Diocese of Maryland

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Official blazon

Quarterly argent and gules, a cross quarterly counterchanged charged in the honour point with a pheon reversed also counterchanged; the 1st quarter voided paly of five sable and or, counterchanged per bend.


The 1st Quarter and the Cross counterchanged is from the Arms of the state of Maryland. The Pheon is from the Arms of the First Bishop of Maryland the Rt.Rev. Thomas J. Claggett.

Arms of Bishops

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