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 in 1895. 2020 marks both the 125th anniversary of our establishment by St. Raphael and the 100th anniversary of our State Street location. If you would like more information, feel free to contact Father Thomas Zain, the Cathedral's Dean.
Thank you to all who attended, either in person or online, and to all who donated to our St. Nicholas Day Christmas Concert. We surpassed our goal of $10,000 by raising over $12,000 with some additional donations still coming in. God bless you all. If you missed it, please be sure to check out the concert on our Facebook page and webpage as it will remain in both places to view going forward. Meanwhile, here are some photos from today as well as the program that includes all of the donors to date, including those who gave today. A special thank you to our choir leader Fadi who led the Byzantine Choir and Bronwyn and Joel who led and organized the Western Christmas Carols. A blessed feast of St. Nicholas to all!
Join us for online adult education classes every Monday beginning Monday, September 14 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm via Zoom led by Cathedral Dean Fr. Thomas Zain. We will be using the books of Metropolitan Hilarion that are available from St. Vladimir's Seminary Press.
Please email email@example.com for the Zoom link or if you have questions or send a message to the same email.
As we celebrate the 100th Anniversary of our State Street Cathedral location in 2020, we have finished the iconography in the Cathedral nave and altar. Here are some photos of the project. A special thank you to iconographer Vasilis Fatjon and parishioiner Mark Asproyerakas for their hard work installing the new icons and frescos. Click here to take a look at the photos in the gallery.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to have it corrected. The attached file is current as of January, 2021.
Click here to download the file sorted by date
Having just celebrated the 125th Anniversary of our Mother Cathedral in 2020, 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