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long in the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.

VI. Thou shalt do no murder. VII. Thou shalt not commit adultery.

VIII. Thou shalt not steal. IX. Thou shalt not bear falfe witness against thy neighbour.

X. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's houfe, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his fervant, nor his maid, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is his.

Quest, What doft thou chiefly learn by thefe commandments? Anf. I learn two things: My duty towards God, and my duty towards my neighbour.

Queft. What is thy duty towards God?

Anfw. 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 foul, and with all my ftrength; to worship him, to give him thanks, to put my whole truft in him, to call upon him, to honour his holy Name and his Word; and to ferve him truly all the days of my life.

Queft. What is thy duty towards thy Neighbour?

Anf. My duty towards my Neighbour is to love him as myfelf, and to do to all men, as I would they fhould do unto me. To love, honour, and fuccour, my father and mother, To honour, and obey the King, and all that are put in authority under him. To fubmit myself to all my governors, teachers, fpiritual paftors and mafters. To order myself lowly and reverently to all my betters. To hurt no body by word or deed. To be true and just in all my dealings. To bear no malice nor hatred in my heart. To

keep my hands from picking and ftealing, and my tongue from evil fpeaking, lying and flandering. To keep my body in temperance, fobérnefs, and Chaftity. Not to covet nor defire other men's goods; but to learn and labour truly to get mine own living, and to do my duty in that ftate of life, unto which it fhall please God to call me.

Catechift. My good child, know this, that thou art not able to do these things of thyfelf, nor to walk in the commandments of God, and to ferve him, without his fpecial grace, which thou must learn at all times to call for by diligent Prayer. Let me hear therefore if thou canst fay the Lord's Prayer?


heaven, Hallowed be thy 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 trefpaffes, as we forgive them that trefpafs against us; and lead us not into temptation, But deliver us from evil, Amen.

UR Father which art in

Queft. What defireft thou of God in this Prayer?

Anfwer. I defire my Lord God our heavenly Father, who is the giver of all goodnefs, to fend his grace unto me, and to all people, that we may worship him, ferve him, and obey him, as we ought to do. And I pray unto God that he will fend us all things that be needful both for our fouls and bodies; and that he will be merciful unto us, and forgive us our fins; and that it will pleafe him to fave and defend us in all dangers ghoftly and bodily; and that he will


keep us from all fin and wicked.. nefs, and from our ghoftly ene my, and from everlasting death. And this I truft he will do of his mercy and goodness, through our Lord Jefus Chrift. And therefore I fay, Amen. So be it.


How many Sacraments hath

Chrift ordained in hisChurch? Aufzo. Two only, as generally neceffary to falvation; that is to fay, Baptifm, and the Supper of the Lord.

Quest. What meanest thou by this word Sacrament?

Anfw. I mean an outward and vifible fign of an inward and fpiritual grace, given unto us, ordained by Chrift himself, as a means whereby we receive the fame, and a pledge to affure us thereof.

Queft. How many parts are there in a Sacrament?

Anfw. Two the outward vifible fign, and the inward fpiritual grace.

Queft. What is the outward vifible fign, or form in Baptifm? Anfw. Water wherein the perfon is baptized, In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghoft. Queft. What is the inward and fpiritual grace?

Anfw. A death unto fin, and a new birth unto righteoufnefs: for being by nature born in fin, and the children of wrath, we are hereby made the children of grace.

Queft. What is required of perfons to be baptized?

Anfw. Repentance, whereby they forfake fin and Faith, whereby they ftedfaftly believe the promises of God made to them in that Sacrament.

Queft. Why then are Infants baptized, when by reafon of their tender age they cannot perform them?

Anfw. Because they promife them both by their Sureties: which promife, when they come to age, themselves are bound to


ueft. Why was the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper ordained?

Anfw. For the continual remembrance of the facrifice of the death of Chrift, and of the benefits which we receive thereby.

Queft. What is the outward part, or fign of the Lord's Supper?

Anfw. Bread and Wine, which the Lord hath commanded to be received.

Queft. What is the inward part, or thing fignified?

Anfw. The Body and Blood of Chrift, which are verily and indeed taken and received by the faithful in the Lord's Supper.

Queft. What are the benefits whereof we are partakers thereby?

Anfw. The ftrengthening and refreshing of our fouls by the Body and Blood of Chrift, as our bodies are by the bread and wine.

Quest. What is required of them who come to the Lord's Supper?

Anfw. To examine themfelves, whether they repent them truly of their former fins, ftedfaftly purpofing to lead a new life; having a lively faith In God's mercy through Christ, with a thankful remembrance of his death; and be in charity with all men.

The Curate of every Parifh fhall diligently upon Sundays and Holydays, after the fecond Leffon at Evening Prayer, openly in the Church inftruct and examine fo many Children of bis Parish fent unto him, as be fball think convenient, in some part of this Catéchism.


And all Fathers, Mothers, Mafters, and Dames, fhall caufe their Children, Servants, and Apprentices (which have not learned their Catechism (to come to the Church at the time appointed, and obediently to bear, and be ordered by the Curate, until juch time as they base learned all that is bere appointed for them to learn.

So foon as Children are come to a competent Age, and can fay in their Mother Tongue, the Creed, the Lord's Prayer, and the Ten Commandments; and also can answer to the other Questions of this fport Catechifm; they fail be brought to the Bishop. And every one shall have a Godfather or a Godmother, as a witness of their Confirmation.

And whenfuever the Bishop fhall give knowledge for Children to be brought unto him for their Confirmation, the Curate of every Parish fall either bring or fend in writing, with his hard fubfcribed thereunto, the Names of all fuch Persons within bis Parish, as he shall think fit to be prefented to the Bishop to be confirmed. And if the Bishop approve of them, be fball confirm them in manner following.

The Order of CONFIRMATION, or Laying on of Hands upon thofe that are baptized, and come to years of discretion.

Upon the day appointed, all that are to be then Confirmed, being places, and fanding in order before the Bishop; be (or fome other Minifler appointed by bim) shall read this Preface following.

To the end that Confirma

O the end that Confirma- fuch things, as they by their own confeffion have affented unto.

the more edifying of fuch as thall receive it, the Church hath thought good to order, That none hereafter shall be Confirm

ed, but fuch as can fay the Creed, the Lord's Prayer, and the Ten Commandments; and can alfo anfwer to fuch other Questions, as in the hort Catechifm are contained: which order is very convenient to be obferved, to the end that children being now come to the years of difcretion, and having learned what their Godfathers and Godmothers promifed for them in Baptifin, they may themfelves with their own mouth and confent, openly before the Church, ratify and confirm the fame, and alfo promife that by the grace of God, they will evermore endeavour themselves fathfully to obferve

Then fhall the Bishop fay, Dye here in the prefence of

God, and of this Congregation, renew the folemn promife and vow that was made in your name at your Baptifm; ratifying and confirming the fame in your own perfons, and acknowledging yourfelves bound to believe, and to do all thofe things which your God. fathers and Godmothers thenundertook for you?

And every one fhall audibly anfwer, I do.

The Bishop.

O'the Lord;

UR help is in the Name of

Answer. Who hath made heaven and earth.

Bybop. Bleffed be the Name of lead us not into temptation, But deliver us from evil. Amen.

the Lord;

Anfwer. Henceforth, world

without end..

And this Collect.

Bishop.Lord, hear our prayers; Almighty and everlasting

Answer. And let our cry come unto thee.

Bishop. Let us pray. Almighty and everlivingGod, generate thefe thy fervants by Water and the Holy Ghoft, and haft given unto them forgivenefs of all their fins; Strengthen them, we beseech thee, O Lord, with the Holy Ghoft the Comforter, and daily increase in them thy manifold gifts of grace: the fpirit of wifdom and underfanding; the fpirit of counfel and ghoftly strength; the spirit of knowledge and true godinefs; and fill them, O Lord, with the fpirit of thy holy fear, now and for ever. Amen.

who haft vouchfafed to

Then all of them in order kneeling before the Bishop, be hall lay bis band upon the bead of every one feverally, faying,

Deild, for this thy fermant

O Lord, this thy

with thy heavenly grace, that
be may continue thine for ever:
and daily increafe in thy Holy
Spirit more and more, until be
come unto thy everlasting king-
dom. Amen.

Then fhall the Bishop fay,
The Lord be with you;
Answer. And with thy fpirit.
And all kneeling down) the
Bishop fhall add,

Let us pray.
UR Father which art in
heaven, Hallowed be thy
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
trefpaffes, as we forgive them
that trefpafs against us; And

God, who makeft us both to will and to do those things that be good and acceptable unto thy divine Majefty; We

make our humble fupplications unto thee for thefe thy fervants, 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 befeech 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, that in the end they may obtain everlafting life, through our Lord Jefus Chrift, who with thee and the Holy Ghost liveth and reigneth, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

Almighty Lord, and everlafting God, vouchfafe, we befeech thee, to direct, fanétify,

and govern both our hearts and

bodies in the ways of thy laws, and in the works of thy commandments; that through thy most mighty protection, both here and ever, we may be preferved in body and foul, through our Lord and Saviour Jefus Chrift. Amen.

Then the Bishop ball bless them, faying ibus,


HE bleffing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghoft, be upon you, and remain with you

for ever. Amen.

And there fhall none be admitted to the boly Communion, until fuch time as be be confirmed, or be ready and defirous to be confirmed,



Firft the Banns of all that are to be married together, must be publifhed in the Church three feveral Sundays or Holy-days, in the time of divine Service immediately before the Sentences for the Offertory, The Curate faying after the accuffomed manner: Publish the Banns of Marriage betwen M. of ----- and If any of you know caufe or juft impediment why these two perfons fhould not be joined together in holy Matrimony, ye are to declare it: This is the first fecond or third] time of asking.

N. of -----.

And if the perfons that are to be married, dwell in divers Parishes, the Banns must be asked in both Parishes; and the Curate of the one Parifh fhall not folemn ize Matrimony betwixt them, without a Certificate of the Banns being thrice afked from the Curate of the other Parijh. At the day and time appointed for Solemnization of Matrimony, the Perfons to be married fhall come into the body of the Church with their Friends and Neighbours: And there ftanding together, the Man on the right band, and the Woman on the left, the Prief fhall fay,

DEarly beloved, we are gae

fight of God, and in the face of this congregation, to join together this man and this woman in holy Matrimony; which is an honourable eftate, inftituted of God in the time of man's in

terprifed, nor taken in hand unadvi'edly, lightly, or wantonly, to fatisfy men's carnal lufts and appetites, like brute beasts that have no understanding; but reverently, difcreetly, advisedly, foberly, and in the fear of God, duly confidering the caufes for which Matrimony was ordained.

First, it was ordained for the procreation of children, to be brought up in the fear and nurture of the Lord, and to the praife of his holy Name.

Secondly, it was ordained for a remedy against fin, and to avoid fornication, that fuch perfons as have not the gift of continency, might marry and keep themfelves undefiled member's of Chrift's body.

Thirdly, it was ordained for the mutual fociety, help, and comfort that the one ought to have of the other, both in profperity and adverfity:

Into which holy estate thefe two perfons prefent come now

to be joined. Therefore if any

man can fhew any just caufe joined together, let him now why they may not lawfully be fpeak, or elfe hereafter for ever hold his peace.

that shall be married, be jhall Jay;

nocency, fignifying unto us the ¶And also speaking unto the Perfons myftical union that is betwixt Chrift and his Church; which holy eftate Chrift adorned and

beautified with his prefence and firft miracle that he wrought in Cana of Galilee, and is commended of Saint Paul to be honourable among all men; and therefore is not by any to be en

Require and charge you both

(as ye will answer at the dreadful day of judgement, when the fecrets of all hearts fhall be difclofed) that if either of you know any impediment, why ye may not be lawfully joined to



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