Diocese of Strängnäs

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Country : Sweden
Denomination : Lutheran
Established : Early 12th Century

Arms (crest) of Diocese of Strängnäs

Official blazon

I fält av guld en nyckel och ett svärd i kors, båda blå.


The Coat of Arms alludes to SS Peter and Paul patrons of the Strängnäs Cathedral. They can be seen in a Chapter Seal from 1298. During the 13th Century the Attributes of the Saints was placed in a Shield, a a coat of Arms was born. Thanks to a preseved Stole born by Kort Rogge Bishop of Strängnäs 1479-1501, the tinctures of this Coat of Arms is known - the Filed Or and the Key and Sword Azure. Following the Reformation the diocesean Coat of Arms fell out of use, but the use was reinstated in 1962.

Arms of Bishops

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Literature : Nevéus and de Waern, 1992