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only Son our Lord; Who was the likeness of any thing that conceived by the Holy Ghost, is in heaven above, or in the born of the
Virgin Mary, Suffer- earth beneath, or in the water ed under Pontius Pilate, Was under the earth. Thou shalt crucified, dead, and buried ; not bow down to them, nor He descended into hell; The worship them: for I the LORD third day he rose from the dead; thy God am a jealous God, He ascended into heaven, And and visit the sins of the fathers sitteth on the right hand of God upon the children, unto the the Father Almighty ; From third and fourth generation of thence he shall come to judge them that hate me; and show the quick and the dead. mercy unto thousands in them
I believe in the Holy Ghost; that love me, and keep my The holy catholic Church ; commandments. the communion of saints; The III. Thou shalt not take the forgiveness of sins; The resur- name of the LORD thy God in rection of the body, and the life vain : for the LORD will not everlasting. Amen.
hold him guiltless that taketh Quest. What dost thou chiefly his name in vain. learn in these articles of thy IV. Remember that thou Belief?
keep holy the Sabbath-day. Ans. First, I learn to believe Six days shalt thou labour, and in God the Father, who hath do all that thou hast to do; but made me, and all the world. the seventh day is the Sabbath
Secondly, in God the Son, of the LORD thy God: in it who hath redeemed me, and all thou shalt do no manner of mankind.
work, thou, and thy son, and Thirdly, in God the Holy thy daughter, thy man-servant, Ghost, who sanctifieth me, and and thy maid-servant, thy cattle, all the people of God.
and the stranger that is within Quest. You said that your thy gates. For in six days sponsors did promise for you, the LORD made heaven and that you should keep God's earth, the sea, and all that in commandments. Tell me how them is, and rested the seventh many there are.
day : wherefore the LORD Ans. Ten.
blessed the seventh day, and Quest. Which are they? hallowed it. Answer.
V. Honour thy father and THE same which God spake thy mother; that thy days may in the twentieth chapter of be long in the land which the Exodus, saying, I am the LORD LORD thy God giveth thee. thy God, who brought thee out VI. Thou shalt do no murder. of the land of Egypt, out of the VII. Thou shalt not commit house of bondage.
adultery. I. Thou shalt have none other VIII. Thou shalt not steal. gods but me.
IX. Thou shalt not bear false II. Thou shalt not make to witness against thy neighbour. thyself any graven image, nor X. Thou shalt not covet thy
neighbour's house, thou shalt desire other men's goods ; but not covet thy neighbour's wife, to learn and labour truly to get nor his servant, nor his maid, mine own living, and to do my nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any duty in that state of life unto thing that is his.
which it shall please God to Quest. What dost thou chiefly call me. learn by these commandments ? Catechist. My good child,
Ans. I learn two things; my know this, that thou art not duty towards God, and my duty able to do these things of towards my neighbour. thyself, nor to walk in the
Quest. What is thy duty commandments of God, and to towards God?
serve him, without his special Ans. My duty towards God grace, which thou must learn is, to believe in him ; to fear at all times to call for by him; and to love him with all diligent prayer. Let me hear, my heart, with all my mind, therefore, if thou canst say the with all my soul, and with all Lord's Prayer, my strength; to worship him ;
Answer. to give him thanks ; to put my OUR Father, who art in heawhole trust in him ; to call ven, Hallowed be thy Name upon him ; to honour his holy Thy kingdom come; Thy will name and his word ; and to be done on earth, as it is in serve him truly all the days of heaven ; Give us this day our
daily bread; And forgive us our Quest. What is thy duty trespasses, as we forgive those towards thy neighbour ? who trespass against us ; And
Ans. My duty towards my lead us not into temptation; But neighbour is, to love him as deliver us from evil. Amen. myself, and to do to all men as Quest. What desirest thou of I would they should do unto God in this prayer ?
to love, honour, and Ans. I desire my Lord God, succour my father and mother: our heavenly Father, who is the to honour and obey the civil giver of all goodness, to send authority : to submit myself his grace unto me and to all to all my governors, teachers, people; that we may worship spiritual pastors, and masters : him, serve him, and obey him, to order myself lowly and as we ought to do: and I pray reverently to all my betters : unto God, that he will send us to hurt nobody by word or all things that are needful both deed: to be true and just in all for our souls and bodies ; and my dealings: to bear no malice that he will be merciful unto nor hatred in my heart: to keep us, and forgive us our sins; and my hands from picking and that it will please him to save stealing, and my tongue from and defend us in all dangers evil speaking, lying, and slan- both of soul and body ; and dering : to keep my body in that he will keep us from all temperance, soberness, and sin and wickedness, and from chastity : not to covet nor our spiritual enemy, and from
everlasting death : and this I baptized, when by reason of trust he will do of his mercy their tender age they cannot and goodness, through our Lord perform them? JESUS CHRIST; and therefore I Ans. Because they promise say, Amen : So be it.
them both by their sureties ; Question.
which promise, when they come HOW many Sacraments hath to age, themselves are bound to CHRIST ordained in his Church? perform.
Ans. Two only, as generally Quest. Why was the Sacra. necessary to salvation; that is ment of the Lord's Supper to say, Baptism, and the Supper ordained ? of the Lord.
Ans. For the continual reQuest. What meanest thou membrance of the sacrifice of by this word Sacrament? the death of CHRIST, and of
Ans. I mean an outward and the benefits which we receive visible sign of an inward and thereby. spiritual grace, given unto us ; Quest. What is the outward ordained by Christ himself; part or sign of the Lord's as a means whereby we receive Supper? the same, and a pledge to assure Ans. Bread and wine, which us thereof.
the LORD hath commanded to Quest. How many parts are be received. there in a Sacrament?
Quest. What is the inward Ans. Two; the outward part or thing signified ? visible sign, and the inward Ans. The body and blood of spiritual grace.
CHRIST, which are spiritually Quest. What is the outward taken and received by the visible sign or form in Baptism? faithful in the Lord's Supper.
Ans. Water ; wherein the Quest. What are the benefits person is baptized, In the name whereof
partakers of the FATHER, and of the Son, thereby ? and of the Holy Ghost.
Ans. The strengthening and Quest. What is the inward refreshing of our souls by the and spiritual grace?
body and blood of Christ, as Ans. A death unto sin, and our bodies are by the bread and a new birth unto righteousness : wine. for being by nature born in sin, Quest. What is required of and the children of wrath, we those who come to the Lord's are hereby made the children Supper?
Ans. To examine themselves, Quest. What is required of whether they repent them truly persons to be baptized ? of their former sins, steadfastly
Ans. Repentance, whereby purposing to lead a new life ; they forsake sin; and faith, have a lively faith in God's whereby they steadfastly believe mercy, through Christ, with the promises of God made to a thankful remembrance of his them in that Sacrament. death ; and be in charity with
Quest. Why then are infants all men.
T 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. 1 And all fathers, mothers, masters, and mistresses shall cause their children, servants, 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. T 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 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.
THE ORDER OF
LAYING ON OF HANDS UPON THOSE WHO ARE BAPTIZED, AND
OOME TO YEARS OF DISCRETION.
I Upon the day appointed, all that are to be faithfully to observe such things
then confirmed, being placed and standing as they, by their own confession, other Minister appointed by him, shall read have assented unto. this preface following:
Then shall the Bishop say, TO the end that confirmation
DO ye here, in the presence may be ministered to the more of God, and of this congregaedifying of such as shall receive it, the Church hath thought and vow that ye made, or that
tion, renew the solemn promise good to order, that none shall be
was made in your name, at confirmed, but such as can say the Creed, the Lord's Prayer, confirming the same; and ac
your baptism ; ratifying and and the Ten Commandments; knowledging yourselves bound and can also answer to such
to believe and to do all those other questions, as in the short things which ye then underCatechism are contained: which
took, or your sponsors then order is very convenient to be
undertook for you? observed ; to the end that children, being now come to the
1 And every one shall audibly answer, years of discretion, and having I do. learned what their godfathers
Bishop. and godmothers promised for OUR help is in the name of them in baptism, may them- the Lord; selves, with their own mouth Ans. Who hath made heaven and consent, openly before the and earth. Church ratify and confirm the Bishop. Blessed be the name same; and also promise, that, of the LORD; by the grace of God, they will Ans. Henceforth, world with evermore endeavour themselves out end.
Bish. LORD hear our prayer ;
| And these Collects. Ans. And let our cry come ALMIGHTY and everlasting unto thee.
God, who makest us both to Bishop. Let us pray. will and to do those things
ALMIGHTY and everliving which are good, and acceptable God, who hast vouchsafed to unto thy divine majesty; we regenerate these thy servants make our humble supplications by water and the Holy Ghost, unto thee for these thy servants, and hast given unto them
upon whom, after the example forgiveness of all their sins; of thy holy apostles, we have strengthen them, we beseech
now laid our hands; to certify thee, O LORD, with the Holy them, by this sign, of thy Ghost, the Comforter ; and favour and gracious goodness daily increase in them thy towards them. Let thy Fatherly manifold gifts of grace; the hand, we beseech thee, ever spirit of wisdom and under- be over them: Let thy Holy standing, the spirit of counsel Spirit ever be with them : and and ghostly strength, the spirit so lead them in the knowledge of knowledge and true godliness; and obedience of thy word, that and fill them, O Lord, with the in the end they may obtain spirit of thy holy fear, now and everlasting life, through our for ever. Amen.
Lord Jesus Christ; who, Then all of them in order kneeling before with thee and the Holy Ghost, the Bishop, he shall lay his hands head of every one severally, saying,
liveth and reigneth ever one DEFEND, O LORD, this thy God, world without end. Amen. child [or, this thy servant] with
O ALMIGHTY LORD, and thy heavenly grace ; that he everlasting God, vouchsafe, we may continue thine for ever, beseech thee, to direct, sanctify, and daily increase in thy Holy and govern, both our hearts Spirit more and more, until and bodies, in the ways of thy he come unto thy everlasting laws, and in the works of thy kingdom. Amen.
commandments; that through Then shall the Bishop say, thy most mighty protection, The Lord be with you.
both here and ever, we may be Ans. And with thy spirit. preserved in body and soul, 1 All kneeling down, the Bishop shall add, through our Lord and Saviour Let us pray:
Jesus CHRIST. Amen. OUR Father, who art in hea- 1 Then the Bishop shall bless them, saying ven, Hallowed be thy Name; Thy kingdom come ; Thy will THE blessing of God Albe done on earth, as it is in MIGHTY, the Father, the Son, heaven; Give us this day our and the Holy Ghost, be upon daily bread; And forgive us our you, and remain with you for
Amen. trespasses, as we forgive those ever. who trespass against us; And And there shall none be admitted to the lead us not into temptation; But
Holy Communion, until such time as he be
confirmed, or be ready and desirous to be deliver us from evil. Amen. confirmed.