Diocese of Orange

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DIOCESE OF ORANGE (Dioecesis Arausicanae in California)

Country : United States
Denomination : Roman Catholic

Established : 1976

Arms (crest) of Diocese of Orange

Official blazon

Origin/meaning

The arms show a canting orange tree for Orange County and the diocese. The tre eis placed on a black hill, symbolising the Saddleback Mountain in the diocese. The waves symbolise the Pacific Ocean.

The arched chief refer to the oldest church in the diocese in San Juan Capistrano. The chief symbolises the patron of the diocese, Our Lady of Gaudeloupe.

The arms prior to 2012:

Arms (crest) of Diocese of Orange

These arms show basically the same symbolism, but in a less clear and heraldic way.

Arms of bishops

Arms of auxiliary bishops

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