And I fell at his feet to worship him. But he said to me, "See that you do not do that! I am your fellow servant, and of your brethren who have the testimony of Jesus. Worship God!"
I don't know alot about greek, so forgive me if I'm wrong.
But when I looked up the greek word for worship, I found that it is "Proskuneo," and from what I've read, this means to kiss the hand, to fall upon the knees and touch the ground with the forehead to show reverence, to prostrate, etc.
Is this right? From what I've read, this word is used alot when the Gosepls tell us of how people "worshipped Jesus."
If this is the case, how is this any different from kissing or prostrating before holy icons?
Also, what is the real difference between veneration and worship? We sing, praise, glorify, prostrate, and pray to both God and the Saints, so what exactly is the difference?
I'm sorry for all these questions, but I seem to have hit some confusion.
Thanks for any insight.