HERALDRY OF THE PONTIFICAL COURT
AND THE CLERGY OF THE IMPERIAL ROMAN CHURCH
STATO PONTIFICIO IMPERIALE DI ROMA-RUTENIA


The following are examples of heraldry according to the customs of the Pontifical Court and the Imperial Roman Church.
The exact forms are defined in the Canon Law and Ceremonial.


Pontifical Court


The Papa-Knyaz (Papa-Prince)
(the shield is always as given
and does not vary with incumbent)


The Papa-Knyaz (Papa-Prince)
(Shield Only)

Follow this link for the complete heraldry of the Papa-Prince.

Cardinal Coadjutor of St. Stephen (Knyazhich)
(the basic shield of the Stato Pontificio in the four quarters,
with a red St. Stephen's cross upon a yellow cross;
the shield is always as given.)


Cardinals

First Archdeacon

Prelates di Fiocchetto
Governor-General of the Stato Pontificio Imperiale
Arch-Chancellor of the Apostolic See
Prefect of Faith and Doctrine
Elemosiniere Segreto
Treasurer of the Patriarchal Curia
First Archdeacon of the Apostolic See
Prefect-General of the Stato Pontificio (if a cleric)
Patriarchal Maggiordomo (if a cleric)

Pontifical Electoral Bishops of the Pontifical Imperial State
(Shown with optional mantle, cross, crosier, and mitre.)
(Electoral Prelates who are Cardinals or Prelates di Fiocchetto,
however, use the galero appropriate to that rank.)

Pontifical Electoral Clerics of the Pontifical Imperial State
(As given for the Electoral Bishops, but without the episopcal
insignia and without the mantle and crown. This is used regardless
of the grade of the cleric. All clerics of the Pontifical Court appointed
as Electors rank immediately after the Prelates di Fiocchetto.)


Capitular Archbishops, Capitular Bishops, Deans ad Honorem of the Pontifical Order of St. Stphen (The Patriarchal Chapter),
and the Archpriests of Patriarchal Major Basilicas

Canons of the Patriarchal Chapter
and Canons of a Patriarchal Major Basilica
(who are chosen exclusively from the Patriarchal Chapter)
 

Pontifical Chamberlains and
Officials of the Curia
 

Private Chaplains of His Holiness the Papa-Prince
 

Patriarchal Major Basilica

Patriarchal Minor Basilica

Archpriest and Canons of a
Patriarchal Minor Basilica


Heraldry in the Imperial Roman Church

Archbishop
Shown with optional cross, crosier, and mitre.
The pallium may also be used for Metropolitans.
The mitre and crosier are specific to the principal liturgical rite
of the bishop. Additional rite-specific augmentions may be used.


Bishop
(Shown without optional cross, crosier, and mitre.)
The mitre and crosier are specific to the principal liturgical rite
of the bishop. Additional rite-specific augmentions may be used.


Archabbot
(Shown without optional cross, abatial crosier, and mitre.)


Archabbot
(Form for an order whose habit is white.)


Abbot
(Shown without optional cross, abatial crosier, and mitre.)
 

Abbess


Metropolitan or Diocesan Canon
  


Official of a Metropolitan or Diocesan Curia
  


Rector


Priest
  

Deacons: A black galero without tassels.

The galero is not used for general clerics below the grade of Deacon
unless a prelate of the Pontifical Court or an official
of the Patriarchal Curia.

 

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