In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- In the Celtic regions, where relics were more usually associative than corporeal, these often took the form of a bell once owned by the saint, a crozier, or a book.
- Although Welsh churches, like English and Irish ones, had gospel books, book and bell shrines, croziers, and reliquaries, church treasuries were much barer there.
- I was so delighted with the Pope's visit that I, in a burst of Irish Catholicism, the intensity of which would have melted St. Patrick's crozier sent a postcard off to The Catholic Herald saying how I felt about John Paul's visit here.
- He rapped with his crosier upon it, saying: - Lift up your heads, you gates, lift yourselves up, you everlasting doors, that the King of Glory may come in.
- All the dozen scientists crowded to shake hands with the bishop; he put away his crozier and shook them all.
- Augustine has placed his bishop's mitre on the altar table and propped his crosier and a censer on either side.
- In it, a bishop who had committed disgraceful acts was stripped of the symbols of his office - mitre, crosier and ring.
- Abbots, abbesses and bishops were buried with their croziers, the pastoral staffs symbolic of their office.
- After the formalities, he laid his crozier, as the seal of office, on the altar.
- A bishop's crozier possibly thought to date from the early 7th century has been found in a peat bog in Co Offaly, 60 miles west of Dublin.
- His crozier and a psalter associated with him were, later, taken into battle.
- The infant Jesus, with a gracious look, takes St Bernard's crosier whilst St Bernard, in his white gloves, joins his hands in prayer.
- And we should not forget that the altarpiece's narrative culminated in the sculpted Coronation of Mary, an event also depicted on the top of Abbot du Clercq's crozier in the Visitation.
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