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.
His Eminence Metropolian JOSEPH celebrated his first service outside the chapel at the archdiocese headquarters at the Cathedral on August 2. See the article and related post by clicking here.
At the end of the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy Mark Asproyerakas, Fadi Broumana and George Zain were presented hand painted icons for their dedication and effort in helping keep the Cathedral up and running and bringing us the beautiful services during the COVID-19 shut-down. God grant them many years!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for the Zoom link or if you have questions or send a message to the same email.
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 email@example.com 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