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Crosier Or Crozier
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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.

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See "Pastoral staff."

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