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The St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival is using online registration for Parish Chairpersons and Parish Participants! Click on the links below to begin the easy process. Just fill out the online form and press submit!

Parish Chairperson Registration

Participant Registration

(Please provide an accurate email address for your Parish Chairperson within this form, so that a copy of your registration will be emailed to them once submitted.)

Summary of Rankings and Ratings

Fill out the Summary of Ratings of Rankings for Parish, District, and Metropolis level by downloading and e-mailing the results.


SJCOF Parish Promotional Flyers are available in a a fillable PDF format. Click below to download:

If you are having technical difficulties with the online registration forms, please e-mail [email protected].



Details for 2019 National Oratorical Festival Announced

The Department of Religious Education is pleased to announce the location and date of next year’s National Oratorical Festival finals: The 36... More »

Preparing for a Local Oratorical Festival

Forms to help prepare parishes for their local Oratorical Festival. More »

St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival Forms and Registration

Find relevant and important forms for the St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival. More »

St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival Manual

Read the full St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Manual. More »

Pasadena Hosts 32nd National Oratorical Festival

Pasadena, CA Hosts 32nd National Oratorical Festival. More »

2016 National Oratorical Festival Winners

The 2016 National St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival was hosted by the Metropolis of Atlanta and St. Nektarios Greek Orthodox Church, Charlotte, NC. More »

2016 St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival Senior Division Winning Speech

How do you respond to people who question your belief in God and participation in the life of the Church? More »

2016 St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival Junior Division Winning Speech

In the Old Testament we read that there is “a time to keep silence and a time to speak” (Ecclesiastes 3:7). What is the value of silence and quiet time in a time when we are always “plugged in”? More »