2016 National St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival

The District would like to congratulate Miss Christina Hanos (D.A.D. Senior Division Finalist) and Mr. Nikiforos Papadopoulos (D.A.D. Junior Division Finalist) for representing the D.A.D. at the National Saint John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival this past June at the Parish of St. Nektarios in Charlotte, NC. Christina went on to be the National Senior Division Top Finalist and award winner! 

Congratulations to both Christina and Nikiforo for their dedication and effort.  They are talented orators with promising futures as they both so worthily displayed with their orations at the District Finals at the Church of Sts. Constantine & Helen in West Nyack, NY, and at Nationals!

We would like to thank all of the District’s parishes that participated in this year’s Oratorical Festival and encourage those who did not to make every effort to be a part of next year’s Festival.


Pictures courtesy of the SJCOF/DRE/GOA and Sam Kleto.

For further information please visit the website for the National St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival at