Lon and the others adore him.
The elder takes the Gospel off the white cloth, where it has lain all through the ceremony, and places it on the postulant's head, and the other good men present place their right hands on his head; they shall say the parcias (spare), and thrice the "Let us adore the Father and Son and Holy Spirit," and then pray thus: "Holy Father, welcome thy servant in thy justice and send upon him thy grace and thy holy spirit."
The chief upholders of images, the patriarch Germanus, George of Cyprus and John of Damascus, were anathematized, and Christians forbidden to adore or make images or even to hide them.
They maintain that they can adore Him at any time and at any place, provided that the time and the place are calculated to compose and direct the mind towards Him.
The Hindus, like the pagans of antiquity, adore natural objects and forces - a mountain, a river or an animal.
" And almost all the Samaritans," he goes on to say, " and a few among the other nations, acknowledge and adore him as the first God.
The Parsis adore fire as the visible expression of Ahura-Mazda, the eternal principle of light and righteousness; the Brahmans worship it as divine and omniscient.'
Their use was declared to be this, that they taught the ignorant through the eye what they should adore with the mind; they are not themselves to be adored.