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* It is expedient that every Person thus baptized should be confirmed by the Bishop, so soon after his Baptism as conveniently may be a that so he may be admitted to the Holy Communion.
T Whereas necessity may require
the baptizing of Adults in private
houses, in consideration of extreme sickness; the same is hereby al
dowed in that case
And a 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 Ministe' shall
proceed to the questions to be demanded in the cases respectively. Af. ter 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 each service
shall be used; first that for Adults, and lastly, that for Infants.
T If any persons, not baptized in
their Infancy, shall be brought to be
Baptized before they come to years of discretion to answer for themselves, it may suffice to use the Office for Public Baptism of Iosonts : or, in case of extreme danger, the Office for Private Baptism, only
changing the word Infant, for quireth.
Child, or Person, as occasion re
THAT IS To say,
An Instruction, to be learned by every Person before he be brought to be confirmed by the Bishof.
the quick and the dead.
who hath redeemed me, and all mankind. 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.
HE same which God spake in the twentieth chapterof Exodus, saying,Iam the Lord thy God,who brought thce out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. I. Thou shalt have none other gods but me. IH. 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
I believe in the Holy Ghost; third and fourth generation of
them that hate me; and show mercy unto thousands in them
The forgiveness of sins; The that love me, and keep my resurrection of the body, And commandments.
the life everlasting. Mmen. Quest. What dost thou
III. Thou shalt not take the Name of the Lord thy God in
chiefly learn in these Articles vain : for the Lord will not
of thy Belief?
.Ans. First, I learn to believe in God the Father, who
hold him guiltless, that taketh his Name in vain. IV. Remember that thou
hath made me, and all the keep holy the Sabbath-day.
Six days shalt thou labour, and 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 man-servant, 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. VIII. Thou shalt not steal. IX. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thyneighbour. 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 any thing 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 7 .4ns. 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
Secondly, in God the Son, do all that thou hast to do; bot
my whole trust in him; to eall 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 succourmy fatherandmother: To honour and obey the Civil Authority: To submit myself to all my governors, teachers, spiritual pastors, 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 mytongue from evil speaking, lying, and slandering: To keep my body in temperance, 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 thysels, 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.
..fnswer. Quest. What meanest thou
UR Father, who art in by this word Sacrament 2
Heaven, Hallowedbethyl Ans. I mean an outward Name; Thy Kingdom come ; and visible sign of an inward Thy Will be done on Earth, and spiritual grace, given unas it is in Heaven; Give us to us; ordained by Christ himthis day our daily bread; And self; as a means whereby we forgive us our trespasses, as receive the same, and a pledge we forgive those who trespass to assure us thereof. against us ; And lead us not Quest. How many parts are into temptation; But deliverthere in a Sacrament:
us from evil. Amen. -Ans. Two; the outward viQuest. What desirest thousible sign, and the inward spiof God in this Prayer? ritual grace.
.4ns. I desire my Lord God, Quest. What is the outward our heavenly Father, who is visible sign, or form in Bapthe giver of all goodness, to tism : send his grace unto me and to Ans. Water; wherein the all people; that we may wor-person is baptized, In the ship him, serve him, and obey.Vame of the Father,and of the him, as we ought to do : And Son, and of the Holy Ghost. I pray unto God, that he will Quest. What is the inward send us all things that are and spiritual grace : needful both for our souls and Ans. A death unto son, and bodies; and that he will be a new birth unto righteousmerciful unto us, and forgiveness: For being by nature us our sins; and that it will born in sin, and the children please him to save and defend of wrath, we are hereby made us in all dangers both of soul the children of grace. and body; and that he will; Quest. What is required of keep us from all sin and wick-persons to be baptized? edness, and from our spiritual Mus. Repentance, whereby enemy, and from everlasting they forsake sin; and Faith, death : And this I trust he whereby they steadfastly be: will do of his mercy and good-lieve the promises of God ness, through our Lord Jesus made to them in that SacraChrist; and therefore I say, ment. Amen : So be it. Quest. Why then are InQuestion. |sants baptized, when by reaOW many Sacraments son of their tender age they hath Christ ordained in cannot perform them: his Church 2 4ns. Because they promise •Ane. Two only, as generally them both by their sureties; necessary to salvation; that which promise, when they is to say, Baptism, and the come to age, themselves are Supper of the Lord. |boo to perform.
part, or thing signified?
lead a new life; have a lively
Ans. The Body and Blood faith in God's mercy, through of Christ, which are spiritual-Christ,with athankful rememly, taken and received by the brance of his death; and bein faithful in the Lord's Supper.lcharity with all men.
‘s The Minister of every Parish shall diligently upon Sundays and Holydays, or on some other convenient occasions, openly in the Church, instruct or examine so many Children of his Parish, rent unto him, as he shall think convenient, in some part of this Catechism.
And all Fathers, Mothers, Masters, and Mistresses shall cause their Children, Servants, and Apprentices, who have not learned their Catechison, 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 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 be &rought to the Bishop.
And rehensoever the Bishop shall give knowledge for Children to be brought unto oft, their Confirmation, the Minister of every Parish shall either bring, or send in writing, with his hand subscribed thereunto, the Names of all such Persons within his Parish, as he shall think fit to be presented to the Bishop to be confirmed.