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 our new text reminder group for last minute notifications, changes of schedules, deaths, etc. This will be used sparingly. Please send a text to 81010 to join and put the following in the body of the messge:
Please join on on Sunday, December 10 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 Christmas season performed by our Byzantine choir in English and Arabic (led by our choir director, Fadi Broumana). In addition to liturgical hymns, we will also hear a selection of music from the season a performed by the professional musicians who call our parish home and other guests. A reception in the church hall will follow.
As we continue our construction project in full ernest, the plans third and final phase, which includes the elevator and church-school rooms, should be approved anytime. We hope to raise $30,000 with everyone's support, as we enter the final phase of construction. 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:
Join us for online adult education classes every Monday starting on Monday, September 18 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm via Zoom led by Cathedral Dean Fr. Thomas Zain. More details to follow once we decide our study course.
The following is the schedule of services for the feast of the Nativity of our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ in the flesh:
Friday, December 22, 2023:
Royal Hours: 10:00am
Sunday, December 24th:
Great Vespers for the Nativity at 6:00pm
Festal Orthros for the Nativity at 8:00pm
Divine Liturgy for the Nativity: 9:00pm
Note: There are no services the morning of December 25th. There will be the normal Sunday morning services on December 24th. You should fast from the lunch meal if you plan to receive Holy Communion Sunday evening. Please make every effort to celebrate the birth of Christ liturgically before other types of celebrations!
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 March, 2023.
Click here to download the file sorted by date