Crosier or Crozier

Some scholars are confused between the crosier and the bishop's pastoral staff. The first is surmounted by a cross between two serpents, used in liturgical services and in the bishop's procession, while the second is just a stick as a symbol of leadership and pastoral authority.
See "Pastoral staff."

Dictionary of church terms. — St. GEORGE'S COPTIC ORTHODOX CHURCH SPORTING - ALEXANDRIA EGYPT. .

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Crosier (disambiguation) — A crosier, or crozier, is the stylized staff of office carried by high ranking Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Anglican, some Lutheran and Pentecostal prelates. Crosier or Crozier may also refer to: Crozier (crater), a lunar crater Crozier… …   Wikipedia

  • Crosier — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Crosier est un nom de famille notamment porté par : Eric Crozier (1914 1994), un auteur et scénariste britannique, Francis Crozier (1796 1848?), un… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • crosier — crosier. = crozier (см.). (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • Crozier — Cro zier (kr? zh?r), n. See {Crosier}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • crozier — (also crosier) ► NOUN ▪ a hooked staff carried by a bishop. ORIGIN Old French croisier cross bearer …   English terms dictionary

  • crozier — [krō′zhər] n. CROSIER …   English World dictionary

  • Crosier — For other uses, see Crosier (disambiguation). Western crosier of Archbishop Heinrich of Finstingen, 1260 1286. A crosier (crozier, pastoral staff, paterissa, pósokh) is the stylized staff of office (pastoral staff) carried by high ranking… …   Wikipedia

  • crosier — crosiered, adj. /kroh zheuhr/, n. 1. a ceremonial staff carried by a bishop or an abbot, hooked at one end like a shepherd s crook. See illus. under cope2. 2. Bot. the circinate young frond of a fern. Also, crozier. [1350 1400; short for crosier… …   Universalium

  • Crosier — This interesting name is of early medieval English and French origin, and is an occupational surname for the bearer of a cross or a bishop s crook in ecclesiastical processions, or of the cross at a monastery. The name might also have been used… …   Surnames reference

  • Crozier — This interesting name is of early medieval English and French origin, and is an occupational surname for the bearer of a cross or a bishop s crook in ecclesiastical processions, or of the cross at a monastery. The name might also have been used… …   Surnames reference

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.