Explanation To The Crest

The above Coat of Arms has five (5) basic elements:

i. Emblem of the Wiawso State.
In the Upper Left Half of the Crest is the symbol of Wiawso State. A Keg of Gun Powder sits on a Stool with two Guns leaning against it and two Swords (Akrafena) on top of the keg. The Stool stands for Royalty. The two Guns represent the protection and security of the Wiawso State. The Powder Keg, a barrel of gunpowder sitting on the Stool stands for the State of Wiawso’s readiness to defend its Territorial Integrity. The two swords on top of the Keg represent the Dignifying Royal Power of the Wiawso State.

ii. The Dog with fire in the mouth.
In the Upper Right Half of the Crest is the image of a dog with fire in the mouth standing on a stool. The Dog with the fire in the mouth is the Totem of the Aduana Clan to which Most Rev. Samuel Nkuah-Boateng belongs. The Stool with crossed swords represents Royalty, Custom and tradition. It is a sign of Royal Authority. The entire Totem represents the diligence and integrity that ought to be manifested in the life of any member of the Clan.

iii. The Symbol of The Annunciation of he Lord.
In the Lower Left Half of the Crest is the symbol of the Annunciation of the Lord: the announcement made by the Angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary that she would conceive a son by the power of the Holy Spirit. Our Lady of Annunciation is the Patroness of the Cathedral Church of the Catholic Diocese of Wiawso, at Sefwi Wiawso.

iv. Index Finger pointing to the Sky and surrounded by a Halo
In the Lower Right Half of the Crest is the Hand with the Index Finger pointing to the Sky and as well surrounded with a Halo. The Index Finger surrounded with a Halo is symbolic of God’s Finger, the divine presence (Finger of God: Digitus Dei) in the life of the Bishop, Most Rev. Samuel Nkuah Boateng.

v. The Episcopal Motto
The Episcopal Motto is Nolite Timere, to wit, Do not Be Afraid or Be not Afraid (Luke 12:32). These were the words of encouragement that Jesus, more than Two Thousand years ago, addressed to his disciples. Jesus assured them to solely and overly depend on God. Therefore, as a Diocese and family of God our absolute dependance lies on God devoid of any fear.

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The Catholic Diocese of Wiawso is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Cape Coast. The Diocese was originally part of the Diocese of Sekondi-Takoradi which in itself was carved out of the Archdiocese of Cape coast in 1969.

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