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 Self-ruled 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.
St. Nicholas Cathedral Announcement email Group
If you would like to stay informed with up to date information regarding church services, social events, schedule changes and deaths in the parish, please click here
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Feast of the Nativity of Christ
We will celebrate the Feast of the Nativity of Christ (Christmas) on the evening of Christmas Eve, Saturday, December 24th as follows:
6:45pm Festal Orthros
8:00pm Hierarchical Divine Liturgy for the Feast with His Eminence, Metropolitan JOSEPH
Please make every effort to attend and celebrate the feast in the Church.
Week Bible Study/Adult Education Classes
Beginning Thursday, October 6th from 7:00pm to 9:00pm, we will have a series of classes for about 7 weeks in order for people to learn more about their faith. These classes will be meant to have discussions and answer questions and not just lectures. Please join us. They are meant for people inquiring about the faith as well as people raised in the faith. Classes will take place in the Cathedral hall.
St. Nicholas Day Celebration December 3-4
St. Nicholas Cathedral will celebrate the feast day of the parish on December 3-4 with His Grace, Bishop Nicholas, presiding. The weekend.
Great Vespers with Artoklasia will be at 6:00pm on Saturday, December 3rd.
On Sunday, December 4th, Orthros will begin at 9:15am and the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy for the feast will be at 10:30am.
Tickets are $100.00 for adults and $35.00 for children and will be sold weekly after Liturgy or by calling the Cathedral at (718) 855-6225 or Norma Khoury at (718) 499-0034 or one of the other event chairpeople listed on the downloadable flyer. If you prefer to purchase your tickets with a Visa/Mastercard, please email Father Thomas by clicking here.
We are accepting sponsors for this event. Each $300.00 sponsor will receive one complimentary ticket and each $500.00 sponsor will receive two complimentary tickets. Proceeds from this event will go to support the ongoing renovations of the Cathedral.
Click here for a copy of the flyer and all the details.
Teen SOYO Service Day
Saturday, March 19th marks SOYO service day throughout the archdiocese. Our Teen SOYO participated by distributing food and clothing to the poor at various locations in Manhattan until well after midnight after attending the Akathist (Madeyeh) service at the Cathedral.
Feast of St. Raphael of Brooklyn Jubilee Celebration
November 6-7 marked the feast day celebraion for Brooklyn's own St. Raphael who reposed in 1915. See the following article and photos about the celebration. You can also see articles and news reports via links from the article.
Hymn of Kassiani the Nun
The hymn of Kassiani the Nun chanted by Protopsaltis Rassem Elmassih, Fadi Broumana and Joseph Abboud. English by Fr. Thomas Zain and ison by Fr. Adrian Budica on Great and Holy Tuesday 2015 at St. Nicholas Cathedral, Brooklyn, NY
Click here to listen
Enthronement of Metropolitan JOSEPH/Patriarchal Visit
Thank you to all who attended the events surrounding the enthronement of His Eminence, Metropolitan JOSEPH and the visit of Patriarch JOHN X. For photos from throughout the week, please go to antiochian.org.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to have it corrected. The attached file is current as of January, 2016.
Click here to download the file.
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.
12/04/16 - Great-martyr Barbara of Syria & TenGreat-martyr Barbara of Syria & Tenth Sunday of Luke;
Venerable John of Damascus
- Great-martyr Barbara of Syria & Tenth Sunday of Luke;
Venerable John of Damascus (Download)
11/27/16 - Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost & Thirteenth Sunday of Luke; Great-martyr James the Persian
- Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost & Thirteenth Sunday of Luke; Great-martyr James the Persian (Download)
11/20/16 - The Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple
- The Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple (Download)
10/10/16 - Fall 2016 Newsletter
Life of St. Raphael
As we celebrate the 121th Anniversary of our Mother Cathedral in 2016, 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