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.
The following is the schedule of services for the Great Fast (excluding the regular Sunday Divine Liturgies) that begins on Monday, March 15 (actually sunset on the evening of March 14). Please use this as a guide for the times of the services. There are also some other minor changes this year like the Feast of the Annunication on March 25th which is a Thursday this year. We will have Vesperal-Liturgy that evening at 6:00pm and Great Vepsers on the evening of March 24th instead of Pre-Sanctified Liturgy. Also Friday night Akathist services will begin at 7:00pm instead of the usual 7:30pm because we are still not able to have our Lenten potlucks. Thanks be to God this year that we can attend the services and pray in church during this holy season! We will send out the Holy Week and Pascha schedule closer to Holy Week.
Join us for online adult education classes every Monday starting again on Monday, February 22nd 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 beginning Volume III when we resume 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.
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 21, 2020 at 5:00pm 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. While we cannot have a Lenten meal afterwards because of the pandemic, we still look forward to praying with our brothers and sisters in Christ from the area.
For directions, please see the appropriate link on our home page. Please click here for the flier with more details.
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.
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