Diocese of West Texas

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DIOCESE OF WEST TEXAS

Country : United States
Denomination : Anglican
Established : 1874
See city : San Antonio

Arms (crest) of Diocese of West Texas

Official blazon

Querterlu gules and azure a cross throughout argent between in 1st a representation of the Alamo argent; in 2nd a mullet argent, in 3rd the lion of St Mark or and in 4th the bull of St Luke tor the sinister or; surtout an escutcheon azure a trophy of six flags and a dovetailed banner argent a cross gules.


Origin/meaning

The Alamo a famous Texan landmark is situated in the Diocese. The Star symbolizes Texas. The Flags symbolizes the historic six flags that has flown over Texas. Designed by Rev. Louis A. Parker, the Arms was adopted in June 1927.

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