The Perfect were adored, and the kiss of peace was passed round.
This deified monarch needed a new temple, and Versailles, where everything was his creation, both men and things, adored its maker.
Mithras was born of a rock, the marvel being seen only by certain shepherds, who brought gifts and adored him.
"Adored friend of my soul!" he wrote.
The saying of the Johannine Gospel - that God is to be adored neither in Jerusalem nor on Gerizim, but that His true worshipper must worship Him in spirit and in truth - is in complete harmony with the old Christian piety.