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me to this state of salvation, through Jesus Christ our Saviour. And I pray unto God to give me his grace, that I may continue in the same unto my life's end. Catechist. Rehearse the Articles of thy Belief.

Arifwer. I Believe in. Good the Father Almighty, Maker of hea.

And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord; Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, Born of the Virgin Mary, Suffered under Pontius Pilate, Was crucified, dead, and buried; He descended into hell; The third day he rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, and fitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; From thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Ghost; The holy Catholick Church; The Communion of Saints; The Forgiveness of fins; The Resurrection of the body; And the life everJasting. Amen. Quest

. What dost thou chiefly learn in these Articles of thy Belief?

Answ. First, I learn to believe in God the Father, who hath made me, and all the world;

Secondly, in God the Son, who hath redeemed me, and all mankind;

Thirdly, in God the Holy Ghost, who fan&tifieth me, and all the elect people of God.

Quest. You said that your Godfathers and Godmothers did promise for you, that you should keep God's commandments: tell me how many there be?

Answ. Ten.
Quest. Which be they?

"HE same which God spake in the twentieth Chapter

of Exodus, saying, I am the Lord thy God, who brought thee out of the land of Egypt, and out of the house of bondage.

I. Thou shalt have none other gods but me.

II. Thou shalt not make to thyself any graven image, nor the likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or in the earth beneath, or in the water under the carth.

Thou fhalt not bow down to them, nor worship them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, and visit the. fins of the fathers upon the children, unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; and shew mercy unto thousands in them that love me, and keep my commandments.

III. Thou shalt not take the Name of the Lord thy God in vain : for the Lord will not hold him guiltless, that taketh his Name in vain.

IV. Remember that thou keep holy the fabbath-day. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all that thou hast to do; but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God. In it thou shalt do no manner of work, thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, thy man-servant, and thy maidfervant, thy cattle, and the stranger that is within thy gates. For in fix days the Lord made heaven and earth, the fea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the seventh day, and hallowed it.

V. Honour thy father and thy mother, that thy days may be long in the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.

VI. Thou shalt do no murder.
VII. Thou shalt not commit adultery.
VIII. Thou shalt not steal.

IX. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neigh bour.

X. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shall not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his servant, nor bis maid, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is his.

Quest. What dost thou chiefly learn by these commandments?

Answ. I learn two things: my duty towards God, and my duty towards my Neighbour.

Quest. What is thy duty towards God?

Answ. My duty towards God, is to believe in him, to fear him, and to love him with all my heart, with all my mind, with all my soul, and with all my strength; to worship him, to give him thanks, to put my whole trust in him, to call upon him, to honour his holy Name and his Word, and to serve him truly all the days of my life

Quest. What is thy duty towards thy Neighbour?

Answ. My duty towards my Neighbour is, to love him as myself, and to do to all men as I would they should do unto me: To love, honour, and succour my father and mother : To honour and obey the King, and all that are put in authority under him: To submit myself to all my governors, teachers, spiritual pastors and masters: To order myself lowly and reverently to all my betters : To hurt no body by word or deed: To be true and just in all my dealings: To bear no malice nor hatred in my heart: To keep my hands from picking and stealing, and my tongue from evil-speaking, lying, and flandering : To keep my body in temperance, soberness, and chastity: Not to cover nor desire other men's goods; but to learn and labour truly to get mine own living, and to do my duty in that state of life, unto which it shall please God to call me.

Catechist. My good child, know this, that thou art not able to do these things of thyself, nor to walk in the Commandments of God, and to serve him, without his special grace; which thou must learn at all times to call for by diligent prayer. Let me hear therefore if thou canst say the Lord's Prayer.

UR Father, which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy!

Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation; But deliver us from evil. Amen.

Quest. What desirest thou of God in this Prayer?

Answ. I desire my Lord God, our heavenly Father, who is the giver of all goodness, to send his grace unto me, and to all people; that we may worship him, serve him, and obey him, as we ought to do. And I pray unto God, that he will send us all things that be needful both for our souls and bodies; and that he will be merciful unto us, and forgive us our fins; and that it will please him to save and defend us in all dangers, ghostly and bo. dily; and that he will keep us from all sin and wickedness, and from our ghostly enemy, and from everlasting

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death. And this I trust he will do of his mercy and goodness, through our Lord Jesus Christ: and therefore I say, Amen, So be it.

OW many Sacraments hath Christ ordained in his

Answ. Two only, as generally necessary to salvation;
that is to say, Baptism, and the Supper of the Lord.
Quest. What meanest thou by this word Sacrament?

Answ. I mean an outward and visible sign of an inward and spiritual grace given unto us, ordained by Christ himself, as a means whereby we receive the same, and a pledge to assure us thereof.

Quest. How many parts are there in a Sacrament? Answ. Two; the outward visible fign, and the inward {piritual grace.

Quest. What is the outward visible fign, or form in Baptism?

Answ. Water; wherein the person is baptized, In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.

Quest. What is the inward and spiritual grace?

Answ. A death unto fin, and a new birth unto righteousnesness: for being by nature born in fin, and the children of wrath, we are hereby made the children of grace.

Quest. What is required of persons to be baptized? Answ. Repentance, whereby they forsake fin; and faith, whereby they stedfastly believe the promises of God made to them in that Sacrament.

Quest. Why then are Infants baptized, when by reason of their tender age they cannot perform them?

Answ. Because they promise them both by their Şureties; which promise, when they come to age, themselves are bound to perform.

Queft. Why was the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper ordained?

Anfw. For the continual remembrance of the sacrifice of the death of Christ, and of the benefits which we receive thereby

Quest. What is the outward part or lign of the Lord's Supper?

Answ. Bread and Wine, which the Lord hath commanded to be received.

Quest. What is the inward part, or thing signified ?

Answ. The Body and Blood of Christ, which are verily and indeed taken and received by the faithful in the Lord's Supper.

Quest. What are the benefits whereof we are partakers thereby?

Answ. The strengthening and refreshing of our fouls by the Body and Blood of Christ, as our bodies are by the bread and wine.

Quest. What is required of them who come to the Lord's Supper?

Answ. To examine themselves, whether they repent them truly of their former fins, stedfastly purposing to lead a new life; have a lively faith in God's mercy through Christ, with a thankful remembrance of his death; and be in charity with all men.

The Curate of every Parish shall diligently upon Sundays and Holy-days, after the second Lesson at Evening Prayer, The Curate &c.] The times now appointed for the catechising of children are Sundays and Holy-days. Though Bishop Cofin obferves, this is no injunction for doing it every Sunday and Holy-day, but only as often as need requires, according to the largeness or number of children in the parish. And it is true, that by the firit book of King Edward VIth, it was not required to be done above once in six weeks. But Bucer, observing that this was too seldom, and that in several churches in Germany there was catechifing three times a week, urged, in his censure upon this rubrick, that the Minister thould be required to catechise on every Holy-day. Upon this exception indeed the rubrick was altered, but expressed notwithftanding in indefinite terms: so that Bishop Cosin was of the opinion, that no obligation could be urged from hence, that the Minister should perform it on all Sundays and Holy-days. And indeed by the injunctions of Queen Elizabeth, it was only required upon every Holy-day and second Sindivy (i. e. I suppose every other Sunday) in the year; though it is plainly the design of the present rubrick, that it should be done as occafion requires, i.e. to long as there are any in the parish who are capable of instruction, and yet have not learned their Catechism. And therefore, in many large parishes, where the inhabitants are numerous, the Minifter thinks himself obliged to catechize every Sunday; whilft in parishes lefs populous, a few Sundays in the year are fufficient to the purpose; and therefore in such places the duty of Catechism is reserved till Lent, in imitation of an old cuftom in the primitive church, which had their more falemn Catechisms during that featon.-Wheatley.

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