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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
Brooklyn Clergy Lecture Series

Please join our fellow Orthodox Christians from Brooklyn for our annual Pan-Orthodox Brooklyn Lecture Series. This monthly event will take place at a different church in Brooklyn with a guest speaker. This year the theme is "Exploring Aspects of Church Life". Topics will include missions, forgiveness, bereavment, raising children, ministry to the sick, youth ministry and biotechnology. We have invited experts in these areas to speak to us and discuss with us. The third lecture will take place at St. Mary Antiochian Orthodox Church on Thursday, December 7 at 7:00pm and the topic is:

“Dealing with Bereavement and Separation: Becoming a Healing Presence”
December 7, 2017 – St. Mary’s Church, 192 81st Street, Brooklyn, NY 11209
Dr. Al Rossi, Clinical Psychologist, Director of Psychological and Counseling Services
at St. Vladimir’s Seminary

Please click here for the flier for the year with locations speakers and topics for the monlty talks.

Feast of the Nativity of Christ

We will celebrate the Feast of the Nativity of Christ (Christmas) on the evening of Christmas Eve, Sunday, 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.

St. Nicholas Feast Day Services

St. Nicholas Day Services for 2017 are as follows:

The Feast Day falls on Wednesday, December 6. we will celebrate the evening of Tuesday, December 5 with:
Orthros at 6:00pm and Divine Liturgy at 7:00pm

Please fast from the noon meal to receive Holy Communion

St. Nicholas Day Celebration December 10

St. Nicholas Cathedral will celebrate the feast day of the parish and Church School Christmas Party on Sunday, December 10 after the Divine Liturgy

Tickets are $25.00 for adults and free for children (but children must bring a wrapped toy for "Toys for Tots". Also, parents of those children not registered in the Church School should bring a wrapped gift for their child to receive from St. Nicholas that day) and will be sold weekly after Liturgy or by calling the Cathedral at (718) 855-6225
Click here for a copy of the flyer and all the details.

Parish News
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 August, 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
11/19/17 - Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost & Ninth Sunday of Luke
  • 24th Sunday after Pentecost & Ninth Sunday of Luke (Download)
11/12/17 - John the almsgiver, Patriarch of Alexandria & 
Eighth Sunday of Luke
  • John the almsgiver, Patriarch of Alexandria & 
Eighth Sunday of Luke (Download)
11/05/17 - Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost & 
Fifth Sunday of Luke
  • Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost & 
Fifth Sunday of Luke (Download)
10/29/17 - Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost and the Commemoration of Venerable Martyr Anastasia the Roman - Patriarchal Divine Liturgy
  • Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost and the Commemoration of Venerable Martyr Anastasia the Roman - Patriarchal Divine Liturgy (Download)
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


Monday, November 20th
7:00pm Divine Liturgy
Sunday, November 26th
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)