Christian Gifts + Books + Church Supplies
Porch Pick Up & Browsing from a
NEW LOCATION in SE Portland
(just East of i205 Between Holgate & Powell)
Delivery: Close in SE Portland
*Our physical location is permanently closed*
I'm happy to bring items out for you to see in person, before you commit to buying.
*Every day inventory is being added to this site; if there is something you need and do not see here, give a call, we may have it & We do special orders!*
*If the shipping looks off, please reach out by phone or email. I would love to assist in correcting it.*
Welcome to the Orthodox Church--its history, theology, worship, spirituality, and daily life. This friendly guide provides a comprehensive introduction to Orthodoxy, but with a twist: readers learn by making a series of visits to a fictitious church, and get to know the faith as new Christians did for most of history, by immersion. Mathews-Green provides commentary and explanations on everything from how to "venerate" an icon, the Orthodox understanding of the atonement, to the Lenten significance of tofu. It's the perfect book for inquirers and newcomers, but even readers who have been Orthodox all their lives say they learned things they never knew before. Enjoyable, easy-to-read, and leavened with humor, Welcome to the Orthodox Church is a gracious guide to the ancient faith of the Christian East.
Contributor Bio: Mathewes-Green, FredericaFrederica Mathewes-Green is a widely published author of 10 books and hundreds of essays in such diverse publications as the Washington Post, Christianity Today, Smithsonian, and the Wall Street Journal. She has been a regular commentator for National Public Radio (NPR), a columnist for the Religion News Service, Beliefnet.com, and Christianity Today, and a podcaster for Ancient Faith Radio. She is in high demand as a speaker. She lives with her husband, the Rev. Gregory Mathewes-Green, in Johnson City, TN. Their three children are grown and married, and they have fourteen grandchildren.
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The Duffy Family
Gifts of the Spirit
Gifts of the Spirit was founded in 1983 by Gladys and Mary Dieringer. When Natalie Duffy heard it was set to close, in September of 2018, she knew that our city couldn’t lose this little gem and has been operating it ever since, with her 6 little boys in tow. As of the March 2020 Covid shelter in order, she has been operating the shop remotely. In November 2020, we made the decision to permanently close the storefront, to accommodate digital learning in conjunction with meeting our customer’s needs.
We are happy to offer shipping and pick up options, as well as delivery to close in Portland, OR areas.We do special orders!
Although our physical storefront has closed, we offer contactless pickup and browsing from my covered porch in the SE Portland Vicinity not far from i205 and SE Powell Blvd.
Gifts of the Spirit pick -Up Vicinity Map
SE Powell & 99th, Portland, OR 97266
Monday — Friday
9 a.m. — 6 p.m.
9 a.m. — 5 p.m.