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After the Gifpel is read, the Minister Mall make this brief Exhortati » upon the Words of the Golpel.
to be brought unto him ; how he blamed those that would have kept them from him ; how he exhorted all men to follow their innocency. Ye perceive how by his outward gelture and deed be declared his good will toward them ; for he embraced them in bis arms, he laid his hands upon them, and blessed them. Doubt ye not therefore, but earneitly believe, that he hath likewise favourably received this present Infant; that he hath embraced him with the arms of his mercy, and (as he hath promised in his holy word) will give unto him the blessing of eternal life, and make him partaker of his everlasting kingdom. Wherefore we being thus perfuaded of the good will of our heavenly Father, declared by his Son Jesus Christ towards this Infant; let us faithfully and devoutly give thanks unto him, and say the Prayer, which the Lord himself hath taught us :
UR Father, which ari in heaven, Hallowed be thý 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 again it us ; And lead us not into temptation ;But deliver us from evil. Amen.
LMIGHTY and everlasting God, heavenly Father, we give thee humble thanks, that thou hast vouchfi m this faich in us evermore. Give thy holy Spirit to this Infant, that he being born again, and being made an heir of everlaiting falvation, through our Lord Jesus Chrift, may continue thy servant, and attain thy promise; through the same our Lord Jesus Christ, thy Son, whu liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, row and for ever. Amer, Then pall the Priest demand the Name of the Child, which being by the Godfathers and Godmothers pronounced,
the Minister fall. say, OST thou in the Name of this Child renounce the devil and all his works, the vain pomp and glory of this
nor be led by them ?
OST thcu believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth?
And in Jesus Christ his only begotten Son our Lord ? And that he was conceived by the Holy Ghost; born of the Virgin Mary ; that he suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; that he went down into hell, and also did rise again the third day; that he ascended into heaven, and fitteth at theright hand of God the Father Almighty ; and from thence shall come again at the end of the world to judge the quick and the dead ?
And doft thou believe in the Holy Ghoft; the Holy Ca:holick Churc the Communion of Saints, the Ree million of fins ; the Resurrection of the flesh; and everlasting lite after death : Ans. All this I fedfastly believe.
Miniller. WILT 7 ILT thou then obediently keep God's holy will and commandments, and walk in the same all the days
of thy life? Ang. I wiil.
I hen all the Priest say,
* Here the Prielt Cross, in token that hereafter he shall not be ashamed to confess the faith of fall make a cross upon the Christ crucified, and mantully to fight under Christ's banner, against fin, the Childs forehead.
world, and the Devil; and to continue Chrifts faithful soldier and servant unto his lifes end. Amen,
Then the Priest Mall say, EEING now, dearly beloved brethren, that this Child is by Baptism regenerate, and grafted into the body
of Christs Church, let us give thanks unto Almighty God for these benefits, and with one accord make our prayers unto him, that he may lead the rest of his life according to this beginning.
Then the Priest fall say,
fant with thy holy Spirit, to receive him for thine own Child by adoption and to incorporate him into thy holy Church. And humbly we beseech thee to grant, that he being dead unto fin, and living unto righteousness, and being buried with Christ in his death, may crucify the old man, and utterly abolish the whole body of fin; and that as he is made partaker of the death of thy' Son, he may also be partaker of his refursection; so that finally with the residue of thy Holy Church, he may be an inheritor of thine everlafting King-dom, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
I ben all Ilanding up, the Minister fhall make this exhortation to :he Godfathers and God fathers:
ORASMUCH as this Child hath promised by you his Sureties, to renounce the devil and all his works, F to believe in God, and to serve him ; ye must remember that it is your parts and duties to see that this
infant be taught, fo fuon as he shall be able to learn, what a solemn vow, promise, and profession he hath here made by you. And that he may know these things the better, ye shall call upon him to hear Sermons, and chiefly ye mall provide that he may learn the Creea the Lord's Prayer, and Ten Commandments in the vulgar tongue, and all other things which a Christian ought to know and believe to hi; foul's health ; and that this Child may be virtuously brought up to lead a godly and a Christian life ; remembering always thae Baptism doth represent unto us our profeflion, which is co follow the example of our Saviour Chrill, and he made like unto him ; that as he died, and rose again for us ; so should we, who are baptized, die from fin, and rise again unto righteousness, continually mortiiying all our evil and corrupt affections, and daily proceding in all virtue and godliness of living. But if they which bring the Infant to the Church do make such uncertain Answers to the Priesls Quellions, as
that it cannot appear that the child was buptized with Water, In the name of the Father, ana of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost (which are effential purts of Baptifm) then let th. Prielt tapt ze it in the Firm before appointed for Publick Baptism of Infants ; saving that at the dipping of the Child in the Fint, be jhull uje this
Form of words: I Holy Ghono talmela F thou art not already baptized, N. I baptize thee, In the Nanie of the Father, and of the Son, and of the
* The Ministration of Baptism of such as are of Riper Years, varies very little from Public Boptism of Infants, only saying instead of this Infant, this Person; and the Gojpel is taken out of the third Clapier of Saint John, beginning at the forti Verje, to Verse the ninth, after which an Exhortation foilorveth. A CATECHISM; that is to say, An Instruction to be learned of every Person, before he be brought
to be confirmed by the Bishop.
Anfw. 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.
Quelt. ' What did your Godfathers and Godmothers then for you?
Answ. 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 finful lufts of the fiel : Secondly, that I should believe all the Articles of the Christian Faith. And thirdly, that I fhould keep Gods holy will and commandments, and walk in the fanie all the days of my life.
Quest. Dost thou not think that thou art bound to believe and do as they liave promised for thee?
Answ. Yes verily; and by Gods help fo I will. And I heartily thank our heavenly Father, that he hath called me to this state of salvation through Jesus Christ our Saviour. And I pray unto God to give me his grace, that I may continue in the fame unto my liies end,
Catechift. Rehearse the Articles of thy beliet. Answer.
of Earth I And in Jefus Christ his only Son Sur
Lord; Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, Born of the Virgin Mary ; suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, de id, and buried; Ite descended into Hell; the third day he rose again from the dead ; He ascended into Heaven, and filteth on the right hand of God the fa. ther 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 fins; The resurrection of the body ; And the life everlasting. Amen.
Queft. What doit shou-chiefly learn in thele Articles of thy Belief?
Queft. You said that your Godfatners and Godmothers did proinise for you, that you should keep Gods Com. mandments. Tell me how many there be ?
Quest. Which be they?
whio brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. This excellent Summary of the Faith and Duties of a child, and unworthy the Notice of such as are of Riper Christian, stand properly after Baptism: fignifying hereby Years. For would all Persons of full Age Nill preierve it that the Child sould be taught early what things were en in Memory, and serioufly and frequently consider it: it gaged for him at his Baptifin which are contained here. may be presumed that Ignorance in Matters of Religion Yet no one ought to look upon this merely as a Task for a would not so generally prevail,
I. Thou shalt have none other Gods but me.
II. Thou shalt not make to thyself any graven image, nor the likness 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: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, and visit the fins of the fathers upon the children, anto the third and f.surth generation of them that hate me ; and shew mercy unto thousands in them that love me, and keep my commandments.
di 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
his maid, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is his
Antw. 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 with all my strength; to worship bim, to give him thanks, to púe my whole trutt 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.
Quellt. Wnai is thy duty towards thy neighbour?
Adlw. My duty towards my aeighbour is to love him as myself, and to do to all men, as I would they fould do unto me.
To love, honour, and succour my father and mother. To honour and obey the king, and all that are put in authority under him. To submit my self to all my governors, teachers, spiritual pastors and Matters
To order myself lowly and reverently to all my betters. To hurt no body by word or deed. To be truc and juit in all my dealing: To bear no malice or hatred in my heart. To keep my hands from picking ani tealing, and my tongue from evil speaking, lying and fandering. To keep my body in temperance, Sokerness, and chastity: Not to covet or desire other mens goods ; but to learn and labour truly to get my own living, and to do my duty in that state of life unto which it shall please God to call me.
Chatechiit. 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 thon must learn at all times to call for by diligent prayer. Let me hear therefore if chou canst say the Lords Prayer.
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 againft us. And lead us not into temptation ; But deliver us from evil. Amen.
Quest. What defireft thou of God in this Prayer ?
Answ, I defire my Lord God our heavenly Father, who is the giver of all goodness, to send his grace unto me, and to all people, that we may worship him, serve him, and obey him as we ought to do. unto God, that he will send us all things that be needful both for our souls and bodies; and that he will be mercitul 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 gholly 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.
Answ. I mean an outward and visible fign of an inward and spiritual grace, given unto us, ordained by
Queft. How many parts are there in a Sacrament?
And I pray
Question. Howy Two confy, as generally neceffary to salvation ; that is to say, Baptism, and the Sup:
Queft. What is the inward and spiritual grace?
Arw. A death anto fin, and a new birth unto righteousness : for being by nature born in fio, and the chile dren of wrath, we are hereby made the children of grace.
Queit. What is required of persons to be baptized ?
Antw. Repentance, whereby they forsake fin; and faith, whereby they stedfanly believe the promises of God made to them in that Sacrament.
Queit. Why then ase Infants bap:ized, when by reason of their tender age they cannot perform them?
Answ. Because they promise them both by their fureties : which promise, when they come to age, them. selves are bound to perform.
Queit. Why was the Sacrament of the Lords Supper ordained ?
Answ. For the continual remembrance of the facrifice of the death of Christ, and of the benefits which we receive thereby.
Queit. What is the outward part or sign of the Lords Supper?
Answ. The Body and Blood of Christ, which are verily and indeed taken and received by the faithful in the Lord Supper.
Queft. What are the benefits whereof we are partakers thereby ?
Ausw. The itrengthening and refrelning of our souls by the Body and Blood of Christ, as our bodies are by the Bread and Wine.
Quelt. What is required of them who come to the Lords Supper ? Anlw. To exam.ne themselves, whether they repent them truly of their former fins, stedfastly purposing to lead a new life ; have a lively faith in Gods mercy through Christ, with a thankful remembrance of his death; and be in charity witli all men. The Curate of every Parikh fhall diligently upon Sundays and Holy-dars after the second Lafon at Evening Praget,
openly in ihe church inllruct and examine so many children of bis Parish fent unto him, as be frall shirk corzenio
ent in some part of this catechifm. And all Fathers, Mothers, Mafters, and Dames, shall cause their Children. Servants, and Apprentices ( which have
not learned their catechism) io come to the church at the time appointed, and obedien:ly'to hear, and be ordered by the
Curate, until such time as they have learned all that is bere appointed for them to learn. So joon as children are come to a competant Age, and can jay in their Mother Tongue, the Creed, the Lord's Prayer, and
the Ten Commandments; and also can answer to the other Queftions of this jizort Catechism; they fall be brought in the Bishop. And every one shall bave a Godfuther or a Godmorher, as a Wuneys of rbeir Confirmation. And whenjoever the Bishop shall give knowledge for Children to be brought unto him for their Confirmation, the Curate
of every Parish lhall either bring, or send in writing, with his hand subjcribed i bereto, the Names of all jucb pero jens wir bin kis Parish as be shall think fit to be prejented to the Bishop to be confirmed. And if the Bibup, approve of them, be shall confirm them in the manner
* The ORDER of CONFIRMATION,
Or Laying on of Hands upon those that are Baptized, and come to Years of Discretion : Upon the Day appointed; all that are to be then confirmed, being placed, and standing in order before the Bibop, be (or some other Minister appointed by him)
thall read this Preface following, o the end that Confirmation may be ministred to the more edifying of such as shall receive it, the Church
hath thought good to order, That none hereafter thall be Confirmed, but such as can say the Creed, the Lord's Prayer, and the Ten Commandments; and can also answer to such other Questions, as in the stort Catechism are contained ; which order is very convenient to be observed; 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 theinselves, with their own mouth and consent, openly before the Church, ratify and con. firm the fame ; and also promise that by the grace of God they will evermore endeavour themselves, faithfully to observe such things, as they, by their own confeffion, have allented onto.
• The plain Meaning and Design of this Office seems to Baptifin. And where Persons are duly prepared for this be that such as have been baptized in their Infancy may Ordinance it is not to be doubted but itmay be very benefi
hereby Personally and publickly take upon themselves those cial through the Belling of God upon the Prayers of the Promises which were made for them by their Sureties at their Bishop.
Then all the Bilhop lay, o
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 Godmo. thers then undertook for you! in
And every one fall audibly answer, I do.
Bihop. Blessed be the name of the Lord.
Bishop. Let us pray.
holy Ghoit, and has given unto them forgiver els of all their fins; strengthen them, we beseech thee,
for ever : and daily encreate in thy holy spirit more and more, until he come to thy everlasting kingdom.
Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses as sve forgive them that crespass against us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.' Amen.
And this Collear.
I mighty and everlasting God, who makelt us both to will and to do those things that be good and accepte
able 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 fign) 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, thatia 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.
Almighty Lord, and everlasting God, youchlafe, we beseech thee, to direct, farctify, and govern both our
hearts and bodies in the ways of thy laws, and in the works of thy commandments; that through tay muft mighty protection, both here and ever, we may be preserved in body and soul, through our Lord and Saviour Jelus Christ. Amen.
Then the Bishop fall bless them, saying ibus, HE blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the son, and the Holy Ghoft, be upon you, and remain with you
for ever. Amen. And there shall noni be admitted to the boly Communion, until such zime as be be confirmed, or be ready and defircus
to be confirmed.
* The Form of Solemnization of Matrimony.
Yr the Banns of all that are to be married together, must be published in the Church three several Sundays
, the Jaying after the accuflomed manner.
Publish the Barns of Marriage between M. of and N. of If any of you know.cause or jul impedi
ment, why these two persons Nould not be joined together in holy Matrimony, ye are to declare it: This is the first [second, or third) time of asking.
The reasonableneis of this Institution appears in some upon an unlimited Commerce betwixt the two Sexes, such measure from the evil consequences which would follow a brutal manner of life must necessarily produce Confusion