Diocese of Georgia

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DIOCESE OF GEORGIA

Country : United States
Denomination : Anglican
Established : 1840
See city : Savannah

Arms (crest) of Diocese of Georgia

Official blazon

Azure on a bend engrailled cottised argent between two roses also argent, a boar's head couped in bend gules.

Origin/meaning

The Boar's head is from the Arms of General James Oglethorpe who bought the Church of England to Georgia. The Bend is from the Arms of the First Bishop of Georgia Rt.Rev. Stephen Elliott (1841-1866). The Roses alludes to the State Flower of Georgia the Cherokee Rose, thier numbers indicates the Episcopal Church Service during both the Union and Confederacy to Georgia.


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Literature : Eckford De Kay: Heraldry in the Episcopal Church; Michael Francis McCarthy: Armoria Sedium. Image from https://ecclesiasticalheraldry.weebly.com