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Stryszów commune (Poland)

Wadowice county, Malopolskie vojvodship

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[Stryszów commune flag] image by Chrystian Kretowicz, 17 Oct 2008
adopted 28 Oct 2004; design: Włodzimierz Chorązki See also:

Stryszów commune flag

Stryszów - rural commune, Wadowice County, Małopolskie Voivodship.
First mentioned in 1326

Arms and flag adopted on October 28, 2004 (resolution # XV/90/04).
"Arms: on the red shield and on the golden mild hill there is a golden linden tree.
On its right is Święty Onufry (English: Saint Onuphrius; ancient Egyptian: Wnn-nfr meaning "he-who-is-continuingly-good") kneeling and praying (in natural colors) and on the left of the tree there are hammer and axe crossed, silver with the golden handles.
St. Onuphrius (d. c. 400) - While on a visit to the hermits of Thebaid in Egypt to find out if the eremetical life was for him, Abbot Paphnutius met Onuphrius, who told him he had been a monk in a monastery but had left to follow the eremetical life, which he had done for 70 years. During the night the abbot stayed with the hermit; the next morning, after food had miraculously appeared the previous evening, Onuphrius told Paphnutius that the Lord had told him he, Onuphrius, was to die and that Paqphnutius had been sent ny the Lord to bury him. Onuphrius did die, Paphnutius buried him in a hole in the mountainside, and the site immediately disappeared, as if to tell the abbot that he was not to remain there. The story was put into writing by one of his monks and was already popular in the 6th century. June 12.

Flag: a rectangle in the ratio of 5:8 divided into three bands in proportions 1:3:1 in colors: red-yellow-red. In the middle of the flag, the Arms are displayed.
The designer of the Arms and flag is Dr.Włodzimierz Chorązki (heraldist from the Jagiellonian University in Cracow).
Originally the background of the shield and narrow bands of the flag were supposed to be blue, but the heraldists and council members came to the conclusion that color red would be a better choice."
Chrystian Kretowicz, 17 Oct 2008


Stryszów banner

[Stryszów banner] image by Chrystian Kretowicz, 17 Oct 2008
adopted 28 Oct 2004; design: Włodzimierz Chorązki

Stryszów Coat of Arms

[Stryszów coat of arms] image by Chrystian Kretowicz, 17 Oct 2008
adopted 28 Oct 2004; design: Włodzimierz Chorązki