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Source: Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America In the fall of 1983 — the very first year of the Oratorical Festival — Mike Emanuel’s parish priest, Father Alexander Leondis encouraged all the GOYAns to participate in the Oratorical Festival. Mike, who was very involved in GOYA, began writing his speech with nervous anticipation of getting up in front of an audience. As he was a shy child, Mike credits the Oratorical Festival (and the Sights and Sounds arts, literary, music and theater competition hosted by his home parish) with helping him get out of his shell. Speaking in front of people…

Source: Your Collierville Submitted by Andrew Douglas The Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church of Memphis is hosting the 30th National Oratorical Festival for teenagers June 7 – 9, 2013. This year the festival will be coming to Memphis for the first time and will be held at the church facility. The event is called the “St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival” and is sponsored by the Department of Religious Education of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. The parishioners are exciting to be welcoming all of their out of town guests, including His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Archbishop of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese…