Editor’s Note: You can read more about the new Lieutenant of the Order of Malta, but what I find curious is, that the rule of the Order which specifies that the Holy Rosary of Our Lady on heraldic devices of members be always gold and suspended with 3 beads, is violated by the coat of arms of John. T. Dunlap, new Lieutenant of the Order of Malta (no association with Ordo Militaris Catholicus). And so I counted the beads, and I came up with 66. How curious. You can read a short biography here of the Lieutenant.
There are other curious things about his coat of arms: There are 6 claws of each of the Eagles, the heads and swords of which also total six. The white crosses in the red fields each have 12 sides, which is 6 x 2. And of those red areas, only 6 are square. So we have 4 more 6s. Together than we have 6, 6, 6, 6 and 66, which is twice 6,6,6 and 6,6,6, which is the masonic sign for the perfect companion of the Antichrist.
But perhaps Dulap is not a mason and has no idea of what his coat of arms might signify to them.
However, I want to point out, that an Islamic prayer rosary has 100 beads, not 66. And I know of no rosary in Christendom without Our Fathers, which has 66 beads. Perhaps some reader can enlightenme.