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 in 1895. 2020 marks both the 125th anniversary of our establishment by St. Raphael and the 100th anniversary of our State Street location. If you would like more information, feel free to contact Father Thomas Zain, the Cathedral's Dean.
His Eminence Metropolian JOSEPH celebrated his first service outside the chapel at the archdiocese headquarters at the Cathedral on August 2. See the article and related post by clicking here.
At the end of the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy Mark Asproyerakas, Fadi Broumana and George Zain were presented hand painted icons for their dedication and effort in helping keep the Cathedral up and running and bringing us the beautiful services during the COVID-19 shut-down. God grant them many years!
Please read the attached Pentecost Encyclical from His Eminence Metropolitan JOSEPH regarding the murder of George Floyd and the resulting events. The attached photo is from a prayer vigil outside the 88th Precinct (the one that rioters tried to burn) with neighborhood religious and civic leaders and police that Fr. Thomas attended.
The Dormition Fast began on August 1, 2020 and concludes on the Feast of the Dormition (Falling asleep) of the Theotokos on August 15.
Feast day services for the Dormition will be Friday, August 14th at 7:00pm (Great Vespers) and
Saturday, August 15th with Orthros at 9:20am and Divine Liturgy at 10:30am at St. Nicholas Cathehdral.
In addition, we have the following schedule of Paraklesis services at the Cathedral at 7:00pm:
August 3 and August 10
August 5 at 7:00pm we will have Great Vespers for the Feast of the Transfiguration
August 6 at 9:20am Orthros and 10:30am Divine Liturgy for the Feast of the Transfiguration followed by the blessing of grapes.
You can email the names of the living that you would like commmemorated in the Paraklesis to email@example.com or you may give a donaiton online and put the list there.
Please see the attached letters from His Eminence Metropolitan JOSEPH regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19).
For our parishioners, PLEASE continue to send in your pledges and donaitons. It is vital so we can continue to pay the bills of the church and keep it running during this time. We need your continued support. You can also give by clicking on the "Donate" button on this page.
May God be with us all and please be safe!
Thank you to our co-chairs, Norma Khoury and Elaine Khoury and all who helped plan and participated in our “Weekend of Celebrations” last weekend. There were many hours of preparation to get the Cathedral ready and to plan the events of the weekend. Without the entire effort of all those who labored and sacrificed, it would never have happened. Even until the day people arrived, the final touches were being completed.
It was a beautiful weekend and all of our hierarchs and out of town guests, including our special guest, His Eminence Metropolitan HILARION of the Russian Orthodox Church, expressed their thanks to our parish for a wonderful weekend.
You can see all the photos from the weekend via this link (Thank you to Khourieh Destinie Winn and Sub-deacon Andre Christoforides for taking these photos.
You can read the official press release here:
You can read the offical press release of the Moscow Patriarchate here:
Watch the video of Orthros and the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy here:
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 April, 2020.
Click here to download the file sorted by date
As we celebrate the 125th Anniversary of our Mother Cathedral in 2020, 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:
2. Inside of Booklet