Montfoort is a city in
the Dutch province of Utrecht.
The church seal of the Dutch reformed of the Montfoort
church is related to the name of the city, in Latin Mons fortis,
meaning: strong castle. The same tower can be seen in an old
coat of arms of the city. The ecclesiastical municipality
is also referring to God's name, by writing the Latin text:
Turris Fortis Nomen Jehovae. The text is based on Proverbs
18 verse 10: The name of the LORD [is] a strong tower. This
text is confirmed by placing God name, JHWH, above the tower.
The church seal is so old that nobody knows when it started
to come into use. However, it is a nice tradition that the
Dutch Reformed Church of Montfoort still uses the seal on
their letters and envelopes.