Before the feast, the priest uses incense and chants in order to bless the food.


Using the wine and colivă, the priest and participants perform one last veşnica pomenire.


The blessings complete, family and friends serve a variety of foods as alms for the deceased.


Although the funeral is complete at the end of the burial feast it is not the end of the death rituals. At certain intervals after the day of death, family and friends gather to give alms, or pomană, for the deceased. As family perform the pomană at three, six, nine, and 40 days; three, six, and nine months; and every year for seven years; and in some cases of extraordinary dedication, every year, in perpetuity, it is unlikely that the deceased will be forgotten soon.



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