Hello Pastor Williams,
Your new emblazon looks very nice indeed!! I wonder, instead of having the traditional "acanthia leaves" pattern of mantle, would you consider the ancient style of mantle that is an extention of the crest? See the middle emblazon to better understand what I’m trying to express:
I could easily imagine your crest’s vestments extending down the back and sides of your helm.
Just a thought.
I thought this had been posted somewhere already, but perhaps not. This is another rendition Phil did which I belive captures what you are talking about:
There is also a rendition on my armorial page on the MB by Sandy Turnbull which does something quite similar.
(Note: Michael, when you have time, could you please add this version by Phil to my armorial page. Thank you!)
The rendition without the wreath is very nice! How would it look if that version had a cord around the waist, in the same blue & white twists that the wreath would have shown (but much thinner & likely more than six twists), belt-like, with the ends hanging from the knot? Not sure if that would be compatible with the particular type of blue robe shown, just curious…
Yes! That is exactly what I was thinking—"boffo"!! Mike’s idea of adding a rope cincture to secure the mantle is brilliant.
The cinture is worn around the alb (the underlying white garment) at the waist. A chasuble is worn over-top like a poncho and is free-flowing.
Crest: A demi-priest vested Argent with a chasuble Azure bearing a Luther Rose proper.
Question: Since an alb is normally white in color, should the blazon read "vested Argent" or "vested proper"?
IMO specifying the color would be preferable here, since I suspect most Americans wouldn’t know what an "alb" is, much less what color it is.