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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 mnised 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 nuinber 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
Tken 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 plaring kim curreniently by the and answer to the following Questions,
Font, according to his discretion shall Tke Minister shall then demand of the
ask the Godfathers and Godmothers the Persons to he huptized as follows; the
name, and then shall dip kim in the Questions being considered as addressed water, or pour inter upon him, saying, to them severally, and the answers to be made accordingly.
I baptize thee in the name of the
Then shall the Minister sau,
his works, the vain pomp and glory Wreceive 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, nor
sign of the Cross : in (1) Here the
token that hereafter he Minister shall be led by them?
shall not be ashamed to make a Cross Ans. I renounce them all; and, by God's help, will endeavour not to follow,
confess the faith of upon the per.
Christ crucified, and son's foreheud. nor be led by them. 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
the devil; and to continue Christ's faithin the Apostles' Creed ?
ful soldier and servant unto his life's Ars, I do.
end. Quest Wilt thou be baptized in this
The same 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 willand commandments, and
Then the Minister shall say, walk in the same all the days of thy life? Ans. I will, by God's help.
ren, that these Persons are regene. T'hen shall the Minister say, rate, and grafted into the body of
Christ's Church ; let us give thanks unO old Adam in these Persons may be
to Almighty God for these henefits, and 60 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 skull he said the Lord's Prayer, the Spirit may live and grow in them
all kneeling, Amen
UR Father, who art in Heaven, HalGrant that they may have power and lowrd be thy Name. Thy Kingdom strength to have victory, and io 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 mercy, oblessed Lord God, who "dosz WE yield thee humble thanks, o
hen venly Father, that thou hast live and govern all things, world with.
vouchsafed to call us to the know dge out end. Amen.
of thy grace, and faith in thee : Increase A
LMIGHTY, everliving God, whose this knowledge, and confirm this faith in
most dearly beloved Son Jesus us evermore Give thy Holy Spirit to Christ, for the forgiveness of our sins, these Persons; that being now born did shed 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 al. should go teach all nations, and baptizetain thy promises, through the same them in the name of the Father, and of Lord Jesus Christ thy Son; who livetka
and reigneth with thee, in the unity of righteously, and soberly, in this present the same Holy Spirit, everlastingly. world Amen
And then speaking to the haptized Per 1 Then, all standing up, the Minister sons, he shall proceed and say,
shall use this Exhortation following: speaking to the frodfathers and
God AND as for you, who have now by
Baptism put on Christ, it is your
part and duty also, being made the Chil. FOS YORASMUCH as these Persons have dren of God and of the light, by faith in
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 chosen Witness. and rose again for us, so should we. who es, And ye are also to call upon them to are baptized, die from sit, 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 ea 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 admitted to
the Holy Communion 1 Whereas necessity may require the haptizing of Adults in private houses, tn con.
sideration of ea treme sickness: the same is hereby allowed in that cuse. And a con. venient numher of persons shall ha assembled in the house there the Sacrament is to be performed And in the ea hortation, Well beloved, 8c instead of these words,
come bither desiring, skall be inserted this word, desirous, f If there be occasion for the Office of Infant Baptism and that of Adults at the
same time, the Minister shall use the ea hortation and one of the prayers neat folloso ing in the office for Adults, only, in the exhortation md prayer, after the words, these Persons, and these thy Servants, adding, and these Infants Then the Min. ister shall proceed to the questions to he demanded in the cases respectindy the immersion, or the pouring of water, the prayer shall be as in this service, only, after the words, these Persons, shall be added, and these Infants After which the remaining part of ench service shall be used; first that for Adults, and lastly thas for Infants 1 If any persons, not baptized in their Infancy, shall be brought to be haptized be
fore they come to years of discretion to unserer for themselves, it may sughee to use the fhce for Public Baptism of Infants; or, in case of ea treme danger, the Office for Private Baptism, only changing the word Infant, for Child, or Person, as occasion requireth.
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. TTHAT is your name?
ly, that I should keep God's holy will
and commandments, and walk in the Quest Who gave you this name? same all the days of ny life Ans. My Sponsors in Baptism; where- Quest Dost thou not think that thon 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 thee? 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 ether, 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 pray unto renounce the devil and all his works, the God to give me his kruce. that 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. Catechise. Rehearse the Articles of thy condly, tha: ! should believe all the As. Bellef.
blessed the seventh day, and hallowed it. I
BELIEVE in God the Father Ai. V Honour thy father and thy mother,
mighty, Maker of heaven and earth that thy days may be long in the land And in Jesus Christ his only Son our which 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 he rose from the
against thy neighbour dead; He asr ended into heaven, and X Thou shalt not covet thy neighsitteth on the right hand of God the Fa. bour's house, thou shall not covet thy ther Almighty ; From thence he shall neighbour's wife, nor his servant, nor come 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; lhe Conimumon 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 in God 1ns 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 re. mind, 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 suecoar my THE same which God spake in the father and mother: To honour and obey
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 myself 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 all my dealings: To 11. Thou shalt not make to thyself any bear no malice nor hatred in my heart : graven image nor the likeness of any To keep my hands from picking and thing that sin 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 vi. 'men's goods ; but to learn and labour sit the sins of the fathers upon the chil. truly to get mine own living, and to do dren, unto the third and fourth genera- my duty in the 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 vein: For the Lord ments of God, and to serve him, without will not hold him guiltless that taketh his special Grace, which thou must leam 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 shall do no UR Fatber, 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 gales
daily bread; And forgive us our tres. days the Lord 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 tation ; but deliver us from evil. Amen.
For in six
Quest. What desirest thou of God in ture born in sin, and the children of this Prayer ?
wrath, we are hereby made the children Ans. I desire my Lord God, our hea
of grace. venly Father, who is the giver of al: Cuest. What is required of persons to goodness, in send his grace unto me and be baptized ? to all people ; that we may worship him, Ins Repentance, whereby they forserve 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 ba puzed, will be merciful unto us, and forgive us when by reason of their tender age they our sins; and that it will please bim to cannot perform them save and defend us in all dangers bol of Ans. Because they promise them both soul and body; and that he will keep us by their sureties; which prorr 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 Why 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 How many Sacraments hath Christ
the reby in
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 commanded to be received Quest. What meanest thou by this Iuest What is the inward part or thing word Sacrument
signified: Ans. I mean an outward and visible Ans. The Body and Blood of Christ, sign of an inward and spiritual grace, ure spiritually taken and received given unto us; ordained by Christ him. by the faithful in the Lord's Supper self; as a means whereby we receive the Quest 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 outwar visible sign, Christ as our bodies are by the bread and the inward spiritual grace.
and wine Quest. What is the outward visible Quest. What is required of those who sign 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 righteousness: For being by na. with all men 1 The Minister of every Parish ska!! diligently upon Sundays and Holy Days, or on
some other conrenient occasions, openly in the Church, instruct or eramine 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 skall cause their Children, Ser. vants, and Apprentices, who have not learned then Catechism, to come to the Church at the time appointed, and erediently to hear, and to he ordered by the Minister, ua.
til such time as they have learned all that is here appvinted for them to learn 9 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 hrought unto Mm for their Confirmation, the Minister of pery Parish shall either bring, or send in writing, with his hand su'scribed thereunto. the Names of all such Persons aith in his Purish, as he shall think fit to be presented to the Bishop to be confirmed.
THE ORDER OY
Let us pray,
Laying on of Hands upon those who are baptized, and come to Years of Discretion. Upon the Day appointed, all that are fure 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, or some other Minister appointed by kim, skall read this preface following
EFEND, O Lord, this thy Child DE
[or, this thy serrant) with thy hea. the end that confirmation may venly grace that he may continue thine T
be ministered to the more edifying for ever. and daily increase in thy Holy of such as shall receive it. the Church
Spirit more and more, until he come unto hath thought good to order. thar pone thy everlasting kingdom shall be confirmed, but such as can say 1 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 ail kneeling down, the Bishop shall short Catechism are contained : Which
add. order is very convenient to be observed ; to the end that bildren, 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 Gede 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 trespasses, and couisent. openly before the Church as we forgive those who trespass against ratify and confirm the same; and also us; And lead us not into temptation ; 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 LMIGHTY and verliving God, they, by their own confession. have as.
an sented unto
do those things which are good, and acThen shall the Bishop say, ceptable unto thy Divine Majesty, we Do of ,
make our humble supplications unto thee and of this Congregation, renew for these thy servants, upon whom, a ter 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 selves bound to believe and to do all
thy Fatheriy hand, we beseech thee, ever those things which ye then 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 inay obtain everlastBishop
ing life, through our Lord Jesus Christ;
of who, with thee and the Holy Ghost, liv. Ans. Who hath made heaven and eth and reigneth ever one God, world earth
men Bishop. Blessed be the name of the Lord:
ALMIGHTY Lord, and everlasting Ans. Henceforth, world without end God, vouchsafe, we beseech thee, Bishop Loril, hear our prayer: ! direri, 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.
haws, and in the works of thy command
ments; that through thy most mighty hast vouchsafed to regenerate these protection, both here and ever, we may thy servants by Water and the Holy be preserved in body and soul, thrnugh 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. Father the Son, and the Holy derstanding, the spirit of counsel and
Ghost. be upon you, and remain with ghostly 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- rous to be confirmed.