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Arvid Ole Nybroten

Registration number 20100321V

This certifies that the heraldic arms of Arvid Ole Nybroten are registered as a original design and described by the blazon below

Arms: Gules, between eight pasque flower crocuses in full blossom proper (six ogeed petals Argent, seeded Or), an eagle displayed Or, langued and eyed Azure, holding before it in its talons two battle axes in pale addorsed, handles Azure, axe-heads Argent.
Crest: From a coronet Or (the circlet surmounted by four crosses patonce alternating with four pasque flowers in full blossom, one and two halves of the first and two of the last being visible) a demi-eagle displayed Ermine, beaked Or, langued Gules, eyed Azure, gorged and crowned of the same coronet Or.
Mantling: Gules, semee of pasque flowers proper, doubled Or.
Motto: του γνωναι χριστον και την δυναμιν της αναστασεως αυτου (Philipians 3:10--"To know Christ and the power of his resurrection.")
Badges: (1) A pasque flower crocus in full blossom proper charged with a cross patonce Gules. (2) Two battle axes in pale addorsed, handles Or, axe-heads Argent, debruised at the handles by a tau cross Azure.


2006 American College of Heraldry

Biographical information

Armiger was born and raised in southern Wisconsin. His BA is from St. John's University, Collegeville, MN. He has a MA in Systematic Theology from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA and is currently a doctoral candidate in historical theology at Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI.

Design rationale

The eagle represents my first name and the battle axes symbolize St. Olav, the Perpetual King of Norway, of whose name my middle name is a diminutive. The eight pasque flowers present the Paschal Mystery of Christ, which is central to my theological studies and writings and is celebrated at Easter when these flowers bloom at my childhood home and for which they are named. Red and gold are also the colors of the Arms of Norway and the pasque flower is the charge of the Arms of Oppland County in Norway where my family originated.

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