St. Phoebe the Deaconess at Cenchreae near Corinth


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Commemorated on September 3

Saint Phoebe the Deaconess is mentioned by the holy Apostle Paul (Romans 16:1-2):

“I commend to you our sister Phoebe, who is a servant of the church which is at Cenchrea; that you receive her in the Lord in a manner worthy of the saints, and that you help her in whatever matter she may have need of you; for she herself has also been a helper of many, and of myself as well.”

Troparion (Tone 3) –

Enlightened by grace
And taught the Faith by the chosen vessel of Christ,
You were found worthy of the diaconate;
And you carried Paul’s words to Rome.
O Deaconess Phoebe, pray to Christ God that his Spirit may enlighten our souls!

By permission of the Orthodox Church in America (www.oca.org)