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of thy grace, and faith in thee; Increase
And then, speaking to the new baptized this knowledge, and confirm this faith
persons, he shall proceed, and say) in us evermore. Give thy holy Spirit to these persons ; that, being now born AND as for you, who have now by again, and made heirs of everlasting sal
Baptism put on Christ, it is your vation, through our Lord Jesus Christ, children of God and of the light, by
part and duty also, being made the they may continue thy servants, and at faith in Jesus Christ, to walk answertain thy promises ; through the same Lord Jesus Christ thy Son, who liveth ably to your Christian calling, and as and reigneth with thee, in the unity bering always that Baptism represent
becometh the children of light; rememof the same Holy Spirit, everlastingly. eth unto us our profession; which is, Amen.
to follow the example of our Saviour Then, all standing up, the Priest shall use Christ, and to be made like unto him ; this Exhortation following ; speaking to the that as he died, and rose again for us; Godfathers and Godmothers first.
so should we, who are baptized, die from sin, and rise again unto righteousness;
continually mortifying all our evil and promised in your presence to renounce the devil and all his works, to in all virtue and godliness of living.
corrupt affections, and daily proceeding believe in God, and to serve him; ye must remember, that it is your part and it is expedient that every person, thus bapduty to put them in mind, what a solemn tized, should be confirmed by the Bishop 80 vow, promise, and profession they have
soon after his Baptism as conveniently may now made before this congregation, and
be; that so he may be admitted to the holy
Communion. especially before you their chosen wit. nesses. And ye are also to call upon DIf any persons not baptized in their infancy them to use all diligence to be rightly
shall be brought to be baptized before they instructed in God's holy Word ; that so
come to years of discretion to answer for
themselves ; it may suffice to use the Office they may grow in grace, and in the
for Publick Baptism of Infants, or (in case knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ,
of extreme danger) the Office for Prirate Bapand live godly, righteously, and soberly tiem; only changing the word [Infant) for in this present world.
(Child or Person) as occasion requireth.
WHAT is your Name?
THAT IS TO SAY,
BE BROUGHT TO BE CONFIRMED BY THE BISHOP.
God's holy will and commandments, and
Question. Dost thou not think that Answer. N. or M.
thou art bound to believe, and to do, as Question. Who gave you this Name ? Answer. My Godfathers and God.
they have promised for thee?
Answer. Yes verily; and by God's mothers in my Baptism; wherein I was made a member of Christ, the help so I will. And I heartily thank child of God, and an inheritor of the our heavenly Father, that he hath called
me to this state of salvation, through kingdom of heaven.
Jesus Christ our Saviour. And I pray Question. What did your Godfathers and Godmothers then for you?
unto God to give me his grace, that I
may continue in the same unto my life's Answer. They did promise and vow
end. three things in my name. First, that
Catechist. I should renounce the devil and all his works, the pomps and vanity of this
Rehearse the Articles of thy Belief. wicked world, and all the sinful lusts
pre libre feshe Secondly, that should I BELIEVE in God the Father
believe all the Articles of the Christian
And in Jesus Christ his only Son our but the seventh day is the Sabbath of Lord, Who was conceived by the Holy the Lord thy God. In it thou shalt do Ghost, Born of the Virgin Mary, Suffer- no manner of work, thou, and thy son, ed under Pontius Pilate, Was crucified, and thy daughter, thy man-servant, and dead, and buried, He descended into thy maid-servant, thy cattle, and the hell; The third day he rose again from stranger that is within thy gates. For the dead, He ascended into heaven, And in six days the Lord made heaven and sitteth at the right hand of God the Fa- earth, the sea, and all that in them is, ther Almighty ; From thence he shall and rested the seventh day; wherefore come to judge the quick and the dead. the Lord blessed the seventh day, and
I believe in the Holy Ghost; The holy hallowed it. Catholick Church; The Communion of V. Honour thy father and thy mother, Saints ; The Forgiveness of sins; The that thy days may be long in the land Resurrection of the body; And the Life which the Lord thy God giveth thee. everlasting. Amen.
VI. Thou shalt do no murder. Question. What dost thou chiefly learn VII. Thou shalt not commit adultery. in these Articles of thy Belief?
VIII. Thou shalt not steal. Answer. First, I learn to believe in
IX. Thou shalt not bear false witness God the Father, who hath made me, against thy neighbour. and all the world.
X. Thou shalt not covet thy neigh. Secondly, in God the Son, who hath bour's house, thou shalt not covet thy redeemed me, and all mankind.
neighbour's wife, nor his servant, nor Thirdly, in God the Holy Ghost, his maid, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor who sanctifieth me, and all the elect
any thing that is his. people of God.
What dost thou chiefly learn by these You said, that your Godfathers and
Commandments ? Godmothers did promise for you, that you should keep God's Commandments. towards God, and my duty towards my
Answer. I learn two things: my duty Tell me how many there be ?
Neighbour. Answer. Ten.
Question. What is thy duty towards Question. Which be they?
Answer. My duty towards God, is
twentieth Chapter of Exodus, say- love him with all my heart, with all my ing, I am the Lord thy God, who brought mind, with all my soul, and with all thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the my strength; to worship him, to give house of bondage.
him thanks, to put my whole trust in I. Thou shalt have none other gods him, to call upon him, to honour his but me.
holy Name and his Word, and to serve II. Thou shalt not make to thyself him truly all the days of my life. any graven image, nor the likeness of Question. What is thy duty towards any thing that is in heaven above, or in thy Neighbour ? the earth beneath, or in the water under Answer. My duty towards my Neighthe earth. Thou shalt not bow down bour, is to love him as myself, and to to them, nor worship them: for I the do to all men, as I would they should do Lord thy God am a jealous God, and unto me: To love, honour, and suc. visit the sins of the fathers upon the cour my father and mother: To honour children, unto the third and fourth ge- and obey the Queen, and all that are neration of them that hate me, and put in authority under her: To submit shew mercy unto thousands in them myself to all my governours, teachers, that love me, and keep my command spiritual pastors and masters : To orments.
der myself lowly and reverently to all III. Thou shalt not take the Name my betters : To hurt no body by word of the Lord thy God in vain : for the nor deed : To be true and just in all Lord will not hold him guiltless that my dealing: To bear no malice nor taketh his Name in vain.
hatred in my heart : To keep my hands IV. Remember that thou keep holy from picking and stealing, and my tongue the Sabbath-day. Six days shalt thou from evil-speaking, lying, and slander labour, and do all that thou hast to do; ing: To keep my body in temperance,
soberness, and chastity: Not to covet Question. How many parts are there nor desire other men's goods; but to in a Sacrament? learn and labour truly to get mine own Answer. Two; the outward visible living, and to do my duty in that state sign, and the inward spiritual grace. of life, unto which it shall please God Question. What is the outward vito call me.
sible sign or form in Baptism ? Catechist.
Answer. Water ; wherein the person My good Child, know this, that thou is baptized In the Name of the Father, art not able to do these things of thy- and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. self, nor to walk in the Commandments Question. What is the inward and of God, and to serve him, without his spiritual grace ? special grace; which thou must learn Answer. A death unto sin, and a at all times to call for by diligent prayer. new birth unto righteousness : for being Let me hear therefore, if thou canst say by nature born in sin, and the children the Lord's Prayer.
of wrath, we are hereby made the chil.
dren of grace. Answer.
Question. What is required of persons The Curate of every Parish shall diligently upon Sundays and Holy-days, after
to be baptized ? Hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, forsake sin; and Faith, whereby they
Answer. Repentance, whereby they As it is in heaven. Give us this day stedfastly believe the promises of God our daily bread. And forgive us our
made to them in that Sacrament. trespasses, As we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into tized, when by reason of their tender
Question. Why then are Infants bap. temptation; But deliver us from evil.
age they cannot perform them? Amen.
Answer. Because they promise them Question. What desirest thou of God in this Prayer ?
both by their sureties; which promise, Answer. I desire my Lord God our
when they come to age, themselves are heavenly Father, who is the giver of all
bound to perform. goodness, to send his grace unto me,
Question. Why was the Sacrament of and to all people; that we may worship
the Lord's Supper ordained ?
Answer. For the continual rememhim, serve him, and obey him, as we ought to do. And I pray unto God, brance of the sacrifice of the death of that he will send us all things that be Christ, and of the benefits which we
receive thereby. needful both for our souls and bodies ; and that he will be merciful unto us,
Question. What is the outward part and forgive us our sins; and that it will
or sign of the Lord's Supper ? please him to save and defend us in all
Answer. Bread and Wine, which the
Lord hath commanded to be received. dangers ghostly and bodily; and that he will keep us from all sin and wicked
Question. What is the inward part, ness, and from our ghostly enemy, and
or thing signified ? from everlasting death. And this I
Answer. The Body and Blood of trust he will do of his mercy and good Christ, which are verily and indeed
taken and received by the faithful in ness, through our Lord Jesus Christ.
the Lord's Supper. And therefore I say, Amen, So be it.
Question. What are the benefits where. Question.
of we are partakers thereby ?
Answer. The strengthening and reHow many Sacraments hath Christ ordained in his Church ?
freshing of our souls by the Body and Answer. Two only, as generally ne. Blood of Christ, as our bodies are by cessary to salvation, that is to say, Bap- the Bread and Wine. tism, and the Supper of the Lord.
Question. What is required of them Question. What meanest thou by this who come to the Lord's Supper? word Sacrament !
Answer. To examine themselves, Answer. I mean an outward and whether they repent them truly of their visible sign of an inward and spiritual former sins, stedfastly purposing to lead grace given unto us, ordained by Christ a new life; have a lively faith in God's himself, as a means whereby we receive mercy through Christ, with a thankful the same, and a pledge to assure us remembrance of his death; and be in thereof.
charity with all men.
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. 1 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 obediently 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 komoroledge 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, v the Bishop approve of them, he shall confirm them in manner following.
THE ORDER OF CONFIRMATION, OR LAYING ON OF HANDS UPON THOSE THAT ARE BAPTIZED
AND COME TO YEARS OF DISCRETION. T Upon the day appointed, all that are to be then confirmed, being placed, and standing in order, before the Bishop; he (or some other Minister appointed by him) shall read this Preface following.
the end that Confirmation may your own persons, and acknowledging
of such as shall receive it, the Church all those things, which your Godfathers hath thought good to order, That none and Godmothers then undertook for hereafter shall be Confirmed, but such you ? as can say the Creed, the Lord's Prayer,
And every one shall audibly answer, and the Ten Commandments; and can
I do. also answer to such other Questions, as in the short Catechism are contained :
The Bishop. which order is very convenient to be observed; to the end, that children, OR help is in the Name of the being now come to the years of discre
Answer. Who hath made heaven and tion, and having learned what their
earth. Godfathers and Godmothers promised
Bishop. Blessed be the Name of the for them in Baptism, they may themselves, with their own mouth and con. sent, openly before the Church, ratify
Answer. Henceforth, world without
end. and confirm the same; and also promise,
Bishop. Lord, hear our prayers. that by the grace of God they will ever
Answer. And let our cry come unto more endeavour themselves faithfully to
thee. observe such things, as they, by their
The Bishop. Let us pray. own confession, have assented unto.
LMIGHTY and everliving God,
who hast vouchsafed to regenerate Do ye here, in the presence of God, these thy servants by Water and the
and of this congregation, renew holy Ghost, and hast given unto them the solemn promise and vow that was forgiveness of all their sins; Strengthen made in your name at your Baptism; them, we beseech thee, O Lord, with ratifying and confirming the same in the Holy Ghost the Comforter, and daily
increase in them thy manifold gifts of ceptable unto thy divine Majesty ; We grace; the spirit of wisdom and under make our humble supplications unto standing; the spirit of counsel and thee for these thy servants, upon whom ghostly strength; the spirit of know. (after the example of thy holy Apostles) ledge and true godliness; and fill then, we have now laid our hands, to certify O Lord, with the spirit of thy holy fear, them (by this sign) of thy favour and now and for ever. Amen.
gracious goodness towards them. Let Then all of them in order kneeling before the thy fatherly hand, we beseech thee, ever Bishop, he shall lay his hand upon the head be over them; let thy Holy Spirit ever of every one severally, saying,
be with them; and so lead them in the
knowledge and obedience of thy Word, DE EFEND, O Lord, this thy Child that in the end they may obtain ever
(or this thy Servant] with thy lasting life; through our Lord Jesus heavenly grace, that he may continue Christ, who with thee and the Holy thine for ever; and daily increase in Ghost liveth and reigneth, ever one thy holy Spirit more and more, until God, world without end. Amen. he come unto thy everlasting kingdom. Amen.
ALMIGHTY Lord, and everThen shall the Bishop say,
lasting God, vouchsafe, we beseech The Lord be with you.
thee, to direct, sanctify, and govern, Answer. And with thy spirit.
both our hearts and bodies, in the ways And all kneeling down) the Bishop
of thy laws, and in the works of thy shall add,
commandments; that, through thy most mighty protection both here and ever,
we may be preserved in body and soul; OUR UR Father, which art in heaven, through our Lord and Saviour Jesus
Hallowed be thy Name. Thy Christ. Amen. kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, As it is in heaven. Give us this | Then the Bishop shall bless them, day our daily bread. And forgive us
saying thus, our trespasses, As we forgive them that
IE Blessing of God Almighty, the
THE trespass against us. And lead us not
Father, the Son, and the Holy into temptation; But deliver us from Ghost, be upon you, and remain with evil. Amen.
you for ever. Amen. And this collect.
And there shall none be admitted to the
; holy Communion, until such time as he be who makest us both to vill and
confirmed, or be ready and desirous to be to do those things that be good and ac- confirmed.
Let us pray.