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Last Rites

Last Rites

Last Rites can refer to

Note: The term "Last Rites" is not equivalent to "Anointing of the Sick", since it refers also to two other distinct rites: Penance and Eucharist, the last of which, when administered to the dying, is known as "Viaticum", a word whose original meaning in Latin was "provision for the journey". The normal order of administration is: first, Penance (if the dying person is physically unable to confess, absolution will take place as part of the effect of Annointing), then Anointing, then Viaticum.

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