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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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Cathedral Celebrates Palm Sunday

Cathedral Celebrates Palm Sunday - 04/13/14

Enjoy photos from the Palm Sunday liturgy and procession on what was a beautiful and warm day in Brooklyn. Thank God, we had a full church!

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40 day Memorial for His Eminence, Metropolitan PHILIP
40 Day Trisagion to be held on May 4th

As per the instructions from His Eminence, Metropolitan Silouan of Buenos Aires and all Argentina, Patriarchal Vicar for the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America:

Since the fortieth day of the repose of Metropolitan Philip of thrice-blessed memory coincides with Thomas Sunday (a day on which memorials may not be served), Fortieth Day Trisagion Prayers of Mercy for Metropolitan Philip are to be prayed (with kollyva) in all cathedrals, parish church temples, and monasteries of our Archdiocese on the Sunday of the Myrrhbearing Women, May 4, 2014.

For photos, tributes and media articles relating to the various services and the funeral at St. Nicholas Cathedral as well as the burial of Metropolitan PHILIP at the Antiochian Village, please see

Holy Week and Paschal Services

Click here for the schedule of Holy Week and Pascha services at the Cathedral for 2014. The schedule begins with Lazarus Saturday and concludes with the Agape Vesper Service on Pascha. It is printed in Arabic and English for your convenience.

Schedule of 2014 Holy Week and Pascha Services 

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 September, 2013.

Click here to download the file.

Cathedral Produces New, Updated Pamphlet
New 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
04/13/14 - Glorious and Brilliant Feast of the Entrance of our Lord Jesus Christ into Jerusalem (Palm Sunday)
  • Glorious and Brilliant Feast of the Entrance of our Lord Jesus Christ into Jerusalem (Palm Sunday) (Download)
04/06/14 - Fifth Sunday of Lent: Commemoration of our Righteous Mother Mary of Egypt
  • Fifth Sunday of Lent: Commemoration of our Righteous Mother Mary of Egypt (Download)
03/01/14 - Great Fast 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

Wednesday, April 16th
7:00pm Sacrament of Holy Unction
Thursday, April 17th
10:00am Vesperal Liturgy of St. Basil the Great
7:00pm 12 Passion Gospels
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St. Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral
355 State Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217-1705
(718) 855-6225 (Phone)
(718) 855-3608 (Fax)