St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival

Sunday School Program Director: Denise Lansdell

2021 Oratorical Festival Co-Chairs: Ashley Joiner and Greg Joiner 

Topics, Guidelines & Tips for the judged divisions

Senior Division (Grades 10–12) and Junior Division (Grades 7–9):  

https://www.goarch.org/documents/32058/3219459/sjcof_2021_topics_tips.pdf/fe150e60-d550-4dad-b7b7-9464e014c89f

Speech time limits for each division are 

-    JUNIOR-minimum 3 minutes, maximum 4
-    SENIOR -minimum 4 minutes, maximum 5

A 15-second grace period will be given to speakers whose talks run over or under time

 

2021 Topics for the non-judged/local division, which is the Elementary Division (Grades 4–6):

Jesus Christ; Helping Others; A Smile; The Bible ; Love; The Cross; My Church; My Family; Being Kind; Prayer; My Favorite Icon; Lighting a Candle

 

Important Dates & Deadlines

January 24, 2021: Senior Division and Junior Division participants have submitted the official participation form: https://religioused.formstack.com/forms/sjcof_participant

January 24, 2021: Elementary Division participants have emailed the festival co-chairs their topic.

January 31, 2021: Virtual Office Hour with co-chairs.

February 7, 2021: Virtual Office Hour with co-chairs.

February 14, 2021: Virtual Office Hour with co-chairs.

February 21, 2021: Virtual Office Hour with co-chairs.

February 25, 2021: Senior, Junior and Elementary participants have emailed the festival co-chairs their final speech so they may forward to Fr. Cosmas for his review.

March 7, 2021: HAGOC Oratorical Festival.

June 13, 2021: National Festival at St. Spyridon's in Loveland, Colorado - preceded by the Regional VA District Oratorical Festival and the Metropolis of New Jersey Oratorical Festival, both of which are TBD.

Important Links

Participant Registration (everyone must register)
Topics, etc

2021 Participant Package

The Holy Apostles Greek Orthodox Church is under the dominion of the Metropolis of New Jersey, www.nj.goarch.org