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Angelo Anthony Sedacca, KM, KC*HS, OMS, O.St.J. FRSA, FRAS.

Registered: The International Register of Arms, 1st February 2006. Registration No. 0016.

Arms: Gules, on a chevron Azure, fimbriated Argent, between in chief a book expanded, flanked by a tower of the third, and a papal throne proper, and in base a lion rampant brandishing an academic mace with a king's crown above his head also proper, twelve mullets of the third, all within a bordure Or.

Crest: A pair of scales of justice Or, ensigned with a swan close Argent.

Motto: DEFENDRE ET TRANSMETTRE LA LOI DIVINE ("TO DEFEND AND PASS ON DIVINE LAW")

Registration: Bureau of Heraldry, Department of Arts & Culture of South Africa (Reference # H/4/3/4/898), Published under Government Notice # 1024 of 30th October 2009; Registration in National Government Gazette # 32916 of 5th February 2010 (page 12). Certificate # 3734

The Arms of Angelo Anthony Sedacca

Private Registration:  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).

Further Private 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.

 
 

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