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After the Gospel is read, the Minister Mall make this brief Exhortatiin upon the Words of the Gospel. D ELOVED, ye hear in this Gospel the words of our Saviour Christ, that he commanded the children
D co be brought unto him ; bow he blamed those that would have kept them from him ; how he exhorted all men to follow their innocency. Ye perceive how by his outward gesture and deed be declared his good will toward them ; for he embraced them in bis arms, he laid his hands upon them, and blessed them. Doubt ye not therefore, but earnestly believe, that he hath likewise favourably received this present Infant; that he bath embraced him with the arms of his mercy, and (as he hath promised in his holy word) will give unto him the blesling of cternal life, and make him partaker of his everlasting kingdom. Wherefore we being thus perfuaded of the good will of our heavenly Father, declared by his Son Jesus Christ towards this Infant; let us faithfully and devoutly give thanks unto him, and say the Prayer, which the Lord himself hash taught us : O UR Father, which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name; Thy kingdom come ; Thy will be done in
U earth, as it is in heaven : Give us this day our daily bread ; And forgive us our trespalles, as we forgive them that trespafs against us ; And lead us not into temptation ;But deliver us from evil. Amen.
A LMIGHTY and everlasting God, heavenly Father, we give thee humble thanks, that thou hast vouchM afed to call us to the knowledge of thy grace, and faith in thee : Increase this knowledge, and con
fi m this faith in us evermore. Give thy holy Spirit to this Infant, that he being born again, and being made an heir of everlasting salvation, through our Lord Jesus Christ, may continue thy servant, and attain thy promise; through the same our Lord Jesus Christ, thy Son, whu liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, row and for ever. Amen. Then fall the Priest demand the Name of the Child, which being by the Godfathers and Godmothers pronounced,
the Minister fmall say, D OST thou in the Name of this Child renounce the devil and all his works, the vain pomp and glory of this
world. with all covetous defires of the faine, and the carnal desires of the flesh, so that thou wilt not follow, nor be led by them? An). I renounce them all.
And in Jesus Christ bis only begotten Son our Lord ? And that he was conceived by the Holy Ghost; born of the Virgin Mary ; that he suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried ; that he went down into hell, and also did rise again the third day; that he ascended into heaven, and fitteth at theright hand of God the Father Almighty ; and from thence shall come again at the end of the world to judge che quick and the dead?
And dost thou believe in the Holy Ghost; the Holy Catholick Churc the Communion of Saints, the Reo million of fins ; the Resurrection of the flesh; and everlasting lite after death : Ans. All this I fledfastly believe.
Minifier. W ILT thou then obediently keep God's holy will and commandments, and walk in the fame all the days W of thy life? Ans. I wiil.
Then all the Priefi' Say, 17 E receive this child into the co: gregation of Christ's Rock, and do * sign him with the sign of the
Here the Prielt Cross, in token that hereafter he shall not be ashamed to confess the faith of shall make a cross upon the Christ crucified, and manfully to fight under Christ's banner, against fin, the Childs forehead.
world, and the Devil; and to continue Chrifts faithful soldier and servant unto his lifes end. Amen.
Then the Prieft fall say, CEEING now, dearly beloved brethren, that this Child is by Baptism regenerate, and grafted into the body
of Chrifts Church, let us give thanks unto Almighty God for these benefits, and with one accord make our prayers unto him, that he may lead the rest of his life according to this beginning.
Then the Prieft fhall jay, TIE yield thee most hearty thanks, most merciful Father, that it hath pleased thee to regenerate this In.
W fant with thy holy Spirit, to receive him for thine own Child by adoption and to incorporate him into thy holy Church. And humbly we beseech thee to grant, that he being dead unto fin, and living unco righteousness, and being buried with Christ in his death, may crucify the old man, and utterly abolish the whole body of fin; and that as he is made partaker of the death of thy Son, he may also be partaker of his refurrection; so that finally with the residue of thy Holy Church, he may be an inheriter of thine everlasting King. dom, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. * I ben all landing up, the Minister hall make this exhortation to the Godfathers and God fathers: TORASMUCH as this Child hath promised by you his Sureties, to renounce the devil and all his works, i to believe in God, and to serve him ; ye must remember that it is your parts and duties to see that this
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infant be taught, fo foon as he shall be able to learn, what a folema vow, promise, and profession he hath here made by you. And that he may know these things the better, ye shall call upon him to bear Sermóns, and chiefly ye ihall provide that he may learn the Creea the Lord's Prayer, and Ten Commandments in the vulgar tongue, and all other things which a Christian ought to know and believe to hi; foul's health; and thar this Child may be virtuously brought up to lead a godly and a Christian life ; remembering always that Baptism doth represent unto us our profeflion; which is co follow the 'example of our Saviour Chril, and be made like unto him ; that as he died, and rose again for us ; fo should we, who are baptized, die from fin, and rise again unto righteousness, continually mortilying all our evil and corrupt affections, and daily proceding in all virtas and godliness of living. But if they which bring the Infant to the Church do make such uncertain Answers to the Priesls Quellions, as
that it cannot appear that the child was baptized with Water, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and
of the Holy Ghost (which are essential parts of Baptism) then let the Prielt baptize it in the Firm before apa · pointed for Publick Baptism of Infants ; saving that at the dipping of the Child in the Font, be full use this
Form of words : TF thou art not already baptized, N. I baptize thee, In the Nanie of the Father, and of the Son, and of the | Holy Ghoft. Amen.
*** The Ministration of Baptism of such as are of Riper Years, varies very little from Public Baptism of Infants, only saying instead of this Infant, this. Person; and the Gospel is taken out of the third Clapier of Saint John, beginning at the firli Verje, to Verje the ninth, after which an Exhortation follorveth. A CATECHISM; that is to say, An Instruction to be learned of every Person, before he be brought
to be confirmed by the Bishop. Question. W HAT is your Name?
VV Answ. N. or M. Quest. Who gave you this Name ? • Anfw. My Godfathers and Godmothers in my Baptism, wherein I was made a member of Christ, the Child of God, and an inheritor of the kingdom of Heaven.
Quest. · What did your Godfathers and Godmothers then for you?
Answ. They did promise and vow three things in my Name: tirit, that I should renounce the devil and all his works. the pomos and vanity of this wicked world, and all the finful lufts of the filesh : Secondly, that I should believe all the Articles of the Christian Faith. And thirdly, that I should keep Gods holy will and come mandments, and walk in the fame all the days of my life,
Quest, Dost thou not think that thou art bound to believe and do as they have promised for thee? .
Anw. Yes verily; and by Gods help so I will. And I heartily thank our heavenly Father, that he hath called me to this state of salvation through Jesus Christ our Saviour. And I pray unto God to give me his grace, that I may continue in the fame unto my lites end.
Catechift. Rehearse the Articles of thy beliei. Answer. T Believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of Heaven and Earth: .. 1 And in Jesus Chrift his only Son our Lord ; Who was conccived by the Holy Ghost, Born of the Virgin Mary : fuffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, de id, and buried; He descended into Hell ; the third day he rose again from the dead ; He ascended into Heaven, and filteth on the rigbt hand of Got the fa. ther Almighty; From thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Ghost; The holy Catholick Church ; The Communion of Saints ; The forgiveness of fins; The resurrection of the body ; And the life everlasting. Amen.
Queft, What doft andu-chiefly learn in thele Articles of thy Belief - ri
Oueft.' You said that your Godfatners and Godmothers did proinile for you, that you should keep Gods Com. mandments. Tell me how many there be ?
Queit, Which be they? Antwer. HE same which God spake in the twentieth Chapter of Exodus saying, I am the Lord, thy God. ·
who brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. ..
* This excellent Summary of the Faith and Duties of a child, and unworthy the Notice of such as are of Riper Christian, stand properly after Baptifin: fignifying hereby Years. For would all Persons of full Age still prcferve it that the Child should be taught early what things were en in Memory, and serioutly and frequently consider it: it gaged for him at bis Baptifin which are contained here. may be presumed that Ignorance in Matters of Religion Yet no one ought to look upon this merely as a Talk for a would not so generally prevail,
I. Thou Malt have none other Gods but me.. , U. Thou shalt not make to thyself any graven image, nor the likness of any thing that is in heaven above, or in the earth beneath, or in the water under the earth. Thou shalt not bow down to them, nor worship them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, and visit the sins of the fathers upon the children, anto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me ; and thew mercy unto thousands in them that love me, and keep my commandments.
UI Thou Malt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain : for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.
IV. Remember that thou keep holy the Sabbath-day. Six days shalt thou labour and do all that thou hart to de: but the seventh day is the Sabbath çf ihe Lord thy God. In it thou shalt do no manner of work, thou, and thy fon, and thy daughter, thy man- servant, and thy maid-servant, thy cattle, and the stranger that is with. in the gates. For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and refted the seventh day; wherefore the Lord blessed the seventh day and hallowed it.
V. Honour ihy father and thy n.other, that thy days may be long in the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.
X. Thou Thall not covet thy neighbours house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbours wife, nor his servant, nor his maid, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is his
Queft. What dost thou chiefly learn by these commardments ?
dinfw. My Duty towards God, is to believe in him, to fear him, and to love him with all my heart, with all my mind, with all my soul, and with all my strength; to worship bim, to give him thanks, to put my whole trutt in' him, to call upon him, to honour his holy Name and his word; and to serve him truly all the days of my life.
Quett. Wnai is thy duty towards thy neighbours
Aulw. My duty towards my aeighbour is to love him as myself, and to do to all men, as I would they should do unto me.' To love, honour, and succour my father and mother. To honour and obey the king, and all that are put in authority under him. To submit my self to all my governors, teachers, spiritual pastors and matters. To order myself lowly and reverently to all my betters. To hurt no body by word or deed. To be crue and iuit in all my dealing. To bear no malice or hatred in my heart. To keep my hands from picking ani ttealing, and my tongue from evil speaking, lying and siandering. To keep my body in temperance, Sokerness, and chastity. Not to covet or desire other mens goods ; but to learn and labour truly to get my own living, and to do my duty in that state of life unto which it shall please God to call me.
Chatechist. My good child know this, that thou art not able to do thele things of thyself, nor to walk in the commandments of God, and to serve him without his special grace, which thon must learn at all times to call for by diligent prayer. Let me hear therefore if thou canst say the Lords Prayer. Aolwer. O UR Father, which art in heaven ; hallowed be thy Name, Thy kingdom come. "Thy will be
done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation ; But deliver us from evil. Amen.
Quest. What defireft thou of God in this Prayer ?
Adrw, I defire my Lord God our heavenly Father, who is the giver of all goodness, to send his grace unto me, and to all people, “that we may worship him, serve him, and obey him as we ought to do. And I pray unto God, that he will send us all things that be needful both for our souls and bodies; and that he will be merciful unto us, and forgive us our sins ; and that it will please him to save and defend us in all dangers ghoftly and bodily; and that he will keep us from all sin and wickedness, and from our ghoftly enemy, and from * everlasting death. And this I trust he will do of his mercy and goodness, through our Lord Jesus Chrift: and therefore I fay, Amen So be it. Question. I TOW many Sacraments hath Christ ordained in his Church?
11 Answ. Two only, as generally necessary to salvation ; that is to say, Baptism, and the Sup. per of the Lord.
Quest. What meaneft thou by this word Sacrament?
Answ. I mean an outward and visible sign of an inward and spiritual grace, given unto us, ordained by Christ himself, as a means whereby we receive the fame, and a pledge to assure us thereof. 1. Queft. How many parts are there in a Sacrament? :' Answ. 'Two: the outwa d (visible lign, and the inward spiritual grace.
Quest. What is the outward visible sign or form in Baptism
Queft. What is the inward and spiritual grace? . :: Anw. A death unto fin, and a new birth unto righteousness : for being by nature born in fio, and the chile dren of wrath, we are hereby made the children of grace.
Quett, What is required of persons to be baptized ?
Answ. Repentance, whereby they forsake fin.; and faith, whereby they ftedrally believe the promises of God made to them in that Sacrament. . Queft. Why then ase Infants baptized, when by reason of their tender age they cannot perform them?
Answ. Because they promise them both by their fureties : which promise, when they come to age, them. selves are bcund to perform.
Queit. Why was the Sacrament of the Lords Supper ordained?
Answ. Foi thc continual remembrance of the facrifice of the death of Christ, and of the benefits which we receive thereby.
Quett. What is the outward part or sign of the Lords Supper ? Answ Bread and Wine, which the Lord bath commanded to be received. , . Queft. What is the inward part, or thing fignified ? . Aníw. The Body and Blood of Christ, which are verily and indeed taken and received by the faithful in the Lord Supper.
Queft. What are the benefits whereof we are partakers thereby?
Ausw. I he ftrengthening and refreshing of our souls by the Body and Blood of Christ, as our bodies are by the Bread and Wine.
Quest. What is required of them who come to the Lords Supper ?
Anlw. To exam.ne themselves, whether they repent them tru'y of their former fins, stedfally purposing to lead a new life ; have a lively faith in Gods mercy through Christ, with a thankful remembrance of his death ; and be in charity witli all men. The Curate of every Paril fhall diligently upon Sundays and Holy-days after the second Lefon at Evening Prager, : openly in the church inltrual and examine so many children of bis Parish jent unto him, as be fmall think conveni
ent in some part of this catechifm. And all Fathers, Mothers, Mafters, and Dames, fall cause their Children. Servants, and Apprintices ( which have · nor learned their catechifm) to come to the church at the time appointed, and obedienily'to hear, and be ordered by tbe
Curate, until such time as they have learned all that is bere appointed for them to learn. So joon as children are come to a compet ant Age, and can jay in their Mother Tongue, the Creed, the Lord's Prayer, and
the Ten Commandments; and also can answer to ibe other Questions of this bort Catechifm; they ball be brought to
the Bilbop. And every one hall bave a Godfuther or a Godmorber, us a Winess of tbeir Confirmation. " And whenfoever the Bishop Mall give knowledge for Children to be brought unto him for their Cunprmation, the Gurate
of every Parish hall either bring, or send in writing, with his hand subjcribed iberetoy the Names of all fucb pero Jons within bis Parish as be pall think fit to be presented to the Bishop to be confirmed. And if the Bifoup, approve of them, be pall confirm them in the manner following.
Or Laying on of Hands upon those that are Baptized, and come to Years of Discretion : Upon the Day appointed; all that are to be then confirmed, being placed, and landing in order before the Bijbop, be (or
fome other Minister appointed by him) thall read this Preface following T o the end that Confirmation may be ministred to the more edifying of such as shall receive it, the Church
1 bath thought good to order, That none hereafter shall be Confirmed, but such as can say the Creed, the Lord's Prayer, and the Ten Commandments; and can also answer to such other Questions, as in the fort Catechism are contained ; which order is very convenient to be observed ; to the end that children being now come to the years of discretion, and having learned what their Godfathers and Godmothers promised for them in Baptism, they may theipselves, with their own mouth and consent, openly before the Church, ratify and con. firm the fame ; and also promise that by the grace of God they will everrr ore endeavour themselves, faithfully to observe such things, as they, by their own confeffion, have aflented unto.
* The plain Meaning and Design of this Office seems to Baptisin. And where Persons are duly prepared for this be that such as have been baptized in their Infancy may Ordinance it is not to be doubted but itmay be very benefhereby Perlonally and publickly take upon themselves those cial througа the Blelling of God upon the Prayer of the Promises which were made for them by their Sureties at their Bishop.
''...' '. Then fall the Bihop fay, i n ice marin'::. n o ye here in the presence of God, and of this congregation; renew the folemn promise and vow that
was made in your name at your Baptism ; ratifying and confirming the fame, in your own persons, and acknowledging yourselves bound to believe, and to do all those chings which your Godfathers and Godmo. thers then undertook for you? Misli
osad : s jist i , on,'..! And every one fall audibly answer, I do. The Bishop, UR. help is in the name of the Lord; .
0 Answer. Who hath made heaven and earth. * Bifhop. Blessed be the name of the Lord. Answer. Henceforth world without end. 1: 1:
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Bishop. Let us pray. Vad site so sind sal 29111 A LMIGHTY and everliving God, who haft vouchsafed to regenerate these thy servants by water and the A holy Ghoit, and has given unto them forgiver ess of all their fins; strengthen them, we beseech thee, O Lord, with the holy Ghost the Comforter, and daily increase in them thy manitoid gifts of grace; the spirit of wisdom and understanding ; the spirit of council and ghostly strength; the spirit of knowledge and true godli. ness ; and fill them, O Lord, with the spirit o: thy holy fear, now and for ever. Amen.100 tis Then all of them in order knerling before tbe Bilbop, be jhall lay his band upon the head of every one severally, jaying,
EFEND, O Lord, this thy child, (or this iny fervani) with thy heavenly grace, that he may continue thine:
for ever : and daily encreafe in thy holy spirit more and more, until he come to thy everlasting kingdom. Then shall the Bishop jay.. The Lord be with you. Antw. And with thy spirit
And (all kneeling down) she Bishop Mall add, Let us pray.
earch, as it is in heaven Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil, Amen.
. ;. And this Colle&. . . A lmighty and everlasting God, who makeit us both to will and to do those things that be good and accepte h able unto thy divine Majesty; We make our humble supplicacions unto thee for these thy servants, upon whom (after the example of thy holy apostles) we have now laid our hands, to certify them (by this fign) of thy favour and gracious goodness towards them. Let thy fatherly hand, we beseech thee, ever be over them; let thy Holy Spirit ever be with them ; and so lead them in the knowledge and obedience of thy word, that in the end they may obtain everlasting life, through our Lord Jesus Christ, who with thee and the holy Ghost liveth and reigneth, ever one God, world without end. Amen. ,,
Almighty Lord, and everlasting God, vouchlafe, we beseech thee, to direct, Sanctify, and govern both our
hearts and bodies in the ways of thy laws, and in the works of thy commandments; that through thy must mighty protection, both here and ever, we may be preserved in body and soul, through our Lord and Saviour Jelus Christ. Amen.
Then the Bishop Ball bless them, saying ibus, T HE blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the con, and the Holy Ghoft, be upon you, and remain with
you for ever. Amen. And there shall noni be admitted to the boly Communion, until such time as be be confirmed, or be ready and defirous . . .
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pirn the Banns of all that are to be married together, mull be publihed in the Church three several Sundays ror Holy-davs, in the time of divine service, immediately before the Sentences for the Offertory, the Curate Jaying after the accuflomed manner. . . : : : : ::wo | Publish the Banns of Marriage between M. and N. of If any of you know.caufe or juft impedi. 1 ment, 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... i vikit..
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