Staff, Pastoral
Staff, Pastoral
The Pastoral Staff is an ecclesiastical ornament which is conferred on bishops at their consecration and on mitred abbots at their investiture, and which is used by these prelates in performing certain solemn functions

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  • Pastoral staff — Pastoral Pas tor*al, a. [L. pastoralis: cf. F. pastoral. See {Pastor}.] 1. Of or pertaining to shepherds; hence, relating to rural life and scenes; as, a pastoral life. [1913 Webster] 2. Relating to the care of souls, or to the pastor of a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pastoral — Pas tor*al, a. [L. pastoralis: cf. F. pastoral. See {Pastor}.] 1. Of or pertaining to shepherds; hence, relating to rural life and scenes; as, a pastoral life. [1913 Webster] 2. Relating to the care of souls, or to the pastor of a church; as,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pastoral Theology — Pastoral Pas tor*al, a. [L. pastoralis: cf. F. pastoral. See {Pastor}.] 1. Of or pertaining to shepherds; hence, relating to rural life and scenes; as, a pastoral life. [1913 Webster] 2. Relating to the care of souls, or to the pastor of a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pastoral Staff — • The Pastoral Staff is an ecclesiastical ornament which is conferred on bishops at their consecration and on mitred abbots at their investiture, and which is used by these prelates in performing certain solemn functions Catholic Encyclopedia.… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • pastoral — /ˈpastərəl / (say pahstuhruhl), / trəl/ (say truhl) adjective 1. of or relating to the raising of stock, especially sheep or cattle, on rural properties: pastoral occupations; pastoral leases. 2. used for pasture, as land. 3. having the… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Pastoral Staff —    A staff used by a Bishop, as an ensign of his office, at all public Episcopal Ministrations. It is generally borne by his chaplain. The Pastoral Staff is made in the shape of a shepherd s crook and is frequently given to the Bishop at his… …   American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pastoral Provision — The Pastoral Provision allows for some exceptions to the normal practice of the Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic Church in the United States. First, it allows diocesan bishops to establish Anglican Use Catholic parishes, which use a liturgy… …   Wikipedia

  • pastoral — pastorally, adv. /pas teuhr euhl, pah steuhr /, adj. 1. having the simplicity, charm, serenity, or other characteristics generally attributed to rural areas: pastoral scenery; the pastoral life. 2. pertaining to the country or to life in the… …   Universalium

  • pastoral — adj. & n. adj. 1 of, relating to, or associated with shepherds or flocks and herds. 2 (of land) used for pasture. 3 (of a poem, picture, etc.) portraying country life, usu. in a romantic or idealized form. 4 of or appropriate to a pastor. n. 1 a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pastoral Staff — Every bishop has his official staff that refers to his responsibility towards serving God s people. The bishop receives the staff from the top of the altar, that he may feel responsible in front of God …   Dictionary of church terms

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