A retired diocesan priest's dream of an educational institute at the site of an ancient settlement visited by
The Rev. Eve Wiseman announced that she and a group of friends and associates have founded "The Phoebe Institute," named for a "benefactor" Paul mentions by name in his letter to the Romans as "a great help to many people, including me." (Romans 16)
The course, investigating how the early Christian community developed after Paul's visits, will be offered at the Kalamaki Beach Hotel, which is near the site of Kenchreai, from October 22 through October 29. Field trips as well as lectures will be offered.
"The locals say that on the top of the mountain behind the
|A Greek icon of Phoebe|
Wiseman spent 29 years in higher education in
Sister Dr. Elizabeth Rees, a specialist on early Roman as well as Celtic Christians, the Ennegram, drama therapy and dance will teach, along with Dr. Guy Sanders, a director of the
Wiseman said the Phoebe Institute has been set up as a charitable organization, with plans to acquire property where a permanent centre can be housed for study, retreat, and healing.
The area is not far from