Diocese of Virgin Islands, US Virgin Islands

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DIOCESE OF VIRGIN ISLANDS

Denomination : Anglican

Arms (crest) of Diocese of Virgin Islands, US Virgin Islands

Official blazon

Azure, on a cross gules fimbriated argent between in 1st an eagle displayed argent, an arrow in pale enfiled of a coronet all or.

Origin/meaning

The Eagle symbolising the USA was dropped about 1963 when the British Virgin Islands was added to the Diocese. The Field also seems to have changed form Blue to Red.


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Literature : Eckford De Kay: Heraldry in the Episcopal Church; Michael Francis McCarthy: Armoria Sedium. Image from Martin's Ecclesiastical Heraldry https://ecclesiasticalheraldry.weebly.com/episcopal-church-united-states.html