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Welcome to Our Parish!

We would like to welcome you to the official website of St. Nicholas Cathedral. St. Nicholas is the mother Cathedral and seat of the Metropolitan of the Self-ruled Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America. It is also the first community established by St. Raphael of Brooklyn. If you would like more information, feel free to contact Father Thomas Zain, the Cathedral's Dean.

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Upcoming Events at the Cathedral
Feast of St. Raphael of Brooklyn

Please save the dates of November 6-7 for the Feast of St. Raphael of Brooklyn. His Eminence, Metropolitan JOSEPH will preside over the services on Friday evening (Great Vepsers and Artoklasia at 7:00pm) and Orthros and Divine Liturgy on Saturday morning (9:15am Orthros and 10:30am Hierarchical Divine Liturgy). This year will be a special celebration with other guest hierarchs invited as we commemorate the 100th anniversary of the repose of St. Raphael in 1915. A lunch will follow the Saturday liturgy. Click here for the flier.

Hamelat El-Teeb 10th Annual "Card" Party Basket Raffle

The Ladies of the Hamelat El-Teeb will host their 10th annual "card" party and basket raffle. Comen and enjoy lunch and a fun-filled afternoon as you win lots of great prizes. Please click here see the attached flier for details and make your reservation early.


Week Bible Study/Adult Education Classes

Beginning  Wednesday, September 23rd from 7:00pm to 9:00pm, we will have a series of classes for 9  weeks in order for people to learn more about their faith. These classes will be meant to have discussions and answer questions and not just lectures. Please join us. They are meant for people inquiring about the faith as well as people raised in the faith.

Parish News
Hymn of Kassiani the Nun

The hymn of Kassiani the Nun chanted by Protopsaltis Rassem Elmassih, Fadi Broumana and Joseph Abboud. English by Fr. Thomas Zain and ison by Fr. Adrian Budica on Great and Holy Tuesday 2015 at St. Nicholas Cathedral, Brooklyn, NY

Click here to listen

Enthronement of Metropolitan JOSEPH/Patriarchal Visit

Thank you to all who attended the events surrounding the enthronement of His Eminence, Metropolitan JOSEPH and the visit of Patriarch JOHN X. For photos from throughout the week, please go to

List of Cathedral Departed
List of all Cathedral Departed Available for Download

You can now download a list of the Cathedral departed that used to be printed in the monthly newsletter. We are making it available in this format in order to save printing costs. If you find any omissions or mistakes in the name/date of death of your departed loved one, please email Fr. Thomas at to have it corrected. The attached file is current as of June, 2015.
Click here to download the file.

Cathedral Produces New, Updated Pamphlet
Cathedral Brochure

In 2012, we  completed a new, updated version of our Cathedral brochure. This pamphlet is now available to parishioners and visitors alike for free in the vestibule of the Cathedral. You may also view  it by clicking here.

Church Bulletins
10/04/15 - Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost; Second Sunday of Luke
  • Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost; Second Sunday of Luke (Download)
09/20/15 - Sunday after Exaltation of the Cross
  • Sunday after Exaltation of the Cross (Download)
09/13/15 - Forefeast of and Sunday before Exaltation of the Cross; Consecration of Resurrection Church in Jerusalem
  • Forefeast of and Sunday before Exaltation of the Cross; Consecration of Resurrection Church in Jerusalem (Download)
Life of St. Raphael of Brooklyn
Life of St. Raphael

As we celebrate the 120th Anniversary of our Mother Cathedral in 2015, it is important that we know our history and where we came from. With that in mind, in addition to the history section of our webiste, you can download a brief life of St. Raphael of Brooklyn who founded our community in 1895. Please click on the following links below to download the Cathedral booklet about St. Raphael's life:

1. Cover
2. Inside of Booklet

2015 marks the 100th anniversary of the falling-asleep of St. Raphael of Brooklyn and throughout the year we will have various celebrations both here in Brooklyn and around the archdiocese as we celebrate this jubilee year that was officially inagurated by His Beatitude, Patriarch JOHN X during his visit to the Cathedral on December 7, 2014.

Sunday, October 11th
9:30 Orthros (Matins)
10:30 Divine Liturgy
Wednesday, October 14th
7:00pm Bible Study/Adult Education Class
Monthly Calendar >


St. Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral
355 State Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217-1705
(718) 855-6225 (Phone)
(718) 855-3608 (Fax)