Diocese of San Joaquin, California

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DIOCESE OF SAN JOAQUIN

Country : United States
Denomination : Anglican
Established : 1910 as a Missionary District, becoming a Diocese in 1961
See city : Fresno

Official blazon

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Origin/meaning

This is the shield of the original seal. Bishop Victor M. Rivera 1968-1988 added a green outline to the cross charged with gold grape vines. This alluding to the agriculture of the Diocese and also the Holy Eucharist.

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