There's an active cult in the area.
Much prominence is also given to the cult of saints and martyrs.
The cult of the Baal of Tyre followed Jezebel to the royal city Samaria and even found its way into Jerusalem.
The nurse's assertion about there being some sort of cult made more sense.
A universal outburst of veneration followed; indeed his cult had already begun, and after ' With the title of Nicopolis in partibus.