Diocese of Northern Michigan

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DIOCESE OF NORTHERN MICHIGAN

Country : United States
Denomination : Anglican
Established : 1892 as the Missionary District of Northern Michigan, which in 1893 become the Diocese of Marquette. Renamed in 1937 as the Diocese of Northern Michigan
See city : Marquette

Arms (crest) of Diocese of Northern Michigan

Official blazon

Azure, on a cross or between in 1st a pine cone or, in 2nd a indian and a trapper in a canoe or, in 3rd a beaver salient or, and in 4th a pickax and a spade in saltire reversed or, charged with seven mullets azure; surtout an enschuteon azure, three fleur-de-lis or, a border or.

Origin/meaning

The Red Cross symbolizes Anglican Heritage. The Pinecone alludes to the Lumber Industry and the Canoe symbolizes the French Voyageurs and thier influnce in the Area. The Beaver is a symbols of the fur trading industry and the pick and shovel for the Mining industry. The Stars symbolizes "The Seven Stars of the North".

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