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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
St. Nicholas Day Celebration December 5-6

St. Nicholas Cathedral will celebrate the feast day of the parish on December 5-6 with His Grace, Bishop Nicholas, presiding. The weekend.

Great Vespers with Artoklasia will be at 6:00pm on Saturday, December 5th.

Orthros will begin at 9:15 and the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy for the feast will be at 10:30.

At the end of the liturgy we will dedicate the new plaque with the names of the donors from last year's new pew project.

Tickets are $100.00 for adults and $35.00 for children  and will be sold weekly after Liturgy or by calling the Cathedral at (718) 855-6225 or Norma Khoury at (718) 499-0034 or one of the other event chairpeople listed on the downloadable flyer. If you prefer to purchase your tickets with a Visa/Mastercard, please email Father Thomas by clicking here.

We are accepting sponsors for this event. Each $300.00 sponsor will receive one complimentary ticket and each $500.00 sponsor will receive two complimentary tickets.  Proceeds from this event will go to support the ongoing renovations of the Cathedral.
Click here for a copy of the flyer and all the details.

Parish News
Feast of St. Raphael of Brooklyn Jubilee Celebration

November 6-7 marked the feast day celebraion for Brooklyn's own St. Raphael who reposed in 1915. See the following article and photos about the celebration. You can also see articles and news reports via links from the article.

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
11/22/15 - Twenty-fifth Sunday after Pentecost & Ninth Sunday of Luke; 
After-feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos
  • Twenty-fifth Sunday after Pentecost & Ninth Sunday of Luke; 
After-feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos (Download)
11/15/15 - 24th Sunday after Pentecost; 8th Sunday of Luke
  • 24th Sunday after Pentecost; 8th Sunday of Luke (Download)
11/08/15 - The Synaxis of the Archangels Michael, Gabriel, Raphael and all the bodiless powers of Heaven & Seventh Sunday of Luke
  • The Synaxis of the Archangels Michael, Gabriel, Raphael and all the bodiless powers of Heaven & Seventh Sunday of Luke (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, November 29th
9:30 Orthros (Matins)
10:30 Divine Liturgy
Saturday, December 5th
6:00pm Great Vespers with Artoklasia
Monthly Calendar >


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