cross bearer (plural cross bearers)
- (Christianity) A person who carries a cross in a Christian religious procession.
- "With many a cross bearer before,
- And many a spear behind."
- 1942 May 4, "[http://content.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,777776,00.html Religion: Canterbury Pilgrim]," Time (retrieved 28 Oct 2015)
- Behind the verger walked a cross-bearer, the Canterbury choristers and seven decrepit beadsmen. Behind the decrepit beadsmen came a long array of Canterbury canons, chaplains and dignitaries in all their robes, followed by pages carrying the maces of Canterbury and York and the cross of Canterbury.
- 2014 April 18, Andrew Bloss, "Crucifixion re-enacted in Croydon on Good Friday ↗," Your Local Guardian (UK) (retrieved 28 Oct 2015)
- There were three main processions which were led by a cross bearer.