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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 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]].
 
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