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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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Upcoming Events at the Cathedral
Hamelat El-Teeb 11th Annual Raffle Party "Arabian Nights"

The Ladies of the Hamelat El-Teeb will host their 11th annual raffle party on Saturday, October 22, 2016. Come and enjoy lunch and a fun-filled afternoon as you win lots of great prizes. Please click here see the attached flier for details and make your reservation early.

 


St. Raphael of Brooklyn/State Street Festival

Please save the date for the 2016. St. Raphael of Brooklyn/State Street Festival on Saturday, September 17th, 2016. Attached is the flier to spread around to family and friends.


Church Picnic

We will have our annual church picnic on Sunday, August 28  immediately following the Divine Liturgy at Ft. Hamilton Army Base on the bluff.  Everyone should bring his own food and drinks as well as chairs if you have them because there are a limited number of picnic tables. We will have a charcoal grill for everyone to cook their food. We look forward to seeing you all there and spending the afternoon together. Please see the attached flier for more information.

IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND, WE MUST HAVE THE FIRST AND LAST NAMES OF THOSE ATTENDING. PLEASE EMAIL FR. THOMAS AT STNICKCATHEDRAL2@AOL.COM WITH THIS INFORMATION NO LATER THAN AUGUST 4TH.



PLEASE NOTE THE DIVINE LITURGY WILL BE AT 9:00AM THAT MORNING IN THE CATHEDRAL SO WE CAN HAVE AN EARLY START TO THE PICNIC.


Parish News
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 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 stnickcathedral2@aol.com to have it corrected. The attached file is current as of January, 2016.
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
08/28/16 - 10th Sunday after Pentecost & 10th Sunday of Matthew 
Righteous Father Moses of Ethiopia
  • 10th Sunday after Pentecost & 10th Sunday of Matthew 
Righteous Father Moses of Ethiopia (Download)
08/14/16 - Eighth Sunday after Pentecost & Eighth Sunday of Matthew Forefeast of the Dormition of the Theotokos
  • Eighth Sunday after Pentecost & Eighth Sunday of Matthew Forefeast of the Dormition of the Theotokos (Download)
08/07/16 - Seventh Sunday after Pentecost & Seventh Sunday of Matthew After-feast of the Transfiguration of Christ
  • Seventh Sunday after Pentecost & Seventh Sunday of Matthew After-feast of the Transfiguration of Christ (Download)
Life of St. Raphael of Brooklyn
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:

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, August 28th
9:00am Divine Liturgy (earlier due to church picnic)
Church Picnic after liturgy at Ft. Hamilton Army Base.
Sunday, September 4th
9:30 Orthros (Matins)
10:30 Divine Liturgy
Monthly Calendar >

   


St. Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral
355 State Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217-1705

info@stnicholascathedral.org
(718) 855-6225 (Phone)
(718) 855-3608 (Fax)





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