Diocese of Stockholm (Lutheran)

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DIOCESE OF STOCKHOLM (Lutheran)

Denomination : Lutheran

Arms (crest) of Diocese of Stockholm (Lutheran)

Official blazon

I blått fält ett kors, i första vinkeln åtföljt av ett krönt manshuvud, allt guld.

Origin/meaning

The Diocese of Stockholm is the youngest of the Swedish Dioceses having been created in 1942. The Coat of Arms was created in 1962 and is based on the Coat of Arms of the Archdiocese of Uppsala to which the main part of the new Diocese belonged. The Crowned head is that of St Erik patron of Sweden and of Stockholm. The Tinctures are those of Sweden and Stockholm.


Literature : Nevéus and de Waern, 1992

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