Cross-bearer
Cross-bearer Cross"-bear`er (-b?r`?r), n. (R.C.Ch.) A subdeacon who bears a cross before an archbishop or primate on solemn occasions. [1913 Webster]

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  • Cross-Bearer — • The cleric or minister who carries the processional cross, that is, a crucifix provided with a long staff or handle Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Cross Bearer     Cross Bearer …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • cross-bearer — /kraws bair euhr, kros /, n. a person who carries or holds a cross, esp. in a religious procession. [1530 40; CROSS + BEARER] * * * …   Universalium

  • cross-bearer — /kraws bair euhr, kros /, n. a person who carries or holds a cross, esp. in a religious procession. [1530 40; CROSS + BEARER] …   Useful english dictionary

  • cross-bearer — cross′ bear er n. crucifer 1) • Etymology: 1530–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • cross-bearer — one who carries a burden …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cross — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. rood, crucifix; crosspiece, cross mark, X, ex; gibbet; bur den, trial, trouble, adversity, affliction; hybrid, mixture, crossbreed; half caste, half breed; (cap.) Christianity, the Church, Gospel. v.… …   English dictionary for students

  • The Cross and Crucifix in Liturgy —     The Cross and Crucifix in Liturgy     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► The Cross and Crucifix in Liturgy     (1) Material Objects in Liturgical Use;     (2) Liturgical Forms connected with Them;     (3) Festivals Commemorative of the Holy Cross;… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Muiredach's High Cross — West face of Muiredach s High Cross. Muiredach s High Cross is a high cross from the 10th or possibly 9th century, located at the ruined monastic site of Monasterboice, County Louth, Ireland. There are two other high crosses at Monasterboice; in… …   Wikipedia

  • Victoria Cross — For the abbreviation, see VC. For other uses, see Victoria Cross (disambiguation). Victoria Cross …   Wikipedia

  • Archaeology of the Cross and Crucifix —     Archæology of the Cross and Crucifix     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Archæology of the Cross and Crucifix     I. PRIMITIVE CRUCIFORM SIGNS     The sign of the cross, represented in its simplest form by a crossing of two lines at right angles,… …   Catholic encyclopedia

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