This digital art print of Saint Phoebe is the perfect addition to your home decor or a great gift for birthdays, Confirmation, or your friend with a cold!
St. Phoebe was a notable woman in the church of Cenchreae, and she is mentioned by the Apostle Paul in his Epistle to the Romans, verses 16:1-2. She was responsible for delivering Paul’s letter to the Romans.
Phoebe is considered both a deacon and as a “helper of many,” and these are the titles with which Paul introduces Phoebe in his letter to the Romans. He says, “I commend to you our sister Phoebe, a deacon of the church in Cenchreae. I ask you to receive her in the Lord in a way worthy of his people and to give her any help she may need from you, for she has been the benefactor of many people, including me.”
The name Phoebe means “pure,” “radiant,” or “bright,” and Phoebe is the only person named as “deacon” in the Bible--which could refer to her position as general helper in the Church, or literally as a person who preached to the people.
St. Phoebe is depicted holding a letter or scroll which she delivered to the Romans for St. Paul.