PRINCIPLE HERALDRY OF THE IMPERIAL PATRIARCHATE OF ST. STEPHEN


Greater Arms of the Imperial Patriarch of Saint Stephen
The patriarchal arms represent the diverse spiritual and temporal patrimony of the Patriarchate.
The red and yellow stiped ombrellino to the left of the arms bearing the red crosses of St. Stephen
issues from a pile of three stones of the martyrdom of Stephen. The ombrellino to the right bearing
the blue crosses of Mary Immaculate issues from three white lilies. Together these two ombrellini
represent the See of St. Stephen and the Court of Saint Mary of Walsingham and thus the Anglo-Roman
patrimony and religious, ethnic, and cultural identity of the See.


Lesser Arms of the Patriarchal See of Saint Stephen

Basic Arms of the Patriarch
The arms of Santa Croce upon a double-headed eagle (representing spiritual and temporal sovereignty). Behind the shield is a red and blue cross in the colors of St. Stephen and Mary Immaculate respectively. Smaller shields on the wings represent various parts of the temporal patrimony of the Patriarchate. At the top of the lesser arms are a crown and the insignia of the Patriarchal See.

 

Flag (or Standard) of the Patriarch of Saint Stephen
The personal flag of the Patriarch. It consists of the emblem of the Patriarch, the lesser arms, and other symbols of the spiritual and temporal patrimony of the Patriarchate.

 

Standard of the Patriarchal Household
This flag, consisting of the elements of the Patriarchal greater arms,
represents the Court of Saint Mary of Walsingham.

 

Gonfalon of the Patriarchal Household
The gonfalon is an historic form of processional banner. This version consists of the elements
of the Patriarchal greater arms and represents the Patriarch or the Court of Saint Mary of Walsingham.

 

Gonfalon of the Patriarchal See
This processional banner consists of a combined version
of the greater arms of the See of St. Stephen.

 

Gonfalon of the Governor-General
of the Patriarchal See
This processional banner consists of the arms of Trier and parts of both of the two
shields of the greater arms of the Patriarchal See.

 

 

 

 

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