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 will mark 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 our fellow Orthodox Christians from Brooklyn for our annual Pan-Orthodox Brooklyn Lecture Series. This monthly event will take place at a different church in Brooklyn with a guest speaker. This year the theme is "Living the Life of the Apostles: Then and Now". Topics will include The Life of early Christians, miracles, conversion, misisonary work and the journeys of St. Paul. The next lecture will take place at St. Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral and the topic is:
The Conversion of St. Paul (Acts 7:58-8:3, 9:1-30 cf. Gal 1:11-24)
March 19 at 7:00pm – St. Nicholas Cathedral, 355 State Street, Brooklyn, NY. The speaker is. Fr. Damaskinos Ganas.
The following is the schedule of services for the Great Fast (excluding the regular Sunday Divine Liturgies) that begins on Monday, March 2 (actually sunset on the evening of March 1). Please use this as a guide for the times of the services noting that the Monday evening Great Compline services will vary between St. Nicholas Cathedral and St. Mary in Bay Ridge. Please pay special attention to see where the Monday Great Compline service will be on any given week. There are also some other minor changes this year like the Feast of the Annunication on March 25th which is a Wednesday this year. We will have Vesperal-Liturgy that evening instead of Pre-Sanctified Liturgy at 6:00pm at the Cathedral.
Once again, St. Nicholas Cathedral is honored to host the annual Pan-Orthodox Sunday of Orthodoxy Vesper Service. This year's service will take place as usual on the first Sunday of the Great Fast, March 8, 2020 at 4:00pm at the Cathedral. We look forward to seeing you there.
In addition to the area's clergy, we look forward to welcoming all of our fellow Orthodox brothers and sisters to the Cathedral for this annual celebration of our faith. Our guest speaker will be Mr. John Moxen from FOCUS North America. A Lenten meal will be served by our ladies following the vesper service.
For directions, please see the appropriate link on our home page. Please click here for the flier with more details.
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, 2020.
Click here to download the file.
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
- Sunday of the Last Judgment (Meat Fare) (Download)
- Sunday of the Prodigal Son (Download)
- Sunday of the Pharisee and the Publican & Leave-taking of the Presentation (Meeting) of Christ (Download)
- Great Feast of the Presentation (Meeting) of Our Lord Jesus Christ (Download)
- Great Fast 2020 Newsletter (Download)