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At the website of St. Joseph of Arimathea Parish of the Anglican Orthodox Church of Chesterfield, Virginia, US there are a few, maddeningly obscured, photos of what is possibly a church flag- white with gold fringe and a central device of blue, gold, white & red. See http://www.anglicanorthodoxofvirginia.com/Pictures_SJ.htm - second, third, and fifth photos. It's possible, but far from certain, the device may be the AOC's arms shown at the top of the page.
The AOC's denominational homepage is at
It was founded in 1963 and has churches in North and South America, Africa,
Asia, and Oceania. It is not part of the Anglican Communion.
Ned Smith, 30 March 2006
The Anglican Orthodox Church is one of several churches around the world and especially in the United States which have separated themselves (or been separated from) the established Anglican Communion and/or the Episcopal Church in the United States for theological, doctrinal, or other reasons. The Anglican Orthodox Church was established in 1963, and not only does the link below provide additional information about the church, but also presents a colored photograph of the church flag: http://www.stpetersaoc.org/About.html.
The website reports:
"Our Church is blessed with a flag. You will be interested in knowing something about it.
- The four crosses on the corners represent the Gospel, which we are committed to proclaim to the “four corners” of the earth.
- The gold triangle in the center is the symbol for The Holy Trinity, and representative of the letter “A” in “Anglican.” The “A” also stands for Alpha (Rev. 1:8) – Christ is the first to be resurrected and was with God in the Beginning (John 1:1).
- The blue and gold circles are symbolical of the Eternity of God and representative of the letter “C” in Church.”
- The “C” in the Center of the Circle also stands for Christ who is central in the Trinity. The circle stands, also, for Omega – the End and summary of all things which Christ was and is (Rev. 1:8).
White for Purity: Blue for Faithfulness; Gold for Divinity; and Red for Sacrifice, the blood of our Saviour on the Cross."
Ron Lahav, 21 January 2009