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[[File:Crosier of the Syriac Orthodox Bishop.jpg|thumb|Eastern-style crosier of the [[Indian Orthodox]] ([[Malankara Orthodox Church]]) with serpents representing the [[staff of Moses]]]]
 
A '''crosier''' (also known as a '''crozier''', '''paterissa''', '''pastoral staff''', or '''bishop's staff''')<ref>{{cite EB1911 |wstitle=Crozier |volume=7 |page=520}}</ref> is a stylized staff carried by high-ranking [[Roman Catholic]], [[Eastern Orthodox]], [[Oriental Orthodox]], [[Anglican]], and some [[Lutheran]], [[United Methodist Church|United Methodist]] and [[Pentecostal]] [[prelates]]. Other typical [[insignia]] of many of these prelates are the [[mitre]], the [[pectoral cross]], and the [[episcopal ring]]. A crosier staff is a part of the tradition of [[Jewish Christianity]].
 
== History ==
 
== References ==
* {{Cite Catholic Encyclopedia | volume=4 | last =Morrisroe | first =Patrick | wstitle =Crosier}}
* {{Citation | last =Morrisroe | first =Patrick | contribution=Crosier | year =1908 | title =The Catholic Encyclopedia | editor-last = | editor-first = | volume =IV | pages = | place=New York | publisher =Robert Appleton Company | url =http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/04515c.htm}}
* {{Citation | contribution =Crosier | year =2005 | title =Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary | place=Springfield, MA | publisher =Merriam-Webster, Inc. | url =http://www.m-w.com/cgi-bin/dictionary?book=Dictionary&va=crosier}}
* {{Citation | last=Noonan | first=James-Charles, Jr. | title=The Church Visible: The Ceremonial Life and Protocol of the Roman Catholic Church | year=1996 | location=New York | publisher=Viking | isbn=0-670-86745-4 | pages=191}}
{{commonscat|Croziers|crosiers}}
* [http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/6322/78/1600/018_lg.jpg Photo of Pope John Paul II] kneeling before the [[Holy Door]] of [[St. Peter's Basilica]], carrying a form of the [[Papal ferula]] with a three-barred [[Papal cross]]
* {{CathEncy|wstitle=Crosier}}
* [http://www.paradoxplace.com/Church_Stuff/Croziers.htm Photos of Medieval Crosiers from Italy, France, Spain & England]
* [http://www.dieter-philippi.de/en/ecclesiastical-fineries/crozier-bishops-staff-posoch-zezel-pilgrims-staff Photos of the new crozier of Pope Benedict XVI.]