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[[File:Russian bishops staff.jpg|thumb|left|Russian Orthodox bishop's crosier, 16th century]]
 
In [[Eastern Christianity]] ([[Oriental Orthodox]]y, [[Eastern Orthodox]]y and [[Eastern Catholic]]ism), bishops use a similar pastoral staff. When a bishop is [[consecration|consecrated]], the crosier ({{lang-el|''italic=yes|paterissa''}}, [[Church Slavonic|Slavonic]]: ''pósokh'') is presented to him by the chief consecrator following the dismissal at the [[Divine Liturgy]].
 
The [[Archbishop of Cyprus]] has the unique [[Privilege (canon law)|privilege]] of carrying a paterissa shaped like an imperial [[sceptre]]. This is one of the ''Three Privileges'' granted to the [[Orthodox Church of Cyprus]] by [[Byzantine Emperor|Emperor]] [[Zeno (emperor)|Zeno]] (the other two being to sign his name in [[cinnabar]]—i.e., ink coloured [[vermilion]] by the addition of the mineral cinnabar—and to wear purple instead of black [[cassock]]s under his vestments).