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crosier

, crozier
1. a staff surmounted by a crook or cross, carried by bishops as a symbol of pastoral office
2. the tip of a young plant, esp a fern frond, that is coiled into a hook

crosier

bishop’s staff signifying his ruling power. [Christian Symbolism: Appleton, 21]
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The pastoral staff received a letter from some musicians in our congregation that slammed us for the Christmas Eve service.
Finally there are the special inclusions of Pope Benedict XVI, the pastoral staff of Pope John Paul II and the bronze cast of his hand which everyone is encouraged to grasp, symbolizing new hope and purpose for the third millennium.
Wearing golden vestments and clutching his pastoral staff, Benedict began the ceremony with a procession into the area under St Peter's Basilica where St Peter is believed to be buried, paying homage to the first pope and blessing the tomb with incense as a choir chanted.