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new man may be raised up in not be ashamed to confess the faith them. Amen.

of Christ crucified, and manfully Grant that all sinful affections to fight under his banner, against may die in them, and that all things sin, the world, and the devil; and belonging to the Spirit may live to continue Christ's faithful soland grow in them. Amen. dier and servant unto his life's

Grant that they may have power end. Amen. and strength to have victory, and to 1 The same Rule, as to the Omission of the sign of triumph against the devil, the world, tism of Infants.

the Cross, is to be observed here, as in the Bapand the flesh. Amen. .

| Then the Minister shall say, Grant that they, being here

EEING dedicated to thee by our office and

, Ministry, may

also be endued with are regenerate, and grafted into heavenly virtues, and everlastingly the body of Christ's Church; let rewarded, through thy mercy, o us give thanks unto Almighty God blessed Lord God, who dosť live for these benefits, and with one and govern all things, world with accord make our prayers unto him, out end. Amen.

that they may lead the rest of their LMIGHTY, everliving God, life according to this beginning.

Then shall be said the Lord's Prayer, all whose most dearly beloved

kneeling. Son Jesus Christ, for the forgive- UR Father, who art in Heaness of our sins, did shed out of his

ven, Hallowed be thy Name; most precious side both water and Thy Kingdom come; Thy Will be blood; and gave commandment to done on Earth, as it is in Heaven; his disciples, that they should go Give us this day our daily bread; teach all nations, and baptize them And forgive us our trespasses, as in the name of the Father, and of we forgive those who trespass the Son, and of the Holy Ghost ; against us; And lead us not into regard, we beseech thee, the sup- temptation ; But deliver us from plications of thy Congregation ; evil. Amen.

TE washing away of sin ; that the Persons, now to be bap- thou hast vouchsafed to call us to tized therein, may receive the ful- the knowledge of thy grace, and ness of thy grace, and ever remain faith in thee : Increase this knowin the number of thy faithful chil- ledge, and confirm this faith in us dren, through Jesus Christ our evermore. Give thy Holy Spirit Lord. Amen.

to these Persons ; that being now ^ Then shall the Minister

take each person to be born again, and made Heirs of baptized by the Right Hand; and placing him conveniently by the Font, according to his dis everlasting salvation, through our cretion, shall ask the Godfathers and Godinothers Lord Jesus Christ, they may conthe name ; and then shall dip him in the water, tinue thy Servants, and attain thy or pour water upon him, saying,

; liveth and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.

and reigneth with thee, in the uniThen shall the Minister say,

ty of the same Holy Spirit, everTE receive this person into lastingly. Amen.

nam Minister shall be cha Flock, and do *sign thers and Godmothers first.

Exhortation following ; speaking to the Godfaister shall make him with the sign of

VORASMUCH as these Per. person's forehead.

that hereafter he shall presence, to renounce the devil

sanctify this
water to the mystical Wrisheavenly Father

, that


N. Ibaptize thee in the name of promises

, through the same Lord

* Here the Min


and all his works, to believe in is your part and duty also, being God, and to serve him; ye must made the Children of God and remember, that it is your part and of the light, by faith in Jesus duty to put them in mind, what a Christ, to walk answerably to solemn vow, promise, and profes- your Christian calling, and as sion they have now made before becometh the children of light; this Congregation, and especially remembering always, that Bapbefore you their chosen Witnesses, tism representeth unto And ye are also to call upon them profession; which is, to follow the to use all diligence to be rightly example of our Saviour Christ, instructed in God's holy Word; and to be made like unto him ; that so they may grow in grace, that as he died, and rose again and in the knowledge of our Lord for us, so should we, who are Jesus Christ; and live godly, right-baptized, die from sin, and rise eously, and soberly, in this pre- again unto righteousness; contisent world.

nually mortifying all our evil and 1 And then speaking to the baptized Persons, he corrupt affections, and daily pro

shall proceed and say,
ND as for you, who have now

ceeding in all virtue and godliness by Baptism put on Christ, it of living.


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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; that so he may be admitted to the Holy Communion. ? Whereas necessity may require the baptizing of Adults in private houses, in consideration of extreme

sickness; the same is hereby allowed 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. 9 If there be occasion for the Office of Infant Baptism and that of Adults at the same time, the Minis

ter 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 Minister shall proceed to the questions to be demanded in the cases respectively. After 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. 1 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 Infants; or, in case of extreme 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.

Ans. They did promise and vow VHAT is your name? three things in my name: First, Ans., N. or M.

that I should renounce the devil · Quest. Who gave you this and all his works, the pomps and pame?

vanity of this wicked world, and Ans. My Sponsors in Baptism; all the sinful lusts of the flesh; wherein I was made a member of Secondly, that I should believe all Christ, the child of God, and an the Articles of the Christian Faith; inheritor of the kingdom of Hea- And thirdly, that I should keep

God's holy will and commandQuest. What did your Sponsors ments, and walk in the same all then for you?

the days of my life.



help so I will: And I heartily THE thenewentieth chapter of

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Quest. Dost thou not think mandments: Tell me how many that thou art bound to believe, and there are. to do, as they have promised for Ans. Ten. thee?

Quest. Which are they? Ans. Yes verily; and by God's


same thank our heavenly Father, that he hath called me to this state of Exodus, saying, I am the Lord thy salvation, through Jesus Christ God, who brought thee out of the our Saviour: And I pray unto land of Egypt, out of the house of God to give me his grace, that I bondage. may continue in the same unto my I. Thou shalt have none other life's end.

gods but me. Catechist. Rehearse the Articles II. Thou shalt not make to of thy Belief.

thyself any graven image, nor the Answer.

likeness of any thing that is in heaAlmighty, Maker of heaven or in the water under the earth. and earth:

Thou shalt not bow down to them, And in Jesus Christ his only nor worship them: For I the Lord Son our Lord; Who was con- thy God am a jealous God, and ceived by the Holy Ghost, Born of visit the sins of the fathers upon the Virgin Mary, Suffered under the children, unto the third and Pontius Pilate, Was crucified, fourth generation of them that dead, and buried; He descended hate me; and show mercy unto into hell; The third day he rose thousands in them that love me, from the dead; He ascended into and keep my commandments. heaven, and sitteth on the right III. Thou shalt not take the hand of God the Father Almighty; name of the Lord thy God in vain: From thence he shall come to For the Lord will not hold him judge the quick and the dead. guiltless that taketh his name in

I believe in the Holy Ghost; vain. The holy Catholic Church; The IV. Remember that thou keep Communion of Saints; The for- holy the Sabbath-day. Six days giveness of sins; The resurrection shalt thou labour, and do all that of the body, And the life everlast- thou hast to do; but the seventh ing. Amen.

day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy Quest. What dost thou chiefly God: In it thou shalt do no manlearn in these Articles of thy Be- ner of work, thou, and thy son, lief?

and thy daughter, thy man-serAns. First, I learn to believe in vant, and thy maid-servant, thy God the Father, who hath made cattle, and the stranger that is me, and all the world.

within thy gates. For in six days Secondly, in God the Son, who the Lord made heaven and earth, hath redeemed me, and all man- the sea, and all that in them is, kind.

and rested the seventh day: Thirdly, in God the Holy Ghost, Wherefore the Lord blessed the who sanctifieth me, and all the seventh day, and hallowed it. people of God.

V. Honour thy father and thy Quest. You said that your mother, that thy days may be long Sponsors did promise for you, in the land which the Lord thy that you should keep God's com- God giveth thee,

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VI. Thou shalt do no murder. slabour truly to get mine own living, VII. Thou shalt not commit and to do my duty in that state of adultery.

life unto which it shall please God VIII. Thou shalt not steal. to call me.

IX. Thou shalt not bear false Catechist. My good child, know witness against thy neighbour. this, that thou art not able to do

X. Thou shalt not covet thy these things of thyself, nor to walk neighbour's house, thou shalt not in the Commandments of God, covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his and to serve him, without his speservant, nor his maid, nor his ox, cial Grace, which thou must learn nor his ass, nor any thing that is his. at all times to call for by diligent

Quest. What dost thou chiefly Prayer: Let me hear, therefore, learn by these commandments? if thou canst say the Lord's Prayer: Ans. I learn two things; my


UR my neighbour

, Hallowed be thy Name Quest. What is thy duty to-Thy Kingdom come; Thy Will wards God?

be done on Earth, as it is in HeaAns. My duty towards God is, ven ; Give us this day our daily to believe in him; to fear him; bread; And forgive us our tresand to love him with all my heart, passes, as we forgive those who with all my mind, with all my trespass against us; And lead us soul, and with all my strength; to not into temptation ; But deliver worship him; to give him thanks; us from evil. " Amen. to put my whole trust in him; to Quest. Wbat desirest thou of call upon him; to honour his holy God in this Prayer ? Name and his Word; and to Ans. I desire my Lord God, serve him truly all the days of our heavenly Father, who is the

giver of all goodness, to send his Quest. What is thy duty to- grace unto me and to all people; wards thy neighbour?

that we may worship him, serve Ans. My duty towards my him, and obey him, as we ought to neighbour is, to love him as my- do: And I pray unto God, that he self, and to do to all men as I will send us all things that are would they should do unto me: needful both for our souls and To love, honour, and succour my bodies; and that he will be merciful father and mother: To honour and unto us, and forgive us our sins; obey the Civil Authority: To sub- and that it will please him to save mit myself to all my governors, and defend us in all dangers both teachers, spiritual pastors, and of soul and body; and that he will masters: To order myself lowly keep us from all sin and wickedand reverently to all my betters: ness, and from our spiritual enemy, To hurt nobody by word or deed: and from everlasting death : And To be true and just in all my deal- this I trust he will do of his mercy ings: To bear no malice nor ha- and goodness, through our Lord tred in my heart: To keep my Jesus Christ; and therefore I say, hands from picking and stealing, Amen: So be it. and my tongue from evil speaking,

Question. lying, and slandering: To keep my TOW body in temperance, soberness, and Christ ordained in his chastity: Not to covet nor desire Church ? other men's goods; but to learn and Ans. Two only, as generally

my life.

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How many Sacraments hath

necessary to salvation; that is to tender age they cannot perform say, Baptism, and the Supper of them? the Lord.

Ans. Because they promise them Quest. What meanest thou by both by their sureties; which this word Sacrament?

promise, when they come to age, Ans. I mean an outward and themselves are bound to perform. visible sign of an inward and spi- Quest. Why was the Sacraritual grace, given unto us; or- ment of the Lord's Supper ordained by Christ himself; as a dained? means whereby we receive the Ans. For the continual rememsame, and a pledge to assure us brance of the sacrifice of the death thereof.

of Christ, and of the benefits which Quest. How many parts are we receive thereby. there in a Sacrament?

Quest. What is the outward part Ans. Two; the outward visible or sign of the Lord's Supper? sign, and the inward spiritual Ans. Bread and Wine, which grace.

the Lord hath commanded to be Quest. What is the outward received. visible sign or form in Baptism? Quest. What is the inward part

Ans. Water; wherein the per- or thing signified ? son is baptized, In the name of the Ans. The Body and Blood of Father, and of the Son, and of the Christ, which are spiritually taken Holy Ghost.

and received by the faithful in the Quest. What is the inward and Lord's Supper. spiritual grace?

Quest. What are the benefits Ans. A death unto sin, and a whereof we are partakers thereby ? new birth unto righteousness: For Ans. The strengthening and rebeing by nature born in sin, and freshing of our souls by the Body the children of wrath, we are and Blood of Christ, as our bodies hereby made the children of are by the bread and wine. grace.

Quest. What is required of the Quest. What is required of per- who come to the Lord's Supper? sons to be baptized ?

Ans. To examine themselves, Ans. Repentance, whereby they whether they repent them truly of forsake sin; and Faith, where their former sins, steadfastly purby they steadfastly believe the posing to lead a new life; have a promises of God made to them in lively faith in God's mercy, through that Sacrament.

Christ, with a thankful rememQuest. Why then are Infants brance of his death; and be in baptized, when by reason of their charity with all men.

1 The Minister of every Parish shall diligently upon Sundays and Holy Days, or on some other conta

venient occasions, openly in the Church, instruct or examine so many Children of his Parish, sens 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 App prentices, who have not learned their Catechism, 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. I 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 brought to the Bishop: And whensoever the Bishop shall give knowledge for Children to be brought unto him for their Confirmation, the Minister of every Parish shall either bring, or send in writing, with his hand suba scribed thereunto, the Names of all sach Persons within his Parish, as he shall think fit to be presented to the Bishop to be conärmed.


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