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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  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
Announcing the Visit of His Beatitude JOHN X, Patriarch of Antioch and all the East

We have just learned that His Beatitude, Patriarch JOHN X will be visiting us on Sunday, October 29th for the Divine Liturgy. He will be in the USA for the In Defense of Christians conference in Washington DC earlier that week and will be in NYC over the weekend before returning to Syria and Lebanon. Orthros that day will be at 9:45am and Divine Liturgy at 11:00am. We will have the block cleared that morning for people attending the liturgy to park. There will be a reception and lunch at the Brooklyn Marriott that afternoon with our Patriarch and the Maronite Patriarch who will also be in the US for the same reason and will be in Brooklyn that Sunday morning at their Cathedral. Please click here for the flier and reception/luncheon information. This will be a very special occasion for our two communities and we look forward to everyone’s support as our Patriarch leads our Church in the Middle East through a very turbulent time.
 
Sponsorship information is as follows:
 
Platinum Level: $10,000 (receives level 1 preferred seating, private reception with the patriarchs and one table of 10)

Gold Level: $5,000 (receives level 2 preferred seating, private reception with the patriarchs and four tickets to the event)

Silver Level: $2,000 (receives level 3 preferred seating, private reception with the patriarchs and two tickets to the event)
 
You may purchase tickets through our "Donate" button with your Visa/Mastercard.
 


Brooklyn Clergy Lecture Series

Please join our fellow Orthodox Christians from Brooklyn for our annual Pan-Orthodox Brooklyn Lecture Series. This monthly event will take place at a different church in Brooklyn with a guest speaker. This year the theme is "Exploring Aspects of Church Life". Topics will include missions, forgiveness, bereavment, raising children, ministry to the sick, youth ministry and biotechnology. We have invited experts in these areas to speak to us and discuss with us. The second lecture will take place at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church, 8401 Ridge Blvd.,  on Thursday, November 16 at 7:00pm and the topic is "Forgiven and Set Free: So if the Son sets you free, you are truly free" (John 8:36). The speaker is Ms. Robin Gaither and the focus will be on abortion. Please click here for the flier for the year with locations speakers and topics for the monlty talks.


Feast of St. Raphael of Brooklyn

The following is the schedule of services for the
Vigil for the Feast of St. Raphael of Brooklyn:

Friday, November 3, 2017
6:00pm Great Vespers with Artoklasia followed by Festal Orthros and Divine Liturgy


Parish News
Palm Sunday, Holy Week and Pascha in Photos

This album contains photos of the faces of just some of our living icons at St. Nicholas who made this Palm Sunday, Holy Week and Pascha special. If you have any candid shots to add, please send them to Fr. Thomas. Many of our parishioners have posted photos of the main "scenes" of the week, the beauty of our Cathedral and the hierarchs and clergy celebrating the services, however, these photos are the candid shots of our faithful without whom we would be celebrating in an empty church. God bless you all. Christ is Risen! المسيح قام

Photos of Palm Sunday, Holy Week and Pascha


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 stnickcathedral2@aol.com to have it corrected. The attached file is current as of August, 2017.
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
10/22/17 - Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost & 
Sixth Sunday of Luke
  • Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost & 
Sixth Sunday of Luke (Download)
10/15/17 - Sunday of Holy Fathers of Seventh Ecumenical Council & Fourth Sunday of Luke
  • Sunday of Holy Fathers of Seventh Ecumenical Council & Fourth Sunday of Luke (Download)
10/01/17 - 18th Sunday after Pentecost & 3rd Sunday of Luke Righteous Mother Pelagia the penitent of Antioch
  • 18th Sunday after Pentecost & 3rd Sunday of Luke Righteous Mother Pelagia the penitent of Antioch (Download)
10/01/17 - Sunday before the Elevation of the Holy Cross After-feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos
  • Sunday before the Elevation of the Holy Cross After-feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos (Download)
Life of St. Raphael of Brooklyn
Life of St. Raphael

As we celebrate the 122th Anniversary of our Mother Cathedral in 2017, 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

 


Sunday, October 29th
9:45 Orthros (Matins)
11:00 Patriarchal Divine Liturgy
His Beatitude, JOHN X, Patriarch of Antioch and all the East Presiding
Friday, November 3rd
6:00pm Vigil for the Feast of St. Raphael of Brooklyn (Vespers, Festal Orthros and Divine Liturgy)
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St. Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral
355 State Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217-1705

info@stnicholascathedral.org
(718) 855-6225 (Phone)
(718) 855-3608 (Fax)





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