A truly unique mug. When it’s cold, it’s just a simple black mug. When you add any hot beverage (water, tea, coffee, etc.), your mug turns white and the image comes to life in vibrant colors. 11 oz. Hand wash only. Imported.
Church, West London, England. Building for Christian worship. The earliest Western churches were based on the plan of the Roman basilica. The basilica and hall church dominated Western church design until the mid-20th century. Modernization of rituals and an innovative spirit have resulted in architectural experimentation that sometimes departs completely from traditional forms. In Christian doctrine, the church is the religious community as a whole, or an organized body of believers adhering to one sect's teachings. The word church translates the Greek ekklesia, used in the New Testament for the body of faithful and the local congregation. Christians established congregations modeled on the synagogue and a system of governance centred on the bishop. The Nicene Creed characterized the church as one (unified), holy (created by the Holy Spirit), catholic (universal), and apostolic (historically continuous with the Apostles). The schism of Eastern and Western churches (1054) and the Reformation (16th century) ended institutional unity and universality. St. Augustine stated that the real church is known only to God, and Martin Luther held that the true church had members in many Christian bodies and was independent of any organization.