Cronista de Armas de Castilla y Leůn, H.E. Don Alfonso de
Ceballos-Escalera y Gila, Marques de La Floresta (Initial certification April 2008, augmented November 2013).
Registration: Russian College of Heraldry (Collegium
Heraldicum Russiae), Moscow, on 29th November, 2005 (with additional
ad-personam adornment). United States Heraldic Registry, 15th February
2006, #20060215D; American College of Heraldry 19th May 2006,
Reg No. 2876; New England Historical and Genealogical Society
Committee on Heraldry 2007; The Augustan Society 21st December, 2007.
The armorial bearings of Angelo Anthony Sedacca
were designed to reflect and honour his own devout Roman Catholicism,
the Italian heritage of his mother, Marie Ann Sedacca (nee Rella); and
the Sephardic-Jewish heritage of his father, Joseph Sedacca. The helm
employed is typical of Italian heraldry, both in design and depiction.
Since the armigerís paternal ancestors were originally from Spain
(before migrating to Turkey), the colours of the Spanish flag (red and
gold) were employed as the primary colours of the achievement. Out of
devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary, the colours of blue and white
were also used. Blue and white also signify respectively the armigerís
loyalty to the Catholic faith, and his desire to keep the Faith pure.
Consequently, he has chosen the French motto: Defendre et Transmettre
la Loi Divine.
The use of the primary colours (red and gold) and
the secondary colours (blue and white) in concert represents and
honours the Nine Worthies, all of whom employed one or more of these
colours in the armorial bearings attributed to them.
The twelve mullets represent the Twelve Tribes of
Israel and the Twelve Apostles (the Pillars of the Catholic Church).
The expanded book represents truth and one's search for it. The book
is placed between the ivory tower of academia and the papal throne to
demonstrate that faith and reason are not contradictory, but
complementary; the former reveals divine positive law, while the
latter reveals natural law. This concept is also reinforced at the
base of shield where the crowned Lion of Judah (Jesus Christ) holds an
academic mace; all truth emanates from God and ultimately leads back
to Him. The ivory tower was utilized to express the armigerís role as
a teacher of theology and foreign language, while the papal throne
denotes his fidelity to the Magisterium.
In addition to representing the armigerís
law-enforcement career and his office as a notary public, the scales
of justice symbolize that all of our actions and decisions must be
weighed according to the mandates of divine law. The swan featured
atop the entire achievement represents the chivalric ideals of love,
honour, beauty, and virtue.
The armiger has four (4) sons who will inherit his armorial bearings;
namely: Christopher Michael Sedacca (American College of Heraldry
#2877), Nicholas Anthony Sedacca (American College of Heraldry #2878),
Andrew Joseph Sedacca (American College of Heraldry #3088), and
Michael Anthony Sedacca (American College of Heraldry #3457). The
armiger is the only child of Joseph Sedacca, the eldest of three (3)
children (all sons) of Solomon Sedacca and Regina Bencangey.
The Armiger is a Grand Officer of the Equestrian
Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, a Knight of Magistral Grace
of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, an Officer of the Most
Venerable Order of St. John, and an Ufficiale in the Order of Merit of
the Royal House of Savoy.
In 2011 the armiger was
pleased to receive an honorary grant of arms from The College of Arms
in London Volume 175, Folio 232 reflecting his original coat of arms.
The armiger is a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts and the Royal Asiatic Society.