Cartae Sacrorum De Congregatio Americas
Americas Union Charter
Article 57 - Americas Union Symbols
The flag of the Union shall be two (2) interlocking rings on an royal purple colored background.
The flag represents in the union of North, Central and South America with the middle interlocking region the Central American and Island nations. The circle itself represents the unity of peoples of different lands, tribes and cultures.
The final design of the flag shall be confirmed by the First Session of the Probationary Synod and ratified by the First Session of the Permanent Synod.
The anthem of the Union shall be commissioned and confirmed by the First Session of the Permanent Synod.
The motto of the Union shall be confirmed by the First Session of the Permanent Synod.
The currency of the Union shall be the Americas Union Moneta.
The name shall be confirmed by the First Session of the Probationary Synod and ratified by the First Session of the Permanent Synod.
Americas Union day shall be confirmed by the First Session of the Permanent Synod.
As the present Charter shall be known as a new covenant for the Members of the Americas Union, by the power and authority of the Charter a Great Seal shall be forged and shall be known as the Great Seal of the Americas.
It shall be entrusted to the House with the assistance of the Basilica to protect and honor the Great Seal of the Americas as its imprint shall represent nothing less than the existence of the word and law of the Americas Union Free Society.
Every instrument to which the Seal is affixed is to be signed by either the Notary-General, or countersigned by at least two (2) Archons or by another person appointed by the Synod or House for the purpose.
The House may determine either generally or in any particular case that a signature may be affixed by a mechanical means specified in the determination.
In recognition of the new Synod and House elected every six (6) years, the Great Seal of Americas Union shall therefore reflect the unique six (6) year term of each Synod.
At the closure of the Synod and the House at the end of the last session of a term, the Great Seal shall be formally broken indicating the termination of the power of the previous Synod. Upon the election of the House from Members of the Synod new Great Seal of Americas shall be presented reflecting new life and authority.
The organisation of the Union may have one (1) or more duplicates of the Seal which are to be facsimiles of the Seal with the addition on their faces of the words "Certificate Seal" and which are to be known as Certificate Seals. Any certificate for shares, membership, certification, qualification or financial instruments issued under a Certificate Seal is deemed to be sealed with the Great Seal.
In accordance with the present Charter, lesser seals are permitted to be forged for the use by those officials, bodies and organs named within one (1) the following conditions:
(i) Any seal formed for a body or organ selected by either the Synod or the House, the life of the seal should correspond to the life of the present mandate of the body, with the exception of the Basilica which is permitted to continue in existing until six (6) months after the end of the previous Synod and House or thirty (30) days after the formation of the new Synod and House, whatever is shorter; and
(ii) Any seal for a great office of Society named within the present Charter shall exist in perpetuity, reflecting the reserving of such powers to the office itself and the perpetuation of any such obligations, powers or actions.