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 to subscribe to our Cathedral Announcement List.
The following is the schedule of services for the Great Fast (excluding the regular Sunday Divine Liturgies). Please use this as a guide for the times of the services noting that the Monday evening Great Compline services will alternate between St. Nicholas Cathedral and St. Mary in Bay Ridge. Please pay special attention to see where the Monday Great Compline service will be on any given week.
Once again, St. Nicholas Cathedral is honored to host the annual Pan-Orthodox Sunday of Orthodoxy Vesper Service. This year's service will take place as usual on the first Sunday of the Great Fast, March 9, 2012 at 6:00pm at the Cathedral.
His Grace, Bishop NICHOLAS of Brooklyn will preside and will speak at the vesper service. In addition to the area's clergy, we look forward to welcoming all of our fellow Orthodox brothers and sisters to the Cathedral for this annual celebration of our faith. A Lenten meal will be served by our ladies following the vesper service.
For directions, please see the appropriate link on our home page.
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. Each month's lecture will be delivered by a different presenter in one of our Brooklyn parishes. The overall theme for the lectures is: "Pray therefore in this Manner." This year's series will consist of an overview of the various Great Feasts of the Church Year. The fifth lecture for the 2013-2014 series will take place on Thursday, March 20th at St. Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral at 7:00. The topic is "The Prayer of St. Ephraim the Syrian and the Seven Deadly Sins" Archimandrite Damaskinos Ganas is the March speaker. Click here for the flyer and church addresses for the entire series.
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 September, 2013.
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.
As we celebrate the 119th Anniversary of our Mother Cathedral in 2014, 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: