Gerard Johannes Nicolaas de Korte

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GERARD JOHANNES NICOLAAS DE KORTE

Born : June 13, 1955
Deceased :

Auxiliary Bishop of Utrecht, 2001-2008
Bishop of Groningen-Leeuwarden, 2008-2016
Bishop of 's Hertogenbosch, 2016-present


Arms of Gerard Johannes Nicolaas de Korte

Auxiliary Bishop of Utrecht
Arms of Gerard Johannes Nicolaas de Korte

Bishop of Groningen-Leeuwarden
Arms of Gerard Johannes Nicolaas de Korte

Bishop of 's Hertogenbosch

Official blazon

  • (Utrecht) : In rood een aflopend zilveren kruis, met een hartschild van goud, beladen met drie groene heraldische zuilen twee boven een; het schild geplaatst op een voordraagkruis met enkele dwarsbalk, in natuurlijke kleuren en overtopt door een groene hoed met tweemaal zes groene kwasten; spreuk CONFIDENS IN CHRISTO"

Origin/meaning

In the arms as Auxiliary of Utrecht, the personal arms are placed on the arms of the Archdiocese of Utrecht. The three columns refer to the arms of Vianen, where the bishop was born. The colours were changed mainly for contrast, but green was chosen as a colour of trust, servitude and modesty. In Biblical terms, columns are also a symbol for the Apostles.

In his next post the personal arms are impaled with the arms of the Diocese of Groningen. As these were already green and gold, the colours of the personal arms were changed to the original colours of Vianen. To distinguish the arms from the arms of the town, a wavy bar, for the Lek river, was added.

In his current post, the Bishop uses the personal arms as an inescutcheon on the arms of the diocese.


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