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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, him; 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. row, promise, and profession Then shall be said the Lord's they have now made before Prayer, all kneeling. this Congregation, and espe UR 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 diThy 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 into temptation: But deliver this present world.
us from evil. Amen.
WE yield thee humble
thanks, Oheavenly Fa
ther, that thou hast vouchsa
And then speaking to the baptized Persons, he shall proceed and say,
fed to call us to the knowledge A now by Baptism put on
ND as for you, who have of thy grace, and faith in thee: now
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 bethrough our 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; speak-unto righteousness; continuing to the Godfathers and ally mortifying all our evil and Godmothers first. corrupt affections, and daily ORASMUCH as these Per-proceeding in all virtue and sons 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 80 he may be admitted to the Holy Communion.
Whereas necessity may require the baptizing of Adults 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 Adults 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 prayer, after the words, these Persons, and these thy Servants, adding, and these Infants. Then the Minister 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. If any persons, not baptized in their Infancy, shall be brought to be baptized before they come to years of discretion to answer for them selves, it may suffice to use the Office for Public Baptism of Infants; or, in case of extreme danger, the Office for Private Baptism; only changing the word Infant, for Child, or Person, as occasion re quireth.
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:
First, that I should renounce the devil and all his works,
Quest. Who gave you this the pomps and vanity of this 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 comQuest. 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 me, 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 heavenly 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: Tell me viour: And I pray unto God how many there are. to give me his grace, that I Ans. Ten.
may continue in the same unto
my life's end.
Catechist. Rehearse the Ar
ticles of thy belief.
Quest. Which are they?
HE same which God spake in the chapterofExodus, saying,Iam BELIEVE in God the Fa-the Lord thy God, who brought ther Almighty, Maker of thee out of the land of Egypt, heaven and earth: out of the house of bondage. And in Jesus Christ his only I. 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 intoHell; The third earth beneath, or in the water day he rose from the dead; IIe 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 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. verently 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 picking 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 com-my duty in that state of life mandments? unto which it shall please God to call me.
Ans. I learn two things my duty towards God, and my duty towards my neighbour. Quest. What is thy duty towards God?
Catechist. My good child, know this, that thou art not able to do these things of thyself, 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
Ans. I mean an outward
Answer. UR Father, who art in by this word Sacrament? Heaven,Hallowed be thy Name; Thy Kingdom come; and 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 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.
Ans. Two; the outward visible sign, and the inward spiritual grace.
Amen. Quest. What desirest thou of 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 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 God, 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 righteousmerciful 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 Faith, 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 Infants baptized, when by reaSacraments 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.