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ment of the Lord's Supper fits whereof we are partakers ordained?
thereby ? Answ. For the continual remembrance of the facrifice and refreshing of our souls by
Answ. The strengthening of the death of Christ, and of the Body and Blood of Christ, the benefits which we receive
as our bodies are by the bread thereby.
and wine. Queft. What is the outward part or sign of the Lord's
Quest. What is required of Supper ?
those who come to the Lord's Answ. Bread and Wine, Supper ? which the Lord hath com- Answ: To examine themmanded to be received. felves, whether they repent
Quest. What is the inward them truly of their former part or thing signified ? fins, stedfastly purposing to
Anfw. The Body and Blood lead a new life ; bave a lively of Christ, which are fpiritu- faith in God's mercy, through ally taken and received by the Christ, with a thankful refaithful in the Lord's Supper. membrance of his death; and
Quest. What are the bene- be in charity with all men.
The Minister of every Parish fall diligently upon Sundays and Holy-days, or on some other convenient occafions, openly in the Church, inftruet or examine so many Children of bis Parish, sent unto him, as be shall think convenient, in some part of this Catechism. And all Fathers, Mothers, Masters, and Mifresses fall cause their Children, Servants, and Apprentices, who have not learned their Catechism, to come to the Church at the time appointed, and obediently to bear, and to be ordered by the Minister, until such time as they have learned all that is bere 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 foort Catechism, they jhall be brought to the Bishop. And whenfoever the Bishop Jhall give knowledge for Children to be brought unto him for their Confirmation, the Minister of every Parish shall either bring, aryend in writing, with bis hand
subscribed thereunto, tbe Names of all such Persons within bis Parish, as he fall think fit to be prefented to the Bishop to be confirmed.
Or Laying on of Hands upon those that are baptized, and
come to Years of Discretion. Upon the Day appointed, all Then shall the Bishop say, that are to be then confirmed,
Oye here, in the prebeing placed and standing in sence of God, and of order before the Bishop; be, this Congregation, renew the or some other Minister ap- folemn promise and vow that pointed by him, shall read this ye made, or that was made in Preface following :
your name, at your Baptism; O the end that Confir- ratifying and confirming the mation may
; tered to the more edifying of yourselves bound to believe such as shall receive it, the and to do all those things Church hath thought good to which ye then undertook, or order, that none shall be con- your Sponsors then underfirmed, but such as can say took for you? the Creed, the Lord's Prayer, and the Ten Commandments; | And every one shall audibly and can also answer to such answer, I do. other Questions, as in the
Bilbop. short Catechism are contained: Which Order is very
UR help is in the Name
of the Lord; convenient to be observed, to the end that children, heaven and earth.
Answ. Who hath made being now come to the years of discretion, and having of the Lord.
Bishop. Blessed be the Naine learned what their Godfathers and Godmothers pro- without end.
Answ. Henceforth world mised for them in Baptism,
Bishop. Lord hear may themselves, with their
prayer; own mouth and consent,
Answ. And let qur cry openly before the Church ra- come unto thee. tify, and confirm the same ;
Bishop. Let us pray. and also promise, that, by the grace
LMIGHTY and evermore, endeavour themselves faithfully to observe such vouchsafed to regenerate these things as they, by their own thy fervants by Water and the confeflion, have afsented unto. Holy Ghost, and haft given
unto them forgiveness of all thy Name; Thy Kingdom their fins; ftrengthen them, come ; Thy Will be done on we beseech thee, O Lord, with Earth, as it is in Heaven : the Holy Ghost, the Com- Give us this day our daily forter; and daily increase in bread ; And forgive us our them thy manifold gifts of trespaffes, as we forgive those grace ; the spirit of wisdom who trespafs against us; And and understanding, the spirit lead us not into temptation; ofcounseland ghostly strength, But deliver us from evil. the spirit of knowledge and Amen. true godliness; and fill them, O Lord, with the spirit of And this Collect. thy holy fear, now and for Ameu.
LMIGHTY and ever
living God, who makest Then all of them in order us both to will and to do those kneeling before the Bishop, he things which are good, and Shall lay his Hands upon the acceptable unto thy Divine Head of every one severally, Majesty; we make our humsaying,
ble fupplications unto theç
for these thy servants, upon EFEND, O Lord, this whom, after the example of
thy Child, [or, this thy thy holy Apostles, we have Servant] with thy heavenly now laid our hands ; to cergrace ; that he may continue tify them, by this sign, of thy thine for ever, and daily in- favour and gracious goodness crease in thy Holy Spirit more towards them. Let thy Faand more, until he come unto therly hand, we beseech'thee, thy everlasting Kingdom. ever be over them : Let thy
Holy Spirit ever be with Then shall the Bishop fay, them : And so lead them in The Lord be with you.
the knowledge and obedience
of thy Word, that in the end Answ. And with thy spirit. they may obtain everlasting
life, through our Lord Jesus And all kneeling down, the Christ; who, with thee and Bishop shall add,
the Holy Ghost, liveth and
without end. Amen.
Let us pray.
O everlasting Lord, and q Then the Billbop shall bless
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HE blessing of God Alo rect, fanctify, and govern both our hearts and bodies, Son, and the Holy Ghost, be
mighty, the Father, the in the ways of thy laws, and upon you, and remain with in the works of thy commando you for ever. Amen. wont ments; that through thy Dalo 90 vinsi Jon ya most mighty protection, both And there shall none be admithere.and ever, we may be pre. Sted to the Holy Communien, served in body and soul, until such time as he be conthrough our Lord and Sa- firmed, or be ready and deviour Jesus Christ. Amen. ferous to be confirmed bt
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SOLEMNIZATION OF MATRIMONY.
The Laws respecting Matrimony, whether by publishing the Banns in Churches, or by Licence, being different in the several States ; cvery Minister is left to the direction of thole Laws, in every thing ibat regards the civil contract between the Parties. And when the Banns are published, it Thall 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 Mould not be joined together in holy Matrimony, ye are to declare it.
(This is the first, fecond, or third time of asking. Iliadis quo. Is 9
EARLY beloved,i wei ed for Solemnization of
Matrimony, the Perfons to be here in the fight of God, and married foall come into the in the face of this Company, Body of tbe Church, or mall to join together this Man be ready in some proper house, and this Woman in holy Mawith their friends and Neight trimony: Which is cominend
and there standing-10- eds of Saint Paul to be gerber, the Man on ibe Righ! honourable among all men ; Hand, and the Woman on the land therefore is not by any Left, ibe Minister Jhall say, to be entered into unadvisedly
. D are gathered together
or lightlý; cebuk reverentły,p MAWILT there have discreetlys advisedly, føberly, do this Woman to and in the fear of Godarlato thy wedded Wife, to live ton? this holy ostate, these two gether after God's ordinance, perfons present come now to aiņzthe holy eltate of Matrisd be joined. If any inan can, mony Su Wilt thou doyesher, i show just cause, why they comfort her, honous, and keep may not lawfully be joined her, in sickness and in health togethergdlet him now speak,Pand forsaking all others, keep orelfe hereafter for ever hold thee only unto her, so long his peace. dar tre as ye both shall live? bevat
7.1 And alfo fpeaking unto the The Man Mall answery is Persons who are to be married, The shall say,
I will. Require and charge you' Then Mall the Minister Jay
both (as ye will answer at unto the Womana the dreadful day of judge
TIME ment, when the secrets of N. TILT thou have all hearts shall be disclosed)
this Man to thy? that if either of you know wedded Husband, to live toany impediment, why ye may gether after God's Ordinance, not be lawfully joined toge- in the holy estate of Matrither in Matrimony, ye do mony? Wilt thou obey him, now confefs it : For be ye and serve him, love, honour, well assured, that if any per- and keep him, in sickhefs and sons are joined together other. in health ; and forsaking 4511 wise than as God's word doth others, keep 'thee only unto allow, their marriage is not him, so long as-ye both thall lawful.ng..!9 1.:)
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bos.ro.se ness of the proposed Marriage, Hindi will,
di to bude may demand Jufficient surety
It groly chestad -for his indemnification ; but if Then heall the Miniferitele sed, er dupected, the Minister i Włogiketh this wongan
Shell fay to the Mena13dt baste he married this Man volvbsau otni bartaz od of
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