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things, world without end. after he shall not be ashamed Amen.

to confess the faith of Christ

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God, whose inost dearly fight under his banner, against beloved Son Jesus Christ, for sin, the world, and the devil; the forgiveness of our sins, and to continue Christ's faith did shed out of his most ful soldier and servant unto precious side both water and his life's end. Amen. blood, and gave command $ Then shall the Priest say, ment to his disciples, that Sloved brethren, that these they should go teach all nations, and baptize them in persons are regenerate, and the Name of the Father, the grafted into the body of Son, and the Holy Ghost; | Christ's Church, let us give Regard, we beseech thee, the thanks unto Almighty God supplications of this congre- for these benefits, and with gation; sanctify this Water one accord make our prayers to the mystical washing away unto him, that they may lead of sin ; and grant that the the rest of their life accordpersons now to be baptized ing to this beginning. therein may receive the ful-Then shall be said the Lord's Prayer, all ness of thy grace, and ever remain in the number of thy OYR Father, which art in faithful and elect children, Name. Thy kingdom come. through Jesus Christ Lord. Amen. .

Thy will be done in earth, As

it is in heaven. Give us this baptized by the right hand, and placing him day our daily bread. And conveniently by the Font, according to his forgive us our trespasses, As Godmothers the Nume ; and then shall dip we forgive them that trespass him in the water, or pour water upon him, against us. And lead us not saying,

I baptize thee In the into temptation ; But deliver
Name of the Father,

us from evil. Amen.
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thanks, ( Then shall the Priest say, Father, that thou hast vouchTE receive this person safed to call us to the know

into the congregation ledge of thy grace, and faith • Here the price of Christ's flock; in thee; Increase this knowenten met geroon * and do sign him ledge, and confirm this faith

with the sign of in us evermore. Give thy the Cross, in token that here- holy Spirit to these persons ;

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Then shall the Priest take each person to be

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that, being now born again, grow in grace, and in the and made heirs of everlasting knowledge of our Lord Jesus salvation, through our Lord Christ, and live godly, rightJesus Christ, they may con- cously, and soberly in this tinue thy servants, and attain present world. thy promises; through the (And then, speaking to the new baptized same Lord Jesus Christ thy persons, he shall proceed, and say, Son, who liveth and reigneth

A have "now" by Baptism with thee, in the unity of the same Holy Spirit, ever- put on Christ, it is your part lastingly. Amen.

and duty also, being made

the children of God and of Then, all standing up, the Priest shall use this Éxhortation following ; speaking to the

the light, by faith in Jesus Godfathers and Godmothers first. Christ, to walk answerably to FO MORASMUCH as these your Christian calling, and

persons have promised in as becometh the children of your presence to renounce light; remembering always the devil and all his works, that Baptism representeth unto believe in God, and to to us our profession; which serve him; ye must remem- is, to follow the example of ber, that it is your part and our Saviour Christ, and to be duty to put them in mind, made like unto him; that as what a solemn vow, promise, he died, and rose again for and profession they have now us; so should we, who are made before this congrega- i baptized, die from sin, and tion, and especially before rise again unto righteousyou their chosen witnesses. ness; continually mortifying And ye are also to call upon all our evil and corrupt afthem to use all diligence to fections, and daily proceedbe rightly instructed in God's ing in all virtue and godliholy Word; that so they may ! ness of living. q It is expedient that every person, thus buptized, should be confirmed by the Bishop, so suon

after his Buptism us conveniently muy be; that so he may be admitted to the holy Communion. q If any persons nol buptized in their infuncy shall be brought to be baptized before they come 10 years of discretion to answer for themselves ; it may suffice to use the Office for Publick Buptism of Infants, or (in crise of extreme danger) the ofice for Private Buplism; only chunging the wor:l [Infant) for (Child or Person) as occusion reqaireth,

THAT IS TO SAY,
AN INSTRUCTION TO BE LEARNED OF EVERY PERSON, BEFORE HE BE

BROUGHT TO BE CONFIRMED BY THE BISHOP.
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to give me his grace, that I HAT is

your

Name? may continue in the same Answer. N. or M. unto my life's end. Question. Who gave you

Catechist. Rehearse the Arthis Name?

ticles of thy Belief. Answer. My Godfathers

Answer. and Godmothers in

Believe in God the Fa

ther Almighty, Maker of member of Christ, the child heaven and earth: of God, and an inheritor of And in Jesus Christ his the kingdom of heaven. only Son our Lord, Who was

Question. What did your conceived by the Holy Ghost, Godfathers and Godmothers Born of the Virgin Mary, then for you?

Suffered under Pontius PiAnswer. They did pronrise late, Was crucified, dead, and and vow three things in my buried, He descended into name. First, that I should re- hell; The third day he rose nounce the devil and all his again from the dead, He asworks, the pomps and vanity cended into heaven, And sitof this wicked world, and all | teth at the right hand of the sinful lusts of the flesh. God the Father Almighty; Secondly, that I should be- From thence he shall come to lieve all the Articles of the judge the quick and the Christian Faith. And thirdly, dead. that I should keep God's holy I believe in the Holy Ghost; will and commandments, and The holy Catholick Church; walk in the same all the days The Communion of Saints; of my life.

The Forgiveness of sins; The Question. Dost thou not Resurrection of the body; think that thou art bound to And the Life everlasting. believe, and to do, as they Amen. have promised for thee? Question. What dost thou

Answer. Yes verily; and chiefly learn in these Articles by God's help so I will. And of thy Belief? I heartily thank our heavenly Answer. First, I learn to beFather, that he hath called lieve in God the Father, who me to this state of salvation, hath made me, and all the through Jesus Christ our Sa- world. viour. And I pray unto God Secondly, in God the Son,

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who hath redeemed me, and the Name of the Lord thy all mankind.

God in vain : for the Lord Thirdly, in God the Holy will not hold him guiltless Ghost, who sanctifieth me, that taketh his Name in and all the elect people of vain. God.

IV. Remember that thou Question. You said, that keep holy the Sabbathyour Godfathers and Godmo- day. Six days shalt thou lathers did promise for you, bour, and do all that thou that

you should keep God's hast to do; but the seventh Commandments. Tell me day is the Sabbath of the how many there be ?

Lord thy God. In it thou Answer. Ten.

shalt do no manner of work, Question. Which be they? thou, and thy son, and thy Answer.

daughter, thy man-servant, "HE same which God and thy maid-servant, thy

spake in the twentieth cattle, and the stranger that Chapter of Exodus, saying, I is within thy gates. For in am the Lord thy God, who six days the Lord made heabrought thee out of the land ven and earth, the sea, and of Egypt, out of the house of all that in them is, and rested bondage.

the seventh day; wherefore 1. Thou shalt have none the Lord blessed the seventh other gods but me.

day, and hallowed it. II. Thou shalt not make V. Honour thy father and to thyself any graven image, thy mother, that thy days nor the likeness of any thing may be long in the land that is in heaven above, or which

which the Lord thy God in the earth beneath, or in giveth thee. the water under the earth. VI. Thou shalt do no Thou shalt not bow down to murder. them, nor worship them: for VII. Thou shalt not comI the Lord thy God am a mit adultery. jealous God, and visit the VIII. Thou shalt not steal. sins of the fathers upon the

IX. Thou shalt not bear children, unto the third and false witness against thy fourth generation of them neighbour. that hate me, and shew mercy

X. Thou shalt not covet unto thousands in them that thy neighbour's house, thou love me, and keep my con- shalt not covet thy neighmandments.

bour's wife, nor his servant, III. Thou shalt not take nor his maid, nor his ox,

1x his ass, 1st any thing | nor hatred in my heart : To that is his.

keep my hands from picking Questun. What dost thou and stealing, and my tongue chey learn by these com- from evil-speaking, lving, and mandments?

slandering: To keep my body Awuer. I learn two things: in temperance, soberness, and my duty towards God, and chastity: Not to coret nor Try duty towards my leigh-desire other men's goods; but bour.

to learn and labour truly to Questum. What is thy duty get mine own living, and to towards God?

do my duty in that state of Answer. My duty towards life, unto which it shall please God, is to believe in him, to God to call me. fear him, and to love hiin Catechist. My good Child, with all my heart, with all know this, that thou art not my mind, with all my soul, able to do these things of thyand with all my strength; to self, nor to walk in the Comworship him, to give him mandments of God, and to thanks, to put my whole trust serve him, without his special in him, to call upon him, to grace; which thou must learn honour his holy Name and at all times to call for by dilihis Word, and to serve him gent prayer. Let me hear truly all the days of my life. therefore, if thou canst say

Question. What is thy duty the Lord's Prayer. towards thy Neighbour:

Answer. my Neighbour, is to love him as myself, and to do to all thy Name.

Thy kingdom men, as I would they should come. Thy will be done in do unto me: To love, honour, earth, As it is in heaven. Give and succour my father and us this day our daily bread. mother: To honour and obey And forgive us our trespasses, the King, and all that are put As we forgive them that tresin authority under him: To pass against us. And lead us submit myself to all my go- not into temptation; But devernours, teachers, spiritual | liver us from evil. Amen. pastors and masters: To order Question. What desirest myself lowly and reverently thou of God in this Prayer: to all my betters: To hurt Answer. I desire my Lord no body by word nor deed : God our heavenly Father, To be true and just in all my who is the giver of all gooddealing : To bear no malice ness, to send his grace unto

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