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Welcome to Our Parish!

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. If you would like more information, feel free to contact Father Thomas Zain, the Cathedral's Dean.

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Upcoming Events at the Cathedral
Mother's Day Hafli

Save the Date for our Spring Hafli featuring Youssef Shamoun and Ensemble on Saturday May 13, 2017. The cost is $80.00 for adults. Children 12 and under are $40.00. Click here for the flier.

Please buy your tickets early! There will be entertaainment for the children including face painting and a magician.

Parish News
Palm Sunday, Holy Week and Pascha in Photos

This album contains photos of the faces of just some of our living icons at St. Nicholas who made this Palm Sunday, Holy Week and Pascha special. If you have any candid shots to add, please send them to Fr. Thomas. Many of our parishioners have posted photos of the main "scenes" of the week, the beauty of our Cathedral and the hierarchs and clergy celebrating the services, however, these photos are the candid shots of our faithful without whom we would be celebrating in an empty church. God bless you all. Christ is Risen! المسيح قام

Photos of Palm Sunday, Holy Week and Pascha

Hamelat El-Teeb to Celebrate 100th Anniversary in 2017

The Hamelat El-Teeb (Myrrh Bearing Women Society) of the Cathedral will celebrate their 100th anniversary on Octobe 15, 2017. Please stay tuned for details later in the year.

Feast of Ascension

The Feast of our Lord's Ascension (40 days after Pascha) is Thursday, May 25. We will celebrate the feast as follows:

Wednesday, May 24, 2016, Orthros at 6:00pm and  Divine Liturgy at 7:00pm a. Fast from the noon meal for Holy Communion.

List of Cathedral Departed
List of all Cathedral Departed Available for Download

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 to have it corrected. The attached file is current as of January, 2017.
Click here to download the file.

Cathedral Produces New, Updated Pamphlet
Cathedral Brochure

In 2012, we  completed a new, updated version of our Cathedral brochure. This pamphlet is now available to parishioners and visitors alike for free in the vestibule of the Cathedral. You may also view  it by clicking here.

Church Bulletins
05/14/17 - Fifth Sunday of Pascha: Sunday of the Samaritan Woman & After-feast of Mid-Pentecost
  • Fifth Sunday of Pascha: Sunday of the Samaritan Woman & After-feast of Mid-Pentecost (Download)
05/07/17 - Fourth Sunday of Pascha; Sunday of the Paralytic
  • Fourth Sunday of Pascha; Sunday of the Paralytic (Download)
04/30/17 - Third Sunday of Pascha
; Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearing Women
  • Third Sunday of Pascha
; Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearing Women (Download)
02/08/17 - Great Fast 2017 Newsletter
Life of St. Raphael of Brooklyn
Life of St. Raphael

As we celebrate the 122th Anniversary of our Mother Cathedral in 2017, 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:

1. Cover
2. Inside of Booklet


Wednesday, May 24th
6:00pm Orthros
7:00pm Divine Liturgy
Sunday, May 28th
9:30 Orthros (Matins)
10:30 Divine Liturgy
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St. Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral
355 State Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217-1705
(718) 855-6225 (Phone)
(718) 855-3608 (Fax)