CENCHREA (sĕn'krē-a). The eastern harbor of Corinth, and the little town on the harbor. Paul in Rom.16.1 commends to the Roman church a deaconess called Phoebe of the church at Cenchrea, a church that Paul may have founded on his second missionary journey. Paul stopped here to have his head shaved in fulfillment of a vow (Acts.18.18).