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VI. Thou shalt do no murder. ¡and tn do my duty in that state of

VII. Thou shalt not commit life unto which it shall please God adultery.

to call me. VIL. Thou shalt not steal. Catechist. My good child, know

IX. Thou shalt not bear false this, that thou art not able to do witness against thy neighbour. these things of thyself, nor to walk

X. Thou shalt not covet thy in the Commandments of God, and neighbour's house, thou shalt not to serve him, without his special covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his Grace, which thou must learn at servant, nor his maid, nor his ox, all times to call for by diligent Pray. nor his ass, nor any thing that is his. er: Let me hear, therefore, if thou

Quest. What dost thou chiefly canst say the Lord's Prayer. learn by these commandments ?

Answer. Ans. In learn, two things my OUR Father, who art in Heaven, duty God, and my duty Hallowed be thy towards my neighbour.

Kingdom come; Thy will be done Quest. What is thy duty towards on Earth, as it is in Heaven ; Give God?

us this day our daily bread; And Ans. My duty towards God is, forgive us our trespasses, as we for. to believe in him; to fear him; and give those who trespass against us; to love him with all my heart, with And lead (18 not into temptation ; all my mind, with all my soul, and But deliver us from evil. Amen with all my strength; to worship Quest. What desirest thou of him; lo give him thanks; to put God in this Prayer? my whole trust in him; to call upon Ans. I desire my Lord God, our him; to honour his holy Namc and heavenly Father, who is the giver his Word; and to serve liim truly of all goodness, to send his grace all the days of my life.

unto me and to all people; that we Qriest. What is thy duty towards may worship him, serve him, and thy neighbour?

obey him, as we ought to do: And Ans. My duty towards my neigh- I pray unto God, that he will send bour is, to love him as myself, and us all things that are needful both to do to all men as I would they for our souls and bodies; and that should do unto me: To love, hon- he will be merciful unto us, and our, and succour my father and mo-forgive us our sins; and that it will ther: To honour and obey the Civil please him to save and defend us in Authority: To submit myself to all all dangers both of soul and body: my governors, teachers, spiritual and that he will keep us from all pastors, and masters: To order my- sin and wickedness, and from our self lowly and reverently to all my spiritual enemy, and from everlast. betters: To hurt no boily by wording death : And this I trust he will or deed: To be true and just in all do of his merey and goodness, my dealings: To bear no malice through our Lord Jesus Christ; nor hatred in my heart: To keep and therefore I say, Amen: So be it. my hands from picking and stealing,

Question. and my tongue fram evil speaking, HOW

many Sacraments bath lying, and slandering: To keep my Christ ordained in his Church? body in temperance, soberness, and Ans. Two only, as generally pechastity: Not to covet nor desire cessary to salvation; that is to say, other men's goods; but to learn and Baptism, and the Suprer of the Labour truly to get mine own living, Lord.

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Quest. What meanest thou by both by their sureties; which pro this word Sacrament?

mise, when they come to age, them. Ans. I mean an outward and vi- selves are bound to perform. sible sign of an inward and spiritual Quest. Why was the Sacrament grace, given unto us; ordained by Jof the Lord's Supper ordained ? Christ himself; as a means whereby Arls. For the continual remem. we receive the same, and a pledge brance of the sacrifice of the death to assure us thereof.

of Christ, and of the benefits which Quest. How many parts are we receive thereby; there in a Sacrament?

Quest. What is the outward part Ars. Two; the outward visible or sign of the Lord's Supper? sign, and the inward spiritual grace. Ans. Bread and Wine, which

Quest What is the outward vi- the Lord hath commanded to be sible sign or form in Baptism? received.

Ans. Water; wherein the Quest. What is the inward part son is baptized, In the name of the or thing signified ?

Father, and of the Son, and of the Ans. The Body and Blood of Holy Ghost.

Christ, which are spiritually taken Groest. What is the inward and and received by the faithful in the spiritual grace?

Lord's Supper. Ans. A death unto sin, and a Quest. What are the benefits new birth unto righteousness: For whereof we are partakers there. being by nature born in sin, and the by? children of wrath, we are hereby. Ans. The strengthening and remade the children of grace. freshing of our souls by the Body

Quest. What is required of per- and Blood of Christ, as our bodies sons to be baptized ?

are by the bread and wine. Ans. Repentance, whereby they Quiest. What is required of those forsake sin; and Faith, whereby they who come to the Lord's Supper? steadfastly believe the promises of Ans. To examine themselves, God made to them in that Sacra- whether they repent them truly of ment.

their former sins, steadfastly purQuest. Why then are Infants posing to lead a new life; baptized, when by reason of their lively faith in God's mercy, through tender age they cannot perform Christ, with a 'thankful remem. them?

brance of his death ; and be in chaAns. Because they promise them 'rity 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. 9 And all Fathers, DIothers, Masters, and Mistresses shall cause their Children, Sero'

vants, 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 tiine as they have learned all that is here appointed for them

to learn. 9 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

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Laying on of Hands upon those who are baptized, and come to Years

of Discretion. l'pon the Day appointed, all that are to Ans. Who hath made heaven be then contírmed, being placed and and earth. standing in order before the Bishop; he, or some other Minister appointed by him,

Bishop. Blessed be the name of shall read this preface following:

the Lord; the end that conni'mation TO

Ans. Henceforth, world without may be ministered to the more ens. edifying of such as shall receive it, Bishop. Lord hear our prayer; the Church hath thought good to

Aus. And let our cry cuine unorder, that none shall be confirmed, to thee. but such as can say the Creed, the Bishop. Let us pray. Loru's Prayer, and the Ten Com- ALMIGHTY and everliving God, mandments; and can also uswer

who hast vouchsafed to rege. to such other Questions, as in the nerate these thy servants by Water short Catechism are contained : an: the Holy Ghost, and hast given Which order is very convenient to unto them forgiveness of all their he observed; to the enul that chil-sins; strengthen them, we beseech dren, being now come to the years thee, O Lon, with the Holy Ghost, of discretion, and having learned the Comforter; and daily increase what their Godfathers and Godmo- in them thy manifold gifts of grue; thers promised for them in Bap- the spirit of wisdom and understand tism, inay themselves, with their ing, the spirit of counsel and ghostown mouth and consent, openly ly strengtı, the spirit of knowledge before the Church ratify and con- an: true godliness; and fill them, firm the same; and also promise, O Lord, with the spirit of thy holy that, by the grace of Goil, they will fear, now and for ever. Ancn. evermore endeavour themselves ? Then all of them in order kneeling hee faithfully to observe such things as

fore the Bishop, he shall lay his hands

upon the head of every one severally, they, by their own confession, have

saving, assented unto. ? Then shall the Bishop say,

DEFEND, O Lord, thisthy Child

[07, this thy Servant] with ye here, in the presence of

thy heavenly grace; that he may God, and of this Congregation, continue thine for ever, and daily renew the solemn promise and vow increase in thy Holy Spirit more that

ye male, or that was made in and more, until he come unto thy your name, at your Baptism; rati- everlasting kingrlom. Amen. fying and confirming the same; and

{ Then shall the Bishop say, acknowledging yourselves bound to

The Lord be with you. believe and do all those things which ye then undertook, or your Spon- And all kneeling down, the Bishop sha!)

Ans. And with thy spirit. sors then undertook for you?

add, q And every one shall audibly answer, I do.

OUR Father,

who art in Heaven, Bishop.

Hallowed OUR help is in the name of the Kingalora come ; Thy Will be done ;

Earth, as it is in


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us this day our daily bread; And who, with thee and the Holy Ghost, forgive us our trespasses, as we for- liveth and reigneth ever one God, give those who trespass against us; world without end. Amen. And lead us not into tenptation : 0 Almighty Lord, and everlastdeliver

God, 1 And these Collects. thee, to direct, sanctify, and govern ALMIGHTY

Gol, who makest us both to ways of thy laws, and in the works will and to do those things which of thy commandnients; that through are gooil, and acceptable unto thy thy most mighty protection, both Divine Majesty; we make our hum- here and ever, we may be preserve ble supplications unto thee for these ed in body and soul, through our thy servants, upon whom, after the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. example of thy holy Apostles, we Amen. have now laid our hands; to certify a Then the Bishop shall bless them, saying them, by this sign, of thy favour and gracious goodness towards them. Let thy Fatherly hand, we beseech The blessing of God Almighty, thee, ever be over them: Let thy Holy Ghost, be upon you, and re

the Father, the Son, und the Holy Spirit ever be with them :

Amen. And so lead them in the knowledge

main with you for ever. and obedience of thy Word, that ins And there shall none be admitted to the

Holy Communion, until such time as he the end they may obtain everlasting

be confirmed, or be ready and desircus life, through our Lord Jesus Christ;/ to be confirmed.

thus :

THE FORM OF SOLEMNIZATION OF MATRIMONY. 1 The Laws respecting Matrimony, whether by publishing the Banns in Churches, o

by License, being different in the several States; every Minister is left to the direction of those Laws, in every thing that regards the civil contract between the

Parties. 9 And when the Banns are published, it shall be in the following form :-I publish

the Banns of Marriage between M. of - -, and N. off any of you know cause or just impediment, why these two persons should not be joined together in holy Matrimony, ye are to declare it. [This is the first, second, or third time of asking.) At the day and time appointed for So-,entered into unadvisedly or lightly; lemnization of Matrimony, the Persons but reverently, discreetly, advisedto be married shall come into the body lly, soberly, and in the fear of God. of the Church, or shall be ready in some proper house

, with iheir friends and Into this holy estate, these two perneighbours ; and there standing together, sons present come now to be joined. the Man on the right hand, and the Wo-If any man can show just cause, why man on the left, the Minister shall say, they may not lawfully be joined tothered together here in the hereafter for ever hold his peace.

, sight of God, and in the face of this

1 And also speaking unto the Persons who company, to join together this Man

are to be married, he shall sav, and this Woman in holy Matrimony: T Require and charge you both (as which is commended of Saint Paul I

ус will answer at the dieniful to be honourable among all men; day of judgment, when the secrets and therefore is not by any to be inf all hearts shall be disclosed) that

if either of you know any impedi- curvling to God's lioly ordinances ment, why ye may not be lawfully and thereto I plight thee my 'Trot. joined together in Matrimony, yeThen shall they loose their Hanuls, and do now confess it : For be ye well the Woman with her Right Hand taking assureil, that if any persons are the Man by his ilight liant, shall liceo

wise say after the Minister, joined together otherwise than as God's word doth allow, their mar- I to

Husband, to have and to kiold, riage is not lawful.

Tile Minister, if he shall have reason to from this day forward, for better doubt of the lawfulness of the proposed for worse, for richer for poorer, Marriage, may demand sufficient sure- in sickness and in health, to love, dy for his indcunification; but is no im- cherish, and to obey, till death us pediment shall be alleged, or suspected, do part, according to God's holy

ihe Minister shall say to the man, М. W

ILT thou have this wo-ordinance; and thereto I give thee man to thy wedded Wife,

my Troth. to live together atter God's ordi- * Then shall they again loose their Hands;

and the Man shall give unto the Womau nance, in the holy estate of Matri

A Ring. And the Minister taking the mony? Wilt thou love her, comfort Ring shall deliver it unto the Man, io put hcr, honour, and keep her, in sick- it upon the fourth Finger of the Wo ness and in health; and, forsakinging the Ring there, and taught by the

man's Left Hand. And the Man holdall others, keep thee only unto her, Minister, shall say, so long as ye both shall live?

WTH this Ring I thee wed, ( The inan shall

I will.

and with all my worldly goods Then shall the Minister say unto the I thee endow: In the name of the Woman,

Father, and of the Son, and of the N.

thou have this Man Holy Ghost. Amen.

to thy wedded Husband, i Then the Man leaving the Ring upon to live together after God's ordi- the fourth Finger of the Woman's Left nance, in the holy estate of Matri- Hand, the Minister shall say, mony? Wilt thou obey him, and serve him, love, honour, and keep OUR Father, who are in Heaven, him, in sickness and in health; and,

Hallowed be thy Name; Thy forsaking all others, keep thee only Kinglom come; Thy will be done unto him, so long as ye both shall on Earth, as it is in Heaven ; Give live?

us this day our (laily bread; And 1 The Woman shall answer, I will.

forgive us our trespasses, as we 9 Then shall the Minister say,

forgive those who trespass against Who giveth this Woman to be us; And lead us not into temptamarried to this Man?

tion; But deliver us from evil. Thea shall they give their Troth to each Amen.

other in this Manner: 1 The Minister receiving the Woman at

O Eternal God, Creator and Preher Fathers or Friend's Hands, shall all spiritual grace, the author of

server of all mankind, giver of cause the Man with his Right Hand to take the Woman by her Right lland, everlasting life; send thy blessing and to say after him as followeth: upon these thy servants, this man I

Wife, to have and to liold, from thy name; that as isaac and Rebecthis day forward, for better for ca lived faithfuily together, so these worse, fur richer for poorer, in sick-persons may surely perform and ness and in health, to love and to keep the vow and covenant betwixt cherisli, till death us do part, ac-them made, (whereof this Ring


Let us pray.

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