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Luther's Coat of Arms


In 1530, while Martin Luther was still living in Coburg Castle, Prince John Frederick ordered a signet ring for him that was characteristic of Luther's theology.

The black cross on a heart (faith in Christ who died and rose again) rests on a white rose (joy, comfort, and peace beyond that of this world) in a sky-blue field (the beginning of a heavenly joy), and is encircled with a gold ring (the eternal and precious possession of salvation).

What We Believe - A Guide to the ELCIC



Copyright ©2002 Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada. A Guide to the ELCIC, containing photographs and the text of Evangelical Declaration, is available from Augsburg Fortress Canada.

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