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grow in them.
mandments; and walk in the same
Then shall the Minister say, all the days of thy life?
WE receive this person, into the Answer. I will, by God's help.
congregation of Christ's Flock, Then shall the Minister say,
and do * sign him Here the Min. O MERCIFUL GOD, grant that
with the sign of the ister shall make
cross; the old Adam in these persons may be hereafter he shall not
in token that a cross upon the
person's forehead. so buried, that the new man may be be ashamed to confess the faith of raised up in them. Amen. Grant that all sinful affections may fight under his banner
, against sin,
CHRIST crucified, and manfully to die in them, and that all things be the world, and the devil ; and to con, longing to the Spirit may live and tinue Christ's faithful soldier and Amen.
servant unto his life's end. Amen. Grant that they may have powe and strength to have victory, and to "The same rule, as to the omission of the sigu
of the cross, is to be observed here, as in the triumph against the devil, the world, Baptism of Infants. and the flesh. Amen.
1 Then shall the Minister say, Grant that they being here dedi. cated to thee by our office and
SEEING now, dearly beloved ministry, may also be endued with brethren, that these persons are reheavenly virtues, and everlastingly generate, and grafted into the body rewarded, through thy mercy, 8 of Christ's Church ; let us give blessed LORD GOD, who dost live
thanks unto Almighty God for and govern all things, world without these benefits, and with one accord end. Amen.
make our prayers unto him, that they
may lead the rest of their life accord. ALMIGHTY, everliving God, ing to this beginning. whose most dearly beloved Son JE. | Then shall be said the Lord's Prayer, all sus CHRIST, for the forgiveness of
kneeling. our sins, did shed out of his most
OUR Father, who art in heaven, precious side both water and blood; Hallowed be thy Name; Thy king and
gave commandment to his discidom come; Thy will be done on ples, that they should go teach all na. earth, as it is in heaven ; Give us this tions, and baptize them in the name day our daily bread; And forgive us of the FATHER, and of the Son, and our trespasses, as we forgive those of the Holy Ghost; regard, we
who trespass against us; And lead beseech thee, the supplications of tlıy
us not into temptation ; But deliver congregation ; sanctify this water to
us from evil. Amen. the mystical washing away of sin;
WE yield thee. humble thanks, and grant that the persons, now to be o heavenly Father, that thou hast baptized, therein, may receive the vouchsafed to call us to the know. fulness of thy grace, and ever remain ledge of thy grace, and faith in thee : in the number of thy faithful child increase this knowledge, and confirm ren, through JESUS CHRIST our this faith in us evermore.
Give thy Lord. Amen.
holy Spirit to these persons ; that be.
ing now born again, and made heirs 4 Then shall the Minister take each person to be of everlasting salvation, through our baptized by the right hand; and placing him Lord Jesus CHRIST, they may concre:ion, shall ask the Godfathers and Godmo. tinue thy sercunts, and attain thy thers the naine ; and then shall dip him in the promises through the same Lord water, or pour water upon him, saying,
JESUS CHRIST thy Son; who liveth N. I BAPTIZE thee in the name and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the FATHER, and of the Son, and of the same Holy SPIRIT, everlast. of the Holy GHOST. Amen. lingly. Amen.
$ Then, all standing np, the Minister shall use 1 And then speaking to the baptized persons, be this Exhortation following: speaking to the
shall proceed and say, Godfathers and Godmothers first.
AND as for you, who have now FORASMUCH as these persons by baptism put on Christ, it is have promised, in your presence, to your part and duty also, being made renounce the devil and all his works, the children of Gon and of the light, to believe in God, and to serve him; by faith in Jesus CHRIST, to walk ye must remember that it is your answerably to your Christian calling, part and duty to put them in mind, and as becometh the children of light; what a solemn vow, promise, and remembering always, that Baptism profession, they have now made be- representeth unto us our profession; fore this congregation, and especially which is, to follow the example of before you their chosen witnesses. our Saviour CHRIST, and to be made And ye are also to call upon them to like unto him ; that as he died, and use all diligence to be rightly in- rose again for us, so should we, who structed in God's holy word ; that are baptized, die from sin, and rise so they may grow in grace, and in again unto righteousness; continually the knowledge of our Lord Jesus mortifying all our evil and corrupt CHRIST; and live godly, righteously, affections, and daily proceeding in all and soberly, in this present world. virtue and godliness of living. 1 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. 9 Whereas necessity may require the baptizing of adults in private houses, in consideration of ex. treme sickness; the same is hereby allowed in that case. And a convenient number of persons shall be assemblert in the house where the Sacrament is to be performed. And in the exhortation, Well-beloved, 8c. 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 serran's, 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; ouly, aiter 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 Baptisin 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.
three things in my name: First, that WHAT is your name?
I should renounce the devil and all Ans. N. or M.
his works, the pomps and vanity of Quest. Who gave you this name? this wicked world, and all the sinful
Ans. My Sponsors in Baptism; Insts of the flesh; Secondly, that I wherein I was made a member of should believe all the articles of the CHRIST, the child of God, and an Christian faith ; And Thirdly, that I inheritor of the kingdom of heaven. should keep God's holy will and
Quest. What did your Sponsors commandments, and walk in the then for you?
same all the days of my life. Ans. They did promise and vow Quest. Dost thou not think that grace, that I
thou art bound to believe, and to do, brought thee out of the land of Egypt, as they have promised for thee ? out of the house of bondage.
Ans. Yes verily; and by God's I. Thou shalt have none other gods help so I will : and I heartily thank but me. our heavenly Father, that he hath II. Thou shalt not make to thyself. called me to this state of salvation, any graven image, nor the likeness through Jesus Christ our Saviour: of any thing that is in heaven above, and I pray unto God to give me his or in the earth beneath, or in the
may continue in the water under the earth. Thou shalt same unto my life's end.
not bow down to them, nor worship Catechist. "Rehearse the articles of them : for I the LORD thy God am thy Belief.
a jealous God, and visit the sins of Answer,
the fathers upon the children, unto
the third and fourth generation of I BELIEVE in God the Father them that hate me; and show mercy Almighty, Maker of heaven and unto thousands in them that love me, earth:
and keep my commandments. And in Jesus Christ his only III. Thou shalt not take the name Son our Lord; Who was conceived of the LORD thy God in vain : for by the Holy Ghost, born of the the LORD will not hold him guiltless Virgin Mary, Suffered under Pontius that taketh his name in vain. Pilate, Was crucified, dead, and bu- IV. Remember that thou keep ried; He descended into hell; The holy the Sabbath-day. Six days shalt third day he rose from the dead ; He thou labor, and do all that thou ascended into heaven, And sitteth on hasť to do; but the seventh day is the right hand of God the Father the Sabbath of the Lord thy God. Almighty ; From thence he shall In it thou shalt dn no manner of come to judge the quick and the dead. work, thou, and thy son, and thy
I believe in the Holy Ghost; daughter, thy man-servant, and thy The holy catholic Church; The com- maid-servant, thy cattle, and the munion of saints; The forgiveness of stranger that is within thy gates. sins ; The resurrection of the body, For in six days the Lord made hea. and the life everlasting. Amen.
ven and earth, the sea, and all that Quest. What dost thou chiefly in them is, and rested the seventh learn in these articles of thy Belief? day: wherefore the LORD blessed the
Ans. First, I learn to believe in seventh day, and hallowed it. God the FATHER, who hath made
V. Honor thy father and thy mo me, and all the world.
ther, that thy days may be long in Secondly, in GOD the Son, who the land which the LORD thy God hath redeemed me, and all mankind. giveth thee.
Thirdly, in God the Holy Ghost, VI. Thou shalt do no murder. who sanctifieth me, and all the people VII Thou shalt not commit adul. of GOD.
tery. Quest. You said that your spon- VIII. Thou shalt not steal. sors did promise for you,
IX. Thou shalt not bear false wit. should keep God's commandments. ness against thy neighbor. Tell me how many there are.
X. Thou shalt not covet thy neigh. Ans. Ten.
bor's house, thou shalt not covet thy Quest. Which are they? neighbor's wife, nor his servant, nor
his maid, nor his ox, nor his ass, Answer.
nor any thing that is his. THE same which God spake in Quest. What dost thou chiefly whe twentieth chapter of Exodus, say- learn by these commandments ? ng, I am the LORD thy God, who Ans. I learn two things; my duty
Coward God, and my duty toward | give us our trespasses, as we forgive my neighbor.
those who trespass against us; And Quest. What is thy duty toward lead us not into temptation; But de. God?
liver us from evil. Amen. Ans. My duty toward God is, to Quest. What desirest thou of God, believe in him; to fear him; and to in this prayer ? love him with all my heart, with all Ans. I desire may LORD God, our my mind, with all my soul, and with heavenly Father, who is the giver
of all my strength; to worship him; all goodness, to send his grace unto to give him thanks; to put my whole me and to all people; that we may trust in him; to call upon him; to worship him, serve him, and obey honor his holy name and his word; bim, as we ought to do: and I pray and to serve him truly all the days of unto GOD, that he will send us all
things that are needful both for our Quest. What is thy duty toward souls and bodies ; and that he will be thy neighbor ?
merciful unto us, and forgive us our Ans. My duty toward my neigh- sins; and that it will please him to bor is, to love him as myself
, and to save and defend us in all dangers do to all men as I would they should both of soul and body; and that he do unto me: to love, honor, and suc. will keep us from all sin and wicked. cor my father and mother : to honor
ness, and from our spiritual enemy, and obey the civil authority: to sub- and from everlasting death: and this mit myself to all my governors, teach. I trust he will do of his mercy and ers, spiritual pastors, and masters : to goodness, through our Lord Jesus order myself lowly and reverently to CHRIST; and therefore I say, Amen : all my betters: to hurt nobody by So be it. word or deed: to be true and just in
Question. all my dealings: to bear no malice nor hatred in my heart: to keep my
HOW many Sacraments hath hands froin picking and stealing, and CHRIST ordained in his Church ? my tongue from evil speaking, lying, Ans. Two only, as generally neand slandering : to keep my body in cessary to salvation; that is to say, temperance, soberness, and chastity : Baptism, and the Supper of the Lord. not to covet nor desire other men's Quest. What meanest thou by goods; but to learn and labor truly this word Sacrament? to get mine own living, and to do my Ans. I mean an outward and visi. duty in that state of life unto which ble sign of an inward and spiritual it shall please God to call me. grace, given unto us; ordained by
Catechist. My good child, know Christ himself; as a means wherethis, that thou art not able to do these by we receive the same, and a pledge things of thyself, nor to walk in the to assure us thereof. commandments of God, and to serve Quest. How many parts are there him, without his special grace, which in a Sacrament ? thou must learn at all times to call Ans. Two; the outward visible for by diligent prayer. Let me hear, sign, and the inward spiritual grace. therefore, if thou canst say the Lord's Quest. What is the outward visi. Prayer.
ble sign or form in Baptism? Answer.
Ans. Water; wherein the person
is baptized, In the name of the FA. OUR Father, who art in heaven, THER, and of the Son, and of the Hallowed be thy Name ; Thy king. Holy Ghost. dom come; Thy will be done on Quest. What is the inward and earth, as it is in heaven; Give us spiritual grace ? this day our daily bread; And for- Ans. A death unto sin, and a new birth unto righteousness: for being by Ans. Bread and wine, which the nature born in sin, and the children LORD hath commanded to be re of wrath, we are hereby made the ceived. children of grace.
Quest. What is the inward part Quest. What is required of per- or thing signified ? sons to be baptized ?
Ans. The body and blood of Ans. Repentance, whereby they CHRIST, which are spiritually taken forsake sin; and faith, whereby they and received by the faithful in the steadfastly believe the promises of Lord's Supper. God made to them in that Sacrament. Quest. What are the benefits
Quest. Why then are infants bap- whereof we are partakers thereby ? tized, when by reason of their tender Ans. The strengthening and re. age they cannot perform them? freshing of our souls by the body
Ans. Because they promise them and blood of CHRIST, as our bodies both by their sureties; which pro. are by the bread and wine. mise, when they come to age, them. Ques'. What is required of those selves are bound to perform. who come to the Lord's Supper ?
Quest. Why was the Sacrament Ans. To examine themselyes, whe. of the Lord's Supper ordained ? ther they repent them truly of their
Ans. For the continual remem- former sins, steadfastly purposing to brance of the sacrifice of the death of lead a new life; have a lively faith CHRIST, and of the benefits which in God's mercy, through Christ, we receive thereby.
with a thankful remembrance of Quest. What is the outward part his death; and be in charity with all or sign of the Lord's Supper ?
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 chillren of his parish,
sent unto him, as he shall think convenient, in some part of this Catechism. | And all fathers, inothers, masters, and mistresses shall cause their children, servants, ond
apprentices, who have not learned their Catechism, to coine to the church at the time appoirted, and obedien uy 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 brought to the Bishop. 11 And wheneoever the Bishop shall give knowledge for children to be brought unto him for their Confirination, 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.
THE ORDER OF CONFIRMATION,
LAYING ON OF HANDS UPON THOSE WHO ARE BAPTIZED, AND COME
TO YEARS OF DISCRETION.
1 Upon the day appointed, all that are to be then hath thought good to order, that none before the Bishop; he, or some other Minister shall be confirmed, but such as can appointed by him, shall read this preface fol- say the Creed, the Lord's Prayer, lowing:
and the Ten Commandments; and TO the end that confirmation may can also answer to such other quesbe ministered to the more edifying of tions, as in the short Catechisın are such as shall receive it, the Church contained : which order is very con