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The Reverend Canon Christopher Douglas-Huriwai

Registered: The International Register of Arms, 29th October 2021 Registration No. 0613 (Vol.4). 

Arms: Gules, a chalice Or, issuing from it a host Argent, charged with a cross of the first, between three mullets of eight points each pierced of a square, on a chief of the third, a crosier bendwise of the first between two pohutukawa flowers proper.

Crest: No crest or helm, instead a Clerical Galero with three red tassels hanging from black cords is used to denote the armigerís position as a canon of the Anglican Church.

Motto: E Kore Rawa Te Aroha E Taka (Love never fails)

Assumed: 19 October 2021New Zealand.

The Arms of The Reverend Canon Christopher Douglas-Huriwai

The Arms were designed and painted by Dr. John Mueller, Heraldic Artist

As a Canon of the Anglican Communion, specifically the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand, and Polynesia, the arms of the Reverend Canon Christopher Douglas-Huriwai have neither helm, nor crest, but rather a clerical galero with three red tassels pendant from black cords, as is prescribed by warrant of the Earl Marshal, 21 December 1976.

The several features of the arms represent certain key markers of the armigers identity both as a priest and native person (Maori) of New Zealand. The chalice and host speaks to the primary role of a priest, that is to preside at the sacraments of the church. More broadly speaking, the eucharist has been foundational to the life of the armiger.

The three stars surrounding the chalice and host are directly inspired by the arms of the several dioceses in the Anglican Church of Aotearoa, New Zealand, and Polynesia - all of which have the three stars upon them representing the southern cross. Furthermore, the style in which the stars have been painted, although not in the typical heraldic style, is the traditional Maori style of rendering stars, thus the stars serve as both a nod to the armigerís connections to the church in New Zealand and his native Maori ancestry.

The armiger has had the extreme privilege of being the personal chaplain to two successive bishops and archbishops. This is a ministry the armiger took great delight in, and it is for this reason the bishop's crosier appears in the chief of his arms.

The two flowers either side of the crosier have dual meaning. First, they represent the pohutukawa tree, a native tree that is plentiful on the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand where the armiger is from. Secondly, they represent the two Archbishops whom the armiger has served as chaplain. Both of whom were from the same area, the East Coast of the North Island.

The armiger attended seminary at the College of Saint John the Evangelist in Auckland, New Zealand from 2010-2012. He is a Bachelor of Theology and holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Theology both from Laidlaw College, Auckland. He was ordained deacon in 2011 by the Right Reverend Te Kitohi Pikaahu, Bishop of Taitokerau. In 2013 he was ordained priest by the Most Reverend William Brown Turei, Primate and Archbishop of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia.

In 2017 he was appointed Canon to the Ordinary and Chaplain to the Archbishop by the Most Reverend Donald Tamihere, Archbishop and Primate of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand, and Polynesia.

 

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