Our emblem is a symbolic one which reminds us that, although we are happily and gratefully retired clergy of the Greek Orthodox Church, yet each and every one of us remains ΙΕΡΕΥΣ ΕΙΣ ΤΟΝ ΑΙΩΝΑ - "A PRIEST FOREVER," as stated in Hebrews 5:6.
The bright Byzantine colors of our emblem also have symbolic meaning. The outside circle represents our Golden Years, the blue, our Heavenly Kingdom, while the red stands for both, Our Lord's shed Blood and the Joy of His Glorious Resurrection. The inner XP abbreviates the name of our beloved Anointed One - ΧΡΙΣΤΟΣ. The original version of the emblem the fish represented those who have spent a lifetime serving as "fishers of men," also know the acrostic meaning of the word ΙΧΘΥΣ. Jesus-Christ-God’s-Son-Savior
At the 2012 Clergy Laity RCA Assembly the fish officially was removed and it was replaced with the year the RCA was established,1988.
The emblem was created by Fr. Nicholas L. Vieron in 1993.
Emblem for Priest who have served 50 Years or more