Oratorical Festival Manual

The Oratorical Festival Manual provides in detail every aspect of what one needs to know and do to have a successful Oratorical Festival. Reading the manual is important to learn the overall structure, the basic rules and policies of the Festival, the steps needed to organize a successful Festival, and especially to grasp the rules for judging and scoring. Knowing the rules in advance will help you answer questions and avoid probelms. Click below to download the full St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival Manual.

St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival Manual

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*The lastest revision of this manual was created in 2019, with minor edits in 2022.


St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival Scholarship Fund 

Every contribution helps grow this Fund so that the Archdiocese can offer prizes to the top-rated speakers at the National Festival. Thank you kindly in advance for your consideration to support this worthy program!

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Preparing for an Oratorical Festival

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St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival Forms and Registration

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St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival Manual

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Past Oratorical Festivals

2022 Oratorical Festival

2019 Oratorical Festival