This handheld Episcopal stick flag is fully printed on our Poly-Silk fabric and is finishd with a sewn hem. It measures 4"x6" and is mounted on a 10"x3/16" black plastic staff with a gold spear top ornament.
Made in the USA.
Poly-Silk stick flags are versatile and available for handheld use, can be displayed with our selection of miniature flag bases, or are a great fit for planters and table centerpieces.
The Episcopal flag was adopted on October 16th, 1940 by the House of Bishops and the House of Deputies. It was designed by William M. Baldwin who was a member of the Cathedral of the Incarnation in Long Island, New York.
The white field represents the purity of the Christian religion. The red cross represents the sacrifice of Jesus and the blood of the martyrs. The red cross on a white field is the cross of Saint George, the patron saint of England, which indicates the descent from the Church of England. The Madonna blue canton field is the light blue of the sky often used by artists for the clothing of the Blessed Virgin which represents the human nature of the Lord which was received from his mother. The nine white crosslets on the blue field represent the nine original dioceses of the Episcopal Church in the United States in 1789. These crosslets are arranged in the form of the St. Andrew’s Cross to commemorate the fact that the first American bishop, Samuel Seabury, was consecrated in Aberdeen, Scotland in 1784. The red, white, and blue colors represent the United States and stand for the American branch of the Anglican Communion.