Boyd, Dr. Christian Dominic

Registration Information:

  • Society of American Armigers Registry No.: AA0071
  • Registration Date: 7 August 2019
  • Heraldic Artist: Natalia Rostislavovna Egorova
  • Armiger: The Rev'd Dr. Christian D. Boyd, CTJ, KCMA, DCPS, KG of Waukesha, WI, USA

* The following blazon and/or emblazonment are hereby Certified by the armiger listed, to be his/her original (or inherited/matriculated) Arms.

Category: American Armigers

Arms as interpreted by Natalia Rostislavovna Egorova
Arms as interpreted by Natalia Rostislavovna Egorova

Blazon:

Arms:  Azure, a bend Gules fimbriated Argent, charged with three crosses pattee also Argent between two greyhound's heads erased proper.

Crest:  Above the shield is placed a Geneva Bonnet, with a knotted cord and a tassel descending on either side all Sable.

Design Rationale:

The design takes elements from various portions of the armiger’s background. The colours in the designs hark back to the various Boyd family Arms in Scotland, particularly Kilmarnock. The greyhounds reflect the armiger’s patron saint, Dominic de Guzmán, and the Hounds of God. The three Crosses Pattee represent his vows made at baptism, ordained as a presbyter and Benedictine oblate, and when he was conferred the dignity of Chevalier by the Ordo Supremus Militaris Templi Hierosolymitani (Sovereign Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem) under the Royal Patron, Her Highness Princess Elisabeth of Ysenburg and Büdingen, Princess of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg. The Geneva bonnet with two black tassels in lieu of a helm and crest is traditional ecclesiastical heraldry for Presbyterian ministers.

Other Registration(s):

  • 11th May 2018 - The American College of Heraldry (Reg. Numb. 3989).

  • 20th May 2018 - The International Register of Arms, Registration No. 0452 (Vol.3).

Other Items & Honors

The Equestrian, Secular and Chapterial Order of Saint Joachim: In Mar 2019, The Armiger was awarded Knight Expectant 1 of the The Equestrian, Secular and Chapterial Order of Saint Joachim

The Sovereign Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem:  Conferred the dignity of Chevalier 1  in The Sovereign Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem, Grand Priory of the United States of America, at the Convent of the Priory of St. John the Baptist on Mar. 25, 2017 held at The DeKoven Center's Chapel of St. John (Racine, WI) under the Royal Patron, Her Highness Princess Elisabeth of Ysenburg and Büdingen, Princess of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg.

The Armiger has held the following positions: Registrar and Assistant Chaplain 2017-2019. Chancellor and Assistant Chaplain 2019-2021. And has been awarded The Achievement Medal by the Grand Priory of the USA (SMOTJ), 23 Feb 2018; the Armiger Badge and rank by the Principal Herald of Arms of the OSMTH, 18 Feb 2019; was admitted to the Chaplain Corp and promoted to rank Chaplain of the Temple Jerusalem, 6 April 2019; and awarded the Templar Medal by the Grand Priory of the USA (SMOTJ), 15 May 2019.

Equestrian Order of Michael Archangel of the Sovereign Imperial and Royal House of Ghassan:  On 18 March 2019, the armiger was appointed as, and bestowed the title and honor of, Knight of the Equestrian Order of Michael Archangel of the Sovereign Imperial and Royal House of Ghassan, and promoted to On 18 May 2019 to Knight Grand Cross 1  by His Imperial and Royal Highness Prince Gharios El Chemor of Ghassan Al-Nu'man VIII.

The Royal and Hashemite Order of the Pearl: On 15 July 2019, the armiger was bestowed the dignity and honor of, Distinguished Companion 1  of the The Royal and Hashemite Order of the Pearl, by His Majesty Sultan Ampun Muedzul-Lail Tan Kiram, Grand Master.

Royal Order of the Golden Fire Dog: In Augist 2019, the armiger was appointed as, and bestowed the title and honor of, Knight 2  of the Royal Order of the Golden Fire Dog by H.R.H. Oheneba Nana Kwame Obeng II, Chief of the Royal House of Sefwi Obeng-Mim, Grand Master of the Royal Orders of the Royal House of Sefwi Obeng-Mim.

Notes & References

  • Award has been verified by Brevet.
  • Award verified via the Chancellor of the Royal House of Sefwi Obeng-Mim.
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