Diocese of Växjö

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DIOCESE OF VÄXJÖ

Country : Sweden
Denomination : Lutheran
Established : 1170

Arms (crest) of the Diocese of Växjö

Official blazon

I rött tre avhuggna, tonsurerade manshuvuden av silver, ordnade två och ett.

Origin/meaning

The Coat of Arms is based on the oldest diocesean Chapter Seal from 1292. It symbolises Unaman, Sunaman and Vinaman nephews of the Missionary Bishop Sigfrid. They where martyred by beheading at Växjö.


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Literature : Nevéus and de Waern, 1992. Pictures of Bishop's Arms by Lokal Profil on Wikimedia Commons. Bishop Wejryd's Arms from the book Bengt Olof Kälde kyrkokonstnär och heraldiker.

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