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Christ's faithful soldier and serer and strength to have victory, vant unto his life's end. Amen. and to triumph, against the devil, Then shall the Priest say, the world, and the flesh. Amen. Grant that they, being here de- SEEING now, dearly beloved
brethren, that these persons dicated to thee by our office and
are regenerate, and grafted into ministry, may also be endued
the body of Christ's Church, let with heavenly virtues, and ever
us give thanks unto Almighty lastingly rewarded, through thy
God for these benefits, and with mercy, o blessed Lord God, who
one accord make our prayers undost live, and govern all things,
to him, that they may lead the world without end. Amen.
rest of their life according to this
beginning. LMIGHTY, everliving God, A whose most dearly beloved
Then shall be said the Lords Son Jesus Christ, for the forgive
Prayer, all kneeling. ness of our sins, did shed out of UR Father, which art in heahis most precious side both water ven, Hallowed be thy Name. and blood, and gave command- Thy kingdom come. Thy will be ment to his disciples, that they
done in earth, As it is in heaven. should go teach all nations, and Give us this day our daily bread. baptize them In the Name of the And forgive us our trespasses, As Father, the Son, and the Holy we forgive them that trespass aGhost; Regard, we beseech thee, gainst us. And lead us not into the supplications of this congre
temptation ; But deliver us from gation; sanctify this Water to the evil. Amen. mystical washing away of sin; and grant that the persons now to be WE yield
thanks, baptized therein may receive the
thou hast vouchsafed to call us to fulness of thy grace, and ever re
the knowledge of thy grace, and main in the number of thy faithful and elect children, through ledge, and confirm this faith in
faith in thee; Increase this knowJesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
us evermore. Give thy holy Spirit Then shall the Priest take each
to these persons; that, being now person to be baptized by the right born again, and made heirs of hand, and placing him conve
everlasting salvation, through our niently by the Font, according Lord Jesus Christ, they may conto his discretion, shall ask the tinue thy servants, and attain thy Godfathers and Godmothers the promises; through the same Lord Name; and then shall dip him Jesus Christ thy Son, who liveth in the water, or pour water upon and reigneth with thee, in the him, saying,
unity of the same Holy Spirit, N.bartizeither, and of the
I baptize thee In the Name everlastingly. Amen. Son, and of the Holy Ghost.
Then, all standing up, the Priest
shall use this Exhortation folAmen.
lowing ; speaking to the GodfaThen shall the Priest say, thers and Godmothers first.
FORASMUCH as these persons flock; * and do sence to renounce the devil and * Here the Priest sign him with all his works, to believe in God, shall make a Cross upon the person's
the sign of the and to serve him; ye must reforehead.
Cross, in token member, that it is your part and
that hereafter duty to put them in mind, what he shall not be ashamed to con- a solemn vow, promise, and profess the faith of Christ crucified, fession they have now made before and manfully to fight under his this congregation, and especially banner, against sin, the world, before you their chosen witnesses. and the devil; and to continue And ye are also to call upon them
Wheecongregation of Christ's
to use all diligence to be rightly rose again for us ; so should we, instructed in God's holy Word; who are baptized, die from sin, that so they may grow in grace, and rise again unto righteousness; and in the knowledge of our Lord continually mortifying all our evil Jesus Christ, and live godly, righ- and corrupt affections, and daily teously, and soberly in this pre- proceeding in all virtue and godlisent world.
ness of living. (5 And then, speaking to the new It is erpedient that every person, baptized persons, he shall pro- thus baptized, should be confirmceed, and say,)
ed by the Bishop 80 soon after ND as for you, who have now
his Baptism as conveniently may be; that so he may be admitted
the holy Communion. is your part and duty also, being made the children of God and of f If any persons not baptized in the light, by faith in Jesus Christ, their infancy shall be brought to to walk answerably to your Chris
be baptized before they come to tian calling, and as becometh the
years of discretion to answer for children of light; remembering
themselves ; it may suffice to use
the Office for Publick Baptism of always that Baptism representeth
Infants, or (in case of extreme unto us our profession; which is,
danger) the Office for Private to follow the example of our Sa
Baptism; only changing the viour Christ, and to be made like
word [Infant) for (Child or Perunto him; that as he died, and son) as occasion requireth.
THAT IS TO SAY,
AN INSTRUCTION TO BE LEARNED OF EVERY PERSON, BEFORE
HE BE BROUGHT TO BE CONFIRMED BY THE BISHOP.
mandments, and walk in the same WHAT is your Name ?
all the days of my life. Answer. N. or M.
Question. Dost thou not think Question. Who gave you this that thou art bound to believe, Name?
and to do, as they have promised Answer. My Godfathers and for thee? Godmothers in my Baptism; Answer. Yes verily; and by wherein I was made a member God's help so I will. And I hearof Christ, the child of God, and tily thank our heavenly Father, an inheritor of the kingdom of that he hath called me to this heaven.
state of salvation, through Jesus Question. What did your God- Christ our Saviour. And I pray fathers and Godmothers for unto God to give me his grace, you?
that I may continue in the same Answer. They did promise and unto my life's end. vow three things in my name.
Catechist. First, that I should renounce the Rehearse the Articles of thy devil and all his works, the pomps Belief. and vanity of this wicked world,
Answer. and all the sinful lusts of the
disbe I BELIEVE insied the Father all the Articles of the Christian and earth : Faith. And thirdly, that I should And in Jesus Christ his only keep God's holy will and com- Son our Lord, Who was conceived
by the Holy Ghost, Born of the III. Thou shalt not take the Virgin Mary, Suffered under Pon- Name of the Lord thy God in tius Pilate, was crucified, dead, vain: for the Lord will not hold and buried, He descended into him guiltless that taketh his Name hell; The third day he rose again | in vain. from the dead, He ascended into IV. Remember that thou keep heaven, And sitteth at the right holy the Sabbath-day: Six days hand of God the Father Almigh- shalt thou labour, and do all that ty; From thence he shall come thou hast to do; but the seventh to judge the quick and the dead. day is the Sabbath of the Lord
believe in the Holy Ghost; | thy God. In it thou shalt do no The holy Catholick Church; The manner of work, thou, and thy Communion of Saints; The For- son, and thy daughter, thy mangiveness of sins; The Resurrec- servant, and thy maid-servant, thy tion of the body; And the Life cattle, and the stranger that is everlasting. Amen.
within thy gates. For in six days Question. What dost thou chief- the Lord made heaven and earth, ly learn in these Articles of thy the sea, and all that in them Belief?
is, and rested the seventh day; Answer. First, I learn to be- wherefore the Lord blessed the lieve in God the Father, who hath seventh day, and hallowed it. made me, and all the world.
V. Honour thy father and thy Secondly, in God the Son, who mother, that thy days may be hath redeemed me, and all man- long in the land which the Lord kind.
thy God giveth thee. Thirdly, in God the Holy Ghost, VI. Thou shalt do no murder. who sanctifieth me, and all the VII. Thou shalt not commit elect people of God.
VIII. Thou shalt not steal. You said, that your Godfathers IX. Thou shalt not bear false and Godmothers did promise for witness against thy neighbour. you, that you should keep God's X. Thou shalt not covet thy Commandments. Tell me how neighbour's house, thou shalt not many there be ?
covet thy neighbour's wife, nor Answer. Ten.
his servant, nor his maid, nor his Question. Which be they? ox, nor his ass, nor any thing Answer.
that is his. same which God spake in
Question. the twentieth Chapter of Ex- What dost thou chiefly learn by odus, saying, I am the Lord thy these Commandments ? God, who brought thee out of the Answer. I learn two things : land of Egypt, out of the house my duty towards God, and my of bondage.
duty towards my Neighbour. I. Thou shalt have none other Question. What is thy duty togods but me.
wards God? II. Thou shalt not make to thy- Answer. My duty towards God, self any graven image, nor the is to believe in him, to fear him, likeness of any thing that is in and to love him with all my heart, heaven above, or in the earth be- with all my mind, with all my neath, or in the water under the soul, and with all my strength; earth. Thou shalt not bow down to worship him, to give him to them, nor worship them: for thanks, to put my whole trust in I the Lord thy God am a jealous him, to call upon him, to honour God, and visit the sins of the his holy Name and his Word, fathers upon the children, unto and to serve him truly all the the third and fourth generation days of my life. of them that hate me, and shew Question. What is thy duty tomercy unto thousands in them wards thy Neighbour ? that love me, and keep my com- Answer. My duty towards my mandments.
Neighbour, is to love him as my
self, and to do to all men, as I gers ghostly and bodily; and that would they should do unto me: he will keep us from all sin and To love, honour, and succour my wickedness, and from our ghostfather and mother: To honour ly enemy, and from everlasting and obey the Queen, and all that death. And this I trust he will are put in authority under her: do of his mercy and goodness, To submit myself to all my go through our Lord Jesus Christ. vernours, teachers, spiritual pas- And therefore I say, Amen, So tors and masters: To order myself be it. lowly and reverently to all my
Question. betters: To hurt no body by word
many Sacraments hath nor deed: To be true and just in Christ ordained in his all my dealing: To bear no ma- Church? lice nor hatred in my heart: To Answer. Two only, as generalkeep my hands from picking and ly necessary to salvation, that is stealing, and my tongue from evil- to say, Baptism, and the Supper speaking, lying, and slandering: of the Lord. To keep my body in temperance, Question. What meanest thou soberness, and chastity: Not to by this word Sacrament ? covet nor desire other men's goods; Answer. I mean an outward but to learn and labour truly to get and visible sign of an inward and mine own living, and to do my duty spiritual grace given unto us, orin that state of life, unto which dained by Christ himself, as a it shall please God to call me. means whereby we receive the Catechist.
same, and a pledge to assure us My good Child, know this, that thereof. thou art not able to do these Question. How many parts are things of thyself, nor to walk in there in a Sacrament? the Commandments of God, and Answer. Two; the outward vito serye him, without his special sible sign, and the inward spirigrace; which thou must learn at
tual grace. all times to call for by diligent Question. What is the outward prayer. Let me hear therefore, if visible sign or form in Baptism? ihou canst say the Lord's Prayer. Answer. Water; wherein the Answer.
person is baptized in the Name of UR Father, which art in hea- the Father, and of the Son, and
ven, Hallowed be thy Name. of the Holy Ghost. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be Question. What is the inward done in earth, As it is in heaven. and spiritual grace? Give us this day our daily bread. Answer. A death unto sin, and And forgive us our trespasses, As a new birth unto righteousness: we forgive them that trespass a- for being by nature born in sin, gainst us. And lead us not into and the children of wrath, we are temptation; But deliver us from hereby made the children of grace. evil. Amen.
Question. What is required of Question. What desirest thou
persons to be baptized ? of God in this Prayer ?
Answer. Repentance, whereby Answer. I desire my Lord God they forsake sin; and Faith, our heavenly Father, who is the whereby they stedfastly believe giver of all goodness, to send his the promises of God made to grace unto me, and to all people ; them in that Sacrament. that we may worship him, serve Question. Why then are In. him, and obey him, as we ought fants baptized, when by reason of to do. And I pray unto God, that their tender age they cannot perhe will send us all things that be form them? needful both for our souls and Answer. Because they promise bodies; and that he will be mer- them both by their Sureties; ciful unto us, and forgive us our which promise, when they come sins; and that it will please him to age, themselves are bound to to save and defend us in all dan- perform.
Question. Why was the Sacra- Question. What are the benefits ment of the Lord's Supper ordain- whereof we are partakers thereed?
by? Answer. For the continual re- Answer. The strengthening and membrance of the sacrifice of the refreshing of our souls by the Body death of Christ, and of the bene- and Blood of Christ, as our bodies fits which we receive thereby. are by the Bread and Wine.
Question. What is the outward Question. What is required of part or sign of the Lord's Supper ? them who come to the Lord's
Answer. Bread and Wine, which Supper? the Lord hath commanded to be Answer. To examine themreceived.
selves, whether they repent them Question. What is the inward truly of their former sins, stedfastpart, or thing signified ?
ly purposing to lead a new life; Answer. The Body and Blood have a lively faith in God's mercy of Christ, which are verily and through Christ, with a thankful indeed taken and received by the remembrance of his death; and faithful in the Lord's Supper. be in charity with all men. I The Curate of every Parish shall dihigently upon Sundays and Holy
days, after the second Lesson at Evening Prayer, openly in the Church instruct and examine so many Children of his Parish sent unto him, as he shall think convenient, in some part of this Catechism. And all Fathers, Mothers, Masters, and Dames, shall cause their Children, Servants, and Apprentices, (which have not learned their Catechism,) to come to the Church at the time appointed, and obedi. ently to hear, and be ordered by the Curate, until such time as they have learned all that is here appointed for them to learn. 1 So soon as Children are come to a competent age, and can say, in
their Mother Tongue, the Creed, the Lord's Prayer, and the Ten Commandments, and also can answer to the other Questions of this short Catechism, they shall be brought to the Bishop. And every one shall have a Godfather, or a Godmother, as a Witness of their confirmation. And whensoever the Bishop shall give knowledge for Children to be brought unto him for their Confirmation, the Curate 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. And, if the Bishop approve of them, he shall confirm them in manner following.