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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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St. Nicholas Cathedral Announcement email Group
If you would like to stay informed with up to date information regarding church services, social events, schedule changes and deaths in the parish, please click here to subscribe to our Cathedral Announcement List.
Hamelat El-Teeb Charity Lunch

The Hamelat El-Teeb of St. Nicholas Cathedral will hold their annual charity luncheon on Sunday, March 4 after the Divine Liturgy. Please see the attached flier for details. This charity lunch is part of an archdiocesean wide effort for this year's national project of the Antiochian Woman of "Vocations".

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 fourth lecture will take place at Kimisis tis Theotokou Greek Orthodox Church, 224 18th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215 on Thursday, February 22 at 7:00pm and the topic is:

“The Wounded Healer: Visiting the Sick, Visiting Christ, Visiting Ourselves”
Fr. Adrian Budica, Th.M., ACPE, BCC-APC, Director of Field Education,
CPE Supervisor at St. Vladimir’s Seminary

Please click here for the flier for the year with locations speakers and topics for the monlty talks.

Schedule of Services for the Great Fast

The following is the schedule of services for the Great Fast (excluding the regular Sunday Divine Liturgies) that begins on Monday, February 19. Please use this as a guide for the times of the services noting that the Monday evening Great Compline services will vary between St. Nicholas Cathedral and St. Mary in Bay Ridge. Please pay special attention to see where the Monday Great Compline service will be on any given week. There are also some other minor changes this year like the Feast of the Annunication on March 25th which is a Sunday this year.

Click here to download the schedule

Sunday of Orthodoxy Vespers

Once again, St. Nicholas Cathedral is honored to host the annual Pan-Orthodox Sunday of Orthodoxy Vesper Service. This year's service will take place as usual on the first Sunday of the Great Fast, February 25, 2018 at 4:00pm at the Cathedral. We look forward to seeing you there.

In addition to the area's clergy, we look forward to welcoming all of our fellow Orthodox brothers and sisters to the Cathedral for this annual celebration of our faith. A Lenten meal will be served by our ladies following the vesper service.

For directions, please see the appropriate link on our home page. Please click here for the flier with more details.

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 January, 2018.
Click here to download the file.

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.

02/18/18 - Sunday of Forgiveness (Cheese Fare)
  • Sunday of Forgiveness (Cheese Fare) (Download)
02/11/18 - Sunday of the Last Judgment (Meat Fare)
  • Sunday of the Last Judgment (Meat Fare) (Download)
02/01/18 - Great Fast 2018 Newsletter
01/28/18 - Sunday of the Pharisee and Publican
  • Sunday of the Pharisee and Publican (Download)
01/21/18 - Thirty-second Sunday after Pentecost & Fifteenth Sunday of Luke
  • Thirty-second Sunday after Pentecost & Fifteenth Sunday of Luke (Download)
Life of St. Raphael

As we celebrate the 123rd Anniversary of our Mother Cathedral in 2018, 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


Tuesday, February 20th
6:30pm Great Compline
Wednesday, February 21st
7:00pm Pre-Sanctified Liturgy


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