Oratorical Festival Donations

Oratorical Festival

The Saint John Chrysostom Oratorical and Fine Arts Festival


2024 Donations

This year, the Saint John Chrysostom Oratorical and Fine Arts Festival celebrates a remarkable milestone. For 40 years, the youth of our Chicago Metropolis have been given a forum to share their love of Jesus Christ and witness their Orthodox faith. Whether through the medium of oratory or essay, poetry or iconography, vocal solo or vocal chant, the youth of our Metropolis have expressed their faith for four decades. 

Thanks to the generosity of individuals and organizations across our Metropolis, we have been able to expand the offerings of our Festival over time, appealing to the diverse strengths and interests of our youth. Last year, we increased the scholarships awarded to our first-place oratory participants, and we hope to extend these gifts to first-place participants across categories in 2024 and beyond.

As someone who has given of your time, talents, and treasures in support of Orthodoxy, we ask that you consider including this year’s Metropolis Oratorical Festival as a recipient of your philanthropic giving. With your help, we can once again organize a memorable program for our youth and their families—one that will strengthen their faith and warm their hearts.

We encourage you to share the Donation Letter and Donation Submission Form linked below with any friends who may wish to support the Festival. 

Donation Letter

Donation Submission Form






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Contact Information

We ask that you forward this Metropolis Festival information to everyone at your parish who is involved in a youth ministry, as well as parents of your church school registrants.  In the meantime, please do not hesitate to e-mail or call us with any questions.  We look forward to celebrating with everyone in May!

Chicago Metropolis Oratorical Festival Committee

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

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

Email: oratoricalfestival@gmail.com