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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
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Feast of St. Raphael of Brooklyn

The following is the schedule of services for the
Vigil for the Feast of St. Raphael of Brooklyn:

Friday, November 2, 2018
6:00pm Great Vespers with Artoklasia followed by Festal Orthros and Divine Liturgy

Hamelat El-Teeb Basket Raffle and Luncheon

Mark Your Calendars for October 20!

The ladies of the Hamelat El-Teeb (Myrrh-Bearing Women) are hosting their eighth annual "card" party and luncheon on Saturday, October 20, 2018 in the Cathedral hall from 12:00pm to 4:00pm. At the event, there will be numerous baskets and gift items that you may buy tickets for and place them in the various baskets or items you would like to win. At the end of the afternoon, there will be a drawing for each basket. Food and beverages will also be available and are included in the ticket price.

This event is open to the public. For additional information click here to download the flier for the event.

We look forward to seeing you all there.

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.

11/11/18 - Holy Martyr Menas of Egypt & Eighth Sunday of Luke
  • Holy Martyr Menas of Egypt & Eighth Sunday of Luke (Download)
11/04/18 - 23rd Sunday after Pentecost & 5th Sunday of Luke
  • 23rd Sunday after Pentecost & 5th Sunday of Luke (Download)
10/28/18 - 22nd Sunday after Pentecost & 7th Sunday of Luke
  • 22nd Sunday after Pentecost & 7th Sunday of Luke (Download)
10/21/18 - 21st Sunday after Pentecost & 6th Sunday of Luke; Venerable Hilarion the Great of Palestine
  • 21st Sunday after Pentecost & 6th Sunday of Luke; Venerable Hilarion the Great of Palestine (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, November 18th
9:20 Orthros (Matins)
10:30 Divine Liturgy
Sunday, November 25th
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)