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.
Join us for online adult education classes every Tuesday resuming on Tuesday, March 23nd 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. We are currently in Volume III on Orthodox Architecture, Iconography and Music. For an introduction to the next phase of our classes, please see the video I prepared in our live-stream secsion.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for the Zoom link or if you have questions or send a message to the same email.
Please join on on Sunday, May 9 (the New or Thomas Sunday and Mother's Day) at 12:30 (after the Divine Liturgy) via live-stream on our website or Facebook page or in-person for a concert featuring litrugical hymns and other music for the Paschal season performed by our Byzantine choir in English and Arabic (led by our choir director, Fradi Broumana) as well as a selction of traditional Western choral music settings. In addition to liturgical hymns by our choirs, we will also hear a slection of music for the spring season in honour of Mother's Day, performed by the professional musicians who call our parish home.
As we begin our construction project in full ernest, the first-phase being our new expanded hanidcapped bathrooms in the church hall, we will use the proceeds from this concert to help us start this first phase. We need about $50,000 for the new restrooms and, with everyone's support, we can use this as a jump-start to fund this phase of our construction before moving on to the new elevator which will follow. Please click here for the flier containing more detailed information on becoming a sponsor and on the talented musicians that will perform that day. You can become a sponsor by sending a check or by giving online through this link:
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.
Click here for the schedule of Holy Week and Pascha services at the Cathedral for 2021. The schedule begins with Lazarus Saturday and concludes with the Agape Vesper Service on Pascha. It is printed in Arabic and English for your convenience. Confessions will be heard prior to and after Holy Week services, however, please come early in the week. No confessions will be heard before the Paschal Vigil on Saturday evening.
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 February, 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