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Andrew J. McMenamin

Registration number 20100416B

This certifies that the heraldic arms of Andrew J. McMenamin are registered as an original design and are described by the blazon below

Arms: Vert a saltire between threee Roses and in base an anchor Argent.
Crest: Issuant from a circlet of roses Purpure and roses Argent, an arm embowed proper holding a cross bottony Vert.
Motto: Oro Et Laboro (I pray and I work)
Badge: An Anchor stocked bottony Vert, surmounted at the ring-point with a Rose Purpure.

Biographical information

Armiger was born and raised in Ireland. He immigrated to the United States in 1979 and enlisted in the Navy in 1980. Current rank is Commander. Ordained Lutheran Orthodox priest and consecrated a Bishop in 2009. Currently the Archbishop for the Diocese of Virginia (Lutheran Orthodox Church). In 2009 he became the Chaplain General for the Honorable Order of the Christian Knights of the Rose.

Design rationale

Green represents Ireland; white represents peace; the Saint Andrew's cross represents armiger's patron saint; the three white roses represent the Holy Trinity and the Lutheran faith; the anchor represents armiger's Navy career; and the arm with cross represents armiger's calling as a Christian minister. (Designed by John Jones.)

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Personal, Original, US, M

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