The Youth Department of our Diocese would like to remind you of our Annual Oratorical Festival аnd to ask you to convey the information to the friends from your parish who might be interested in it.
It will take place, God willing, at our New Gračanica Monastery during the Annual Diocesan Assembly on the 19th of April in the afternoon/evening and on the 20th of April in the morning/around noon.
The essays should not be longer than 5 double-space pages or 10 minutes of talk, and they need to be turned in by April 8 at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Three of them will be chosen and their authors invited to come and give their oration at the Diocesan Assembly.
Аll three of them will be awarded. All three awards are dedicated to the memory of the greatest Serbian preacher and an apostle to America – St. Nicholai Velimirovich, called by many the New Chrysostom (Golden Mouth), after St. John Chrysostom, a great holy father from the 4th and 5th centuries and the greatest preacher of the Orthodox Christian Church: 1) St. Nicholai the New Golden Mouth – 1st Grade Award, with a gift of $400; 2) St. Nicholai the New Golden Mouth – 2nd Grade Award, with a gift of $200; and 3) St. Nicholai the New Golden Mouth – 3rd Grade Award, with a gift of $100.
Please, look at the attachment for the Guide in preparing the essay…>>>
Yours in Christ,
Diocesan Youth Department.