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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 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.

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Parish News
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

2014-2015 Orthodox Lecture Series

Beginning last October, the Antiochian and Greek Orthodox parishes of Brooklyn started their annual monthly lecture series. The lectures are  held on a Thursday night once a month. This season we are doing an "Orthodox Film Festival". The next lecture for the 2014-2015 series will take place on Thursday, January 22nd at St. Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral at 7:00. The film is "The Island"

St. Valentine Hafli

Save the Date for our Fellowship of St. John the Divine "Winter Wonderland" Hafli featuring Eddie Ossama and Ensemble on Saturday February 7, 2015. The cost is $55.00 for adults before February 2, 2015 and $60.00 thereafter. Children 12 and under are $30.00 before February 2 and $35.00 thereafter. Click here for the flier.

Please buy your tickets early as there will be no tickets sold at the door.

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, 2015.
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
01/25/15 - Gregory the Theologian, Archbishop of Constantinople
  • Gregory the Theologian, Archbishop of Constantinople (Download)
01/18/15 - Athanasius and Cyril, patriarchs of Alexandria and the Twelfth Sunday of Luke
  • Athanasius and Cyril, patriarchs of Alexandria and the Twelfth Sunday of Luke (Download)
10/01/14 - Fall 2014 Newsletter
Life of St. Raphael of Brooklyn
Life of St. Raphael

As we celebrate the 120th Anniversary of our Mother Cathedral in 2015, 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

2015 marks the 100th anniversary of the falling-asleep of St. Raphael of Brooklyn and throughout the year we will have various celebrations both here in Brooklyn and around the archdiocese as we celebrate this jubilee year that was officially inagurated by His Beatitude, Patriarch JOHN X during his visit to the Cathedral on December 7, 2014.

Sunday, February 1st
9:30 Orthros (Matins)
10:30 Divine Liturgy
Sunday, February 8th
9:30 Orthros (Matins)
10:30 Divine Liturgy
Monthly Calendar >


St. Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral
355 State Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217-1705
(718) 855-6225 (Phone)
(718) 855-3608 (Fax)