Oratorical Festival

The Saint John Chrysostom Oratorical and Fine Arts Festival is a longstanding tradition that provides a unique opportunity for our youth both to learn about their faith and to display their talents in the areas of Speech, Essay, Poetry, Iconography and Vocal Solo (new category as of 2019). Those who are successful at their individual parish festivals are invited to participate at the Metropolis Festival each spring.

2021 Oratorical Festival


The Metropolis Saint John Chrysostom Oratorical and Fine Arts Festival was held virtually on Bright Saturday, May 8, 2021 from SS. Peter and Paul Greek Orthodox Church in Glenview, Illinois. The Oratorical Committee members introduced and judged the Speech and Vocal Solo categories on Bright Saturday and it was broadcasted online. The participants in these categories spoke/sung from their homes or home parishes. As in previous years, the Essay, Poetry and Iconography categories were judged earlier that week.

The booklet below provides a list of honorees, participants and supporters. The Oratorical Committee appreciates everyone's participation and financial contributions. We look forward to next year's event! 

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Contact Information

Metropolis Oratorical Festival Committee

Andrea Tsakopoulos, Co-Chair: (219) 789-4474

Audrey Polite, Co-Chair: (219) 742-7679

Email: [email protected]


2021 Host Parish Information

SS. Peter & Paul Greek Orthodox Church (Glenview, IL)

Bonnie Kallis, Chair

Email: [email protected]

2020 Virtual Oratorical Festival