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.
Please join on on Sunday, December 6 at 12:00 noon (after the Divine Liturgy) via live-stream on our website or Facebook page or in-person for a concert of sacred music, insturmental renditions and Christmas Carols featuring hymns for both the Feast of the Nativity of Christ and the Feast of St. Nicholas.
Since we are unable to hold our annual St. Nicholas Day dinner, which is our main fund-raiser for the year, we are planning this Christmas Concert as a beautiful replacement and are asking for your support and sponsorship. We have set a goal to raise $10,000 through sponsorships and pledges and ask for your support. 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:
Please support our Teen SOYO by participating in their annual parish Christmas Card. Due to. COVID-19, this is there only fund-raiser for the year and they depend on it very much. You may complete the form on the attached flier and return it or use click here to give online. Be sure to include your name as you would like it printed in the card. (no titles please).
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.
St. Nicholas Day Services for 2020 are as follows:
The Feast Day falls on Sunday, December 6. we will celebrate the evening of Saturday, December 5 with:
Great Vepsers with artoklasia at 6:00pm
and Sunday morning, Decmeber 6th with
Orthros at 9:20am and Divine Liturgy at 10:30am followed by our St. Nicholas Day Choral Concert. (see information by clicking here)
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.
Thank you to our co-chairs, Norma Khoury and Elaine Khoury and all who helped plan and participated in our “Weekend of Celebrations” last weekend. There were many hours of preparation to get the Cathedral ready and to plan the events of the weekend. Without the entire effort of all those who labored and sacrificed, it would never have happened. Even until the day people arrived, the final touches were being completed.
It was a beautiful weekend and all of our hierarchs and out of town guests, including our special guest, His Eminence Metropolitan HILARION of the Russian Orthodox Church, expressed their thanks to our parish for a wonderful weekend.
You can see all the photos from the weekend via this link (Thank you to Khourieh Destinie Winn and Sub-deacon Andre Christoforides for taking these photos.
You can read the official press release here:
You can read the offical press release of the Moscow Patriarchate here:
Watch the video of Orthros and the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy here:
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 April, 2020.
Click here to download the file sorted by date
As we celebrate 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