“Greek Orthodox Christian Church - Birmingham, Alabama”

Photography Credits: Beth Hontzas - Music: Presbytera Katerina Makiej






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Oratorical Festival
January 23 - March 19, 2023

- Denise Obregon -




St John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival

Parish Level: Sunday, March 19th

Who can participate:

Elementary Division: Grades 4-6 (parish level only)

Junior Division: Grades 7- 9

Senior Division: Grades 10- 12

Please register with Dorothea Staursky by February 19th here

We are excited to announce that the St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival will be held Sunday, March 19th following Coffee Fellowship. Introduced in 1983, the St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival provides Greek Orthodox teenagers the opportunity to write and talk about their faith. We encourage all eligible youths to participate as this is an excellent way to learn more about the Orthodox Faith, practice your writing skills, and develop self-confidence in public speaking!


Finalists are eligible to receive a Chrysostom Scholarship to Hellenic College and all participants will receive half off St. Stephen’s Camp registration fees.

2023 Topics here

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Denise Obregón is the oldest of 6 children, raised in a military family. With her family, she lived in Massachusetts, Alaska, Maryland, Ohio, Florida, as well as Okinawa...[more]
“Greek Orthodox Christian Church - Birmingham, Alabama”

Photography Credits: Beth Hontzas - Music: Presbytera Katerina Makiej

Sunday Morning Divine Liturgy - 9:30

307 19th Street South, Birmingham, Alabama 35233 | Fr. Gregory Edwards, Dean | 205.716.3080





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Denise Obregón is the oldest of 6 children, raised in a military family. With her family, she lived in Massachusetts, Alaska, Maryland, Ohio, Florida, as well as Okinawa and Germany. She met Fr Ernesto while they were both college students. She has been actively involved in church life since her teen years, (from Protestant Army chapel through Alliance, Presbyterian, Methodist, Baptist, Jesus people home churches, Episcopal/Anglican, and Orthodox since 2004). She has a BS in Medical Technology (hospital lab) with post graduate work in Theology, English as a Second Language, and Spanish. Denise has worked as a lifeguard, medical technologist, missionary, regional supervisor for fast food restaurants, receptionist, customer support, administrative assistant, bilingual case manager, instructor for Spanish and English. With her husband, as missionaries in Bolivia and Peru for 10 years (1990- 2000), she led the children's and women's ministry, Bible study courses, planned retreats, supervised short term volunteers, participated in the choir, and taught (British!) English. She has 3 daughters and 10 grandkids, ‘who are jewels in my crown and I love them to pieces. I like to read, walk, crochet, and play with grandchildren.