Diocese of Central Gulf Coast

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DIOCESE OF CENTRAL GULF COAST

Country : United States
Denomination : Anglican
Established : 1970
See city : Offices in Pensacola and Cathedral in Mobile

Arms (crest) of Diocese of Central Gulf Coast

Official blazon

Barry wavy or and azure, an anchor in pale gules on a chief sable, a dove descendant argent between two saltires or.

Origin/meaning

The Waves symbolizes the Gulf of Mexico. The Anchor symbolizes Hope. When formed in 1971 it was considerated to name it the Diocese of the Holy Spirit. The Dove a Symbol of the Holy Spirit alluds to this. The Saltires alludes to the Flags of Alabama and Florida, the Two States in which the Diocese is located. It was desigend by Professor James Waring McGrady of the University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee.

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Literature : Eckford De Kay: Heraldry in the Episcopal Church; Michael Francis McCarthy: Armoria Sedium
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