NEW YORK – The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese announces that the 36th annual St. John Chrysostom National Oratorical Festival finals, hosted by the Direct Archdiocesan District and the parish of the Archangel Michael Church in Port Washington, NY, will be broadcast live on Saturday, June 8, 2019 beginning at 9:30 am.

The Live Stream will include speeches by all of the Junior and Senior speakers and also the awards presentation. Please visit www.goarch.org/oratorical

The committee, under the leadership of Fr. John Lardas, Fr. Demetrios Kazakis and national chairperson Katherine Orfanakos Demacopoulos, is looking forward to hosting a series of events and provide a weekend of fellowship and celebration for the finalists on Long Island and in New York City.  Attendance of the Oratorical Festival presentations is open to all.

The very first National Oratorical Festival finals were hosted in New York City, in 1984. At the time 73 parishes participated in the festival; that number has grown to 200 in 2018. Since then, the location of the national festival has rotated between different cities and metropolises in the United States.

To see photos from current and previous year’s festivals and stay up to date on the latest Oratorical Festival news, follow the oratorical festival account on Instagram and like the St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival page on Facebook

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