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former sins, steadfastly Christ, with a thankful repurposing to lead a new membrance of his death life; have a lively faith in and be in charity with all God's mercy through men. T 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. 1 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. 1 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

OONFIRMATION,

OR LAYING ON OF HANDS UPON THOSE WHO ARE BAP.

TIZED, AND COME TO YEARS OF DISCRETION.

| Upon the day appointerl, all that are to be then Confirmed,

being placed and standing in order before the Bishop; he, or some other Minister appointed by him, shall read this Prefuce following.

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firmation may be firmed, but can ministered to the more say the Creed, the Lord's edifying of such as shall Prayer, and the Ten Comreceive it, the Church hath mandments; and can also thought good to order, answer to such other

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Questions, as in the short Answer. Who hath made Catechism are contained : heaven and earth. which order is very con- Bishop. Blessed be the venient to be observed ; to Name of the Lord ; the end, that children, Answer. Henceforth, being now come to the world without end. years of discretion, and Bishop. Lord, hear our having learned what their prayer. Godfathers and Godmoth- Answer. And let our cry ers promised for them in come unto thee. Baptism, may themselves, Bishop. Let us pray. consent, the living Church, ratify and confirm vouchsafed to regenerate the same; and also promise, these thy servants by that, by the grace of God, Water and the Holy Ghost, they will evermore endeav- and hast given unto them our themselves faithfully to forgiveness of all their observe such things, as sins; Strengthen then, they, by their own confes- we beseech thee, O Lord, sion, have assented unto. with the Holy Ghost, the Then shall the Bishop say,

Comforter, and daily in

crease in them thy manifold ence of , of

understandthis congregation, renew the solemn promise and and ghostly strength, the

ing, the spirit of counsel vow that ye made, or that spirit of knowledge and was made in your name, true godliness; and fill at your Baptism; ratify thein, O Lord, with the ing and confirming, the spirit of thy holy fear, now same; and acknowledging and for ever. Amen. yourselves bound to be. lieve and to do all those 1 Then all of them in order things which ye then un

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the head of every one severtheu undertook for you?

ally, saying,

EFEND, O Lord
answer,
I do.

thy Servant] with thy Bishop.

heavenly grace ; that he ou UR help is in the Name may continue thine for of the Lord ;

ever; and daily increase in

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thy Holy Spirit more and ever be over them; let thy more, until he come unto Holy Spirit. ever be with thy everlasting kingdom, them; and so lead them in Amen.

the knowledge and obediI Then shall the Bishop say, the end they may obtain

ence of thy Word, that in The Lord be with you. Answer. And with thy our Lord Jesus Christ,

everlasting life; through spirit.

who with thee and the T And all kneeling down, the Holy Ghost liveth and Bishop shall add, reigneth, ever one God,

world without end. Amen. 09 UR Father, wlio art in

heaven, Hallowed be O ALMIGHTY Lord, thy Name. Thy kingdom

and everlasting ,

beseech come. Thy will be done vouchsafe, on earth, as it is in heaven. thee, to direct, sanctify, Give us this day our daily

and govern,

both bread. And forgive

hearts and bodies, in the our trespasses, As we for- ways of thy laws, and in give those who trespass the works of thy comagainst us. And lead us

mandments; that, through not into temptation; But thy most mighty protecdeliver us from evil. Ámen. tion, both here and ever,

we may be preserved in And these Collects. body and soul; through LMIGHTY and ever- our Lord and Saviour Α

God, who Jesus Christ. Amen. makest us both to will and to do those things which T Then the Bishop shall bless are good, and acceptable

them, saying thus,

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, Faplications unto thee for ther, the Son, and the these thy servants, upon Holy Ghost, be upon you, whom, after the example and remain with you for of thy holy Apostles, we

Amen. have now laid our hands, to certify them, by this and there shall none be ad

mitted to the Holy Commusign, of thy favour and

nion, until such time as he gracious goodness towards

be Confirmed, or be ready them. Let thy fatherly and desirous to be con hand, we beseech thee, firmed.

THE FORM OF

SOLEMNIZATION OF MATRIMONY.

1 The laws respecting Matrimony, whether by publishing the Banns in

churches, or by License, being different in the several States, every Minister is left to the direction of those laws, in every thing that re

gards the civil contract between the parties. | And when the Banns are published, it shall be in the following form: I publish the Banns of Marriage between M. of

and N. of

If any of you know cause, or just impediment, why these two persons should not be joined together in holy Matri. mony, ye are to declare it. This is the first (second or third]

time of asking 1 At the day and time appointed for Solemnization of Matrimony, the

Persons to be married shall come into the body of ihe Church, or shall be ready in some proper house, with their friends and neigh. bours; and there standing together, the Man on the right hand, and the Woman on the left, the Minister shall say,

EARLY beloved, we are ga. | well assured, that if any persone D

thered together here in the are joined together otherwise sight of God, and in the fice of than as God's Word doth allow, this company, to join together their marriage is not lawful. this Man and this Woman in T The Minister, if he shall have holy Matrimony; which is com

reason to doubt of the lawfulness mended of Saint Paul to be

of the proposed Marriage, may honourable among all men: and

demand sufficient surety for his therefore is not by any to be

indemnification: but if no impeentered into unadvisedly or diment shall be alleged, or suslightly ; but reverently, dis

pected, the Minister shall say to creetly, advisedly, soberly, and

the Man, in the fear of God. Into this

WILT thou have this Wopresent come now to be joined. I to live together after God's ordiholy estate these two persons M.

man to thy wedded wife, If any man can show just cause, why they may not lawfully be

nance in the holy estaie of Mat joined together, let him now

rimony? Wilt thou love her, comspeak, or else hereafter for ever

fort her, honour, and keep her hold his peace.

in sickness and in health; and,

forsaking all others, keep thee And also speaking unto the Per. only unto her, so long as ye both sons who are to be married, he shall live?

I The Man shall answer,
I
REQUIRE and charge you

I will, both, as ye will answer at the dreadful day of judgment Then shall the Minister say unto

the Woman, when the secrets of all hearts shall be disclosely

, that eliminere, N. WILT Wbade mashin M. an of you know any

to thy wedded husband, to why ye may not be lawfully live together after God's ordiJoined together in Matrimony, nance in the holy estate of Mate ye do now confess it. For be ye | rimony? Wilt thou

obey him.

shall say,

ven.

and serve him love, honour, and Name of the Father, and of the keep him in sickness and in Son, and of the Holy Ghost. health : and, forsaking all others. Amen. keep thee only unto him, so long as ye both ghall live ?

[ Then the Man, leaving the Ring

upon the fourth finger of the WoThe Woman shall answer, man's left hand, the Minister shall I will.

say,

Let us pray. ( Then shall the Minister say, UR Father, who art in hea. Who

this Woman to be married to this Man? Thy kingdom come. Thy will

be done on earth, As it is in hea f Then shall they give their troth Give us this day our daily

to each other in this manner. The bread. Ant forgive us our tres. Minister, receiving the Woman at her father's or friend's hands,

passes, As we forgive thnse who

trespass against us. And lead shall cause the Man with his right us not into temptation; But do hand to take the Woman by her liver us from evil. Amen. right hand, and to say after him as followeth.

ETERNAL God, Creator and I

M. take thee N. to my wedded Preserver of all mankind,

wife, to have and to hold from Giver of all spiritual grace, the this day forward, for better for Author of everlasting life; Send worse, for richer for poorer, in thy blessing upon these thy sickness and in hea'th, to love servants, this man and this woand to cherish, till death us doman, whom we bless in thy part, according to God's holy or- Name; that, as Isaac and Redinance and thereto I plight becca 'lived' faithfully together, thee my troth.

80 these persons may surely

perform and keep the vow and Then shall they loose their hands ;

covenant betwixt them made, and the Woman with her right (whereof this Ring given and hand taking the Man by his right received is a token and pledge. hand, shall likewise szy after the and may ever remain in perfect Minister :

love and peace together, and N. take thee M. to my wedded live according to thy laws;

husband, to have and to hold through Jesus Christ our Lord. from this day forward, for better Amen. for worse, for ricker for Foorer, in sickness and in health, to | Then shall the Minister join their love, cherish, and to obey, till

right hands together, and say, death us do part, according to Those whom God hath joined to God's holy or inance; and gether let no man put asuioder thereto I give thee my tróth.

[ Then shall the Minister speak f Then shall they again loose their

unto the company : hands; and the Man shall give unto the Woman a Ring. And FORAS MUCH as M. and Ņ

have consented together in the Minister taking the Ring shall holy wedlock, and have wito deliver it unto the Man, to put it nessed the same before God and upon the fourth finger of the Wo

this company, and thereto have man's left hand. And the Man given and pledged their troth, holding the Ring there, and taught each to the other and have deby the Minister, shall say,

clared the same by giving and W CITH this Ring I thee wed, receiving a Ring, and by joining

and with all my worldly hands; I pronounce that they goods I thee endow: In the are Man and Wife, In the Name

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