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.
Please save the date for the 2018. St. Raphael of Brooklyn/State Street Festival on Saturday, September 15th, 2018. Attached is the flier to spread around to family and friends.
We will have our annual church picnic on Sunday, July 22 immediately following the Divine Liturgy at Ft. Hamilton Army Base on the bluff. Everyone should bring his own food and drinks as well as chairs if you have them because there are a limited number of picnic tables. We will have a charcoal grill for everyone to cook their food. We look forward to seeing you all there and spending the afternoon together. See the attached flier for more details.
IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND, WE MUST HAVE THE FIRST AND LAST NAMES OF THOSE ATTENDING. PLEASE EMAIL FR. THOMAS AT STNICKCATHEDRAL2@AOL.COM WITH THIS INFORMATION NO LATER THAN JULY 1st.
PLEASE NOTE THE DIVINE LITURGY WILL BE AT 9:00AM THAT MORNING IN THE CATHEDRAL SO WE CAN HAVE AN EARLY START TO THE PICNIC.
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!
For the months of July and August Orthros will begin at 9:00am and Divine Liturgy at 10:00am except for Sunday, July 22 (the day of our picnic) when we will have Divine Liturgy at 9:00am (no orthros that morning).
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 email@example.com to have it corrected. The attached file is current as of January, 2018.
Click here to download the file.
- Eighth Sunday after Pentecost and Eighth Sunday of Matthew; Mary Magdalene, myrrh-bearer and equal-to-the Apostles (Download)
- Sunday of the Holy Fathers of Fourth Ecumenical Council (Download)
- 6th Sunday after Pentecost & 6th Sunday of Matthew; Great Martyr Porcopius of Caesarea in Palestine (Download)
- Unmercenaries Cosmas and Damiann, Martyrs in Rome & Fifth Sunday of Matthew (Download)
- Great Fast 2018 Newsletter (Download)
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:
2. Inside of Booklet