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unto Almighty God for these the devil and all his works, benefits, and with one accord to believe in God, and to serve make our prayers unto him, bim; ye must remember, that that they may lead the rest of it is your part and duty to put their life according to this be-them in mind, what a solemn ginning.
vow, promise, and profession Then shall be said the Lord's they have now made before Prayer, all kneeling. this Congregation, and espeUR Father, who art in cially before you their chosen
Heaven, Hallowed be thy Witnesses. 'And ye are also Name ; Thy Kingdom come; to call upon them to use all die Thy Will be done on Earth, ligence to be rightly instructed as it is in Heaven ; Give us in God's holy Word ; that so this day our daily bread; And they may grow in grace, and forgive us our trespasses, as in the knowledge of our Lord we forgive those who trespass Jesus Christ; and live godly, against us; And lead us not righteously, and soberly, in ifto temptation : But deliver this present world. us from evil. Amen. E yield thee humble
T And then spieaking to the thanks,Oheavenly Fa
baptized Persons, he shall
proceed and say, ther, that thou hast vouchsaof thy grace, and faith in thee: now by Baptism put on Increase this knowledge, and Christ, it is your part and confirm this faith in us ever-duty also, being made the more. Give thy Holy Spirit Children of God and of the to these Persons ; that being light, by faith in Jesus Christ, now born again, and made to walk answerably to your Heirs of everlasting salvation Christian calling, and as bethroughour Lord Jesus Christ, cometh the children of light: they may continue thy Ser- remembering always, that vants, and attain thy promises, Baptism representeth unto us through the same Lord Jesus our profession ; which is to Christ thy Son ; who liveth follow the example of our and reigneth with thee, in the Saviour Christ,and to be made unity of the same Holy Spirit, like unto him ; that as he died, everlastingly. . Amen. and rose again for us, so
Then, all standing up, the should we, who are baptized, Minister shall use this Ex- die from sin, and rise again hortation following ; sprak-unto righteousness ; continue ing to the Godfathers and ally morufying all our evil and Godmothers first.
corrupt affections, and daily OuAsmuch as these Per-proceeding in all virtue and
8ons have promised in godliness of living, your presence, to renounce
It is expedient that every Person thus baptized should be confirmed by the Bishop, so soon after his Baptism as conveniently may be ;
that so he may be admitted to the Holy Communion. | Whereas necessity may require the baptizing of Aulults in private
houses, in consideration 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, Well beloved, &-c. instead of these words, come hither desiring, shall be inserted this word, desirous. If there be occasion for the Office of Infant Baptism and that of #dults at the same time, the Minister shall use the exhortation and one of the prayers next following in the Office for Adults ; only in the exhortation and prajer, after the words, these Persons, and these thy Servants, adding, and these Infants. Then the Ministe, 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, after the words, these Persons, shall be added, and these Infants. After which the remaining part of each service
shall be used ; first that for Adults, and lastly, that for Infants. 1 If any persons, not baptized in their Infancy, shall be brought to be
baptized before they me to years of discretion to answer for themselves, it may suffice to use the Office
for Public Baptism of Infants ; er, in case of extreme danger, the Office for Private Baptism ; only changing the word Infant, for Child, or 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.
vow three things in my name : CHAT is your name? First, that I should renounce
Ans. N. or M. the devil and all his works, Quest. Who gave you this the pomps and vanity of this name?
wicked world, and all the sin. Ans. My Sponsors in Bap- fullusts of the flesh; Secondly, tism : wherein I was made a that I should believe all the member of Christ, the child Articles of theChristian Faith; of God, and an inheritor of the And thirdly, that I should kingdom of Heaven. keep God's holy will and com
Quest. What did yourSpon- mandments, and walk in the sors then for you? same all the days of my life.
Ans. They did promise and Quest. Dost thou not think
that thou art bound to believe, who hath redeemed mc, and and to do, as they have pro-all mankind. mised for thee?
Thirdly, in God the Holy Ans. Yes verily; and by Ghost, who sanctifieth me, God's help so I will : And I and all the people of God. heartily thank our lieavenly Quest. You said that your Father that he hath called me Sponsors did promise for you, to this state of salvation, that you should keep God's through Jesus Christ our Sa- commandments : riour : And I pray unto God how many there are. to give me bis grace, that I Ans. Ten. may continue in the same unto Quest. Which are they? my life's end.
Answer. Catechist. Rehearse the Ar THE same which God ticles of thy belief.
spake in the twentieth Answer.
chapterof Exodus, saying, Iam BELIEVE in God the Fathe Lord thy God, who brought
ther Almighty, Maker of thce out of the land of Egypt, heaven and earth :
out of the house of bondage. And in Jesus Christ his only 1. Thou shalt have none Son our Lord; Who was con- other gods but me. ceived by the Holy Ghost, Born II. Thou shalt not make to of the Virgin Mary, Suffered thyself any graven image, nor under Pontius Pilate, Was cru- the likeness of any thing that cified, dead, and buried ; He is in heaven above, or in the descended into Hell; The third carth beneath, or in the water day he rose from the dead; Ile under the earth. Thou shalt ascended into Heaven, and sit- not bow down to them, nor teth on the right hand of God worship them: for I the Lord the Father Almighty ; From thy God am a jealous God, thence he shall come to judge and visit the sins of the fathers the quick and the dead. upon the children, unto the
I believe in the Holy Ghost; third and fourth generation of The Holy Catholic Church ; them that hate me; and show The Communion of Saints; mercy unto thousands in them The forgiveness of sins; The that love me, and keep my resurrection of the body, And commandments. the life everlasting. Amen. III. Thou shalt not take the
Quest. What dost thou Name of the Lord thy God in chiefly learn in these Articles vain : for the Lord will not of thy Belief?
hold him guiltless, that taketh Ans. First, I learn to be- his Name in vain. lieve in God the Father, who IV. Remember that thou hath made me, and all the keep holy the Sabbath-day: world.
Six days shalt thou labour, and Secondly, in God the Son, do all that thou hast to do; but
the seventh day is the Sabbath my whole trust in him; to call
V. Honour thy father and Authority: To submit myself thy mother, that thy days may to all my governors, teachers, be long in the land which the spiritual pastors, and masters : Lord thy God giveth thee. To order myself lowly and reVI. Thou shalt do no murder.fverently to all my betters : VII. Thou shalt not commit To hurt no body by word or adultery.
deed: To be true and just in VIII. Thou shalt not steal. all my dealings: To bear no
IX. Thou shalt not bear malice nor hatred in my heart: false witness against thyneigh-To keep my hands from pickbour.
ing and stealing,and mytongue X. Thou shalt not covet thy from evil speaking, lying, and neighbour's house, thou shalt slandering: To keep my body not covet thy neighbour's wife, in temperance, soberness, and nor his servant, nor his maid, chastity : Not to covet nor denor his ox, nor his ass, nor sire other men's goods; but to any thing that is his.
learn and labour truly to get Quest. What dost thou mine own living, and to do Ghiefly learn by these coin-my duty in that state of life mandments ?
junto which it shall please God Ans. I learn two things : to call me. my duty towards God, and my Catechist. My good child, duty towards my neighbour. know this, that thou art not
Quest. What is thy duty able to do these things of thytowards God?
sell, nor to walk in the ComAns. My duty towards God mandments of God, and to is, to believe in him ; to fear serve him, without his special him ; and to love him with all Grace, which thou must learn my heart, with all my mind, at all times to call for by diliwith all my soul, and with all gent Prayer: Let me hear, my strength; to worship him; therefore, if thou canst say to give him thanks; to put the Lord's Prayer.
Quest. What meanest thou
Heaven, Hallowed be thy Ans. I mean an outward Name; Thy Kingdom come; und visible sign of an inward Thy Will be done on Earth, and spiritual grace, given unas it is in Heaven; Give us to us; ordained by Christ himthis day our daily bread; And self; as a means whereby we forgive us our trespasses, as receive the same, and a pledge ve forgive those who trespass to assure us thereof. against us ; And lead us not Quest. How many parts are into temptation; But deliver there in a Sacrament? us from evil. Amen.
Ans. Two; the outward vi. Quesi. What desirest thou sible sign, and the inward spiof God in this Prayer?
ritual grace. Ans. I desire my Lord God, Quest. What is the outward our heavenly Father, who is visible sign, or forin in Bapthe giver of all goodness, to tism? send his grace unto me and to Ans. Water; wherein the all people; that we may wor- person is baptized, In the ship him, serve him, and obey Name of the Father, and of the him, as we ought to do : And Son, and of the Holy Ghost. I pray unto Goci, that he will Quest. What is the inward send us all things that are and spiritual grace? needful both for our souls and Ans. A death unto sin, and bodies; and that he will be a new birth unto righteous. merciful unto us, and forgiveness: For being by nature us our sins; and that it will born in sin, and the children please him to save and defend of wrath, we are hereby made lis in all dangers both of soul the children of grace. and body; and that he will Quest. What is required of keep us from all sin and wick- persons to be baptized? edness, and from our spiritual Ans. Repentance, whereby enemy, and from everlasting they forsake sin; and Faitli, death : And this I trust he whereby they steadfastly bewill do of his mercy and good- lieve the promises of God ness, through our Lord Jesus made to them in that Sacra. Christ; and therefore I say, ment. Amen: So be it.
Quest. Why then are InQuestion. fants baptized, when by reaOW many Sacraments'son of their tender age they
hath Christ ordained in cannot perform them? his Church?
Ans. Because they promise Ans. Two only, as generally them both by their sureties; necessary to salvation ; that which promise, when they is to say, Baptism, and the come to age, themselves are Supper of the Lord. bound to perform.