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and bless you, to release you of your the Son, and of the Holy Ghost; regard, sins, to give you the kingdom of heaven, we beseech thee, the supplications of thy and everlasting life. Ye have heard also Congregation : sanctify this water to the that our Lord Jesus Christ hath pro mystical washing away of sin; and grant mised in his holy Word, to grant all that the Persons how to be baptized those things that we have prayed for; therein, may receive the fulness of thy which promise he, for his part, will must grace, and ever remain in the number of surely keep and perform. Wherefore, thy faithful children, through Jesus after this promise made by Christ, ye Christ our Lord. Amen. must also faithfully, for your part, in
Ten skall the Minister take each Per. the presence of these your Witnesses,
son to be baptised by the Right Hand; and this whole Congregation, promise and placing kim correniently by the and answer to the following Questions
Font, cccording to his discretion shall The Alinister shall then demand of the
ask the Godfathers and Godmothers the Persons to be baptized as follows; the
name, and then shall dip him in the Questions being considered as addressed
water, ur pour sorter upon him, saying, to them severully, and the unsurers to N I baptize thee in the name of the be made accordingly
IV. Father, and of the Son, and of the
Holy Ghost. Amen.
Then shall the Minister say,
W E rereive this person into the con. of the world, with all covetous desires
gregation of Christ's Flock, and of the same, and the sinful desires of the
do (1) sign him with the flesh; so that thou wilt not follow, bor
sign of the Cross: in (1) Here the be led by them?
token that hereafter he Minister shall ARS. I renounce them all; and, by
shall not be ashamed to make a Cross God's help, will endeavour not to follow
confess the faith of upon the pernor be led by them.
Christ crucified, and son's foreheud. Quest. Dost thou believe all the Arti
manfully to fight under cles of the Christian Faith, as contained
his banner, against sin, the world, and in the Apostles' Creed ?
the devil; and to continue Christ's faithArs. I do.
ful soldier and servant unto his life's Quest Wilt thou be baptized in this
end. Amen. Faith?
| The xreme Rule, as to the Omission of Ans. That is my desire.
the sign of the Cross, is to be observed Quest Wilt thou then obediently keep here, as in the Baptism of Infants God's holy will and commandments, and
Then the Minister shall say, walk in the same all the days of thy life? Ans. I will, by God's help.
SEEING now, dearly beloved breth.
ren, that these Persons are regeneThen shall the Minister say, rate, and grafted into the body of MERCIFUL God, grant that the
Christ's Church; let us give thanks unold Adam in these Persons may be
to Almighty God for these henefits, and 80 buried, that the new man may be
with one accord make our prayers unto raised up in them. Amen
him, that they may lead the rest of their Grant that all sinful affections may die
life according to this beginning. in them, and that all things belonging to Then shall he said the Lord's Prayer, the Spirit may live and grow in them
all kneeling, Amen
OUR Father, who art in Heaven, HalGract that they may have power and lowed be thy Name. Thy Kingdom strength to have victory, and to triumph come; thy Will be done on Earth, as it against the devil, the world, and the is in Heaven ; Give us this day our daily flesh. Amen.
bread : And forgive us our trespasses, as Grant that they being here dedicated we forgive those who trespass against to thee by our office and Ministry, may us; And lead us not into temptation; also be endued with heavenly virtues, But deliver us from evil. Amen. and everlastingly rewarded, through thy
W E yield thee humble thanks, o mercy, blessed Lord God, who dost
W heavenly Father, that thou hast live and govern all things, world with
vouchsafed to call us to the know dge ont end. Amen.
of thy grace, and faith in thee: Increase A LMIGHTY, everliving God, whose this knowledge, and confirm this faith in A most dearly beloved Son Jesus us everinore Give thy Holy Spirit to Christ, for the forgiveness of our sins, these Persons; that being now born did sbed out of his most precious side again, and made Heirs of everlasting sal. both water and blood; and gave com vation, through our Lord Jesus Christ, mandment to his disciples, that they they may continue thy Servants, and alshould go teach all nations, and bnptizetain thy promises, through the same them in the name of the Father, and of Lord Jesus Christ thy Son who livell
and reigneth with thee, in the unity of righteously, and soberly, in this present the same Holy Spirit, everlastingly world Amen
i And then sperking to the haptized Per Then, all standing up, the Minister sons, he shall proceed and say. shall use this Exhortation following:
AND as for you, who have now by speaking to the Godfathers and God
A Baptism put on Christ, it is your mothers first
part and duty also, being made the Chile LORASMUCH as these Persons have dren of God and of the light, by faith in
T promised, in your presence, to re- Jesus Christ, to walk answerably to nounce the devil and all his works, to be your Christian calling, and as becometh lieve in God, and to serve him, ye must the children of light ; remembering alremember, that it is your part and duty ways, that Baptism representeth unto us to put them in mind, what a solemn vow, our profession; which is, in follow the promise, and profession they hare now example of our Saviour Christ, and to be made before this Congregation, and es. made like unto him that as he died, pecially before you their chesen Witness and rose again for us, so should we. who cs, And ye are also to call upon them to are baptized, die from sin), and rise again use all diligence to be rightly instructed unto righteousness; continually morti in God's holy Word; that so they may fying all our evil and corrupt affections, grow in grace, and in the knowledge of and daily proceeding in all virtue and our Lord Jesus Christ; and live godly, godliness of living
It is ex pedient 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 comitted to
the Holy Communion 1 Whereas necessity muy requtre the haptizing of Adults in private houses, ta con sideration of extreme sickness; the same is hereby allowed in that case. And a con venient numher of persons shall hs assembled in the house there the Sacrament is t be performed and in the ea hortation, Well beloved, gc instead of these words, come hither desiring, shall be inserted this word, desirous f If there be occasion for the Office of Infernt Baptism and that of Adults of the
same time, the Minister shall use the ea hortation and one of the prayers neat following in the price for Adults; oniy, in the ca'hortution and prayer. after the words, these Persons, and these thy Servants, adrling, and these Infants. Then the Minister shall proceed to the questions to he demanded in the cases respectinely. After the immersion, or the pouring of water, the prayer skal! he as in this service, only. after the words, these Persons, shall be added, and these Infants After rokich the remaining part of each service shall be used; first that for Adults, and lastly that for Infants 1 If any persons, not baptized in their Infancy, shall be brought to be haptizert be.
fore they come to years of discretion to ensurer for themselres, it may suree to use the Office for Public Baptism of Infants; or, in case of ea treme danger, the Of. fice for Prinate Baptism, only changing the word Infant, for Child, or Person, as occasion requireth.
A CATECHISM ;
THAT IS TO SAY, An Instruction, to be learned by every person before he be brought to be confirmed
by the Bishop. Question
ticles of the Christian Faith ; And third. W HAT is your name?
ly, that I should keep God's holy will V Ans V or M.
and commandments, and walk in the Ques! Who gave you this name? seme all the days of ny life. Ans. My Sponsors in Baptism; where Quest Dost thou not think that thou in I was made a member of Christ, the art bound to believe, and to do, as they child of God, and an inheritor of the have promised for thre? kingdom of Heaven
Ans. Yes verily; and by God's help Quest. What did your Sponsors then so I will : And I heartily thank our for you?
heavenly ther, that he hath called me Ans They did promise and vow three in this state of salvation, through Jesus things in my name : First, that I should Christ our Saviour: And I piyanto renounce the devil and all his works, the God to give me his grace, that I may pomps and vanity of this wicked world, continue in the same unto my life's end, and all the sinful lusts of the flesh; Se. Catechist. Rehearse the Articles of thy coudly, tha: I should believe all the Ar. Bellef.
blessed the seventh day, and hallowed it. T BELIEVE in God the Father Al! V Honour thy father and thy mother, I mighty, Maker of heaven and earth that thy days may be long in the land
And in Jesus Christ his only Son our wich the Lord thy God giveth thee. Lord; Who was conceived by the Holy VI Thou shalt do no murder. Ghost, Born of the Virgin Mary, Suffer VII Thou shall not commit adultery. ed under Pontius Pilate. Was crucified, VIII Thou shalt not steal dead, and buried: He descended into IX Thou shalt not bear false witness hell; The third day be rose from the against thy neighbour dead; He ascended into heaven, and IX Thou shalt not covet thy neighsitteth on the right hand of God the Fa- bour's house, thou shall not covet thy ther Almights; From thence he shall nevghbour's wife, nor his servant, nor come to judge the quick and the dead his maid, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor
I believe in the Holy Ghost; The holy any thing that is his. Catholic Church: The Communion of Ouest. What dost thou chiefly leam by Saints: The forgiveness of sins; The these commandments ? resurrection of the body, And the life Ans. I learn two things; my duty to. everlasting Amen.
wards God, and my duty towards my Quest. What dost thou chiefly learn in neighbour these Articles of thy Belief?
Quest What is thy duty towards God? Ans. First, I learn to believe m God 195 My duty towards God is, to bethe Father, who hath made me, and all lieve in him ; to fear him; and to love the world
him with all my heart with all my Secondly, in God the Son, who hath remind, with all my soul, and with all my deemed me, and all mankind
strength; to worship him: to give him Thirdly, in God the Holy Ghost, who thanks; to put my whole trust in him sanctifieth me, and all the people of God to call upon him; to honour his holy
Quest. You said that your Sponsors Name and his Word; and to serve him did promise for you, that you should truly all the days of my life keep God's commandments: Tell me Quest What is thy duty towards thy how many there are
neighbour ? Ans. Ten.
Ans My duty towards my neighbour Quest. Which are they?
is, to love him as myself, and to do to
all men as I would they should do unto Answer.
me: To love, honour, and succoar my THE same which God spake in the
father and mother: To honour and obey 1 twentieth chapter of Exodus, say. the Civil Authority: To submit myself ing, I am the Lord thy God, who to all my governors, teachers, spiritual brought thee out of the land of Egypt, pastors, and masters: To order mysel out of the house of bondage
lowly and reverently to all my betters : 1. Thou shalt have none other gods but To hurt nobody by word or deed: To be me
true and just in al my dealings : To 11. Thou shalt not make to thyself any bear no malice nor hatred in my heart : gravea image nor the likeness of any To keep my hands from picking anh thing that in heaven above, or in the stealing, and my longue from evil speak earth beneath, or in the water under the ing, lying, and slandering: To keep my earth Thou shalt not bow down to burly in temperance, soberness, and chas. them. nor worship them: For I the tity. Not to covet nor desire other Lord thy God am a jealous God, and visi men's goods; but to learn and labour sit the sins of the fathers upon the child truly to get mine own living, and to do dren, unto the third and fourth genera- ! my duty in that state of life unto which tion of them that hate me ; and show it shall please God to call me. mercy unto thousands in them that love Catechist. My good child, know this, me, and keep my commandments. that thou art not able to do these things
III Thou shalt not take the name of of thyself. nor to walk in the Commandthe Lord thy God in win. For the Lord ments of God, and to serve him, without will not hold bim gailtless that taketh his special Grace, which thou must lears his name in vain
at all times to call for by diligent Prayer: IV Remember that thou keep holy Let me hear, therefore, if thou canst say the Sabbath-day. Six days shalt thou the Lord's Prayer labour. and do all that thou hast to do ; but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the
Anster Lord thy God: In it thou shalt do no OUR Father, who art in Heaven, manner of work, thou, and thy son, and Hallowed be thy Name : Thy Kingthy daughter, thy man servant, and thy dom come; Thy Will be done on Earth, maid-servant, thy cattle, and the stran as it is in Heaven : Give us this day our ger that is within thy gutes For in six daily bread; And forgive us our tres. days the Lori made heaven and earth. passes, as we forgive those who trespass the sea, and all that in them is, and rest against us: And lead us not into temped the seventh day: Wherefore the Lord talion ; but deliver us from evil. Amen.
Ouest. What desirest thou of God in ture born in sin, and the children of this Pra ver ?
wrath, we are hereby made the children Ans I desire my Lord God, our hea- of grare. venly Father, who is the giver of all Guest. What is required of persons to goodness, to send his grace unto me and be baptized ? to all people; that we may worship him, An Repentance, whereby they for serve him, and obey him, as we ought to sake sin ; and Faith, whereby they stead. do: And I pray unto God, that he will fastly believe the promises of God made send us all things that are needful both to them in that Sacrament. for our souls and bodies; and that he Quest. Why then are Infants baputed, will be merciful unto us, and forgive us when by reason of their tender age they our sins; and that it will please him to cannot perform them? save and defend us in all dangers both of Ans. Because they promise them both soul and body and that he will keep us by their sureties; which prop ise, when from all sin and wickedness, and from they come to age, themselves are bound our spiritual enemy, and from everlast. to perform ing death: And this I trust he will do of Quest Who was the Sacrament of the his mercy and goodness, through our Lord's Supper ordained ? Lord Jesus Christ; and therefore I say, Ans. For the continual remembrance Amen : So be it.
of the sacrifice of the death of Christ. Question.
and of the benefits which we receive W OW many Sacraments hath Christ thereby I ordained in his Church?
Quest. What is the outward part or Ans Two only, as generally necessary sign of the Lord's Supper ? to salvation that is to say, Baptism, and Ans Bread and Wine, which the Lord the Supper of the Lord.
hath rommanded to be received. Quest. What meanest thou by this Cuest What is the inward part or thing word Sacramento
signified? Ans. I mean an outward and visible Ans. The Body and Blood of Christ, sign of an inward and spiritual grace, which tre spiritually taken and received givep unto us; ordained by Christ him. by the faithful in the Lord's Supper. self as a means whereby we receive the Qrest What are the benefits whereof same, and a pledge to assure us thereof. we are partakers thereby ?
Quest How many parts are there in a Ans. The strengthening and refreshing Sacrament?
of our souls by the Body and Blood of Ans. Two; the outwarri visible sign, Christ, as our bodies are by the bread and the inward spiritual grace.
and wine Quest. Wbat is the outward visible Quest. What is required of those who sigo or form in Baptis ?
come to the Lord's Supper? Ans Water; wherein the person is Ans. To examine themselves, whether baptized, In the name of the Father, and they repent them truly of their former of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost
sins, steadfastly purposing to lead a new Quest. What is the inward and spirit. | life; have a lively faith in God's mercy, ual grace ?
through Christ, with a thankful remem. Ans A death unto sm, and a new birth brance of his death ; and be in charity unto righteuusness: For being by na with all men.
The Minister of every Parish skall diligently upon Sundays and Holy Days, or on some other convenient occasions, openly in the Church, instruct or eg'urine so many Children of his Parish, sent unto him, as he shall think convenient, in some part of this Catechism
And all Fathers, Mothers, Masters, and Mistresse. shall cause their Children, Ser. vants, and Apprentices, who have not learned then Catechism, to come tu the Church at the time appointed, and wediently 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 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 short Catechism, they shall he brought to the Bishop.
And whensoener the Bishop shall give knowledge for Children to be brought unto him for their Confirmation, the Minister of epery Parish shall either bring, or send in writing, toi th his hand subscribed thereunto. the Names of all such Persons will in his Parish, as he shall think it to be presented to the Bishop to be confirmed
THE ORDER OF
Let us pray,
OR Laying on of Hands upon those who are baptized, and come to Years of Discretion. Upon the Duy appointed, all thut are sure the Bishop, he shall lay his hands to be then confirmed, being placed and upon the head of enery one severally. standing in order before the Bishop: le, saying, or some other Minister appointed by EFEND, O Lord, this thy Child kim, skall read this preface following: [or, this thy serrant) with thy hea.
the end that confirmation may venly grace; that he may continue thine 1 be ministered to the more edifying for ever, and daily increase in thy Holy of such as shall rereive it, the Church Spirit more and more, until he come unto hath thought good to order, that none thy everlasting kingdom shall be confirmed, but such as can say
Then shall the Bishop say, the Creed, the Lord's Prayer, and the The Lord be with you. Ten Commandments; and can also an. Ans And with thy spirit. swer to such other Questions, as in the And al kneeling down, the Bishop shall short Catechism are contained : Which
add, order is very convenient to be observed : to the end that hildren, being now come UR Father, who art in Heaven, Hal. to the years of discretion, and having lowed be thy Name: Thy Kingdom learned what their Godfathers and Ged. come ; Thy Will be done on Earth, as it mothers promised for them in Baptism, is in Heaven ; Give us this day our daily may themselves, with their own mouth bread. And forgive us our irespasses, and consent, openly before the Church as we forgive those who trespass against ratify and confirm the same ; and also us; And lead us not into lemplation; promise, that. by the grace of God, they | But deliver us from evil Amen will evermore endeavour themselves
And these Collects faithfully to observe such things as ! ALMIGHTY and verliving God. they, by their own confession. have as. H who makest us both to ill and to sented unto
do those things which are good, and acThen shall the Bishop suy, ceptable unto thy Divine Majesty, we TO ye here, in the presence of God, make our humble supplications unto thee
and of this Congregation, renew for these thy servants, upon whom, after the solemn promise and vow that ye the example of thy holy Apostles, we made. or that was made in your name, have now laid our bands; to certify at your Baptism : ratifying and confirm them by this sign, of thy favour and ing the same; and acknowledging your gracious goodness towards them Let selves bound to believe and to do all thy Fatheriy hand. we beseech thee, ever those things which ye lhen undertook, or be over them: Let thy toly Spirit ever your Sponsors then undertook for you ? be with them And so lead them in the And every one shall audihly answer, knowledge and obedience of thy Word, I do.
that in the end they may obtain everlastBishop
ing life, through our Lord Jesus Christ; OUR help is in the name of the Lord; who, with thee and the Holy Ghost, liv.
Ans. Who hath made heaven and eth and reigneth ever one God, world earth
without end men Bishop. Blessed be the name of the Lord: ALMIGHTY Lord, and everlasting Ans. Henceforth, world without end God, vouchsafe, we beseech thee, Bishop Lord, hear our prayer; | ! direct, sanctify, and govern both our Ans. And let our cry come unto thee. earts and bodies, in the ways of thy Bishop. Let us pray
hws, and in the works of thy commandALMIGHTY and everliving God, who ments; that through thy most mighty A hast vouchsafed to regenerate these protertion, both here and ever, we may thy servants by Water and the Holy be preserved in body and soul, through Ghost, and hast given unto them for. Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. giveness of all their sins, strengthen them, we beseech thee, O Lord, with Then the Bishop shall bless them, saying the Holy Ghost, the Comforter : and daily increase in them thy manifold gifts THE blessing of God Almighty, the of grve; the spirit of wisdom and un 1 Father the Son, and the Holy derstanding, the spirit of counsel and ! Ghost. be upon you, and remain with ehosily strength, the spirit of knowledge you for ever Amen. and true godliness; and fill them, And there shall none be admitted to the Lord, with the spirit of thy holy fear, Holy Communion, until such time as now and for ever. Amen.
he be confirmed, or be ready and desi. Then all of them in order kneeling be r ous to be confirmed.