The Christian Education Ministry and the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco are excited to announce the 2023 Saint John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival. This year’s theme is “Dare to Speak.” This program provides a valuable educational opportunity for youth to express their faith, gain important skills in public speaking, and to deepen their knowledge about theology and its application in our world today. Information on topics and planning for your parish Oratorical Festival can be found online here.

District Festivals will take place during April. Host Parishes and dates will be posted on the oratorical website in the coming weeks at

The Metropolis-level Festival will take place in-person at Saint Nicholas Ranch and Retreat Center in Dunlap, CA, on Saturday, May 13, 2023 beginning at 9:00 a.m.

Visit for the most up-to-date details and find out how you can participate!

For more information, please contact the Metropolis Oratorical Festival Team: Aristi Contos, Dr. Eve Tibbs, or Johanna Duterte Carter.