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him, that they may lead the rest all his works, to believe in God, of their life according to this be- and to serve him; ye must reginning.
member, that it is your part and i Then shall be said the Lord's Prayer, duty to put them in mind, what a all kneeling.
solemn vow, promise, and proOUR Father, who
art in Hea: fession they have now made before ven, Hallowed be thy Name;
this Congregation, and especially Thy Kingdom come; Thy will be done on Earth, as it is in Hea: And ye are also to call upon then
before you their chosen Witnesses, ven ; Give us this day our daily to use all diligence to be rightly bread; And forgive us our tres
instructed in God's holy Word; passes, as we forgive tbose who trespass against us; And lead us and in the knowledge of our
that so they may grow in grace, not into temptation ; But deliver Lord Jesus Christ; and live godly, us from evil. Amen. WE yield thee humble thanks, righteously, and soberly, in this
O heavenly Father, that thout And then speaking to the baptized Pere hast vouchsafed to call us to the sons, he shall proceed and say, knowledge of thy grace, and faith AND as for you, who have now in thee: increase this knowledge, by Baptism put on Christ, it and confirm this faith in us ever- is your part and duty also, being
Give thy Holy Spirit to made the Children of God and of these Persons ; that being now the light, by faith in Jesus Christ, born again, and inade Heirs of to walk answerably to your Chriseverlasting salvation through our tian calling, and as becometh the Lord Jesus Christ, they may con- children of light; remembering tinue thy Servants, and attain always, that Baptism representeth thy promises, through the same unto us our profession; which is, Lord Jesus Christ thy Son; who to follow the example of our Saliveth and reignetb with thee, in viour Christ, and to be made like the unity of the same Holy Spirit, unto him ; that as he died, and everlastingly. Amen.
rose again for us, so should we, I Then, all standing up, the Minister who are baptized, die from sin, shall use this Exhortation following; and rise again unto
righteousness; speaking to the Godfathers and Godmothers first.
continually mortifying all our FORASMUCH as these Persons evil and corrupt affections, and
have promised; in your pre- daily proceeding in all virtue and sence, to renounce the devil and godliness of living.
* It is expedient that every person thus baptized should be confirmed by the Bishop,
so soon after his Baptism as conveniently may be ; that so he may be admitted to the Holy Communion. Whereas necessity may require the baptizing of Adults in private houses, in consideration of extreme sickness; the same is hereby allowed in that case. Anda convenient number of persons shall be assembled in the house where the Sacrament is to be performed. And in the exhortation, Well beloved, &c. instead of these
words, come hither desiring, shall be inserted this word, desirous. * If there be occasion for the Office of Infant Baptism and that of Adults at the
same time, the Minister shall use the exhortation and one of the prayers next following in the Office for Adults : only, in the exhortation and prayer, after the words, these Persons, and these thy Servants, adding, and these Infants. Then the Minister shall proceed to the questions to be demanded in the cases te
spectively. After the immersion, or the pouring of water, the prayer shall be
ass is this service ; only, after the words, these Persons, shall be added, and these Infants. After which the remaining part of each service shall be used; first that for Adults,
and lastly that for Infants. T any persons, not baptized in their Infancy, shall be brought to be baptiz.d before they come to years of discretion to answer for themselves, it may suffice to use the Office for public Baptism of Infants ; or, in case of extreme dunger, the Office for Private Baptism ; only changing the word Infant, for Child, or Person, as occar sion requireth.
A CATECHISM ;
THAT IS TO SAY,
brought to be confirmed by the Bishop.
may continue in the same unto WHAT is your name? my life's end. Ans. N. or M.
Catechist. Rehearse the Articles Quest. Who gave you this of thy Belief. name?
Answer. Ans. My Sponsors in Baptism; I Believe in God the Father Alwherein I was made a member of mighty, Maker of heaven and Christ, the child of God, and an earth : inheritor of the kingdom of Hea And in Jesus Christ his only ven.
Son our Lord; Who was con Quest. What did your Sponsors ceived by the Holy Ghost, Boru then for you?
of the Virgin Mary, Suffered un Ans. They did promise and der Pontius Pilate, Was crucified, vow three things in my name : dead, and buried; He descended First, that I should renounce the into hell; The third day he rose devil and all his works, the pomps from the dead; He ascended into and vanity of this wicked world, heaven, and sitteth on the 'right and all the sinful lusts of the flesh; hand of God the Father AlmighSecondly, that I should believe ty; From thence he shall come all the Articles of the Christian to judge the quick and the dead. Faith ; And thirdly, that I should s believe in the Holy Ghost; keep God's holy will and com. The holy Catholic Church ; The mandments, and walk in the same Communion of Saints ; The for all the days of my life. giveness of sins ; The resurrec
Quest. Dost thou not think that tion of the body, And the life thou art bound to believe, and to everlasting. Amen. do, as they have promised for Quest. What dost thou chiefly thee?
learn in these Articles of thy BeAns. Yes verily; and by God's lief? belp so I will : And I heartily. Ans. First, I learn to believe thank our heavenly Father, that in God the Father, who hath be hath called me to this state of made me, and all the world. salvation, tbrough Jesus Christ. Secondly, in God the Son, who our Saviour: And I pray unto hath redeemed me, and all man. Sid to give me his grace, that I kind.
Thirdly, in God the Holy Ghost, thy cattle, and the stranger that who sanctifieth me, and all the is within thy gates. For in six people of God.
days the Lord made heaven and Quest. You said that your Spon-earth, the sea, and all that in them sors did promise for you, that is, and rested the seventh day : you should keep God's command-, Wherefore the Lord blessed the ments : Tell me how many there seventh day, and hallowed it.
V. Honour thy father and thy Ans. Ten.
mother, that thy days may be Quest. Which are they? long in the land which the Lord Answer.
thy God giveth thee. THE same which God spake in VI. Thou shalt do no murder.
the twentieth chapter of Ex VII. Thou shalt not commit odus, saying, I am the Lord thy adultery. God, who brought thee out of the VIII. Thou shalt not steal. land of Egypt, out of the house IX. Thou shalt not bear false of bondage.
witness against thy neighbour. 1. Thou shalt have none other X. Thou shalt not covet thy gods but me.
neighbour's house, thou shalt not 11. Thou shalt not make to thy- covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his self any graven image, nor the servant, nor his maid. nor his ox, likeness of any thing that is in nor his ass, norany thing that is his. beaven above, or in the earth be Quest. What dost thou chiefly neath, or in the water under the learn by these commandments? earth. Thou shalt not bow down Ans. I learn two things; my to them, nor worship them: For duty towards God, and my duty I the Lord thy God am a jealous towards my neighbour. God, and visit the sins of the fa Quest. What is thy duty to. thers upon the children, unto the wards God? third and fourth generation of Ans. My duty towards God is, them that hate me; and show to believe in him ; to fear him; mercy unto thousands in them and to love him with all my heart, that love me, and keep my com- with all my mind, with all my mandments.
soul, and with all my strength; to III. Thou shalt not take the worship him; to give him thanks; name of the Lord thy God in to put my whole trust in him ; to vain : for the Lord will not hold cali upon him; to honour his holy him guiltless that taketh his Name and his Word; and to serve name in vain.
him truly all the days of my life IV. Remember that thou keep! Quest. What is thy duty toboly tbe Sabbath-day. Six days wards thy neighbour ? shalt thou labour, and do all that Ans. My duty towards my thou hast to do; but the seventh neighbour is, to love bim as my, day is the Sabbath of the Lord self, and to do to all men as I thy God: In it thou shalt do no would they should do unto me: manner of work, thou, and thy To love, honour, and succour my son, and thy daughter, thy man- father and mother: To honour servant, and thy maid-servant, and obey the Civil Authority :
To submit myself to all my go-to do: And I pray unto God, that, vernors, teachers, spiritual pas- he will send us all things that are tors, and masters : To order my. needful both for our souls and boself lowly and reverently to all dies; and that he will be merciful my betters: To hurt no body by unto us, and forgive us our sins; word or deed : To be true and and that it will please him to save just in all my dealings: To bear and defend us in all dangers both no melice nor hatred in my heart of soul and body; and that he will To keep my hands from picking keep us from all sin and wickedand stealing, and my tongue from ness, and from our spiritual eneevil speaking, lying, and slander- my, and from everlasting death : ing: To keep my body in tempe. And this I trust he will do of his rance, soberness, and chastity : mercy and goodness, through our Not to covet nor desire other Lord Jesus Christ; and therefore men's goods ; but to learn and la- I say, Amen: So be it. bour truly to get mine own living,
Question and to do my duty, in that state HOW.many. Sacraments hatha of life uņio which it shall please Christ ordained in his Church? God to call me.
Ans. Two only, as generally Catechist. My good child, know vecessary to salvation; that is to this, that thou art not able to do say, Baptism, and the Supper of these things of thyself, nor to the Lord. walk in the Commandments of Quest. What meanest thou by God, and to serve him, without this word Sacrament? his special Grace, which thou Ans. I mean an outward and must learn at all times to call for visible sign of an inward and spiby diligent Prayer: Let me hear, ritual grace, given unto us; örtherefore, if thou canst say the dained by Christ himself ; as a Lord's Prayer.
means whereby we receive the Answer.
same, and a pledge to assure us OUR Father, who art in Hea- thereof.
ven, Hallowed be thy Name; Quest. How many parts are Thy Kingdom come; Thy will there in a Sacrament? be done on Earth, as it is in Hea Ans. Two; the outward visi. ven; Give us this day our daily ble sign, and the inward spiritual bread; And forgive us our tres-grace. passes, as we forgive those who Quest. What is the outward trespass against us; And lead us visible sign or form in Baptism? not into temptation ; But deliver Ans. Water; wherein the perus from evil. Amen..
son is baptized, In the name of Quest. What desirest thou of the Father, and of the Son, and of God in this Prayer?
the Holy Ghost. Ans. I desire my Lord God, Quest. What is the inward and our heavenly Father, who is the spiritual grace ? giver of all goodness, to send his Ans. A death unto sin, and a grace unto me and to all people ; new birth unto righteousness : that we may worship him, serve for being by nature born in sin, ?im, and obey him, as we ought and the children of wrath, we
are hereby made te children of the Lord hath commanded to be grace.
received. Quest. What is required of per Quest. What is the inward part sons to be baptized ?
for thing signified ? Ans. Repentance, whereby Ans. The Body and Blood of they forsake sin ; and Faith, Christ, which are spiritually ta. whereby they steadfastly believe ken and received by the faithful the promises of God made to in the Lord's Supper. them in that Sacrament.
Quest. What are the benefits Quest. Why then are Infants whereof we are partakers therebaptized, when by reason of their by ? tender age, they cannot perform Ans. The strengthening and rethem.
freshing of our souls by the Body Ans 'Because they promise and Blood of Christ, as our bodies them both by their sureties; which are by the bread and wide. promise, when they come to age, Quest. What is required of those themselves are bound to perform. who come to the Lord's Sup.
Quest. Why was the Sacrament per ? of the Lord's Supper ordained ? Ans. To examine themselves,
Ans. For the continual remem- whether they repent them truly brance of the sacrifice of the death of their former sins, steadfastly of Christ, and of the benefits purposing to lead a new life; have which we receive thereby. a lively faith in God's mercy,
Quest. What is the outward through Christ, with a thankful part or sign of the Lord's Supper? remembrance of his death ; and
Ans. Bread and Wine, which be in charity with all men. 1 The Minister of every Parish shall diligently upon Sundays and Holy Days, of
on some other convenient occasions, opanky in the Church, instruct or examine so many Children of his Parish, sent unto him, as he shall think convenient, in some
part of this Catechism. F And all Fathers, Mothers, Masters, and Mistresses, shall cause their Children, Ser.
vants, and Apprentices, who have not learned their Catechism, to come to the Church at the time appointed, and obediently to hear, and to be ordered by the Minister,
until such time as they have learned all that is here appointed for them to learn. 1 So soon as Children are come to a competent age, and can say the Creed, the Lord's
Prayer, and the Ten Commandments, and can answer to the other questions of this
THE ORDER OF
Laying on of Hands upon those who are baptized, and come ?
to Years of Discretion. Uponthe Duan appointed, all that aresta To
the end that confirmation standing in order before the Bishop; he,
may be ministered to the shall read this Preface following: or some other Minister appointed by him more edifying of such as shall re
ceive it, the Church bath though