In 1940 the Episcopal Shield was adopted. The shield is a visual representation of the church's history. Its colors (red, white and blue) represent the colors in the American flag. Within the white field there is a red St. George's Cross; as he is the patron saint of the Church of England.
While the Episcopal Shield recognizes its roots in the Church of England, it does more to represent its individual history in the blue field with the nine crosslets. Each cross represents one of the nine dioceses that met in Philadelphia in 1789 to ratify the initial constitution.
Also, the crosses in the Episcopal Shield form a St. Andrew's cross as a remembrance to Scottish Episcopal Churches. (St. Andrew was the patron saint of Scotland.)
The St. Andrew's cross appears in recognition of the fact that the first American Episcopal Bishop, Samuel Seabury, was ordained a Bishop by the Church of Scotland.
Terra Sancta Guild supplies a wide variety of Episcopal Church liturgical as well as gift items to the Christian community. Terra Sancta Guild has been designing and producing products for the Episcopal Church since 1971. Our Episcopal products line-up include liturgical pins and pendants, award and recognition products such as plaques, paper weights and cuff link sets. Gift items include Episcopal key rings, door plaques, letter openers and flags. We produce a beautiful Apostles Creed plaque for the Episcopal Community. Terra Sancta Guild produces a Vocare Cross for the church's youth retreat program. Vocare is an instrument of renewal in the Episcopal Diocese for young adults, ages 19-29. Its aim is to concentrate closely on the person and teachings of Jesus Christ. Terra Sancta Guild also produces a Church Service Cross which was originally The Service Cross and was designed under the direction of Edith Weir Perry, wife of Bishop James De Wolf Perry, who was the Presiding Bishop of the Church from 1930 to 1937. The cross was first issued during World War I.
Vestry Lapel Pin
Senior Warden Pin
Junior Warden Pin
Episcopal Shield Acolyte Lapel Pin
Bishop's Committee Lapel Pin
Eucharistic Minister Lapel Pin
Episcopal Altar Guild Pin
Episcopal Treasurer Pin
Episcopal Usher Pin
Episcopal Secretary Pin
Episcopal Stewardship Pin
Episcopal Organ Guild Pin