St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival
The Metropolis of Boston under the guidance and inspiration of Metropolitan Methodios has always participated in the wonderful ministry of the Saint John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival. In 2019 we had 23 parishes that participated. Our parishes have been holding their festivals in the months of January, February, March and April. The finalists from the parishes this year went directly to the Metropolis Festival with 29 teen participants and about 150 people in attendance; hosted this year by Saint Athanasius The Great Church in Arlington, MA on Saturday May 11th, 2019. The two finalists at the Metropolis Festival competed at Archangel Michael Church in Port Washington, NY, from June 7th to June 9th, 2019. Our participants at the National Level from our Metropolis were Sebastian Sepulveda and Andrew D’Angelo who both received honorable mentions. We look forward to the 2020 season for the St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival. The 37th National Oratorical Festival will be hosted by the Metropolis of Denver at St. Spyridon Church in Loveland, CO on June 12-14, 2020. We are blessed with this ministry as well as the drive and commitment of our Metropolitan, priests and volunteers, all who inspire and facilitate this very important opportunity in youth ministry for our teenagers.