Arms of the Church of Sweden

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Arms of the Church of Sweden

Postby Marcus Karlsson » 21 Mar 2014, 12:12

Apart from the diocesean Arms presented in another thread, the Chruch of Sweden also has other territorial Arms.

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This is the Arms of the Church of Sweden as a whole. The Arms of the Archdiocese of Uppsala has been inverted and a Crown added. The arms was adopted in 1977. It is based on a design that can be seen carved in stone on the southern entrance to the Cathedral of Uppsala.

The Parish of the Royal Court are not part of any Diocese and has a extra territorial jurisdiction the Hovkonsistorium (have not found a english translation). The Hovkonsistorum has in later tims adopted Arms of which I have no picture:

Or a couped Cross Azure charged with an open Crown Or.

A variation of the Arms of the Church of Sweden.

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Re: Arms of the Church of Sweden

Postby Chris Green » 21 Mar 2014, 14:33

The nearest equivalent in the UK to Hovkonsistorium would be the Royal Peculiars:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Peculiar
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Re: Arms of the Church of Sweden

Postby Mike_Oettle » 12 Mar 2015, 17:40

I presume the word Hov means court. Consistorium is a Latin term that has various meanings in different European countries. In South Africa we speak of a konsistorie of the Dutch Reformed Church, being the council of a gemeente or parish. According to Wiki, the Scandinavian use of the term specifically means a cathedral chapter.
So while Chris most helpfully suggests that Royal Peculiar might be an appropriate equivalent in the Church of England, one could perhaps say that the Hovconsistorium was the chapter (formally or informally) of the royal court, made up of the clergy serving the court.
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Re: Arms of the Church of Sweden

Postby Chris Green » 12 Mar 2015, 20:11

I presume the word Hov means court.


It does.
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Re: Arms of the Church of Sweden

Postby Marcus Karlsson » 14 May 2015, 11:47

Mike_Oettle wrote:I presume the word Hov means court. Consistorium is a Latin term that has various meanings in different European countries. In South Africa we speak of a konsistorie of the Dutch Reformed Church, being the council of a gemeente or parish. According to Wiki, the Scandinavian use of the term specifically means a cathedral chapter.
So while Chris most helpfully suggests that Royal Peculiar might be an appropriate equivalent in the Church of England, one could perhaps say that the Hovconsistorium was the chapter (formally or informally) of the royal court, made up of the clergy serving the court.
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Yes Mike that description would cover whats its all about.


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