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crosier

or

crozier

(krō′zhər)
n.
1. A staff with a crook or cross at the end, carried by or before an abbot, bishop, or archbishop as a symbol of office.
2. Botany See fiddlehead.

crosier

unfolding (uncurling) new leaf on bracken and most ferns; inspiration for the tip of ecclesiastical staffs.
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Laurette McNear, supervisor of pastoral staff support at the 4,000-member Christian Stronghold Baptist Church, has been an IBS customer for four years.
Highlights of the exhibition include, Michelangelo's compass and tools used in the building of the Sistine Chapel; works by Bernini, Giotto, Guercino and others; artwork dating back to the third century; venerated relics (bone fragments) of Saint Peter; the pastoral staff of Pope John Paul II and items from the election of Pope Benedict XVI, including election ballots, a ceremonial vestment and an actual white smoke cartridge used to announce the election of the Pope.
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At Willamette Christian Center, the pastoral staff decided about five years ago to move from coats and ties to more casual business attire.
As members of the pastoral staff, parish nurses are positioned to make appropriate referrals to public health and other reliable informational resources.