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It is expedient that every person thus baptized should be confirmed by the Bishop, so soon after his baptism as conveniently may be; that so 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 themselves, 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 requireth.
THAT IS TO SAY,
AN INSTRUCTION, TO BE LEARNED BY EVERY PERSON BEFORE HE BE BROUGHT TO BE CONFIRMED BY THE BISHOP.
walk in the same all the days of my life.
Quest. Dost thou not think that thou art bound to believe, and to do, as they have promised for thee?
Ans. Yes verily; and by GoD's help so 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 same unto my life's end.
Ans. 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 sinful lusts of the flesh; Secondly, that I should believe all the articles of I BELIEVE in GOD the the Christian faith; And thirdly, Father Almighty, Maker of that I should keep God's holy heaven and earth:
Catechist. Rehearse the articles of thy Belief.
will and commandments, and And in JESUS CHRIST his
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 forgiveness of sins; The resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
Quest. What dost thou chiefly learn in these articles of thy Belief?
Ans. First, I learn to believe in GOD the FATHER, who hath made me, and all the world.
Secondly, in GOD the SON, who hath redeemed me, and all mankind.
Thirdly, in GoD the HOLY GHOST, who sanctifieth me, and all the people of GOD.
Quest. You said that your sponsors did promise for you, that you should keep GoD's commandments. Tell me how many there are.
THE same which GoD spake in the twentieth chapter of Exodus, saying, I am the LORD thy God, who brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
I. Thou shalt have none other gods but me.
II. Thou shalt not make to thyself any graven image, nor
III. 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 to do; but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the LORD thy GOD in it thou shalt do no manner of work, thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, thy man-servant, and thy maid-servant, thy cattle, and the stranger that is within thy gates. For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the seventh day, and hallowed it.
V. Honour thy father and thy mother, that thy days may be 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 false witness against thy neighbour. X. Thou shalt not covet thy
neighbour's house, thou shalt desire other men's goods; but
not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his servant, nor his maid, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is his.
to learn and labour truly to get mine own living, and to do my duty in that state of life unto which it shall please God to call me.
Catechist. My good child, know this, that thou art not able to do these things of thyself, nor to walk in the
Quest. What dost thou chiefly learn by these commandments? Ans. I learn two things; my duty towards GOD, and my duty towards my neighbour. Quest. What is thy duty commandments of GOD, and to towards GOD?
Ans. 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 him ; to give him thanks; to put my whole trust 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.
Quest. What is thy duty towards thy neighbour?
serve him, without his special grace, which thou must learn at all times to call for by diligent prayer. Let me hear, therefore, if thou canst say the Lord's Prayer,
OUR Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name; Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven; Give us this day our daily bread; And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; And lead us not into temptation; But deliver us from evil. Amen.
Quest. What desirest thou of God in this prayer?
Ans. I desire 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
Ans. My duty towards my neighbour is, to love him as myself, and to do to all men as I would they should do unto me: to love, honour, and succour my father and mother: to honour and obey the civil authority: to submit myself to all my governors, teachers, 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 say, Amen: So be it.
HOW many Sacraments hath CHRIST ordained in his Church? Ans. Two only, as generally necessary to salvation; that is to say, Baptism, and the Supper of the Lord.
Ans. Because they promise them both by their sureties; which promise, when they come to age, themselves are bound to perform.
Quest. Why was the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper ordained?
Ans. For the continual re
Quest. What meanest thou membrance of the sacrifice of by this word Sacrament? the death of CHRIST, and of the benefits which we receive thereby.
Ans. I mean an outward and visible sign of an inward and spiritual grace, given unto us; ordained by CHRIST himself; as a means whereby we receive the same, and a pledge to assure us thereof.
Quest. How many parts are there in a Sacrament?
Ans. Two; the outward visible sign, and the inward spiritual grace.
Quest. What is the outward visible sign or form in Baptism? Ans. Water; wherein the person is baptized, In the name of the FATHER, and of the SoN, and of the HOLY GHOST.
Quest. What is the inward and spiritual grace?
Ans. A death unto sin, and a new birth unto righteousness: for being by nature born in sin, and the children of wrath, we are hereby made the children
Quest. What is the outward part or sign of the Lord's Supper?
Ans. Bread and wine, which the LORD hath commanded to be received.
Quest. What is the inward part or thing signified?
Ans. The body and blood of CHRIST, which are spiritually taken and received by the faithful in the Lord's Supper.
Quest. What are the benefits whereof we are partakers thereby?
Ans. The strengthening and refreshing of our souls by the body and blood of CHRIST, as our bodies are by the bread and wine.
Quest. What is required of those who come to the Lord's Supper?
Ans. To examine themselves, whether they repent them truly of their former sins, steadfastly purposing to lead a new life; have a lively faith in God's mercy, through CHRIST, with a thankful remembrance of his death; and be in charity with all men.
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. 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.
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 COME TO YEARS OF DISCRETION.
as they, by their own confession, have assented unto.
¶ Upon the day appointed, all that are to be faithfully to observe such things then confirmed, being placed and standing in order before the Bishop; he, or some other Minister appointed by him, shall read this preface following:
TO the end that confirmation
may be ministered to the more edifying of such as shall receive it, the Church hath thought good to order, that none shall be confirmed, but such as can say the Creed, the Lord's Prayer, and the Ten Commandments;
Then shall the Bishop say, of GOD, and of this congregaDO ye here, in the presence tion, renew the solemn promise and vow that ye made, or that was made in your name, at confirming the same; and acyour baptism; ratifying and knowledging yourselves bound to believe and to do all those took, or your sponsors then things which ye then underundertook for you?
¶ And every one shall audibly answer, I do.
and can also answer to such
Bishop. OUR help is in the name of the LORD;
Ans. Who hath made heaven and earth.
Bishop. Blessed be the name of the LORD;
Ans. Henceforth, world with