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Sponsors did promise for you, Lord blessed the seventh day, that you should keep God's and hallowed it. commandments: Tell me how V. Honour thy father and thy many there are.
mother, that thy days may be Ans. Ten.
long in the land which the Lord Quest. Which are they? thy God giveth thee. Answer.
VI. Thou shalt do no mur"HE same which God spake der.
in the twentieth Chapter of VII. Thou shalt not commit Exodus, saying, I am the Lord adultery. thy God, who brought thee out VIII. Thou shalt not steal. of the land of Egypt, out of the IX. Thou shalt not bear false house of bondage.
witness against thy neighbour. I. Thou shalt have none other X. Thou shalt not covet thy gods but me.
neighbour's house, thou shalt II. Thou shalt not make to not covet thy neighbour's wife, thyself any graven image, nor nor his servant, nor his maid, the likeness of any thing that is nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any in heaven above, or in the earth thing that is his. beneath, or in the water under Quest. What dost thou chief. the earth. Thou shalt not bow ly learn by these commanddown to them, nor worship ments? them: for I the Lord thy God
Ans. I learn two things; my am a jealous God, and visit the duty towards God, and my dusins of the fathers upon the chil- ty towards my neighbour. dren, unto the third and fourth Quest. What is thy duty togeneration of them that hate me; wards God? and show mercy unto thousands Ans. My duty towards God in them that love me, and keep is, to believe in him; to fear my commandments.
him; and to love him with all III. Thou shalt not take the my heart, with all my mind, name of the Lord thy God in with all my soul, and with all vain : for the Lord will not hold my strength; to worship him; him guiltless, that taketh his to give him thanks; to put my name in vain.
whole trust in him ; to call upIV. Remember that thou on him ; to honour his holy keep holy the Sabbath-day. name and his word; and to Six days shalt thou labour, and serve him truly all the days of do all that thou hast to do; but my life. the seventh day is the Sabbath Quest. What is thy duty toof the Lord thy God: In it thou wards thy neighbour? shalt do no manner of work, Ans. My duty towards my thou, and thy son, and thy daugh- neighbour is, to love him as myter, thy man-servant, and thy self, and to do to all men as I maid-servant, thy cattle, and the would they should do unto me: stranger that is within thy gates. To love, honour, and succour For in six days the Lord made my father and mother: To hoheaven and earth, the sea, and nour and obey the Civil Authoall that in them is, and rested the rity: To submit myself to all seventh day: Wherefore the my governors, teachers, spiritual
pastors, and masters: To order for our souls and bodies; and myself lowly and reverently to that he will be merciful unto us, all my betters: To hurt no bo- and forgive us our sins; and dy by word or deed: To be true that it will please him to save and just in all my dealings: To and defend us in all dangers bear no malice nor hatred in my both of soul and body; and that heart: To keep my hands from he will keep us from all sin and picking and stealing, and my wickedness, and from our spi. tongue from evil speaking, ly- ritual enemy, and from evering, and slandering : To keep lasting death: And this I trust my body in temperance, sober- he will do of his mercy and ness, and chastity: Not to co- goodness, through our Lord Jevet nor desire other men's sus Christ; and therefore I say, goods; but to learn and labour Amen: So be it. truly to get mine own living,
Question. in that state
W shall please Christ ordained in his God to call me.
Church? Catechist. My good child, Ans. Two only, as generally know this, that thou
art not able necessary to salvation; that is to do these things of thyself, nor to say, Baptism, and the Supto walk in the Commandments per of the Lord. of God, and to serve him, with- Quest. What meanest thou out his special Grace, which by this word Sacrament? thou must learn at all times to Ans. I mean an outward and call for by diligent Prayer: Let visible sign of an inward and me hear, therefore, if thou canst spiritual grace, given unto us; say the Lord's Prayer.
ordained by Christ himself; as
a means whereby we receive the UR Father, who art in Hea- same, and a pledge to assure us
ven,Hallowed be thy Name; thereof. Thy Kingdom come; Thy Quest. How many parts are Will be done on Earth, as it is there in a sacrament? in Heaven; Give us this day Ans. Two; the outward viour daily bread; And forgive sible sign, and the inward spius our trespasses, as we forgive ritual grace. those who trespass against us; Quest. What is the outward And lead us not into temptation; visible sign or form in Baptism? But deliver us from evil. Amen. Ans. Water; wherein the per
Quest. What desirest thou of son is baptized, In the Name of God in this Prayer?
the Father, and of the Son, and Ans. I. desire my Lord God, of the Holy Ghost. our heavenly Father, who is the Quest. What is the inward giver of all goodness, to send and spiritual grace? his grace unto me and to all
Ans. A death unto sin, and a ple; that we may worship him, new birth unto righteousness: serve him, and obey hím, as For being by nature born in sin, we ought to do: And I pray and the children of wrath, we unto God, that he will send us are hereby made the children of all things that are needful both grace.
Quest. What is required of the Lord hath commanded to be persons to be baptized? received.
Ans. Repentance, whereby Quest. What is the inward they forsake sin; and Faith, part, or thing signified? whereby they steadfastly believe Ans. The Body and Blood of the promises of God made to Christ, which are spiritually them in that Sacrament. taken and received by the faith
Quest. Why then are Infants ful in the Lord's Supper. baptized, when by reason of Quest. What are the benefits their tender age they cannot per- whereof we are partakers thereform them?
by. Ans. Because they promise Ans. The strengthening and them both by their sureties; refreshing of our souls by the which promise, when they come Body and Blood of Christ, as to age, themselves are bound to our bodies are by the bread and perform.
wine. Quest. Why was the Sacra- Quest. What is required of ment of the Lord's Supper or- those who come to the Lord's dained ?
Supper? Ans. For the continual re- Ans. To examine themselves, membrance of the sacrifice of whether they repent them truly the death of Christ, and of the of their former sins, steadfastly benefits which we receive there. purposing to lead a new life; by.
have a lively faith in God's Quest. What is the outward mercy, through Christ, with a part or sign of the Lord's Sup- thankful remembrance of his
death; and be in charity with Ans. Bread and Wine, which all 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 Children of his Parish, sent unto him, as he shall think convenient, in some part of this Catechism. And all Fathers, Mothers, Masters, and Mistresses shall cause their Children, Ser. 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. 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 writ. ing, with his hand subscribed thereunto, the Names of all such Persons within his PGArish, as he shall think fit to be presented to the Bishop to be confirmed.
Laying on of Hands upon those that are baptized, and come to
Years of Discretion. Upon the Day appointed, all that are to And every one shall audibly answer, be then confirmed, being placed and stand
I do. ing in order before the Bishop, he, or some other Minister appointed by him,
Bishop. shall read this Preface following:
Confirma- the Lord; tion may be ministered to Ans. Who hath made heaven the more edifying of such as and earth. shall receive it, the Church hath Bishop. Blessed be the name thought good to order, that none of the Lord; shall be confirmed, but such as Ans. Henceforth, world withcan say the Creed, the Lord's out end. Prayer, and the Ten Command- Bishop. Lord hear our prayments; and can also answer to er; such other Questions, as in the Ans. And let our cry come short Catechism are contained: unto thee. Which order is very convenient Bishop. Let us pray.
; children, being now come to the years of discretion, and to regenerate these thy servants having learned what their God. by Water and the Holy Ghost
, fathers and Godmothers pro- and hast given unto them formised for them in Baptism, giveness of all their sins; may themselves, with their own strengthen them, we beseech mouth and consent, openly be- thee, O Lord, with the Holy fore the Church ratify and con- Ghost, the Comforter; and daily firm the same; and also promise, increase in them thy manifold that, by the grace of God, they gifts of grace; the spirit of wiswill evermore endeavour them- dom and understanding, the selves faithfully to observe such spirit of counsel and ghostly things as they, by their own con- strength, the spirit of knowledge fession, have assented unto. and true godliness; and fill them, 1 Then shall the Bishop say,
O Lord, with the spirit of thy Do ye here, in the presence holy fear, now and for ever.
of God, and of this Congregation, renew the solemn 4 Then all of them in order kneeling before
the Bishop, he shall lay his hands upon promise and vow that ye made, the head of every one severally, saying, or that was made in your name, EFEND
and Child, [or, this thy Ser. confirming the same; and ac- vant) with thy heavenly grace; knowledging yourselves bound that he may continue thine for to believe and to do all those ever, and daily increase in thy things which ye then undertook, Holy Spirit more and more, or your Sponsors then under- until he come unto thy everlasttook for you?
Let us pray;
Then shall the Bishop say, them: Let thy Holy Spirit ever The Lord be with you. be with them: And so lead them Ans. And with thy spirit.
in the knowledge and obedience q And all kneeling down, the Bishop shall of thy Word, that in the end add,
they may obtain everlasting life, UR Father, who art in through our Lord Jesus Christ;
Heaven, Hallowed be thy Name; Thy Kingdom come;
Ghost, liveth and reigneth ever Thy Will be done on Earth,
one God, world without end. as it is in Heaven; Give us this
Almighty give us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass beseech thee, to direct, sanctify, against us; And lead us not into
and govern both our hearts and temptation; But deliver us from bodies, in the ways of thy laws, evil. Amen.
and in the works of thy comAnd this Collect.
mandments; that through thy LMIGHTY and everliving most mighty protection, both
here and ever, we may to will and to do those things served in body and soul, through which are good, and acceptable Christ. Amen.
our Lord and Saviour Jesus unto thy Divine Majesty; we make our humble supplications
Then the Bishop shall bless them, saying
, the Father, Son, of thy holy Apostles, we have and the Holy Ghost, be upon now laid our hands; to certify you, and remain with you for them, by this sign, of thy favour ever. Amen. and gracious goodness towards 1 And there shall none be admitted to the them. Let thy Fatherly hand,
Holy Communion, until such time as he be
confirmed, or be ready and desirous to be we beseech thee, ever be over confirmed.
THE FORM OF SOLEMNIZATION OF MATRIMONY. The Laws respecting Matrimony, whether by publishing the Banns in Churches, or by Licence, being different in the several States; every Minister is left to the direction of those Laws, in every thing that regards the civil contract between the Parties. And when the Banns are published, it shall be in the following form :-I publish the Banns of Marriage between M. of - and N. of If any of you know cause or just impediment, why these two persons should not be joined together in holy Matrimony, ye are to
declare it. [This is the first, second, or third time of asking.] | At the day and time appointed for Solem- the sight of God, and in the
married shall come into the body of the face of this Company, to join Church, or shall be ready in some proper together this Man and this Wohouse, with their friends and neighbours; and there standing together, the Man on
man in holy Matrimony; which the right hand, and the Woman on the left, is commended of Saint Paul to the Minister shall say,
be honourable among all men; EARLY beloved, we are and therefore is not by any to be gathered together here in entered into unadvisedly or