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infant be taught, so soon as he shall be able to learn, what a solemn vow, promise, and profession he hath hett made by you. And that he may know Lhcse things the better, ye shall call upon him to hear Sermon*, and cliiefly ye (hall provide that he miy learn the Creeo the Lord's Prayer, ami Ten Commandments in the vulgar, tongue, and al) other things which a Christian ought to know aad believe to hi; soul's health ; and that -.hi? Child may be virtuously brought up to lead a godly and a Christian life ; remembering always- that Baptism doth represent unto us our profession; which is to follow the example of our Saviour Christ, and be made like unto him ; that as he died, and rose again for us; so should we, who are baptized, die from sin, and rise again unto righteousness, continually mortifying all our evil and corrupt affections, ana daily proceeding in all virtue and godliness of living.

But if they which bring the Infant to the Church do make such uncertain Answers to the Priefls S^ueflioni, at that it cannot appear that the child was bkptizidwith IVater, h the name ot the Father, ana ' of the Son, and of the Holy Ghojt [which are essential purl, os Baptism) then let th< Priest baptize it in the Fcrm befirt appointed for Publick Bapt ism os Infants;saving that at the dipping of the Child in the Pint, be shall use this Form of words:

IF thou art not already baptized, N. 1 baptize thee, In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.

*** Ihe Ministration of Baptism ofsuch as are of Riper Years, varies very little from Public Baptism of Infants, only facing instead of this Infant, this Person; and tie Gospel is taken out of thethnd Chapter of Saint John, beginning at the frit Verje, to Verft the ninths of ter whiih en Exhottcttcnfolleivetb.

A CATECHISM; that is to fay, An Instruction to be learned of every Person, before he be brought

to be confirmed by the Bilhop.
Question. T T /HAT is your Name i
W Answ. N. or M.
Quest. Who gave you this Name f v

Answ.. 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 > our Godfathers and Godmothers then for you?

Answ. They did promise and vow three things in my Name: t-irst, that I should renounce the devil and all his works, the pomps and vanity of this wicked world, and all the sinful lulls of the flesh i Secondly, that I should believe all the Articles of the Christian Faith. And thirdly, that I fhojld keep Gods holy will and commandments, 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?

Answ. Yea verily; and by Gods help so I will. And I heartily thank our heavenly Father, that he Z>irh called me to this state of salvation through Jesus Christ our Saviour. Aud I pray unto God to give me ha grace, that 1 may continue in the fame unto my liies end.

Catechist. Rehearse the Articles of thy belief.
Answer. T Believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker os Heaven and Earth:

J. And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord; Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, Born of the Virgin Maiy; suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, deid, and buried; He descended into Hell; the third day he rose again from the dead ; He ascended i.ito Heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Fa. ther Almighty; From thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Ghost; The holy Catholuk Church; The Communion os Saints ; The forgiveness of fins; The resurrection of the body ; And the life everlasting. Amen.

Quest. What dollihtm-chiefly learn in these Articles of thy Beliefs

Answ. Fi;st, I learn to believe in God the Father, who bath made me, and all the world. Secondly, in God ihe Son, who hath redeemed me and all mankind. Thirdly, in God the Holy Ghost, wno fanctisieth me, and all {he elect people of God -Quest. You said that your Godfatners aud Godmothers did promise for you, that you stiould keep Gods Com. wandments. Tell me how many there be i Answ. Tep. •

Quest. Which be they? ... .

Answer.'"!- HE same which God spake in the twentieth Chapter of Exodus saying, I am the Lord thy God",

J[ who brought thee out of the land ol Egypt, out of the nouse of bondage. *■ , ■ —: 1

• This excellentSummary of the Faith and Duties of a Child, and unworthy ihe Notice of such a* are of Riper Christian, stand properly aster Baptilm: signifying hereby Years. For would all Persons of full Age still preserve it •that the Child should be taught early what things were en in Memory, and seriously and frequently consider it •. it gaged for him-at his Baptism which aie contained here, may be presumed that Ignorance in Mattets of Ktligwa Yet no one ought to look upon this merely as a Task for-a would not so generally prevail.

I. Thou shah have none other Gods but me.

II. Thou (halt not make to thyself any graven image, nor the liknese of any thing that is in heaven above, or in the earth beneath, or in the water under the earth. Thou lhalt'not bow down to them, nor worship them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, and visit the sins of the father* upon the children, unto the third and fourth generation ot them that hate me; and shew mercy unto thousands in them that love me, and keep my commandments.

. Til Thou shalt not take the naroeofthe Lord thy God m vain : for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that

taketh his name in vain. m

IV. Remember that thou keep holy the Sabbath-day. Six days shalt thou labour and do all that thou hast to doj but the seventh day is the Sabbath cf the Lord thy God. In it thou shalt do no manner of work, thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, thy man servant, and thy maid-servant, thy cattle, and the stranger that is with, in thy gatis. For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, aud all that in them is, and rested the seventh day ; wherefore the Lord bltsled the seventh day and hallowed it.

V. Honour ihy father and thy itother,that thy days may be long in the land which theLord thyGod £iveth thee*

VI. Thou shalt do no murder.

VII Thou fh.'.lt not commit adultery.

VIII. Thou shah not steal

IX. Thou shalt not bea' false witness against thy neighbour.

X. Thou shall not covet thy neighbours house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbours wife, nor his servant* nor his maid, cor his ox, nor his as*, nor any thing that is his

Quest. What dost thou chiefly learn by these commandments?

Ausvw. I learn two things: My duty towards God, and my duty towards my neighbour.
Qutil. What is thy duty towards God?

Anfw. 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 him, to give him thanks, to put my whole trust in him, to call upon him, to honour his holy Name and his wo>d; and to serve him truly all the days of my life.

Quest. Wi.at is thy duty towards thy neighbour?

Anfw. My duty towards my neighbour 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 juasteis To order myself lowly and reverently to all my betters. To hurt no body by word or deed. To be true and just in all my dealing. To bear no malice or hatred in my heart. To keep my hands from picking an I Heaiirg, and roy tongue from evil speaking, lying and slandering. To keep my body in temperance, ib'jerness, 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.

Chatechilt. My good child know this, that thou art not able to do thele things of thyself, nor to walk inthe commandments of God, and to serve him without his •special grace, which thou must learn at all times to call for by diligent prayer. Let me hear tnerefbre if thou canst fay the Lords Prayer.

Answer./^\U R Father, which art in heaven ; hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be \J 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 desirest thon of God in this Prayei?

Apsw. 1 desire my Lord God our heavenly Father, who is the giver of all goodness, to fend his grace unto me, and to all people,"that we may worship him, serve him, and obi.y him as we ought to do. And I pray unto G 4, that he will send us all things that be needful both for our fouls and bodies ; and ' ihat he will be merciful unto u?, and forgive us our sins ; and that it will please him to save and defend us in all dapgcrs ghostly and bodily ; and that he will keep us from all sin and wickedness, and from our ghostly enemy, and from everlasting death. And this I trull he will do of his mercy and goodness, through our Lord Jesus (shrill; and therefore I fay, Amtn So be it.

Question. TTOW many Sacraments hath Christ ordained in his Church?

Jljl Anfw. Two only, as generally necessary to salvation ; that is to fay, Baptism, and the Supper of the Lord.

Quest. What meanest thou by this word Sacrament?

Anfw. 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.

Quest. How many parts are there in a Sacrament? ■ ■' * . .

; '.' Anfw. Two: the outwa d (visible sign, and the inward spiritual grace. Quest. What is the outward visible sign or form in Baptism

Anfw. Water : wherein the person is Baptiied, Intbt Nam of the Father, and oftbt Son, and as tht Hcfy Chajli \

Qorst. What !s the inward and spiritual grace? - , . .

Ar.fw. A death umo tm, and a new birth unto righteousness : for being by nature born in sin, acd the children of w rath, we are hereby made the children of grace. * f Quest. What is required of peisons to be baptized t

Anfw. Repentance, whereby they forsake sin ; and faith, whereby they stcdsaslly believe the promises of God m;u!e to them in that Sacrament.

Quest. Why then aie Infants baptized, when by reason of their tender age they cannot perfonmhem i

Anfw. Because they promise them both by their sureties: which promise, when they come*, to'age, themselves are bound to perform.

Quest. Why was the Sacrament of the Lords Supper ordained t

Anfw. Foi thi continual remembrance of the sacrifice of the death of Christ, and of the benefits which we

receive therrby.

Quest. What is the outward partor sign of the Lords Supper?

Anfw Bread and Wine, which the Lord hath commanded to be received.

Quest. What if the inward part, or thkg signified i

Anfw. The Body and Blood oi Christ, which are verily and indeed taken and received by the faithful in the Lords Supper.'

Quest. What are ihe benefits whereof we are partakers thereby?

Anfw. 1 he strengthening and refreshing of our fouL 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?

Anfw. To exam.ne fhjmselves, whether they repent them tru'y of their former sins, stedfartly 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 with all men.

TheC'mate of every Part'& /ball diligently upon Sundays and Holy-days after the secondLesson at Evening Proper, openly in the church in/lruS and examine so many children of bit Pari/bsent unto him, as be shall think convent} ent in some part of this catechism. Jud all Fathers, Mothers, Masters, and Dames, shall cause their Children. Ser vants, and Apprentices (ivbiek have not learned thetr catechism) to come to the church at the time appointed, and obediently'to hear, and be o dered by the Curate, until such time as they have learned all that is hire appointedfor them to learn. Sojnon as children are come to a competant Age, andean fay in their Mother Tongue, the Creed, the Lord's Prayer, au2 the Ten Commandments; and also can answer to I be other Questions of this port Catechism ; they/hall be .brought lit the B<lhip. And every one shall have a Godfather or a Godmother, ut a Witness of ti/eir Confirmation. Abd •whensoever the Bishep shall give knowledge for Children to be brought unto him sot their Confirmation, the Cwate of every Paris} /hall either bring, or send in ivriling, with hit hand subscribed thereto, the Names of aUjuce ffr~ Jons -within his Parish ai he shall think ft to be presented to the Bishop to be c^nf'mtd. And f the Bi/htp apfrzvt of them, he shall confirm them in the mannerfollowing.

* The Order of CONFIRMATION,

Or Laying on of Hands upon those that are Baptized, and come to Years of Discretion:

Upon the Day appointed j alt that are to be then confirmed, being placed, and /landing in order before the Bishop, be (er some other Minister appointed by him) pall read this Preface following, ,

TO the end that Confirmation may be ministred to the more edifying of such as shall receive it, the Church hath thought good to order, That none hereafter (hall be Confirmed, but such as can fay the Creed, the Lord's Pr ayer, ana the Ten Commandments; and can also answer to such other Questions, as in the short Catechism are contained: which ord«r h very convenient to be observed; to the end that children being now come to the yeais of discretion, and having learned what their Godfathers and Godmothers promised for them in Baptism, they may themselves, with their own mouth and consent, openly before the Church, ratify and confirm the same; and alf> promise that by the grace of" God they will everrrore endeavour themselves, faithfully to observe such things, as they, by their own confession, have assented unto. •

• The plain leaning and Design of this Office seems to Baptism. And where Persons" are duly prepared for.«*is

he that sueE as have been baptized in their Infancy may Ordinance it is not to be doubted hut itmay be very r-enesi

hereby Perlonally and publickly take upon themselves those cial througu the Blessing of God upon the Prayers- of the

J> remises which were made for them by their Sureties at their Bishop.

'• Then stall the Bilhtf sits,-:.A „"■•••.•. .

DO ye hero in tie presence of God, and of this congregation, renew the soleau promise and vow that was made in your name ac your Baptism; ratifying and confirming the. seme in your own persons, and acknowledging. * okrfelves bound to^believe, and to do all thole thing* which your Godfathers and Godmo. thew then undertook for you,? v.>i, . -. . . . .t.n *.«>•. w. '"\ '••."/. v. , < :• . . . 1

And every one Jhall audibly aaswtr, I do.
The Bishop,/"\ U R help is in the name of the Lord:

\J Answer. Who hath made heaven, and earth.
Bishop. Blessed be the name of the Lord. , . .'.

Answer. Hencefoith world without end, ,. ji, i, .', ^

Bishop. Lord, hear our prayers.' • • d • . j. :•.. 1:

Answer. And let our cry come unto thep. . _ ■ _ '. J '! i( . , ...t

. • Blseop.tet«e.prajr. V;>lt j*tfj «u«j -sjnV j.':;'

ALMIGHTY and everliving God, who hast vouchsafed to regenerate these thy servants by water and the
holy Ghost, and hast given unto them forgivei ess of all their sins; strengthen them, we beseech thee,
O Lord, with the holy Ghost the'Comforter, and daily increase in them thy manifold gifts of grace; the spirit
of wisdo m 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.1 thy holy fear, now and for ever. Amrn. .
Then all of them in orierkneihug before tit lit shop, he Jball las hi: band upon the head of every one severally, Joying,

DEFEND, O Lord, this thy child, [or this t'hysirnant\ with'thy heavenly grace, that he may continue thine
fr>r ever :-and daily encrease-in thy holy spirit more and more, until he come to thy everlasting kingdom.
Then Jhall the Bijbvp Jay The Lord be with you.
Anlw. And with thy spirit

And (all kneeling down) the Bijbop Jhall add. Let US pray.

OU R Fa her, which art in heaven ; Hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as ;t 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 thii Celleil.

ALmighty and everlasting God, who makest us both to will and to do those things that be good and accept* able unto thy divine Majesty ; We make our humble supplications 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 sign) of thy favour and praoous 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, ihatin the end they may obtain everlasting life, through our Lo;d Jesus Christ, who with thee and the holy Ghost liveth and reignetn, ever one God, world without end. Amen. «, v ,, •

OAlmighty Lord, and everlasting Gcd, vouchsafe, we beseech thee, to direct, sarctify, and govern both our heart1) and bodies in the ways of thy laws, and in the works of thy commandments; that through thy most mighty protection, both here and ever, we maybe preserved in body and soul, through our Lord aid Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

Then the Bijbop Jhall Hess them, saying that,

TH E blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the ;o.i, and the Holy Ghost, be upon you, and remain with you for ever. Amen.

And then Jhall noni be admitted to the holy Communion, until such time as he be confirmed, or be ready and desirous

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* The Form of Solemnization of

77fr/? the Banns of all that are to be married together, mull bt fvhUJhed in the Clmrth threi several Sundays^ Jj or Hoh-dais, in tbt timeof divine service, immediately b.fore the Sentences for tbt Offertory, the Curate' Jaying after the accustomed manner'•'

IPublish the Banns of Marriage between M- of— and N. of-—- If any of you know cause ot just impediment, »< hy these two persons should not be joined together in holy Matrimony, ye are to declare it: Thij the first [second, or third] time of asking.

• The reasonableness of this Institution appears in some upon an unlimited Commerce betwixt the two Sexes, such measure from the evil consequences which would follow a brutal manner of life must necessarily produce Confusion

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/'/ rf* Persons tlxit are to be married, divell in divers Parijhes. the Banns must be asked in both Parishes^ etndthr Curate of the one Pa? id) /.'. a/I not folannme Aiatrimsmv betwixt them, without a certificate of ths. Panjh Pninni hcin-r th / <• nsied from the Citrate tf the other Parish. :i ::." J . i At the dety appoint 'd set the So/eirtnizotion Op1' Matrimony, the per fins to betharried lhall come into the body of the church tilth their Friends i nd Neighbours : and there /landing together, the Aim 'ori she right hand, and the Woman on the left, tl e Priefl Jhail fay, . - ,

EARLY beloved, we pre gathered here together in the fight of God, and in the face of this cangregation, to join together this Man and tlfis Woman in holy Matrimony ; which is ar. honourable estate, instituted of God in the time of man's innocency, signifying un:o us the mystical union that is betwixt Chrifl and h's Church : which holy estate Christ adorned and beautified with hi: presence, and first miracle that he wrought in Cana of Galilee, and is commended of St. Paul to be honourable among all men; and therefore it not by any to be enterprised, nor taken in hand unadvisedly, Ijghriy or wantonly, to satisfy men's carnal lusti and appetites, like brute beasts that have noundcrstanding~£but reverently, discreetly, advised^-, soberly, aud in the fear of God ; duly considering the causes for which Matrimohy'was ordained. ^ *

First, it was ordained tot the procreation of children, to be brought up in the fear and nurture of the Lord, and to the praise of h's holy Name.

Secondly, it was ordained for a remedy against sin, and to avoid fornication, that such persons as have not the gift of continency, might marry, and keep themselves undefiled members, of Cnr st's body.

Thirdly, it was ordained for the mutual society, help and comfort that the one ought to have of the other, btth in prof pel ity and adversity.

• Into which holy estate these two persons present come now to he joined. Therefore if any man can shewany just cause why they may not lawfully be joined together, let him now speak, or else here af;er for ever held his peace. 'r

And also speaking to the persons that Jhall be married, heJh.ill soy,

IRequire and charge you both (as ye will answer at the dreadful day ofjudgment, when the secrets of sjfy hearts shall be disc ofed) that if either of you know any impediment, why ye fnhy not be lawfully joined together in Matrimony, ye do now confess it. For be ye well assured, that so many as are coupled together otherwise. Juo Gods. Word doth allow,,are not joined together by God, neither is their Matrimony lawtuj.

Is no impediment be alledged, then Jhall the Curate Jay unto the Man, N.TTTILT thou have this woman to thy wedded wife, to live together after God's ordinance, in the hoi/ VV estate of Matrimony? Wilt thou love her, comfort her, honour and keep her in fickn.'fs and in health, MicVforsaking all other, keep thee only unto her, so long as ye both lhall live? 1"he Man pall answer, 1 will.

- '' ' Thenstiahl the Priest fay unto the Woman, N. I Ty ILT thou have this man to thy wedded hulhand, to live together after1 God's ordinance, in the hoV V ly eflate of Matrimony? Wilt thou obey him, serve him, tove, honour, and keep him in sickuefs and in health, and forsaking all other, keep thee only unto him, so long as ye both shall live?' •'The Woman"stkiuI anjtxer, I will. •'■ * '.''*■ *' «• * ''■ ,:

Then stall the Minister say, . Who giveth this woman to be married to this Man?

Then Jhall they give their troth to each other in this manner;' The Mini/ler receiving the woman at her Fathers, or Friends bands, Jhal- canst the man with his right Load to lake the -\ .. . i_...\vl« .^Wi/nan by 'her right baiti and' to fay after him its folloiuetb:

IN. take thee N. to my wedded wife, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better for worse, for richer for poorer, in sicknelsand in health, talove and to cheristi, till death us do part, according to God'i holy or(3iitan€«-; and thereto I plight fhee my troth.

Then Jhall they loose their Lands, and the Woman vjitb her right hand taking the Man by its right hand, stjaU liiemiji

fay after the M:nister.

IN. take theeN. to my wedded husband, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better for worse, for ,'nther fbrxpooier, in sickness and in health, to love, cherish, and to obey, till death us do part, according to God's holy ordinance ; and thereto I give thee my troth.

Then shall tbet again loose their hands, and the man Jhall give unto the Woman a Ring, laying the fame upon the hook. m.ilh Ire acrvsomrd duty to the Pried and Clerk And the Priest taking the Ring, Jhall deliver it unto the

aud utterly prevent that affectionate and mutual Assistance greatest happiness this world can .iffbr I : A happiness which

wa:ch contributes so much to the Support as well as Propa- mutual Interest will strengthen, reciprocal kindness wits

^ration of our Species; ami without which the business of improve, a smiling Offspring confirm, and death scarcely

Education would be liable to he neglected; besides, where the dissolve. See Gen, s, 13. John 2. j. lCor.7,1.

Ma riage Union. \% sounded upon Virtue, supported by Heb. 13. 4.." * *"

Prudence and good nature; it bids fair fo»' producing the • ■

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