All in grades 7-12 are invited to participate!

Introduced in 1983, the St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival provides Greek Orthodox teenagers the opportunity to write and talk about their faith. The Oratorical Festival Program begins at the parish level and is divided into divisions:

  • Junior Division for students in grades 7–9
  • Senior Division for student in grades 10–12

The top speakers in the Junior and Senior Divisions advance to the Metropolis Oratorical Festival. The top speaker in each Metropolis division is then selected to participate in the National Finals, which is hosted by a different Metropolis each year.

All eighteen finalists at the National Oratorical Festival participate in a weekend of activities, the highlight of which is the delivery of their speeches on Saturday morning. The Oratorical Festival provides college scholarships and awards to the top speakers. 

Visit the Oratorical Festival Website Here!

Interested in Participating?

Speak with your Parish Priest and express your interest to him! Information for hosting a parish-level festival can be found by click the link below! Reach out to Fr. Ted Toppses and the Metropolis Youth Office at [email protected] with questions!

Learn All About the Festival Here!

Metropolis of Boston Information

Metropolis of Boston Festival

Saturday, May 13th 2023 - 9:30am


The top placed individuals in each division from the parish level festivals will be invited to participate at the Metropolis Festival!

Metropolis Chairperson:

Fr. Ted Toppses

St. Catherine Church

Braintree, MA

[email protected]