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Question. You said that your VII. Thou shalt not commit Sponsors did promise for you, that adultery. you should keep God's Command

VIII. Thou shalt not steal. ments. Tell me how many there

IX. Thou shalt not bear false are?

witness against thy neighbour, Answer. Ten.

X. Thou shalt not covet thy Question. Which are they?

neighbour's house, thou shalt not Answer.

covet thy neighbour's wife, nor THE same which God spake in

his servant, nor his maid, nor his the twentieth Chapter of Ex

ox, nor his ass, nor any thing

that is his. odus, saying, I am the Lord thy God, who brought thee out of the Quiestion. What dost thou chiefly land of Egypt, out of the house learn by these Commandments ? of bondage.

Answer. I learn two things; I. Thou shalt have none other my duty towards God, and my gods but me.

duty towards my Neighbour. II. Thou shalt not make to thy- Question. What is thy duty toself any graven image, nor the wards God? likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or in the earth be

Answer. My duty towards God,

is to believe in him, to fear him, neath, or in the water under the

and to love him with all my heart, earth. Thou shalt not bow down

with all my mind, with all my to them, nor worship them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous soul, and with all my strength; God, and visit the sins of the

to worship him, to give him fathers upon the children, unto

thanks, to put my whole trust in the third and fourth generation

him, to call upon him, to honour of them that hate me; and show

his holy Name and his Word,

and to serve him truly all the mercy unto thousands in them that love me, and keep my com

days of my life. mandments.

Question. What is thy duty toIII. Thou shalt not take the

wards thy Neighbour ? Name of the Lord thy God in Answer. My duty towards my vain: for the Lord will not hold Neighbour, is to love him as myhim guiltless that taketh his Name

self, and to do to all men, as I in vain.

would they should do unto me: IV. Remember that thou keep

To love, honour, and succour my holy the Sabbath-day. Six days

father and mother: To honour shalt thou labour, and do all that

and obey the civil authority: To thou hast to do; but the seventh

submit myself to all my goverday is the Sabbath of the Lord

nors, teachers, spiritual pastors thy God. In it thou shalt do no

and masters: To order myself lowmanner of work; thou, and thy ly and reverently to all my betson, and thy daughter, thy man

ters: To hurt nobody by word servant, and thy maid-servant, thy all my dealings: To bear no ma

or deed: To be true and just in cattle, and the stranger that is within thy gates. For in six days

lice nor hatred in my heart: To the Lord made heaven and earth, keep my hands from picking an the sea, and all that in them

stealing, and my tongue from evil is, and rested the seventh day:

speaking, lying, and slandering: wherefore the Lord blessed the

To keep my body in temperance, seventh day, and hallowed it.

soberness, and chastity: Not to

covet nor desire other men's goods; V. Honour thy father and thy but to learn and labour truly to get mother; that thy days may be mine own living, and to do my long in the land which the Lord

duty in that state of life unto thy God giveth thee.

which it shall please God to call VI. Thou shalt do no murder.



tual grace.

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Catechist. My good Child, know ordained by Christ himself, as a this; that thou art not able to do means whereby we receive the these things of thyself, nor to walk same, and a pledge to assure us in the Commandments of God, and thereof. to serve him, without his special Question. How many parts are grace; which thou must learn at

there in a Sacrament? all times to call for by diligent prayer. Let me hear, therefore, if

Answer. Two; the outward vithou canst say the Lord's Prayer.

sible sign, and the inward spiriAnswer.

Question. What is the outward UR Father, who art in hea

visible sign or form in Baptism?

Answer. Water; wherein the Thy kingdom come. Thy will be person is baptized, In the Name of done on earth, As it is in heaven. the Father, and of the Son, and Give us this day our daily bread. of the Holy Ghost. And forgive us our trespasses, As Question. What is the inward we forgive those who trespass a- and spiritual grace? gainst us. And lead us not into

Answer. A death unto sin, and temptation; But deliver us from

a new birth unto righteousness : evil. Amen.

for being by nature born in sin, Question. What desirest thou and the children of wrath, we of God in this Prayer?

are hereby made the children of Answer. I desire my Lord God, grace. our heavenly Father, who is the Question. What is required of giver of all goodness, to send his persons to be baptized ? grace unto me, and to all people;

Answer. Repentance, whereby that we may worship him, serve

they forsake sin; and Faith, him, and obey him, as we ought

whereby they steadfastly believe to do. And I pray unto God, that he will send all things that are

the promises of God made to

them in that Sacrament. needful both for our souls and bodies; and that he will be mer

Question. Why chen are Inciful unto us, and forgive us our

fants baptized, whej by reason of sins; and that it will please him

their tender age they cannot perto save and defend us in all dan

form them? gers both of soul and body; and

Answer. Because they promise that he will keep us from all sin them both by their Sureties ; and wickedness, and from our spi- | which promise, when they comé ritual enemy, and from everlast- to age, themselves are bound to ing death. And this I trust he perform. will do of his mercy and goodness, Question. Why was the Sacrathrough our Lord Jesus Christ. ment of the Lord's Supper orAnd therefore I say, Amen, So dained ? be it.

Answer. For the continual reQuestion.

membrance of the sacrifice of the

death of Christ, and of the beneHow many Sacraments hath Christ ordained in his

fits which we receive thereby. Church?

Question. What is the outward Answer. Two only, as gene- part or sign of the Lord's rally necessary to salvation ; that Supper? is to say, Baptism, and the Sup- Answer. Bread and Wine, which per of the Lord.

the Lord hath commanded to be Question. What meanest thou

received. by this word Sacrament ?

Question. What is the inward Answer, I mean an outward part, or thing signified ? and visible sign of an inward and Answer. The Body and Blood spiritual grace given unto us; of Christ, which are spiritually

taken and received by the faith- those who come to the Lord's ful in the Lord's Supper.

Supper? Question. What are the be

Answer. To examine themnefits whereof we are partakers selves, whether they repent them thereby? Answer. The strengthening and

truly of their former sins, stead

fastly purposing to lead a new life; refreshing of our souls by the Body have a lively faith in God's mercy and Blood of Christ, as our bodies through Christ, with a thankful are by the Bread and Wine.

remembrance of his death; and Question. What is required of be in charity with all men. I 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 Cate. chism, 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 there. unto, 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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| Upon the day appointed, 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 Preface following. To To the end that Confirmation learned what their Godfathers and

may be ministered to the Godmothers promised for them in more edifying of such as shall re- Baptism, may themselves, with ceive it, the Church hath thought their own mouth and consent, good to order, That none shall openly before the Church, ratify be confirmed, but such as can say and confirm the same; and also prothe Creed, the Lord's Prayer, mise, that, by the grace of God, they and the Ten Commandments; will evermore endeavour them and can also answer to such selves faithfully to observe such other Questions, as in the short things, as they, by their own conCatechism are contained: which fession, have assented unto. order is very convenient to be observed; to the end, that chil

Then shall the Bishop say, dren, being mown come to the Dooyed here in the presence of years of discretion, and

, and of this congregation, renew the solemn promise 1 And all kneeling down, the and vow that ye made, or that was

Bishop shall add, made in your name, at your Bap

Let us pray. tism; ratifying and confirming the


UR Father, who art in heasame; and acknowledging your- ven, Hallowed be thy Name. selves bound to believe and to do Thy kingdom come. Thy will be all those things which ye then done on earth, As it is in heaven. undertook, or your Sponsors then Give us this day our daily bread. undertook for you?

And forgive us our trespasses, And every one shall audibly

As we forgive those who trespass answer,

against us. And lead us not into I do.

temptation; But deliver us from

evil. Amen.

And these Collects.
UR help is in the Name of
the Lord;

God, who makest us both to Answer. Who hath made hea

will and to do those things which ven and earth.

are good, and acceptable unto thy Bishop. Blessed be the Name Divine Majesty; We make our of the Lord;

humble supplications unto thee for Answer. Henceforth, world with- these thy servants, upon whom, out end.

after the example of thy holy Bishop. Lord, hear our prayer.

Apostles, we have now laid our Answer. And let our cry come

hands, to certify them, by this unto thee.

sign, of thy favour and gracious

goodness towards them. Let thy Bishop. Let us pray. fatherly hand, we beseech thee,

ever be over them; let thy Holy God, who hast vouchsafed to Spirit ever be with them; and so regenerate these thy servants by lead them in the knowledge and Water and the Holy Ghost, and obedience of thy Word, that in hast given unto them forgiveness the end they may obtain everof all their sins; Strengthen them, lasting life; through our Lord Jewe beseech thee, O Lord, with the sus Christ, who with thee and the Holy Ghost, the Comforter, and Holy Ghost liveth and reigneth, daily increase in them thy mani- ever one God, world without end. fold gifts of grace; the spirit of

Amen. wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and ghostly O ALMIGHTY Lord, and

everlasting God, vouchsafe, strength, the spirit of knowledge

we beseech thee, to direct, sancand true godliness; and fill them, tify, and govern, both our hearts O Lord, with the spirit of thy holy

and bodies, in the ways of thy fear, now and for ever. Amen.

laws, and in the works of thy Then all of them in order kneel commandments; that, through thy ing before the Bishop, he shall most mighty protection, both here lay his hands upon the head of and ever, we may be preserved in every one severally, saying, body and soul; through our Lord

and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen. DECENDE O Lord, this thy

Child [or, this thy Servant] Then the Bishop shall bless them, with thy heavenly grace; that he

saying thus, may continue thine for lever; and THE Blessing of thed Salmigha increase Holy

ty, Son, and more and more, until he come the Holy Ghost, be upon you, and unto thy everlasting kingdom. remain with you for ever. Amen. Amen.

And there shall none be admitted ( Then shall the Bishop say,

to the Holy Communion, until

such time as he be confirmed, The Lord be with you.

or be ready and desirous to be Answer. And with thy spirit. confirmed.


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( The laws respecting Matrimony, whether by publishing the Bans 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

regards the civil contract between the parties,
1 And when the Bans are published, it shall be in the following form:

I publish the Bans of Marriage between M. of -, and N. of
If any of you know cause, or just impediment, why these two per-
sons should not be joined together in holy Matrimony, ye are to de-

clare 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 the Church, or shall
be ready in some proper house, with their friends and neighbours ;
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- The Minister, if he shall have

thered together here in the reason to doubt of the lawfulness sight of God, and in the face of of the proposed Marriage, may this company, to join together this demand sufficient surety for his Man and this Woman in holy

indemnification : but if no imMatrimony; which is commend- pediment shall be alleged, or sused of Saint Paul to be honourable

pected, the Minister shall say to

the Man,
among all men: and therefore is
not by any to be entered into un-

WILT thou have this Woadvisedly or lightly; but reverent

man to thy wedded wife, ly, discreetly, advisedly, soberly,

to live together after God's ordiand in the fear of God. Into this

nance in the holy estate of Maholy estate these two persons pre

trimony? Wilt thou love her, sent come now to be joined." If

confort her, honour, and keep any man can show just cause,

her in sickness and in health; why they may not lawfully be and, forsaking all others, keep joined together, let him now speak,

thee only unto her, so long as ye or else hereafter for ever hold his

both shall live? реаса.

The Man shall answer, | And also speaking unto the Per

I will. sons who are to be married, he

Then shall the Minister say unto

the REQUIRE you

to thy wedded husband, to dreadful day of judgment when

live together after God's ordithe secrets of all hearts shall be

nance in the holy estate of Madisclosed, that if either of you know any impediment, why ye

trimony? Wilt thou obey him,

and serve him, love, honour, and may not be lawfully joined toge- keep him in sickness and in ther in Matrimony, ye do now

health; and, forsaking all others, confess it. For be ye well assur

keep thee only unto him, so long ed, that if any persons are joined

as ye both shall live?
together otherwise than as God's
Word doth allow, their marriage

The Woman shall answer, is not lawful.

I will.

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