Diocese of Western New York

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DIOCESE OF WESTERN NEW YORK

Country : United States
Denomination : Anglican
Established : 1869
See city : Buffalo

Arms (crest) of Diocese of Western New York

Official blazon

Gules two swords in saltire proper, on a chief or three fountains

Origin/meaning

The Swords from the Diocese of New York indicates the origins of the Diocese, which was formed by division of the New York Diocese in 1838. The fountains symbolizes Lakes Eire and Ontario with the Niagara Falls between them.

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