Last rites

In Christianity, the last rites, also known as the Commendation of the Dying, are the last prayers and ministrations given to an individual of the faith, when possible, shortly before death.[1] They may be administered to those awaiting execution, mortally injured, or terminally ill. Last rites cannot be performed on someone who has already died.[2]

Administering the last rites (Dutch School, c. 1600)