FLAG OF THE ORDER
In 1919 the Church of England lost its Welsh department when the Church was disestablished in
At a meeting of the Governing Body of the Church in
It was later suggested that the cinquefoils should be omitted, to create a flag to be known as the Cross of St David. The below flag (Cross of St David) has been adopted as the flag of the Order of St David and St Non. A Black background with yellow cross.
The Cross of the Order is by tradition a Celtic Cross Gold in Colour, suspended from a Yellow and Black Ribbon.
Since centuries ago the Celtic Cross is a distinctive emblem originating in Ireland and Wales. In Ireland, it is a popular tale that the Celtic cross was introduced to the island by Saint Patrick or possibly Saint Declan during his time converting the pagan Irish. It is believed that Saint Patrick combined the symbol of Christianity, a cross, with the symbol of the sun (or possibly the moon), or a circle symbol, a symbol of the cycle of life and or cycle of the seasons to give pagan followers an idea of the importance of the cross by linking it with the idea of the life-giving properties of the sun. Ideas and ideology that was familiar to them.
In relation to the Order of St David and St Non; the Celtic Cross is Gold, the only yellow metal, has the chemical symbol Au, which is derived from the Latin word for gold - Aurum. It has a density nearly twice that of lead, is a good conductor of electricity and heat, and is so malleable that it can be rolled thin enough to allow light to pass through.