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and to do, as they have promis-commandments: Tell me how ed for thee?

many there are, Ans. Yes, verily; and by Ans. Ten. God's help so I will: And I Quest. Which are they? . heartily thank our heavenly Father, that he hath called me

Answer. tirothing states of Chalvation; THEbame which Godspake Saviour: and I pray unto God Exodus, saying, I am the Lord to give me his grace, that I may thy God, who brought thee out continue in the same unto my of the land of Egypt, out of life's end.

the house of bondage. Catechist. Rehearse the Ar- I. Thou shalt have none ticles of thy Belief.

other gods but me.

II. Thou shalt not make to Answer.

thyself any graven image, nor I

BELIEVE in God the Fa- the likeness of any thing that is

ther Almighty, Maker of in heaven above, or in the earth heaven and earth:

beneath, or in the water under And in Jesus Christ his only the earth. Thou shalt not bow Son our Lord; Who was con- down to them, nor worship ceived by the Holy Ghost, Born them: For I the Lord thy God of the Virgin

Mary, Suffered am a jealous God, and visit the under Pontius Pilate, Was cru sins of the fathers upon the chilcified, dead, and buried; He dren, unto the third and fourth descended into hell; The third generation of them that hate day he rose from the dead; He me; and show mercyunto thouascended into heaven, und sit- sands in them that love me, and teth on the right hand of God keep my commandments. the Father Almighty; From III. Thou shalt not take the thence he shall come to judge name of the Lord thy God in the quick and the dead. vain: for the Lord will not

I believe in the Holy Ghost; hold him guiltless that taketh The holy Catholic Church; his name in vain. The Communion of Saints IV. Remember that thou The forgiveness of sins; The keep, holy, the Sabbath-day, resurrection of the body, And Six days shalt thou labour, and the life everlasting. Amen. do all that thou hast to do; but

Quest. What dost thou chief- the seventh day is the Sabbath ly learn in these Articles of of the Lord thy God: In it thou thy Belief?

shalt do no manner of work, Ans. First, I learn to believe thou, and thy son, and thy in God the Father, who hath daughter, thy man-servant, and made me and all the world. thy, maid-servant, thy cattle,

Secondly, in God the Son, and the stranger that is within who hath redeemned me, and thy gates. For in six days the all mankind.

Lord made heaven and earth, Thirdly, in God the Holy the sea, and all that in them is, Ghost, who sanctifieth me, and and rested the seventh day: all the people of God.

Wherefore the Lord blessed Quest. You said that your the seventh day, and hallowed Sponsors did promise for you, it. that you should keep God's V. Honour thy father and thy

mother, that thy days may be keep my hands from picking long in the land which the and stealing, and my tongue Lord thy God giveth thee. from evil speaking, lying,

and VI. Thou shalt do no murder. slandering : To keep my body

VII. Thou shalt not com- in temperance, soberness, and mit adultery.

chastity: Not to covet nor der VIII. Thou shalt not steal. sire other men's goods; but to IX. Thou shalt pot bear learn and labour truly to get false witness against thy neigh- mine own living, and to do my bour.

duty in that state of life unto X. Thou shalt not covet thy which it shall please God to neighbour's house, thou shalt call me. not covet thy neighbour's wife, Catechist. My good child, nor his servant, nor his maid, know this, that thou art not able nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any to do these tbings of thyself, thing that is his.

nor to walk in the command Quest. What dost thou chief- ments of God, and to serve him, ly learn by those command without his special Grace, ments ?

which thou must learn at all Ans. I learn two things; my times to call for by diligent duty towards God, and my du- Prayer: Let me hear, therefore, ty towards my neighbour. if thou canst say the Lord's

Quest. What is thy duty to Prayer. wards God?

Answer. is, to believe in him ; to fear Heaven, Hallowed be thy him; and to love him with all Name; Thy Kingdom come; my heart, with all my mind, Thy Will be done on Earth, as with all my soul, and with all it is in Heaven; Give us this my strength; to worship him; day our daily bread; And forto give him thanks; to put my give us our trespasses, as we whole trust in him ; to call up- forgive those who trespass op him; to honour his holy against us; And lead us not Name and his Word; and to into temptation; But deliver serve him truly all the days of us from evil. Amen.

Quest. What desirest thou Quest. What is thy duty to- of God in this Prayer ? wards thy neighbour?

Ans. I desire my Lord God, Ang. My duty towards my our heavenly Father, who is the neighbour is, to love him as giver of all goodness, to send myself, and to do to all men his grace unto me, and to all as I would they should do unto people; that we may worship me: To love, honour, and suc- him, serve him, and obey bim, cour my father and mother: as we ought to do: And I pray To honour and obey the Civil Unto God, that he will send us Authority: To submitmyself to all things that are needful both all my governors, teachers, spi- for our souls and bodies; and ritual pastors, and masters : To that he will be merciful unto Order myself lowly and reve- us, and forgive us our sins; and rently to all my betters: To that it will please him to save hurt no body by word or deed : and defend us in all dangers To be true and just in all my both of soul and body; and that dealings : To bear no malice he will keep us from all sin nor hatred in my heart. To and wickedness, and from our

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spiritual enemy, and from ever- Quest. Why then are Infants lasting death: And this I trust baptized, when by reason of he will do of his mercy and their tender age they cannot goodness, through our Lord perform thein ?

Ans. Because they promise say, Amen: So be it.

them both by their sureties; Question.

which promise, when they How many Sacraments come to age, themselves are bis Church ?

Quest. Why was the SacraAns. Two only, as generally ment of the Lord's Supper ornecessary to Salvation ; that is dained ? to say, Baptisın, and the Sup- Ans. For the continual reper of the Lord.

membrance of the sacrifice of Quest. What meanest thou the death of Christ, and of the by this word Sacrament? benefits which we receive

Ans. I mean an outward and thereby. visible sign of an inward and Quest. What is the outward spiritual grace, given unto us; part or sign of the Lord's Supordained by Christ himself; as per ? a means whereby we receive Ans. Bread and Wine, which the same, and a pledge to as- the Lord hath commanded to sure us thereof.

be received. Quest. How many parts are

Quest. What is the inward there in a Sacrament? part or thing signified ?

Ans. Two; the outward vi- Ans. The Body and Blood sible sign, and the inward of Christ, which are spiritually spiritual grace.

taken and received by the Quest. What is the outward faithful in the Lord's Supper. visible sign or form in Baptism? Quest. What are the beneAns. Water; wherein the fits

whereof we are partakers person is baptized, In the name thereby ? of the Father, and of the Son, Ans. The strengthening and and of the Holy Ghost. refreshing of our souls by the Quest. What is the inward Body and Blood of Christ,

as and spiritual grace?

our bodies are by the bread and Ans. A death unto sin, and a wine. new birth unto righteousness : Quest. What is required of For being by nature born in sin, those who come to the Lord's and the children of wrath, we Supper? are hereby made the children Ans. To examine themselves, of grace.

whether they repent them truly Quest. What is required of of their former sins, steadfastly persons to be baptized ?

purposing to lead a new life; Ans, Repentance, whereby have a lively faith in God's they forsake sin; and Faith, mercy, through Christ, with a whereby they steadfastly be thankful remembrance of his lieve the promises of God made death; and be in charity with to them in that Sacrament. a 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

all men.

his Parish, sent unto him, as he shall think convenient, in some part of this Catechism. 1 And all 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 here appointed for them to learn. T 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: 11 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 wri, ting, 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.

THE ORDER OF

CONFIRMATION, Or, Laying on of Hands upon those who are baptized, and

come to Years of Discretion. 1 Upon the Day appointed, all what their Godfathers and God

that are to be then confirm- mothers promised for them in ed, being placed and stand-Baptism, may themselves with ing in order before the Bi- their own mouth and consent, shop; be, or some other Mi-openly before the Church rati nister appointed by him, fy and confirm the same; and shall read this preface fol- also promise, that, by the grace lowing:

of God, they will evermore en10 the end that confirma-deavour themselves faithfully

! the more edifying of such as by their own confession, have shall receive it, the Church assented unto. hath thought good to order, that none shall be confirmed, but I Then shall the Bishop say, such as can say the Creed, the Dogba, and of this comCommandments; and can also gregation, renew, the solemn answer to such other Ques- promise and vow that ye made, tions, as in the short Catechism or that was made in your naine, are contained: which order is at your Baptism; ratifying and very convenient to be observed; confirining the same; and ac, to the end that children, being knowledging yourselves bound now come to the years of diso to believe and to do all those cretion, and having learned I things which ye then under

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took, or your Sponsors then un- Ans. And with thy spirit. dertook for you?

And all kneeling down, the 1 And every one shall audibly Bishop shall add,

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Bishop.

UR Father, who art in the Lord;

Name; Thy Kingdom come; Ans. Who hath made hea- Thy Will

be done on earth, as ven and earth.

it is in Heaven; Give us this Bishop. Blessed be the name day our daily

bread; And forof the Lord ;

give us our trespasses, as we Ans. Henceforth, world forgive those who trespass without end.

against us; And lead us not Bishop. Lord hear

our into temptation; But deliver prayer;

us from evil. Amen. Ans. And let our cry come unto thee.

TAnd these Collects. Bishop. Let us pray.

ing God, who makest us ALMIGHTY and everliying God, who

hast vouch- both to will and to do those safed to regenerate these thy things which are good, and acservants by Water and the Holy ceptable unto thy Divine MaGhost, and hast given unto them jesty; we make our humble forgiveness of all their sing; supplications unto thee for strengthen them, we beseech these thy servants, upon whom, thee, O Lord, with the Holy after the example of thy

holy Ghost, the Comforter ; and dai- Apostles, we have now laid our ly increase in them thy mani- hands; to certify them, by this fold gifts of grace ; the spirit of sign, ofthy favour and gracious wisdom and understanding, the goodness towards them. Let spirit of counsel and ghostly thy Fatherly hand, we beseech strength, the spirit of know- thee, ever be over them: Let ledge and true godliness ; and thy

Holy Spirit ever be with fill them, O Lord, with

the spi-them: And so lead them in the rit of thy holy fear, now and knowledge and obedience of for ever. Amen.

thy Word, that in the end they T Then all of them order may obtain everlasting life, kneeling before the Bishop, through our Lord Jesus Christ'; he shall lay his hands upon who, with thee and the Holy the head of every one seve- Ghost, liveth and reigneth ever rally, saying,

one God, world without end. EFEND, O Lord, this thy Amen. vant) with thy heavenly grace ; that he may continue thine for safe, we beseech thee, to direct,

everlasting God, vouchever, and daily increase in thy sanctify, and govern both our Holy Spirit more and more, hearts and bodies, in the ways until he come unto thy ever-of thy laws, and in the works lasting kingdom. Amen. T Then shall the Bishop say, through thy most mighty pro

of thy, commandments, that The Lord be with you. tection, both here and ever, we

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