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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 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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AXIOS to our new Metropolitan

On Thursday, July 3, 2014, the Holy Synod of the Patriarchate of Antioch and all the East, at its extraordinary session, elected His Eminence, Archbishop JOSEPH of Los Angeles as our new Metropolitan. Effective immediately, we now pray for His Eminence, Metropolitan JOSEPH, the Archbishop of New York and Metropolitan of all North America. We look forward to welcoming him to his new Cathedral in the near future. May God grant him many years.

Click on the banner to the right for biographical and other information on Sayidna JOSEPH.

State Street/St. Raphael of Brooklyn Festival - 07/11/14

State Street/St. Raphael of Brooklyn FestivalMark your calendars!!!!!!!!!

We are please to announce our ninth annual St. Raphael of Brooklyn/State Street Fair on Saturday, September 6, 2014. This festival will take place on the entire block of the church beginning at 11:00 am and going until 8:00 pm.

Fun for the entire family!
Middle Eastern Food
Beer and wine
This is just a taste of what to come and enjoy!

in addition to these wonderful activities, we will have various medical screenings avavilable from Brooklyn Hospital for free as well as hosting our semi-annual George Stephan Memorial Blood Drive. So plan to come and check out your health, give blood and eat your heart's out!

For all the latest information, check out the festival page on Facebook by clicking here.

We hope to see all of you there! Click here for the flier!

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 May, 2014.

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
07/27/14 - Seventh Sunday after Pentecost and The Great Martyr and Healer Panteleimon
  • Seventh Sunday after Pentecost and The Great Martyr and Healer Panteleimon (Download)
07/20/14 - Sixth Sunday after Pentecost/Propher Elias
  • Sixth Sunday after Pentecost & The Prophet Elias (Download)
06/08/14 - Summer 2014 Newsletter
Life of St. Raphael of Brooklyn
Life of St. Raphael

As we celebrate the 119th Anniversary of our Mother Cathedral in 2014, 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, August 3rd
9:30 Orthros (Matins)
10:30 Divine Liturgy
Sunday, August 10th
9:30 Orthros (Matins)
10:30 Divine Liturgy
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St. Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral
355 State Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217-1705
(718) 855-6225 (Phone)
(718) 855-3608 (Fax)