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dicated to thee by our Office and 1 Then the Minister shall say, Ministry, may also be encued Serethren, that these Persons with heavenly virtues, and everlastingly rewarded, through thy are regenerate, and grafted into mercy, 'o blessed Lord God, who the body of Christ's Church; let dost live and govern all things, us give thanks unto Almighty world without end. Amen. God for these benefits, and with
whose most dearly beloved to him, that they may lead the Son Jesus Christ, for the forgive - rest of their life according to this ness of our sins, did shed out of beginning. his most precious side both water
T Then shall be said the Lord's Prayer,
all kneeling. and blood; and gave commandshould go teach all nations, and Thy Kingdom come; Thy Wili ment to his disciples, that they! OUR Father, who art in Hea
the name of the be done on Earth, as it is in HeaFather, and
the Holy Ghost; regard,' we be- yen; Give us this day our daily seech thee,the supplications of thy
And forgive us our tresCongregation; sanctify this water passes, as we forgive
those who to the mystical washing away of trespass against us; And lead us sin; and grant that the persons, us from evil. Amen.
not into temptation; But deliver now to be baptized therein, may receive the fulness of thy grace,
TE yield thee humble thanks, and ever remain in the number thou hast vouchsafed to call us to of thy faithful children, through the knowledge of thy grace, and Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
faith in thee: Increase this knowT Then shall the Minister take each Per- ledge, and confirm this faith in us son to be baptized by the Right Hand;
Give thy Holy Spirit and placing him conveniently by the Font, according to his discretion, shall to these Persons; that being now ask the Godfathers and Godmothers born again, and made Heirs of the name; and then shall dip him in the everlasting salvation, through our water, or pour water upon him, saying, Lord Jesus Christ, they may con• the Father, and of the Son, promises, through the same Lord
, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen. Jesus Christ thy Son; who liveth
Then shall the Minister say,
and reigneth with thee, in the + Here the Mi- him with the sign
Floek,and do* sign 1 Then, all standing up, the Minister shall mister shall make
use this Exhortation following; speaka Cross upon the of the Cross; in to- ing to the Godfathers and Godmothers
first. Derson's forchead. ken that hereafter
hem shall not be F have promised, in your pre ashamed to confess the faith of Christ crucified, and manfully to sence, to renounce the devil
and fight under his banner, against sin, all his works, to believe in God, the world, and the devil; and to and to serve him; ye must recontinue Christ's faithful soldier member, that it is your part and and servant unto his life's end. duty to put them in mind, what a Amen.
solemn vow, promise, and proThe same Rale, as to the Omission of session they have now made before the sign of the Cross, is to be observed this Congregation, and especial here, as in the Baptism of Infants. Ily before you their chosen W21
nesses. And ye are also to call up- to walk answerably to your on them to use all diligence to be Christian calling, and as becomrightly instructed in God's holy eth the children of light; rememWord; that so they may grow in bering always, that Baptism regrace, and in the knowledge of presenteth unto us our profesour Lord Jesus Christ; and live sion; which is, to follow the exgodly, righteously, and soberly, ample of our Saviour Christ, and in this present world.
to be made like unto him; that as 1 And then speaking to the baptized Per- he died, and rose again for us, so sons, he slrall proceed and say, should we, who are baptized, die
you by Baptism put on Christ, it righteousness; continually mortiis your part and duty also, being fying all our evil and corrupt afmade the Children of God and of fections, and daily proceeding in the light, by faith in Jesus Christ, all virtue and godliness of living. 17 It is expedient thatevery 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. s Whereas necessity may require the baptizing of Adults in private houses, in con
sideration 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, cc. instead of
these words, come hither desiring, shall be inserted this word, desirous. 1 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 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,
three things in my name: First, THAT is your name? that I should renounce the devil Ans. N. or M.
and all his works, the pomps and Quest. Who gave you this name? 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 Christ, the child of God, and an all the Articles of the Christian inheritor of the kingdom of Hea- Faith ; And thirdly, that I should
keep God's holy will and com. Quest. What did your Sponsors mandments, and walk in the then for you?
same all the days of my life. Ans. They did promise and voir! Quest. Dost thou not think that
thou art bound to believe, and Quest. Which are they?
THE same which God spake in Ans. Yes, verily; and by God's help so I will: and I heartily Exodus, saying, I am the Lord thank our heavenly Father, that thy God, who brought thee out he hath called me to this state of of the land of Egypt, out of the salvation, through Jesus Christ house of bondage. our Saviour: And I pray unto I. Thou shalt have none other God to give me his grace, that I gods but me. may continue in the same unto II. Thou shalt not make to thy. my life's end.
self any graven image, nor the Catechist. Rehearse the Articles likeness of any thing that is in of thy Belief.
heaven above, or in the earth beAnswer.
neath, or in the water under the I
Almighty, Maker of heaven to them, nor worship them: For and earth:
I the Lord thy God am a jealous And in Jesus Christ his only God, and visit the sins of the faSon our Lord; Who was con- thers upon the children, unto the ceived by the Holy Ghost, Born third and fourth generation of of the Virgin Mary, Suffered un- them that hate me; and show der Pontias Pilate, Was crucified, mercy unto thousands in them dead, and buried; He descended that love me, and keep my cominto hell; The third day he rose mandments. from the dead; He ascended into III. Thou shalt not take the heaven, and sitteth on the right name of the Lord thy God in vain hand of God the Father Almigh-For the Lord wilt not hold him ty; From thence he shall come guiltless that taketh his name in to judge the quick and the dead. vain.
I believe in the Holy Ghost; IV. Remember that thou keep The holy Catholic Church; The holy the Sabbath-day: Six days Communion of Saints; The for- shalt thou labour, and do all that giveness of sins; The resurrection thou hast to do; but the seventh of the body, And the life ever-day is the Sabbath of the Lord lasting. Amen.
thy God: In it thou shalt do no Quest. What dost thou chiefly manner of work, thou, and thy learn in these Articles of thy Bé-son, and thy daughter, thy manlief?
servant, and thy maid-servant, Ans. First, 1 learn to believe in thy cattle, and the stranger that God the Father, who hath made is within thy gates. For in six me, and all the world.
days the Lord made heaven and Secondly, in God the Son, who earth, the sea, and all that in them hath redeemed me, and all man- is, and rested the seventh day: kind.
Wherefore the Lord blessed the Thirdly, in God the Holy Ghost, seventh day, and hallowed it. who sanctifieth me, and all the V. Honour thy father and thy people of God.
mother, that thy days may be long Quest. You said that your Spon- in the land which the Lord thy sors did promise for you, that God giveth thee. you should keep God's command- VI. Thou shalt do no murder. ments : Tell me how many there VII. Thou shalt not commit are?
Vill. Thou shalt not sted.
IX. Thou shalt not bear false this, that thou art not able to do witness against thy neighbour. these things of thyself, nor to
X. Thou shalt not covet thy walk in the commandments of neighbour's house, thou shalt not God, and to serve him, without covet thy neighbour's wife, nor; his special Grace, which thou his servant, nor his maid, nor his must learn at all times to call for ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that by diligent Prayer: Let me hear, is his.
therefore, if thou canst say the Quest. What dost thou chiefly Lord's Prayer? learn by these commandments.
in , duty towards God, and my duty ven, Hallowed be thy Name; towards my neighbour. Thy Kingdom come; Thy Will be
Quest. What is thy duty to-done on Earth, as it is in Heaven; wards God?
Give us this day our daily bread; Ans. My duty towards God is, And forgive us our trespasses, as to believe in him; to fear bim; we forgive those who trespass and to love him with all my heart, against us; And lead us not into with all my mind, with all my temptation; But deliver us from soul, and with all my strength; evil. Amen. to worship him; to give him Quest. What desirest thou of thanks; to put my whole trust in God in this Prayer ? him; to call upon him; to ho- Ans. I desire my Lord God, uour his holy Name and bis our heavenly Father, wko is the Word; and to serve him truly all giver of all goodness, to send his the days of my life.
grace unto me and to all people; Quest. What is thy duty to that we may worship him, serve wards thy neighbour?
him, and obey him, as we ought Ans. My duty towards my to do: And I pray unto God, that neighbour is, to love him as my, he will send us all things that are self, and to do to all men as I needful both for our souls and would they should do unto me: bodies; and that he will be merTo love, honour, and succour my ciful unto us, and forgive us our father and mother: To honourand sins; and that it will please him obey the civil Authority: To sub- to save and defend us in all dan. Init'
myself to all my governors, gers both of soul and body; and teachers,spiritual pastors,andmas- that he will keep us from all sin ters: To order myselflowly and re- and wickedness, and from our verently to all my betters: To hurt spiritual enemy, and from everno body by word or deed: To be lasting death: And this I trust he true and just in all my dealings: will do of his mercy and goodTo bear no malice or hatred in ness, through our Lord Jesus my heart: To keep my hands Christ ; and therefore I say, from picking and stealing, and Amen : So be it. my tongue from evil speaking,
Question. lying, and
slandering: To keep How many Sacraments hath ness, and chastity: Not to covet Ans. Two only, as generally nor desire other men's goods; necessary to salvation;
that is to but to learn and labour truly to get say, Baptism, and the Supper of mine own living, and to do my the Lord. duty in that state of life unto which Quest. What meanest thou by it shall please God to call me. this word Sacrament?
Culchist My good child, know Ans. I mean an outward and visible sign of an inward and spi-, them both by their sureties; which ritual grace, given unto us; or- promise, when they come to age, dained by Christ himself; as a themselves are bound to perform. means whereby we receive the Quest. Why was the Sacrament same, and a pledge to assure us of the Lord's Supper ordained ? thereof.
Ans. For the continual rememQuest. How many parts are brance of the sacrifice of the there in a Sacrament?
death of Christ, and of the bene Ans. Two; the outward visible fits which we receive thereby. sign, and the inward spiritual Quest. What is the outward part grace.
or sign of the Lord's Supper? Quest. What is the outward vi- Ans. Bread and Wine, which sible sign or form in Baptism ? the Lord hath commanded to be
Ans. Water; wherein the per- received. son is baptized, In the name of the Quest. What is the inward part Father, and of the Son, and of the or thing signified? Holy Ghost.
Ans. The Body and Blood of Quest. What is the inward and Christ, which are spiritually ta: spiritual grace?
ken and received by the faithful Ans. A death unte-sin, and as in the Lord's Supper. new birth unto righteousness : Quest. What are the benefits For being by nature born in sin, whereof we are partakersthereby and the children of wrath, we are Ans. The strengthening and hereby made the children of refreshing of aur souls by the Bograce.
dy and Blood of Christ, as our Quest. What is required of per- bodies are by the bread and wine. sons to be baptized?
Quest. What is required of Ans. Repentance, whereby they those who come to the Lord's førsake sin; and Faith, whereby Supper? they steadfastly believe the pro- Ans. To examine themselves, mrises of God made to them in whether they repent them truly that Sacrament.
of their former sins, steadfastly Quest. Why then are Infants purposing to lead a new life'; baptized, when by reason of their have a lively faith in God's mer: tender age they cannot perform cy, through Christ, with a thankthem?
ful remembrance of his death ; Ans. Because they promise and be in charity with all men. * The Minister of every Parish shall diligently upon Sundays and. Holy Days, or on some other convenient occasions, openly in the Church, instruct or examine so many Children of his Parisk, sent unto him, as he shall think convenient, in some part of Shais Catechism.
Fathers, Mothers, Masters, and Mistresses shall cause their Children, Servants, and Apprentices, 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 bere appointed for them to learn. Bo 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. 1 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 subscribed thereunto, the Names of all suck Persons within his Parish, as he shall think fit to be presemed to the Bisbop 10 be confirmed