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the seventh day is the Sabbath my whole trust in him ; to call of the Lord thy God: In it upon him ; to honour his holy thou shalt do no manner of Name and his Word; and to work, thou, and thy son, and serve him truly all the days of thy daughter,thy man-servant, my life. and thy maid-servant, thy cat. Quest. What is thy duty tle, and the stranger that is towards thy neighbour ? within thy gates. For in six Ans. My duty towards my days the Lord made heaven neighbour, is to love him as and earth, the sea, and all myself, and to do to all men that in them is, and rested as I would they should do unto the seventh day: Wherefore me: To love, honour, and the Lord blessed the seventh succour my father and mother: day, and hallowed it.

To honour and obey the Civil 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 chiefly 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 Com. Ans. 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

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ritual grace.



Hallowed Ans. I Name; Thy Kingdom come;und visiblé 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 we 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 viQuesi. What desirest thou sible sign, and the inward spiof God in this Prayer?

Ans. I desire my Lord God. Quest. What is the outward our heavenly Father, who is visible sign, or form 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 liim, 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 forgive 'ness: 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 us 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 SacraChrist; and therefore I say, ment. Amen: So be it.

Quest. Why then are InQuestion. fants baptized, when by reaa many

Sacraments son of their tender age they 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. boud to perform.

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Quest. Why was the Sacra-| Quest. What are the benement of the Lord's Supper fits whereof we are partakers ordained ?

thereby? Ans. For the continual re- Ans. The strengthening and membrance of the sacrifice of refreshing of our souls by the the death of Christ, and of. Body and Blood of Christ, as the benefits which we receive, our bodies are by the bread thereby.

and wine. Quest. What is the outward Quest. What is required of part or sign of the Lord's those who come to the Lord's Supper?

Supper? Ans. Bread and Wine, Ans. To examine themwhich the Lord hath com-selves, whether they repent manded to be received. them truly of their former

Quest. What is the inward sins, steadfastly purposing to part, or thing signified? lead a new life; have a lively

Ans. The Body and Blood faith in God's mercy, through of Christ, which are spiritual. Christ,with a thankful rememly taken and received by the brance of his death; and be in faithful in the Lord's Supper. charity with all men.

The Minister of everyParish shall diligently upon Sundays and Holydays, or on some other convenient occasions, openly in the Church, instruct or examine so many Children of his Parish, sent unto him,

es he shall think convenient, in some part of this Catechism.
5 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 obe-
diently 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 an-
swer to the other questions of this short Catechism, they shall be

brought to the Bishop.
1 And whensoever the Bishop shall give knowledge for Children to be

brought unto him for their Confirmation, the Minister of every Pa. rish shali 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.

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Laying on of Hands upon those that are baptized

and come to Years of Discretion.


for you?

Questions, as in the shortlar OUR help is in the Name

Upon the Day appointed, all that leinn promise and vow that are to be then Confirmed, being ye made, or that was made placed and standing in order bell fore the Bishop; he, or some other

in your name, at your BapMinister appointed by him,shall tism; ratifying and confirming read this Preface following :

the same; and acknowledging To the end that Confirma- and to do all those thing's

yourselves bound to believe tion may be ministered

which ye then undertook, or to the more edifying of such as shall receive it, the Church your Sponsors then undertook hath thought good to order, that none shall be confirmed,le And every one shall audibly but such as can say the Creed, the Lord's Prayer, and the

answer, I do. Ten Commandments; and

Bishop. can also answer to such other

of techism are contained: Which Ans. Who hath made hea. order is very convenient to be ven and earth. observed; to the end that chil- Bishop. Blessed be the Name dren, being now come to the of the Lord. years of discretion, and have Ans. Henceforth world ing learned what their Godfa- without end. thers andGodmothers promis- Bishop. Lord hear our prayed for them in Baptism, inay er; themselves, with their own

Ans. And let our cry come mouth and consent, openly be- unto thee. fore the Church ratify and Bishop. Let us pray. confirm the same; and also promise, that

, by the grace ALMIGHTY and everlivof God, they will evermore ing God, who hast vouchendeavour themselves faith-safed to regenerate these thy fully to observe such things as servants by Water and the they, by their own confession, Holy Ghost, and hast given have assented unto.

unto them forgiveness of all

their sins; strengthen them, & Then shall the Bishop air,

we beseech thee, O Lord, with

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sence of God, and of this and daily increase in them thy Congregation, renew the so-manifold gifts of grace; the

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spirit of wisdom and under Majesty; we make our humstanding, the spirit of counsel ble supplications unto thee for and ghostly strength, the spi- these thyservants,upon whom, rit of knowledge and true god-after the example of thy holy liness; and fill them, O Lord, Apostles, we have now laid with the spirit of thy holy fear, our hands; to certify them, by now and for ever. Amon. this sign of thy farour and Then all of them in order

gracious goodness towards kneeling before the Bishop,

them. Let ihy Fatherly hand, he shali lay his hands upon them: Let thy Holy Spirit ever

we beseech thee, ever be over the head of every one seve

be with them: And so lead rally, saying,

them in the knowledge and DEFEND, O Lord, this'obedience of thy Word, that

thy Chill, [or this thy in the end they may obtain Servant] with thy heavenly everlasting life, through our grace; that he may continue Lord Jesus Christ; who, with thine for ever, and daily in- thee and the Holy Ghost, livcrease in thy Holy Spirit more eth and reigneth everone God, and more, until he come unto world without end. Amen. thy everlasting kingdom.

O ALMIGHTY Lord, and I Then shall the Bishop say,

everlasting God, vouchThe Lord be with you.

safe, we beseech thee, to di. Ans. And with thy spirit.

rect, sanctify, and govern both

our hearts and bodies, in the And all kneeling down the ways of thy laws, and in the Bishop shall add, works of thy commandments;

that through thy most mighty OUR Father, who art in protection, both here and ever, Heaven, Hallowed be thy

we may be preserved in body Name; Thy Kingdom come, and soul, through our Lord

and Saviour Jesus Christ. Thy Will be done on Earth,

I. men. as it is in heaven; Give us this day our daily bread; And And the Bishop shall bless forgive us our trespasses, as

them, saying thus: we forgive those who trespass HE blessing of God Alagainst us; And lead us not

mighty, the Father, the into temptation; But deliver Son, and the Holy Ghost, be us from evil. Amen,

upon you, and remain with And this Co'lect. you for ever. Amen. AI

LMIGHTY and everliv-'T And there shall none be ad.

ing God, who makest us mitted to the Holy Commuboth to will and to do those nion, until such time as he be things which are good, and confirmed, or be ready and acceptable unto thy Divine


desirous to be confirmed.

Let us pray.


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