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Diocese Of Saskatoon - Bishop's Crest

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Project by W.F. Judt posted 11-24-2018 08:49 PM 933 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi:
This week I finished a commission for a carved Bishop’s Crest for the Diocese of Saskatoon. This is the second Bishop’s Crest I have carved for the diocese, the first being about 8 years ago. Recently a new Bishop was installed in the diocese, so a new Bishop’s Crest was in order.

it is carved in Red Birch, which is very close-grained, with a soft rose-brown cast, and which holds great detail.
Size: 17.5” x 24” x 2”
Clear finish.

Apparently, every bishop has their own crest. A search on Google will reveal thousands of images of Bishop’s Crests from all over the world. Fascinating stuff.
The symbols include the sun and mountains of B.C., the rivers and wheat of the prairies, the sword of the Word, and the winged lion which is an ancient symbol for Mark, the evangelist. Of course, every crest contains the cross of Christ and the Kai-Rho (The Chi Rho is one of the earliest forms of christogram, formed by superimposing the first two (capital) letters—chi and rho (ΧΡ)—of the Greek word ΧΡΙΣΤΟΣ)
The 6 tassels on each side indicate the office of the Bishop. The hat at the top is the Bishop’s Hat of olden days, used when travelling between parishes, offering protection from sun and rain.
The latin inscription reads “Peace, Service, Hope”.

Bill Judt
Saskatoon, SK, Canada





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Andre

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#1 posted 11-24-2018 09:39 PM

Amazing talent! Somehow more beauty is shown when not created by a machine, I believe it was James Krenov that said, slight imperfections are the fingerprints to show it was made by hand.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#2 posted 11-24-2018 10:24 PM

Beautiful work! The detail is amazing and your description is helpful. I’ve seen and appreciated your work in several churches.

-- Calgary Bill

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#3 posted 11-24-2018 11:30 PM

Gorgeous!

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#4 posted 11-25-2018 12:02 AM



Amazing talent! Somehow more beauty is shown when not created by a machine, I believe it was James Krenov that said, slight imperfections are the fingerprints to show it was made by hand.

- Andre

I agree wholeheartedly! I was just talking to my wife about this.
Great job!

-- Pete

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#5 posted 11-25-2018 09:13 AM

A great job and more than beautiful.

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#6 posted 11-25-2018 10:43 AM

-- Ganchik Sasha. Life is not a draft, tomorrow you will not redo......

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#7 posted 11-25-2018 03:26 PM

Red Birch ??? BILL, You probably confused with black birch. You have no red birch in Canada. Red birch is very rare and grows only in Kazakhstan, in the province of Narynkol. If I’m wrong, you correct me, I will be happy to expand my horizons.

-- Ganchik Sasha. Life is not a draft, tomorrow you will not redo......

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#8 posted 11-25-2018 05:18 PM

Looks fantastic – I’m also from Saskatoon.

-- No craft is very far from the line beyond which is magic. -- Lord Dunsany — Instagram @grailwoodworks

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#9 posted 11-25-2018 05:27 PM

Awesome!

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#10 posted 11-25-2018 08:06 PM

Absolutely inspiring.

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