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Quest. What is 'the outward part or sign of the Lords Supper?
Answ. Bread and Wine, which the Lord hath coinmanded to be received.
Quest. What is the inward part, or thing signified ?
Answ. The Body and Blood of Christ, which are verily and indeed taken and received by the faithful in the Lords Supper.
Quest. What are the benefits whereof we are partakers thereby?
Answ. The strengthening and refreshing of our fouls by the Body and Blood of Christ, as our bodies are by the Bread and Wine.
Quest. What is repuired of them who come to the Lords Supper
Answ. To examine themselves, whether they repent them truly of their former sins, stedfastly purpoling to lead a new life; have a lively faith in Gods mercy through Chrift, with a thankful remembrance of his death; and be in charity with all men. The Curate of every Parish shall diligently upon Sundays and Holy-days, after
the second Lefon at Evening Prager, openly in the Church inftruet and examine so many Children of bis Paris, Jent" unto him, as be Mall think con
venient, in some part of ibis Catechism. And all Fathers, Mothers, Mafters, and Dames, Joall caufe their Children,
Servants, and Apprentices (which have not learned their Catechism) 19 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 Queftions of this shori Catechism; they jball be brought to ibe Bishap. And every one shall bave a Godfather, or a God
mother, as a witness of their Confirmation. And whenfoever the Bishop fall give knowledge for Children to be brought
unto bim for their Confirmation, the Curate of every Parish fall either bring or send in Writing, with his Hand subscribed thereunto, tbe Names of all such Persons within bis Parish, as be mall think fit to be presented to the Bishop 10 be Confirmed. And if the Bishop approve of them, be fall Confirin ibem in manner following.
The Order of 'CONFIRMATION, or laying on
of Hands upon those that are baptized, and
come to Years of Discretion. Upon the Day appointed, all that are to be then confirmed, being placed, and Aanding in order before the Bishop; be for some other Minifter appointed by him) ball read tbis Preface following: 10 the end that Confirmation may be ministered to the
more edifying of such as shall receive it, the Church hach thought good to order, That none hereafter shall be confirmed, but such as can say the Creed, the Lord'sPrayer, and the Ten Commandments; and can also answer such other Questions, as in the short Catechism are contained: Which Order is very convenient to be observed ; to the end that children being now come to the
of discretion, and having learned what their Godfathers and Godmothers promised for them in Baptism, they 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 endeavour themselves faithfully to observe such things as they, by their own confession, have assented unto.
: Then fall the Bifbop fay. o ye here in the presence of God, and of this con
gregation, renew the folemn promise and vow that was made in your name at your Baptism; ratifying and confirming the same in your own persons, and acknowledging yourfelves bound to believe and to do all those things which your Godfathers, and Godmothers then undertook for'you? And every one" shall audibly answer, I do.
Answer.. Who hath made heaven and earth.
Biskop. Lord, hear our prayers ;
Bifhop. Let us pray.
Lmighty and everliving God, who has vouchsafed to
regenerate these thy servants by water and the Holy Ghost, and halt given unto them forgiveness of all their sins; Strengthen them, we befeech thee, O Lord, with the Holy Ghost the Comforter, and daily increase in them thy manifold gifts of grace; the spirit of wisdom and understanding; the spirit of counsel and ghostly strengths the fpirit of knowledge and true godliness; and fill them, 9 Lord, with the spirit of thy holy fear, now and for ever.
: Thon all of them in order kneeling before the Bishop, be fhall løy kis Hand
upon the Head of every one feutrally, saying. Efend, O Lord, this thy child, '[or this thy Servent]
with thy heavenly grace; that he may continue thine for ever, and daily increase in thị Holy Spirit more and more, until be come unto thy everlasting Kingdom. Apien,
Then all the Bishop fay,
Let us pray.
Nanie. 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 trespaffes, As we forgive thein thac trespass against us. And lead us noç into temptation; Bup deliver us from evil. Amen.
And this Colle El.
will and to do those things that be good and acceptable unto thy Divine Majesty ; We make our humble supplications unto thee for these thy servants, upon whom?
(after the example of thy holy Apostles) we have now laid our hands; to certify them (by this fign) of thy favour and gracious goodness towards them. Let thy fatherly hand, we beseech thee ever be over them; let thy Holy Spirit ever be with them; and so lead them in the knowledge and obedience of thy Word, that in the end they may obtain evera Jasting life, through our Lord Jesus Chrift; who, with thee and the Holy Ghost, liveth and reigneth, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
Almighty Lord, and everlasting God, vouchfafe, we
heates and bodies in the ways of thy laws, and in the works of thy commandments; that through thy most mighty protection, both here and ever, we may be preserved in body and foul, through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.
Then the Bishop Mall bless obem, saying 'rbus:
and the Holy Ghoft, "be upon you, and remain with you for ever. .Amen. And there hall none be admitted to the boly Communion, until such time as be
be confirmed, or be ready and desirous to be confirmed.
Firsebe Banns of all that are to be married together, must be published in the
of you know cause, or just impediment, why these çwo persons should not be joined together in holy Matrimony, ye are to declare it ; This is the first (second or ibird) ţime of asking
And if the Perfors that are to be inarried, dwell in divers Parishes, the Banks
must be asked in both Parishes; and the Curate of the one Parish fall not folemnize Matrimony bet wixi them, without a Certificate of the Banns be
ing Thrice asked, from 'obe Curate of tbe other Parish. At the Day and I ime appointed for Solemnization of Matrimony the Perfons
to be married fa!l come into the Body of the Gkurib with their Friends and
fight of God, and in the face of this Congregation, to join together this Man and this Woman in holy Matrimeny; which is an honourable Estate, instituted of God in the time of man's innocency; signifying unto us the mystical union that is bet vixt Christ and his Church : which holy Eftare Christ adorned and beautified with his presence, and first miracle that he wrought in Cana of Galilee; and is commended of Saint Paul to be honourable among all men; and therefore is not by any to be enterprised, nor taken in hand unadvisedly, lightly, or wantonly, to satisfy mens carnal luits and appetites, like brute beasts that have no understanding; but reverently, discreetly, advisedly, soberly, and in the fear of God; duly considering the causes for which Matrimony was ordained.
First, it was ordained for the procreation of children, to be brought up in the fear and nurture of the Lord, and to the praise of his holy Name.
Secondly, it was ordained for a' remedy against 'sin, and to avoid fornication; that such persons as have not the gift of continency, might marry, and keep themselves undefilęd members of Christ's body...??
Thirdly, it was ordained for the mutual society, help, and comfort, that the one ought to have of the other, böch in profperity and adversity : Into' which holy Estate these two persons present come now to be joined. Therefore if any man can thew any just cause, why they may not lawfully be joined together, let him now speak, or else hereafter for ever
hold his peace.