All the elements of the Coat of Arms of the Order of St. Paul the First Hermit come from the Life of St. Paul written by St Jerome. One depiction of these elements as the Coat of Arms can be seen in the image on the left. Below is a summary of these symbols’ references to the life of St. Paul the First Hermit.
|Element of the Coat of Arms||Reference to the Life of St. Paul the First Hermit|
|The date palm||St. Paul used the leaves from the palm tree to weave clothes for himself.|
|The dates from the palm tree served as sustenance for St. Paul.|
|The Raven||The raven would bring St. Paul half a loaf of bread every day for 90 years.|
|The Lions||They dug the grave in which St. Anthony would bury St. Paul in.|
Like the Coat of Arms, the Flag used by the Order symbolises things from the life of St. Paul the First Hermit.
|Colours in the Flag||Reference to the Life of St. Paul the First Hermit|
|White||For the Bread that was brought to St. Paul each day.|
|Black||The Raven that brought St. Paul the bread.|
|Yellow||For the Desert Sand since he was a hermit in the Egyptian desert.|
|Green||The palm tree that provided him food and also from which he made his clothes.|
Here is a variety of versions of the Orders Coat of Arms.