Diocese of South Carolina

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DIOCESE OF SOUTH CAROLINA

Country : United States
Denomination : Anglican
Established : 1785, in a schism 2012 the then Bishop Mark Lawrence, the majority of the Leadership and Parishes left the national Episcopal Church.
Later becoming the Anglican Diocese of South Carolina in the Anglican Church in North America.
See city : Charleston

Arms (crest) of Diocese of South Carolina

Official blazon

Quartely gules and azure a cross throughout argent between in 1st From a candlestick or, a candel enflamed proper, nimed pt, in 2. A pelican in its piety argent in 3rd A palm tree erase argent and in 4th Two sword in saltire proper, enfiled of a coronet or.

Origin/meaning

The Candel symbolizes Christ as the Light of the World, the Pelican symbolizes the Gospel message of love. The Palmtree is from the State Seal and the Swords symbolizes the Colonial Jurisdiction of the Diocese of London. This Arms originates in 1930.


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