Coat of Arm

The Coat of Arm of His Lordship
Most Rev. Dr. John Ifeanyichukwu Okoye
Ordained & Installed
1st Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Awgu

• The hat stands for helmet of salvation.
• The 12 knots on the rope represent the 12 Apostles
• The Cross is the symbol of salvation
• The Erection of the diocese took place in the year of the Eucharist as well as the African year of the Bible. These two are represented by the Chalice with Host and the Bible seen in the right upper chamber of the shield. These symbols
• The Chalice with Host and the Bible represented the Word and Sacraments in which encounter the Lord and draw from His wisdom.
• In the left chamber of the shield we have the picture of St. Michael the Archangel who is the Patron Saint of the diocese.
• At the lower chamber of the shield, we have a representation of the topography of Awgu diocese – a combination of lowlands and highlands. Its lowland is rich in vegetation.
• The blue sky is the symbol of Our Lady who is the Star of Evangelization. Beneath the shield run the words:
• Domine, Da Mihi Sapientiam Tuam which means: Lord, give me your wisdom.

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