Diocese of Maine

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DIOCESE OF MAINE

Country : United States
Denomination : Anglican
Established : 1820, first Bishop elected in 1847.
See city : Portland

Arms (crest) of Diocese of Maine

Official blazon

Argent, five concentric circles azure; on a cross throughout or, a pine tree eradicated proper.

Origin/meaning

The Pine tree is taken from the State Seal of Maine. And the Concentric circle represent the water surrounding Monhegan Island where the first abortive colony was established in 1605.

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Literature : Eckford De Kay: Heraldry in the Episcopal Church