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WE yield the humble (And then speaking to the

new baptized perfons, he shall proceed, and fay,)


thanks, O heavenly Father, that thou haft vouch fafed to call us to the knowledge of thy grace and faith in thee; Nd as for you, who have now by Baptifm put on Increase this knowledge, and Chrift, it is your part and duty confirm this faith in us ever- alfe, being made the children more. Give thy Holy Spirit of God, and of the light by to these perfons, that being now faith in Jefus Chrift, to walk anborn again, and made heirs of fwerably to your Chriftian caleverlafting falvation through ling, and as becometh the chilour Lord Jefus Chrift, they dren of light: remembring almay continue thy fervants, and ways, that Baptifm reprefenteth attain thy promifes, through unto us our profeffion; which the fame Lord Jefus Chrift thy is, to follow the example of our Son, who liveth and reigneth Saviour Chrift, and to be made with thee in the unity of the like unto him; that as he died fame Holy Spirit everlaftingly. and rofe again for us; fo fhould we who are baptized, die from fin, and rife again unto righte oufnefs, continually mortifying all our evil and corrupt affectithe Godfathers and Godmo- ons, and daily proceeding in thers firft. all virtue, and godliness of li


Then all standing up, the Prieft hall use this Exhortation following; Speaking to



Formuch is the perfons have promised in your pre-¶ It is expedient that every perfence, to renounce the devil Jon thus baptized should be and all his works, to believe in Confirmed by the Bishop fo God, and to serve him; ye foon after his Baptifm as conmuft remember that it is your veniently may be that fo he part and duty to put them in may be admitted to the holy mind, what a folemn vow, promife and profeffion they have now made before this Congregation, and especially before you their chofen witneffes. And ye are alfo to call upon them to ife all diligence to be rightly inftructed in Gods holy Word, that fo they may grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord Jefus Chrift, and live godly, righteously, and foberly in this prefent world.

If any perfons not baptized in their Infancy fhall be brought to be baptized before they come to years of difcretion to anfwer for themselves; it may Suffice to use the Office for Publick Baptifm of Infants, or (in cafe of extreme danger) the Office for Private Baptifm, only changing the word [Infant] for Child or Perfon ] as occafion requireth.

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you this Name?

And in Jefus Chrift his only Son our Lord, Who was conceived by the Holy Ghoft, Born of the Virgin Mary, Suffered under Pontius Pilate, Was cruAnfwer. My Godfathers and cified, dead and buried, He deGodmothers in my Baptism, fcended into Hell; The third wherein I was made a member day he rofe again from the of Chrift the child of God, dead, He afcended into Heaven, and an inheritor of the King. And fitteth on the right hand dom of heaven. of God the Father Almighty From thence he fhall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost; Anfwer. They did promife The holy Catholick Church; and vow three things in my The Communion of Saints name. First, that I fhould re- The forgiveness of fins; The nounce the devil and all his refurrection of the body, And works, the pomps and vanity of the life everlafting. Amen. this wicked world, and all the Question. What doft thou finful lufts of the flesh. Second- chiefly learn in thefe Articlesly, that I fhould believe all the o: thy Belief? Articles of the Chriftian Faith. Anfwer. First, I learn to be And thirdly, that I fhould keep lieve in God the Father, who Gods holy will and command- hath made me, and all the ments, and walk in the fame all the days of my life.

Queftion. What did your Godfathers and Godmothers then for you?




Queftion. Doft thou not think that thou art bound to believe, and to do, as they have promised for thee? :

Hat is your Name?
Anfwer. N. or M..
Question. Who gave

Anfwer. Yes verily, and by Gods help fo I will. And I heartily thank our heavenly Father, that he hath called me to this ftate of falvation, through Jefus Chrift our Saviour. And I. pray unto God to give me his grace, that I may continue in the fame unto my lifes end.

Catechift. Rehearte the: Articles of thy Belief.

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

Thirdly, in God the Holy Ghoft, who fanctifieth me, and all the elect people of God.

Question. You faid that your Godfathers and Godmothers did promise for you, that you fhould keep Gods commandments. Tell me how many there be ? Answer. Tens

Question. Which be they?

He fame which God

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Believe in God the Father


of Exodus, faying, I am the Almighty, Maker of Heaven Lord thy God, who brough

and Earth:



thee out of the land of Egypt,
out of the houfe of bondage.
I. Thou fhalt have none o-
ther gods but me.

II. Thou shalt not make to thy felf any graven image, nor the likenels 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, not worship them: ForI the Lord thy God am a jealous God, and vifit the fins of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth gencration of them that hate me, and fhew mercy unto thoufands in them that love me, and keep my commandments.

III. Thou fhalt 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 fhalt thou labour, and do all that thou haft to do, but the feventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God. In it thou fhalt do no manner of work, thou, and thy fon, and thy daughter, thy man-fervant, and thy maid-servant, thy cattle, and the ftranger that is within thy gates. For in fix days the Lord made heaven and earth, the fea, and all that in them is, and refted the feventh day; wherefore the Lord bleffed the feventh 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 dono murder. VII. Thou shalt not commit adigitery.

VIII. Thou shalt not steal. IX. Thou halt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.

X. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbours house, thou fhalt not covet thy neighbours wife, nor his servant, nor his maid, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is his.

Question. What doft thou chiefly learn by these commandments?

Anfwer. I learn two things: my duty towards God, and my duty towards my neighbour.

Queftion. What is thy duty towards God?

Answer. 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 foul, and with all my ftrength; to worfhip him, to give him thanks, to put my whole truft in him, to call upon him, to honour his holy Name and his Word; and to ferve him truly all the days of my life.

Queftion. What is thy duty towards thy neighbour?

Anfwer. My duty towards my neighbour, is to love him as my felf, and to do to all men as I would they should do unto me. To love, honour, and fuccour my father and mɔther. To honour and obey the King, and all that are put in authority under him. Tofubmit my felf to all my governors, teachers, fpiritual paftors. and matters. To order my self lowly and reverently to all my betters. To hurt no body by word or deed. To be true and juft in all my dealing. To bear

eal bear no matice nor hatred in my and that he will be merciful unheart. To keep my hands from to us, and forgive us our fins; picking and fealing, and my and that it will plea e him to tongue from evil fpeaking, ly- fave and defend us in all daning and flandering. To keep gers ghoftly and bodily, and my body in temperance, fober that he will keep us from all fin nefs, and chastity. Not to co- and wickedness, and from our vet nor defire other mens goods; ghoftly enemy, and from everbut to learn and labour truly to latting death. And this I truft get mine own living, and to do he will do of his mercy and homy duty in that ftate of life un- goodness, through our Lord Je to which it fhall please God to fus Christ. And therefore I fay, call me. Amen. So be it.

Catechift. My good child,

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mandments of God, and to Anfwer. Two only as geneserve him, without his pecial rally neceffary to falvation,that grace which thou must learn is to fay, Baptifm, and the Sup at all times to call for by dili- per of the Lord. 22 gent prayer. Let me hear therefore if thou canft fay the Lords Prayer?

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Question.What meanest thou by this word Sacrament.

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Anfwer. I mean an outward and vifible fign of an inward and fpiritual grace, given unto us, ordained by Chrift himself, as a means whereby we receive the fame, and a pledge to affure us thereof.



Ur Father, which art in 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 trefpaffes, As we forgive them that trefpafs against us. And lead us not into temptation ; But deliver us from evil. Amen.

Question. How many parts are there in a Sacrament?'

Answer. Two: the outward vifiole fign, and the inward fpiritual grace.

Question. What is the outward vifible fign or form in、 Baptifm

Question. What defireft thou of God in this Prayer?

Anfwer. Water: wherein the perfon is baptized, In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.

Anfw. I defire my Lord God our heavenly Father, who is the giver of all goodness, to fend his grace unto me, and to all people, that we may wor hip him, ferve him, and obey him as we ought to do. And Answer. A death unto fin, I pray unto God, that he will and a new birth unto righteouf fend us all things that be need- nefs: for being by nature born ful both for our fouls and bodies; in fin, and the children of

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Question. Why then are infants baptized, when by reafon of their tender age they cannot perform them?

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

Question. What is the inward part or thing fignified?

Anfwer. The Body and Blood of Chrift, which are verily and indeed taken and received by the faithful in the Lords Supper.

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

Answer. The strengthning

Answer. Because they pro- and refreshing of our fouls by mife them both by their Sure- the Body and Blood of Chrift, ties: which promife, when they as our bodies are by the Bread come to age, themselves are and Wine.

bound to perform.

Queflion. What is required Queftion. Why was the Sa- of them who come to the Lords crament of the Lords Supper Supper? ordained?

Anfwer. To examine themAnswer. For the continual felves, whether they repent remembrance of the facrifice of them truly of their former fins, the death of Chrift, and of the ftedfaftly purpofing to lead a benefits which WC receive new life; have a lively faith in thereby. Gods mercy through Chrift, Question. What is the out- with a thankful remembrance ward part or fign of the Lords of his death; and be in charity Supper? with all men. • The Curate of every Parish fhall diligently upon Sundays and Holy-days, after the Second Leffon at Evening Prayer, openly in the Church instruct and examine so many children of his Parish fent unto him, as he shall think convenient, in some part of this Catechism.

And all Fathers, M thers, Maßers and Dames, fhall cause their Children, Servants and Apprentices (which have not learned their Catechifm) to come to the Church at the time appointed,and obediently to hear, and be ordered by the Curate, until such time as they have learned all that is here appointed for them to learn. So foon as Children are come to a competent age, and can say in their mother tongue the Creed, the Lords Prayer, and the Ten Commandments; and also can answer to the other Questions of thus fhort Catechifm; they shall be brought to the Bishop. And every one fall have a Godfather or a Codmother, as a witness of their Confirmation

And whenfoever the Bishop frall give knowledge for Children to be brought unto him for their Confirmation, the Curate of every Parish fall either bring, or fend in writing, with his hand

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