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are also to call upon them to use all to walk answerably to your Christian diligence to be rightly instructed calling, and as becometh the chil in Gori's holy Word ; that so they dren of light; remembering always, may grow in grace, and in the know-that Baptism representeth unto us ledge of our Lord Jesus Christ ; our profession ; which is, to follow and live godly, righteously, and so- the example of our Saviour Christ, berly, in this present world. and to be made like unto him ; that 9 And then speaking to the baptized Per- as he died, and rose again for us, so sons, he shall proceed and say, should we, who are baptized, die
you by Baptism put on Christ, iteousness; continually mortifying all is your part and duty also, being our evil and corrupt affections, and maile the Children of God and of daily proceeding in all virtue and the light, by faith in Jesus Christ,gouliness of living. I It is expedient that every person thus haptized sborld be confirmed by the Bishop
so soon after his Baptism as conveniently may be ; that so he may be admitted io
the floly Communion. & Wirereas necessity may require the baptizing of Adults in private ho:tses, in cone si feration 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, W dl-beloved, &c. instead of these
words, come hither desiring, shall be inserted this word, desirous. Tlf there he occasion for the Office of Infant Baptism and that of Allults at the saine
time, the Minister shall use the exhortation and one of the prayers next tollowing 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, aller the words, trese Persons, shall be added, and these Infants. After which the re. maining part of each service shall be used; first that for Adults, and lastly that for
Infants. 1 lf 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 ontice for Puhlic Baptism of Infants; or, in case of extreme danger, the Office for Frivate Baptism; only changing the word'Infunt, for Child, a 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.
Quest. What did your Sponsois WHAT is your name?
then for you? Ans. N. or M.
Ans. They did promise and vow Quest. Who gave you this name? three things in my name: First, 4:18. My Sponsors in Baptism ; that I should renounce the devil wherein I was made a member of and all his works, the pomps and Christ, the child of God, and an in- vanity of this wicked world, and all .eritor of the kingilam of Heaven.'the sinful lusts of the flesh; Second.
ly, that I sliould believe all the Ars, Quest. You said that your Sponticles of the Christian Faith; And sors did promise for you, that you thirdly, that I should keep Gols should keep God's commandments: holy will and commandments, and Tell me how many there are. walk in the same all the days of trus. Ten.
Quest. Which are they? Quest. Dost thou not think that
Answer. thou art bound to believe, and to THE same which God spake in do, as they have promised for thee? I the twentieth chapter of Exo
Ins. Yes verily; and by Golls dus, saying, I am the Lord thy God, help so I will : And I heartily thank who brought thee out of the land of our heavenly Father, that he hath Egypt, out of the house of bondage. called me to this state of salvation, 1. Thou shalt have none other through Jesus Christ our Saviour: gods but me. And I pray unto Gol to give me Il. Thou shalt not make to thyhis grace, that I may continue in self any graven image, nor the likes the same unto my life's end. ness of any thing that is in heaven
Catechist. Rehearse the Articles above, or in the earth beneath, of thy Belief.
or in the water under the earth. A:1870cr.
Thou shalt not bow down to them, I
Believe in Gol the Father Al- nor worship them: For I the Lord
mighty, Maker of heaven and thy God am a jealous God, and visit earth:
the sins of the fathers upon the And in Jesus Christ his only Son children, unto the third and fourth our Lord; Who was conceived by generation of them that hate me;
he Holy Ghost, Born of the Virgin and show mercy unto thousands in Mary, Suffered under Pontius Pi-them that love me, and keep my late, Was crucified, dead, and bu- commandments. ried; He descendere into nell; The III. Thou shalt not take the third day he rose from the dead; name of the Lord thy God in vain : He ascendeu into heaven, and sit- For the Lord will not hold him guiltteth on the righċ hand cl God the less that taketh his name in vain. Father Almigirty; From thence he IV. Remember that thou keep shall come to juuge the quick and holy the Sabbath-day. Six day's the dead.
shalt thou labour, and do all that I believe in the Holy Ghost; The thou hast to do; but the seventh holy Catholic Churchi; The Com- ay is the Sabbath of the Lord thy munion of Saints; The forgiveness God: In it thou shalt do no manof sins; The resurrection of the body, ner of work, thon, and thy son, and And the life everlasting. Amen. thy daughter, thy man-sci
Quest. What dost thou chiefly thy maid-servant, thy cattle, and learn in these Articles of thy Delief? the stranger that is within thy gates.
118. First, I learn to believe in For in six days the Lord made leaGod the Father, who hath made ven and earth, the sea, and all that me, and all the work.
in them is, and rested the seventh Secondly, in God the Son, who clay: Wherefore the Lord blessed hath redeemed me, and ali man- the serenth day, and hallowed it. kind.
V. Honour thy father and thy Thirdly, in God the Holy Ghost, mother, that thy days may be long who sanctifietli me, and all the in the land which the Lord thy God people of Goxl.
giveth thee. N
VI. Thou shalt do no murder. ¡and to do my duty in that state of
VIL. Thou shalt not commit life unto which it shall please God adultery.
to call me. VIL. Thou shalt not steal. Catechist. My good child, know
IX. Thou shalt not bear false this, that thou art not able to do witness against thy neighbour. these things of thyself, nor to walk
X. Thou shalt not covet thy in the Commandments of God, and neighbour's house, thou shalt not to serve him, without his special covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his Grace, which thou must leain at servant, nor his maid, nor his ox, all times to call for by diligent Pray. nor his ass, nor any thing that is his. er: Let me hear, therefore, if thou
Quest. What dost thou chiefly canst say the Lord's Prayer. learn by these commandments ?
Answer. Ans. Ilcam, two things my OUR Father, who art in Heaven, duty towards God, and my duty Lowards my neighbour,
Kingdom come; Thy will be done Quest. What is thy duty towards on Earth, as it is in Heaven ; Give God?
us this day our daily bread; And Ans. My duty towards God is, forgive us our trespasses, as we for. to believe in him; to fear him; and give those who trespass against us; to love him with all my heart, with And lead is not into temptation ; all my mind, with all my soul, and But deliver us from evil. Amen with all my strength; to worship Quest. What desirest thou of him; to give him thanks; to put God in this Prayer? my whole trust in him ; to call upon Ans. I desire my Lord God, our him; to honour his holy Namc and heavenly Father, who is the giver his Word; and to serve him truly of all goodness, to send his grace all the days of my life.
unto me and to all people; that we Qruest. What is thy duty towards may worship him, serve him, and thy neighbour?
obey him, as we ought to do: And Ans. My duty towards my neigh- I pray unto God, that he will send bour is, to love him as myself, and us all things that are needful both to do to all men as I would they for our souls and bodies; and that should do unto me: To love, lon- he will be merciful unto us, and our, and succour my father and mo- forgive us our sins; and that it will ther: To honour and obey the Civil please him to save and defend us in Authority: To submit myself to all all dangers both of soul and body. my governors, teachers, spiritual and that he will keep us from all pastors, and masters: To order my- sin and wickedness, and from our self lowly and reverently to all my spiritual enemy, and from everlast. betters: To hurt no boily by word ing death : And this I trust he will or deed: To be true and just in all do of his mercy and goodness, my dealings: To bear no malice through our Lord Jesus Christ; nor hatred in my heart: To keep and therefore I say, Amen: So be it. my hands from picking and stealing,
Question. and my tongue from evil, speaking, How many: Sacraments, bath body in temperance, sobeirness, and Alls. Two only, as generally nechastity: Not to covet nor desire cessary to salvation; that is to say, other men's goods; but to learn and Baptism, and the Suprer of the labour truly to get mine own living, 'Lord.
Quest. What meanest thou by both by their sureties; which pro this word Sacrament?
mise, when they come to age, them. Ans. I mean an outward and vi- selves are bound to perform. sible sign of an inward and spiritual Quest. Why was the Sacrament grace, given unto us; ordained by of the Lord's Supper ordained ? Christ himself; as a means whereby Aris. For the continual rememwe receive the same, and a pledge brance of the sacrifice of the death to assure us 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 grace. Ans. Bread and Wine, which
Quest What is the outward vi- the Lord hath commanded to be sible sign or form in Baptism? received. Ans. Water; wherein the
Quest. What is the inward part son is baptized, In the name of the or thing signified ?
Father, and of the Son, and of the Ans. The Body and Blood of Holy Ghost.
Christ, which are spiritually taken Croest. What is the inward and and received by the faithful in the spiritual grace?
Lord's Supper Ans. A death unto sin, and a Quest. What are the benefits new birth unto righteousness: For whereof we are partakers there. being by nature born in sin, and the by? children of wrath, we are hereby Ans. The strengthening and remade the children of grace. freshing of our souls by the Body
Quest. What is required of per- and Blood of Christ, our bodies sons to be baptized ?
are by the bread and wine. Ans. Repentance, whereby they Quest. What is required of those forsake sin; and Faith,whereby they who come to the Lord's Supper? steadfastly believe the promises of Ans. To examine themselves, God made to them in that Sacra- whether they repent them truly of ment.
their former sins, steadfastly pur. Quest. Why then are Infants posing to lead a new life; have a baptized, when by reason of their lively faith in God's mercy, through tender age they cannot perform Christ, with a thankful remem. them?
brance of his death; and be in chaAns. Because they promise them 'rity with all men. 9 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 Parish, sent unto him, as he sha th convenient, in some part of
this Catechisin. 9 And all Fathers, Mothers, Masters, and Mistresses shall cause their Children, Sern
vants, 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. 9 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 subscribed thereunto, the Names of all such Persons within bis parish, as he shall think fit to be presented to the Bishop to be confirmed.
Laying on of Hands upon those who are baptized, and come to Years
of Discretion. | Upon the Day appointed, all that are to Ans. Who hath made heaven
be then contírmed, being placed and and earth.
Bishop. Blessed be the name of shall read this preface following:
the Lord; TO
the end that confirmation Alls. Henceforth, world without
may be ministered to the more end. edifying of such as shall receive it, Bishop. Lord hear our prayer; the Church hath thought good to
Aus. And let our cry cuine unorder, that none shall be contirmed, to thee. but such as can say the Creed, the Bishop. Let us pray. Lord's Prayer, and the Ten Com- ALMIGHTY
and everliving God, mandments; and can also answer
who hast vouchsaled to regeto such other Questions, as in the nerate these thy servants by Water short Catechism are contained : an: the Holy Ghost, and hast given Which oriler is very convenient to unto them forgiveness of all their be observed; to the enıthat chil-sins; strengthen them, we beseech dren, being now come to the years thee, O Lor, with the Holy Ghost, of discretion, and having learned the Comforter; and daily increase what their Godfathers and Godmo- in them thy manifold gifts of grue; thers promised for them in Bap-the spirit of wisdom and understandtism, may themselves, with their ing, the spirit of counsel and ghostown mouth and consent, openly ly strengtiı, the spirit of knowledge before the Church ratify anii con- anil true godliness; and fill them, firm the same; and also promise, O Lord, with the spirit of thy holy that, by the grace of Goil, they will fear, now and for ever. Ancn. evermore endeavour themselvesThen all of them in order kneeling hefaithfully to observe such things as
fore the Bishop, he shall lay his hands
upon the head of every one severally, they, by their own confession, have
saving, assented unto. 4 Then shall the Bishop say,
DEFEND, O Lord, thisthy Child ye here, in the presence of thy heavenly grace; that he may
God, and of this Congregation, continue thine for ever, and daily renew the solemn promise and vow increase in thy Holy Spirit more that ye male, or that was made in and more, until he come unto thy your name, at your Baptism; rati, everlasting kingłom. Amen. fying and confirming the same; and
4 Then shall the Bishop say, acknowledging yourselves bound to
The Lord be with you. believe and do all those things which
Ans. And with thy spirit. ye then undertook, or your Spon- And all kneeling down, the Bishop sha!) sors then undertook for you?
add, q And every one shall audibly answer, I do.
UR Father, who art in Heaven, Bishop. UR help is in the name of the Kingdom come; Thy Will be done
Ion Earth, as it is in Hcaven; Give
Let us pray: