Introduced in 1983, the St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival provides Greek Orthodox youth the opportunity to write and talk about their faith. The Oratorical Festival Program begins at the parish level and for some students (grades 7-12) extends to district and national levels.

At Holy Trinity, we believe in the importance of providing children of all ages developmentally appropriate opportunities to begin sharing knowledge about their faith in a safe environment, our own church community. Our goal is to prepare our youth over time to have the confidence to more widely spread the knowledge and love of their faith with others.

Our Parish Oratorical Festival will take place ​Sunday, March 11​. Expressions of Greek Orthodox faith will decorate our Educational Building in the form of our students’ art, poetry, skits, videos, and essays. For weeks leading up to our local festival, Sunday School teachers will support and prepare their classes in creating pieces that will be showcased at the local oratorical festival. Below is more detailed information about specific grade-level participation.

Regardless of the child’s age-level, we hope that families will join us in supporting our youth by encouraging their participation in this community event. Ask children about their work, provide them with positive support, mentor them with their piece of work, and join us on March 11 as we celebrate our youth and our faith.

View/Download the Oratorical Festival Flyer