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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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Enthronement of Metropolitan JOSEPH Scheduled

It is with great pleasure that we announce that the events related to the Enthronement of His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph will take place during the weekend of December 5 through 7, 2014, at St. Nicholas Cathedral in Brooklyn, New York. The actual enthronement will take place on Saturday, December 6 at 4:30pm with a Prayer of Thanksgiving and will be followed by a reception and gala banquet at the Brooklyn Marriott.

We will be greatly blessed by the presence of His Beatitude Patriarch John X, who will preside during this weekend and celebrate the Divine Liturgy on Sunday, December 7.

For hotel reservations at the Brooklyn Marriott, please click here.

For Banquet information and the detailed schedule, please click here.

For the official invitation, please click here.

Feast of St. Raphael of Brooklyn

The following is the schedule of services for the
Feast of St. Raphael of Brooklyn:

Saturday, November 1, 2014:
Orthros 9:30am
Divine Liturgy 10:30am

Cathedral Welcomes new Metropolitan

Metropolitan JOSEPH visits St. Nicholas Cathedral for the first time since Election - 07/27/14

On Sunday, July 27th, His Eminence, Metropolitan JOSEPH visited St. Nicholas Cathedral of Brooklyn for the first time since his election. St. Nicholas is the Mother Cathedral of the Archdiocese and the seat of the new Metropolitan. Although many of the Cathedral faithful were out of town for summer vacations and overseas travel to family overseas, a large crowd nevertheless came to greet their new Metropolitan. During his sermon, Sayidna JOSEPH told the congregation that while this was his first visit to this historic Cathedral, it would not by any means be his last. At the end of the liturgy, Cathedral Dean and Vicar-General, Archpriest Thomas Zain and Vice-Chairman of the Cathedral Council, Mr. Samir Khoury, presented His Eminence with an engolpion of the Theotokos from the Cathedral clergy and faithful. Many years to our new Metropolitan!

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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 May, 2014.

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
11/23/14 - Twenty Fourth Sunday after Pentecost and Sunday after the Presentation of the Theotokos
  • Twenty Fourth Sunday after Pentecost and Sunday after the Presentation of the Theotokos (Download)
11/16/14 - The Holy Apostle & Evangelist Matthew
  • The Holy Apostle & Evangelist Matthew (Download)
10/01/14 - Fall 2014 Newsletter
Life of St. Raphael of Brooklyn
Life of St. Raphael

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:

1. Cover
2. Inside of Booklet

Sunday, November 23rd
9:30 Orthros (Matins)
10:30 Divine Liturgy
Sunday, November 30th
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)