Diocese of Western Kansas

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DIOCESE OF WESTERN KANSAS

Country : United States
Denomination : Anglican
Established : 1971
See city : Salina

Arms (crest) of Diocese of Western Kansas

Official blazon

Argent, a plough gules, a chief azure, seme of mullets argent, impaling argent, on a fess sable between two dogs courant gules, six pallets argent.

Origin/meaning

The Stars on a blue backgrund alludes to the US Flag with 36 stars when Kansas and other States was admitted into the Union. The Plow alluds to the Motto of the Seal "THe Plowman should Plow in Hope" (1. Cor. 9:10). The sinsiter side shows the Arms of the Rt.Rev. Sheldon M. Griswold First Bishop of Salina (1903-1917), the Diocese was first named Missionary Ditrict/Diocese of Salina becoming Diorces of Western Kansas in 1960. The See city is still Salina.


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