Diocese of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

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DIOCESE OF BETHLEHEM

Country : United States
Denomination : Anglican
Established : 1871
See city : Bethlehem, PA

Arms (crest) of Diocese of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Official blazon

Argent, on a chevron sable between in chief two crosses botonny and in base a star (7) all sable; five plates.

Origin/meaning

The Star of Nativity alludes to the Name Bethlehem. The Plates (Silver Roundels) on Black alludes to the Arms of William Penn. The Chevron symbolizes the Roof of the Sable where Jesus was born.


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