(c) The worship paid to Saints, in those Christian churches which admit it, is formally distinguished as dulia (SovXeia) from true worship or latria XarpEia).
Even the Virgin Mary, though she is styled Mother of God and Queen of Heaven, receives only dulia or at most hyperdulia.
Bir p, above, and SouXEia, service), and (3) dulia, that due to the saints.
The toe of the famous statue of the apostle in St Peter's, Rome, shows marked wear caused by the kisses of pilgrims. In the Roman Church a distinction is made between Latvia, a worship due to God alone, and Dulia or Hyperdulia, the adoration paid to the Virgin, saints, martyrs, crucifixes, &c..