Evan Patrick McCarthy,
b. 27 Jul. 1991, Novice of the Militia Templi - Christi Pauperum
Militum Ordo from November 2012, educated Central Connecticut State
University (B.S. Physics; B.A. Philosophy), member of the Bertrand
Russell Society, member of the Augustan Society, member of the North
American MacCarthy Clan, member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians
and member of the Noble Society of Celts.
The armiger is the son of Mark McCarthy, of Oak Bluffs,
Massachusetts, b. 1961; m. 1989, Claire, dau. of Gerrit Lansing, of
New York; son of Daniel 1920-1990; son of George 1895-1983; son of
Daniel, b. at Drinagh, Cork, Ireland 1852, d. at Springfield,
Massachusetts 1915; son of James, b. 1823, d. 1882.
The tinctures Azure and Or are representative of the armiger's
trustworthiness, loyalty to his personal values, and his
intellectual generosity. The tinctures evoke those incorporated in
the arms of the armiger's 9th great grandfather, Gerrit Frederickse
Lansing, as recorded in Matthew's American Armory and Blue Book, and
Crozier's General Armory. The armorial achievement was designed to
illustrate those personal values most honoured by the armiger,
namely, righteousness, wisdom, prudence, humility, and truth. The
lion rampant guardant Azure on a chief denotes prudence and courage
in authority. The closed books Argent denote the willingness to
provide counsel - a manifestation of charity that serves to
enlighten the mind. The estoile Argent within two sprigs of broom Or
illustrates that truth, humility, and charity are the foundation of
righteousness. The chevron Or denotes the protection of wisdom and
the values illustrated in the arms. Relying on his name to bear his
Gaelic ethnicity, the crowned eagle is representative of the Holy
Roman Empire and the Germanic Lansing ethnicity of the armiger.
The armiger has made a lifelong commitment to live according to the
Rule of his Order and in particular to aid the impoverished, comfort
those who are in distress, and alleviate all sufferings when able.