Archdiocese of Uppsala

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Country : Sweden
Denomination : Lutheran
Established : 1164

Arms (crest) of Archdiocese of Uppsala

Official blazon

I rött fält ett kors av guld.


The arms can already be seen in the 1290s in a Seal of Archbishop Nils Alleson. The Cross is of course the foremost Christian Symbol, and in 1164 when the Archdiocese was created the first Archbishop Stefan did receive from the Pope pieces from the True Cross. After the Reformation the Coat of Arms with the Cross had some competition with a Picture of St Erik. But in 1964 at the 800th Jubilee of the creation of the Archdiocese thearms with the Cross were finally reinstated.

Arms of Archbishops

Arms of Assistant Bishops

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Literature : Nevéus and de Waern, 1992, Archbishops' and Assistant Bishops' Arms by Lokal Profil on Wikimedia Commons