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1 Then shall be said the Lordii Prayer, all kneeling.

OURFather.which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, As it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation; But deliver us from evil. Amen.

WE yield thee humble thanks, O heavenly Father, that thou hast vouchsafed to call us to the knowledge of thy grace, and faith in thee; Increase this knowledge, and con linn this faith in us evermore. Give thy holy Spirit to these persons; that, being now born again, and made heirs or everlasting salration, through our Lord Jesus Christ, they may continue thy seri-uutt, and attain thy promises; through the same Lord Jesus Christ thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the same Holy Spirit, everlastingly. Anutn. 1 Then, atl standing up, the PrieSt shall Km this Exhortation following; 'peaking to the Godfathers and Qodmotheri first.

FORASMUCH as then persons have promised in your presence to renounce the devil and all his works, to believe in God, and to serve him; ye must remember, that it is your part and duty to put them in mind, what a solemn vow, promise, and profession they have now made before this congregation, and especially before you their chosen witnesses. And ye are also to call





WHAT is your Name? Answer. N. or M. Question. WhogaveyouthlsName? A a-uver. My Godfathers and Godmothers in my Baptism; wherein I was made a member of Christ, the child of God, and an inheritor of the kingdom of heaven.

upon them to use all diligence to he rightly instructed in Godis holy Word; that so they may grow in

trace, and in the knowledge of our .ord Jesus Christ, and live godly, righteously, and soberly in this present world.

(•, And then, speaking to the new baptized persons, he thal l proeeed, and say,)

AND Bb for you, who have now by Baptism put on Christ, it is your part and duty also, being made the children of God and of the light, by faith in Jesus Christ, to walk answerably to your Christian calling, and as becometh the children of light; remembering always that Baptism rcpresenteth unto us our profession; which is, to follow the example of our Saviour Christ, and to be made like unto him ; that as he died, and rose again for us; so should we, who are baptized, die from sin, and rise again unto righteousness; continually mortifying all our evil and corrupt affections, and daily proceeding in all virtue and godliness of living. U It is expedient that every person, thus baptised, should be confirmed by the Bishop so soon after his Baptism as eaneeniently may bet that so he vmy be admitteti to the holy Communion. *& If any persons not baptized in their mfancy shall be brought to be baptised before they come to years of discretion to answer for themselves; tt may suffiee to urn the Offiee for PuiAick Baptism of Infants, or (tn ears of extreme danger) tits Offiee for Private Baptism ; only changing the word [Infant] for [Child or Porson] as occasion reqnirsts.

Question. What did your Godfathers and Godmothers then for you?

Answer. They did promise and vow three things in my name. First, that I should renounce the devil and all his works, the pomps and vanity of this wicked world, and all the sinful lusts of the flesh. Secondly, that I should believe all the Articles of the

Christian Faith. And thirdly, that I should keep Godis holy will and commandments, and walk in the same ail the days of my life.

Question. Dost thou not think that thou art bound to believe, and to do, as they have promised for thee?

Answer. Yes verily; ami by Godis help so I will. And I heartily thank our heavenly Father, that he hath called me to this state of salvation, through Jesus Christ our Saviour. An J I pray unto God to give me his grace, that I may continue in the same unto my lifeis end. Cateehist. Rehearse the Articles of thy Belief. Answer.

I BELIEVE in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth:

And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord, Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, Born of the Virgin Mary, Suffered under Pontius Pilate, Was cruciiied, dead, and buried, He descended into hell; The third day he rose again from the dead, He ascended into heaven, And sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; From thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Ghost; The holy Catholick Church; The Communion of Saints; The Forgiveness of sins; The Resurrection of the body; And the Life everlasting. Amen.

Question, What dost thou chiefly learn in these Articles of thy Belief?

Answer. First, I learn to believe in God the Father, who hath made me, and all the world.

Secondly, in God the Son, who hath redeemed me, and all mankind.

Thirdly, in God the Holy Ghost, who sanctilieth me, and ail the elect people of God.


You said, that your Godfathers and Godmothers did promise for you, that yi>u should keep Godis Commandments. Tell me how many thete be?

Answev. Ten.

Question. Which be they?

THE same which God spake in the twentieth Chapter of Exodus, «ajing, I am the Lord thy God, who with all my strength; to worship him, to give him thanks, to put ray whole trust in him, to call upon him, to honour his holy Name and his Word, and to serve him truly all the days of my life.

brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

I. Thou shalt have none other gods but me.

II. Thou shall not make to thyself any graven image, nor the likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or in the earth beneath, or in the water under the earth. Thou shalt not bow down to them, nor worship them: fur I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, and visit the sins of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me, and shew mercy unto thousands in them that love me, and keep my commandments.

III. Thou shalt not take the Name of the Lord thy God in vain: for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his Name in vain.

IV. Remember that thou keep holy the Sabbath-day. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all that thou hast to do; but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God. In it thou shalt do no manner of work, thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, thy man-set" vant, and thy maid-servant, thy cat tie, and tbe stranger that is within thy gates. For in six days the Loid made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day; wherefore the Lord blessed the seventh day, and hallowed it.

V. Honour thy father and thy mother, that thy days may be long in the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.

VI. Thou shalt do no murder.

VII. Thou shalt not commit aduttery.

VIII. Thou shalt not steal.

IX. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.

X. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbouris house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbouris wife, nor his servant, nor his maid, nor his ox, nor his ass, uor any thing that is his.


What dost thou chiefly learn by these Commandments?

Answer. I learn two things i my duty towards God, and my duty towards my Neighbour.

Question. What is thy duty towards God?

Answer. My duty towards God, is to believe in him, to fear him, and to love him with all my heart, with all my mind, with all my soul, and

Qua!ion. What is thy duty towards thy Neighbour?

Answer. My duty towards my Neighbour, is to love him as myself, and to do to all men, as I would they should do unto me: To love, honour, and succour my father and mother: To honour and obey the Queen, and all that are put in authority under her: To submit myself to all my governours, teachers, spiritual pastors and masters: To order myself lowly and reverently to all my betters: To hurt no body by word nor deed: To be true and just in all my dealing: To bear no malice nor hatred in my heart: To keep my hands from picking and stealing, and my tongue from evil-speaking, lying, and slandering: To keep my body in temperance, soberness, and chastity: Not to covet nor desire other menis goods; but to learn and labour truly to get mine own living, and to do my duty in that state of life, unto which it shall please God to call me. Catechist.

My good Child, know this, that thou art not able to do these things of thyself, nor to walk in the Commandments of God, and to serve him,without his special grace; which thou must learn at all times to call for by diligent prayer. Let me hear therefore, if thou canst say the Lordis Prayer.


OUR Father, which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name. Thy

merciful unto us, and forgive us our sins; and that it will please him to save and defend us in all dangers ghostly and bodily; and that he will keep us from all sin and wickedness, and from our ghostly enemy, and from everlasting death. And" this I trust he will do of his mercy and goodness, through our Lord Jesus Christ. And therefore I say, Amen. So be it.


HO W many Sacraments hath Christ ordained in his Church?

Answer. Two only,as generally necessary to salvation, that is to say, Baptism, and the Supper of the Lord.

Question. What meanest thou by this word Sacrament t

Answer. I meen an outward and visible sign of an inward and spiritual grace given unto us, ordained by Christ himself, as a means whereby we receive the same, and a pledge to assure us thereof.

Question. How many parts are there in a Sacrament?

Answer, Two; the outward visihle sign, and the inward spiritual grace.

Question. What is the outward visible sign or form in Baptism?

Answer. Watar; wherein the person is baptheed in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.

Question. What is the inward and spiritual grace .J

Answer. A death unto sin, and a new birth unto righteousness: for being by nature born in sin, and the children of wrath, we are hereby made the children of grace.

Question. What is required of persons to be baptized?

Answer. Repentance,wherebythey

kingdom come. Thy wilt be done in I forsake sin; and Faith, whereby they refreshing of our souls by the Body and Blood ot Christ, as out bodies are by the Bread and Wine.

earth, As it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation; But deliver us from evil. Amen.

Question. What desirest thou of God in this Prayer?

Answer. I desire my Lord God our heavenly Father, who is the giver of all goodness, to send his grace unto roe, and to all people; that we may worship him, serve him, and obey him, as we ought to do. And I pray onto God, that he will send us all things that be needful both for our souls and bodies; and that he will be

stedfastly believe the promises of God made to them in that Sacrament.

Question, W hy then are Infants baptized, when by reason of their tender age they cannot perform them?

Answer. Because they promise them both by their Sureties; which promise, when they come to age, themselves are bound to perform.

Question. Why was the Sacrament of the Lordis Supper ordained?

Answer. Forthe continual remembrance of the sacrifice of the death of Christ, and of the benefits which we receive thereby.

Question. What is the outward part or sign of the Lordis Sapper?

Question. What is required of them who come to the Lordis Supper?

Answer. To examine themselves, whether they re]>ent them truly of their former sins, stedfastly purposing to lead a new life; have a lively faith in Godis mercy through Christ", with a thankful remembrance of his death; and be in charity with all men.

Answer, Bread and Wine, which the Lord hath commanded to be received.

Question. What is the inward part, or thing signified?

Answev. The Body and Blood of Christ, which are verily and indeed taken and received by the faithful in the Lordis Supper.

Question. What are the benefits whereof we are partakers thereby?

Answer. The strengthening and

f The Cnrate of even Parish shall diligently upon Sundays and Holy-dayi, after Iks second Lesson at Evening Prayer, openly in the Church instruct and exami many Chitdren of hit Farish sent unto him, as he shall think conoevient, in part of this CnUcnttm,

1 And all Fathers, if others. Misters, and Dames,ehall cause their Children, Servants, and Apprentiees, {which have not learned their Cateehism,) to come to the Church at the time appointed, and obediently to hear, and be ordered by the Curate, until suck time as they have learned all that is here aypointeti for them to learn.

m &n soon as Children are come to a eompctent age, and can sou, in their Mother Tongue, tbe Creed, the Lordis Prayer, and the Jhn Commandments; and abo can answer to the other Questions of this short Catechism,- they shall be hrouaht to the Bishop. And every one shall have a Godfather, or a Gotlmother, as a Witness of their Confirmation,

1 And whensoever the Bishop shall give knowledge for Children to be brought nnto him for their Confirmation,the Curate of every Parish shall eitfier Irriny, or send in iny, with his hand tulxcribed thereunto, the names of all such persons with Parish, as he shall think fit to be presented to the Bishop to be confirmed. And, if the Bishop approve of theia, he shall conimn them in manner following.



f Ueon the day appointed, all that are to be then confirmed, being plaeed, and stnndise. in order, before the Bishop; he {or some other Minister appointed by him) shall read this Prefaee following.

TO the end that Confirmation may be ministered to the more edifying of such as shall receive it, the Church hath thought good to order, That none hereafter shall be Confirmed, hut such as can say the Creed, the Lordis Prayer, and the Ten Com*mandments; and can also answer to such other Questions, as in the short Catechism are contained: which order is very convenient to be ohserved; to the end, that children, being now come to the years of discretion, and having learned what their Godfathers and Godmothers promised for them in Baptism, they may themselves, with their own mouth and consent, openly before the Church, ratify and coniirm

the same; and also promise, that by
the grace of God they will evermore
endeavour themselves faithfully to
observe such things, as they, by their
own confession, have assented unto.
% Then shall the Bishop say,

DO ye here, in the presence of
God, and of this congregation.
renew the solemn promise and vo*
that was made in your name at your
Baptism; ratifying and confirming
the same in your own persons, and
acknowledging yourselves bound to
believe, and to do, all those things,
which your Godfathers and (iodnio-
thers then undertook for you?
1 And every one shall audilly answer.
I do.

The Bishop.

OUR help is in the Name of the
Answer. Who hath made heaven
and earth.

Bishop. Blessed be the Name of the Lord;

Answer. Henceforth, world without end.

Bishop. Lord, hear our prayers. Answer. And let our cry come unto thee.

The Bishop. Let us pray.

ALMIGHTY and everliving God, who hast vouchsafed to regenerate these thy servants by Water and the holy Ghost, and hast given unto .them forgiveness of all their sins; Strengthen them, we beseech thee, O Lord, with the Holy Ghost the Comforter, and daily increase in them thy manifold gifts of grace; the Spirit of wisdom and understanding; the spirit of counsel and ghostly strength; the spirit of knowledge and true godliness; and fill them, O Lord, with the spirit of thy holy fear, now and for ever. Amen. 1 Then oil of them in order kneeling before the Bishop, he shal l lay his hand ueon the heatl of every one severally, rayiny,

DEFEND, O Lord, this thy Child [or this thy Servant] with thy heavenly grace, that he may continue thine for ever; and daily increase in thy holy Spirit more and more, until he come unto thy everlasting kingdom. Amen.

1 Then thal l the Bishop sag. The Lord be with you. Answer. And with thy spirit.

Let us pray.

OUR Father, which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in

earth, As it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into lemptalion; But deliver us from evil. Amen. And this Coiled.

ALMIGHTY and everliving God, who makest us both to will and to do those things that be good and acceptable unto thy divine Majesty; We make our humble supplications unto thee for these thy servants, upon whom (after the example of thy holy Apostles) we have now laid our hands, to certify them (by this sign) of thy favour and gracious goodness towards them. Let thy fatherly hand, we beseech thee, ever be over them; let thy Holy Spirit ever be with them; and so lead them in the knowledge and obedience of thy Word, that in the end they may obtain everlasting life; through our Lord Jesus Christ, who with thee and the Holy Ghost liveth and reigneth, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

O ALMIGHTY Lord, and everlasting God, vouchsafe, we beseech thee, to direct, sanctify, and govern, both our hearts and bodies, in the ways of thy laws, and in the works of thy commandments; that, through thy most mighty protection both here and ever, we may be preserved in body and soul; through nnr Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

1 Then the Bishop shall Hess them, saying I hut, THE Blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, be upon you, and remain with you for ever. Amen, U Av, there shall none be admitted to the holy Communion, until such time as hi be confirmed, or be ready and tlesirous to be confirmed.

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