INSIGNIA AND FLAG OF THE PATRIARCHATE OF ST. STEPHEN

The Insignia consists of a crossed key and sword, the symbols of spiritual and temporal sovereignty present also in the Patriarchal arms, joined together with the pallium. Along both the key and sword is a sceptre of three lilies, the symbol of Our Lady of Walsingham, the Patroness of the Patriarchal Household (Court of Saint Mary of Walsingham). Over all this is the umbraculum, a symbol of Cardinalatial privilege. The Insignia is also seen in the civil government flag of the Patriarchal See (see below).

 

INSIGNIA OF THE IMPERIAL PATRIARCH OF SAINT STEPHEN

The insignia of the Imperial Patriarch is identical to the insignia of the Patriarchal See with the addition of the cardinalatial galero. It is also seen in the standard of the Patriarch. It is generally used by offices of the curia and of the Patriarchal and Royal Florentine Household.

 

STATE INSIGNIA OF THE IMPERIAL PATRIARCH

The State Insignia is identical to the Insignia of the Imperial Patriarch, except that the royal crown is used in place of the galero. It is used in the civil government flag of the Patriarchate and by certain state offices of the Curia.

 

JOINT INSIGNIA OF THE IMPERIAL PATRIARCH

The joint insignia combined the Insignia of the Imperial Patriarch with the State Insignia, i.e., with the royal crown beneath the galero. It is currently only used in certain versions of the coat of arms of the Patriarch.

 

FLAGS OF THE PATRIARCHATE

The civil flag of the Patriarchate may be used by all the clergy, faithful, and offices of the Patriarchate. It consists of three vertical bands in green, white, and red, with the basic coat of arms of the Patriarch of St. Stephen in the centre, surmounted by a crown. The colours are derived from the diverse patrimony of the Patriarchal States. Green and white are the colours of the coat of arms of the Rhineland, with which is associated the Electorates of Trier and Mainz. Red and white is taken from the colours of the coat of arms of the Electorate of Würzburg, as well as the colours of Valais, Florence, and Tuscany.

The civil government flag, which may be used by government offices of the Patriarchate, uses the same basic design as the regular civil flag. In the central band, displayed on a red Saint Stephen's cross, is a combined shield of the greater arms of the Patriarchal See displayed with the insignia of the Patriarchal See and with a smaller inset shield displaying the emblem of the Patriarch.


Civil Flag of the Patriarchate


Civil Government Flag of the Patriarchate


Military Flag of the Patriarchate
(Used by the Walsingham Guard)


Naval Ensign of the Patriarchate
(Used by the Walsingham Naval Guard)

 

For additional flags used within the Patriarchate, please see here.

 

Use of the Insignia
Heraldry of the Patriarchal See

 

 

 

 

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