades 10–12
The purpose of the St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival is to give teenagers an opportunity to learn, write, and speak about their Orthodox Faith, Church, and Heritage. This process will enhance their understanding and appreciation of their identity as Greek Orthodox Christians, and cultivates spiritual growth and maturity. The overall Oratorical program is called an Oratorical Festival rather than a contest to minimize the competitive spirit and emphasize a joyful learning experience.
For further information and links: https://www.goarch.org/-/st-john-chrysostom-oratorical-festival
2019 Important Documents
2019 Topics Junior & Senior Divisions (Elementary simply pick a topic - favorite icon or Saint, Why you love your Parish, etc based on age/ability)