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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.
Feast of the Nativity of Christ

We will celebrate the Feast of the Nativity of Christ (Christmas) on the evening of Christmas Eve, Monday, December 24th as follows:

6:45pm Festal Orthros
8:00pm Hierarchical Divine Liturgy for the Feast with His Eminence, Metropolitan JOSEPH

Please make every effort to attend and celebrate the feast in the Church.

St. Nicholas Feast Day Services

St. Nicholas Day Services for 2018 are as follows:

The Feast Day falls on Thursday, December 6. we will celebrate the evening of Wednesday, December 5 with:
Orthros at 6:00pm and Divine Liturgy at 7:00pm

Please fast from the noon meal to receive Holy Communion

Building Project is Underway!

Thanks be to God, after several years of dreaming and the last 18 months of serious planning, yesterday we signed with an architectural firm and have set in motion our plans to build a small addition in the alleyway of the Cathedral. The highlight of this addition will be an elevator for our elderly and disabled and much needed church school rooms for our children. Once the architectural firm has finalized the plans and the the design is ready, we will hold a parish meeting to explain everything and, after receiving the blessing of Metropolitan JOSEPH, we will kick off our fund-raising efforts. You will hear more and more about this in the days and weeks to come and start seeing work done this summer. Thanks to all who have gotten us to this point and to the generosity of Rose Faris and her brother Edward Faris who left us with a substantial amount to help us start this project. May their memory be eternal!

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.

01/13/19 - Sunday after the Theophany of Christ
  • Sunday after the Theophany of Christ (Download)
01/06/19 - The Theophany of our Lord, 
God and Savior Jesus Christ
  • The Theophany of our Lord, 
God and Savior Jesus Christ (Download)
12/30/18 - After-feast of & Sunday after the Nativity of Christ
  • After-feast of & Sunday after the Nativity of Christ (Download)
12/25/18 - The Feast of the Nativity in the Flesh of our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ
  • The Feast of the Nativity in the Flesh of our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ (Download)
02/01/18 - Great Fast 2018 Newsletter
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


Sunday, January 20th
9:20 Orthros (Matins)
10:30 Divine Liturgy
Sunday, January 27th
9:20 Orthros (Matins)
10:30 Divine Liturgy


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