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this service; only, oft: the words, these
ersons, shall be added, and these Infants.
After which the romaining put of each service shall be used; first that for Adults,
and lastly that for infants.
f if any persons, not optized in their Infancy, shall be brought to be baptizedbefore they come to years of discretion to answer for themselves, it may soffice to use the ce for public Baptism of Infant; ; or, in case of extreme danger, the Qiffice for
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A CATECHISM ;
. THAT IS
An Instruction, to be learned by every Person before he be - brought to be confirmed by the Bishop.
Aus. My Sponsors in Baptism; I
wherein I was made a member of
God to give me his grace, that I
may continue in the same unto
Thirdly, in God the Holy Ghost, who sanctifieth me, and all the people of God. Quest. You said that your Sponsors did promise for you, that you should keep God's commandments: Tell me how many there are. ...Ans. Ten. Quest. Which are they 2 ...Answer. 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, 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 earth. Thou shalt not bow down to them, nor worship them: For I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, and visit the sins of the fathers upon the children, unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; and show 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 Sabbath-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 manservant, and thy maid-servant,
thy cattle, and the stranger that is within thy gates. For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, 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. VIIs. Thou shalt not steal. IX. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour. X. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covetthy neighbour's wife, nor his servant, nor his maid, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor anything that is his. Quest. What dost thou chiefly learn by these commandments? ..Ans. I learn two things; my duty towards God, and my duty towards my neighbour. Quest. What is thy duty towards God? .#ns. 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 * Ans. 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
To submit myself to all my governors, teachers, spiritual pas*ors, 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 slandering: To keep my body in tempeance, soberness, and chastity: Not to covet 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.
...Answer. OUR Father, who art in Heaven, Hallowed be thy Name;
Thy Kingdom come; Thy will be done on Earth, as it is in Heaven; Give us this day our daily bread; And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; And lead us not into temptation; But deliver us from evil. Amen.
Quest. What desirest thou of God in this Prayer?
..?ns. 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
to do: And I pray unto God, that he will send is all things that art needsul both for our souls and bo. dies: and that he will be merciful unto us, and forgive us our sins; and that it will please him to save and defend us in all dangersbol of soul and body; and that he will keep us from all sin and wicked. ness, and from our spiritual eno. my, and from everlasting death: And this I trust he will do of his mercy and goodness, throughout Lord Jesus Christ; and therefort I say, Amen: So be it. Question. H9W many Sacraments hall Christordained in his Church' .Ans. Two only, as generally necessary to salvation; that is to say, Baptism, and the Supperts the Lord. Quest. What meanest thou by this word Sacrament 8 ..lms. I mean an outward and visible sign of an inward andso ritual grace, given unto us; or dained by Christ himself; as a means whereby we receive the same, and a pledge to assure is thereof. Quest. How many parts at there in a Sacrament 2 ..ons. Two; the outward visi. ble sign, and the inward spiritu grace. Quest. What is the outward visible sign or form in Baptism? ..ons. Water ; wherein the per. son is baptized, In the name." the father, and of the Son, andf the Holy Ghost. Quesi, what is the inward and spiritual grace 2 Ans. A death unto sin, and a new birth unto righteousnes: For being by nature born in sin.
him, and obey him, as we ought
and the children of wrath, wo
are hereby made the children of grace.
Quest. What is required of persons to be baptized? ... Ans. Repentance, whereby they forsake sin; and Faith, whereby they steadfastly 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 :
Ans. Because they promise thembothby their sureties; which promise, when they come to age, themselves are bound to perform. Quest. Why was the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper ordained 2 4ns. 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 sign of the Lord's Supper?
the Lord hath commanded to be
remembrance of his death; and
4ns. Bread and Wine, which be in charity with all men.
T The Minister of every Parish shall diligently upon Sundays and Holy Days, or on some other convenient occasions, openly in the Church, instruct or examine so many Children of his Parish, sent wonto him, as he shall think convenient, in some part of this Catechism.
" Andall Fathers, Mothers, Masters, and Mistresses, shall cause their children, Servonts, and Apprentists, 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.
"So soon as children occome to a competent age, and can say the Creed, the Lord's Prayer, and the Ten Commandments, and can auswer to the other questions of this
... short Catechism, they shall be brought to the Bishop.
il And whomsoever the Bishop shall give knowledge #. Children to be brought unto him for their Confirmation, the Minister of every Parish shall tither bring, or send in writing, with his hand subscribed there unto, the Names of all such Persons within his Parish, as he shall think fit to be presented to the Bishop to be confirmed.
THE ORDER OF
Oft Laying on of Hands upon those who are baptized, and come to Years of Discretion. * FPo: the Day appointed, all that are to To the end that confirmation : to confirmid, being placed and may be ministered to the :*:::::::::::::::::::::::::lmore edifying of such as shall re
good to order, that none shall be confirmed, but such as can say the Creed, the Lord's Prayer, and the Ten Commandments; and can also answer to such other Questions, as in the short Catechisin are contained: Which order is very convenient to be observed; to the end that children, being now come to the years of discretion, and having learned what their Godfathers and Godmothers promised for them in Baptism, may themselves with their own mouth and consent, openly before the Church ratify and confirm the same ; and also promise, that, by the grace of God, they will evermore endea. vour themselves faithfully to observe such things as they, by their own confession, have assented unto.
* Then shall the Bishop say, D9 ye here, in the presence of
God, and of this Congregation, renew the solemn promise and vow that ye made, or that was made in your name, at your Baptism; ratifying and confirming the same; and acknowledging yourselves bound to believe and do all those things which ye then undertook, or your Sponsors then undertook for you?
T And *:::: audibly answer,
Bishop. OR help is in the name of the Lord ; ..Ans. Who hath made heaven and earth. Bishop. Blessed be the name of the Lord; •olns. Henceforth, world without end. Bishop. Lord hear our prayer; •ons. And let our cry come unto thee,