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and to serve him ; ye must jesty ; We make our hum-
the end they may obtain
Lmighty and everlasting THE bleiling of God Al
God, who workest in us mighty be upon you, both to will and to do those and remain with
you things that be good and ac ver. Amen. ceptableunto thy divine Ma
Note, There ought none to be munion, until they be Bap
admitted to the holy Com- tized and Confirmed. And if any have been Baptized, but not Confirmed, the Of fice may begin with the most folemn Confeffion and Abfolution, and then go on with the Renunciation and Confellion, and what follows here, excepting what immediately concerns Baptism itself ; but with some such verbal Alte
rations as the case will make necessary. Instead of the usual Church Catechism, let these following
Instructions be learn'd by all the Catechumens, and explained on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays by the Catechifts.
The Ten Commandments, Exod. XX. T!
Hese Commandments God in vain : for the Lord
God spake in the twen- will not hold him guiltless, tieth Chapter of EXODUS, that taketh his Name in saying, I am the Lord thy vain. God, which brought thee IV. Remember that thou out of the land of Egypt, keep holy the Sabbath-day. out of the house of bondage. Six days shalt thou labour,
1. Thou shalt have no and do all that thou haft to other Gods but me. do; but the seventh day is
II. Thou shalt not make the Sabbath of the Lord thy to thy self any graven Image, God. In it thou shalt do no nor the likeness of any thing manner of work, thou, and that is in heaven above, or thy son, and thy daughter, in the earth beneath, or in thy man-servant, and thy the water under the earth, maid-servant, thy cattle, Thou shalt not bow down and the stranger that is withto them, nor worship them. in thy gates. For in six days For I the Lord thy God am the Lord made heaven and a jealous God; and visit the earth, the sea, and all that fins of the fathers upon the in them is, and rested the children, unto the third and feventh day; wherefore the fourth generation of them Lord blefled the seventh that hate me; and thew day and hallowed it. mercy unto thousands in V. Honour thy father them that love me, and and thy mother, that thy keep my commandments. days may be long in the
III. Thou shalt not take land, which the Lord thy the Name of the Lord thy God giveth thee.
VI. Thou Dhalt do no Communicate the Neceffamurder.
ries of Life to the Needy: VII. Thou shalt not Avoid swearing faldly, and commit adultery.
fwearing often, and in vain; VIII. Thou shalt not steal, for thou shalt not be held IX. Thou shalt not bear guiltless. Do not appear
befalse witness against thyfore the Priests empty; and neighbour.
offer thy Free-willOfferings X. Thou shalt not covet continually: Moreover, do thy neigbours house, thou not leave the Church of fhalt not covet thy neigh- Chrift; but go thither in the bours wife, nor his servant, Morning, before all thy nor his maid, nor his ox, work; and again meet there nor his ass, or any thing in the Evening to return that is his.
Thanks to God that He has
Improvement, Conftitut. gent, and constant, and la-
borious in thy Calling: OfHAVE before thine Eyes fer to the Lord thy Free-will
the Fear of God, and Offerings; for says he Ho. always remember the Ten nour the Lord with the Fruit CommandmentsofGod. To of thy Labours : If thou art love the one and only Lord not able to cast any thing God with all thy Strength: confiderable intothe Corban, to give no heed to Idols, or yet at least bestow
the any such other Beings, as Strangers one, or two, op lifeless Gods, or senseless Be- five Mites. Lay up for thy ings, or Dæmons: Consider Self HeavenlyTreasure, which the manifold Workmanship neither the Moth nor Thieves of God, which received its can destroy. Beginning through Christ; The Beatitudes, Matth. v. Thou Chale observe the Sab- BLefled are the poor in fpibath,on account of him who
rit for theirs is the kingceased from his Work of dom of heaven. Blessed are Creation, but ceased not from they that mourn, for they bis Work of Providence.'Tis shall be comforted. Bleffed a Reft for Meditation of the are the meek, for they shall Law, not for Idleness of the inherit the earth. Blessed are Hands. Reject every unlaw- they which do hunger and fulLuft:everything destruc- thirst after righteousness, for tive to Men: and all Anger: they shall be filled. Blefled Honour thy Parents, as the are the merciful, for they Authors of thy Being: Love Thall obtain mercy. Blefled thy Neighbour as thy felf: are the pure in heart, for they
shall fee God. Blessed are the mentof the Holy Ghoft. Let
Instructions. Heb. vi. 2. ofbua, and Caleb, and
principles of the doce that were holy in every Getrine of Christ, let us go on neration, and how God ftill unto perfection; not laying took care of, and did not reagain the foundation of reject Mankind, but called pentance from dead works, them from their Error and and of faith towards God, Of Vanity to the Acknowledg[* Dippings, the doctrine of ment of the Truth at various or Baptisins.] *immersions, and Seasons, reducing them from of laying on of hands, and of Bondage and Impiety unto resurrection of the dead, and Liberty and Piety, from Inof eternal Judgment. justice to Righteousness, from The Heads of Catechetick Death Eternal to Everlasting Instruction out of theConfti- Life. Let him that offers tutions, Lib. vii. c. 39, himself to Baptism learn 40, 41.
these and the like things in HE who is to be Catechi- his Catechizing,
zed in the Word of Pie. Let him also be instructed ty, let him be instructed be- in the Doctrines concerning forehis Baptism inthe Know, our Lord's Incarnation, and ledge of the Unbegotten in those concerning hisPaffiGod ; in the Understanding on, and Resurrection from of his only Begotten Son; the Dead, and Afcenfion. in the assured Acknowledg
And when it remains that first purge his Ground of the
largely explained in the Apostolical Constitutions, Lib,
Note, That Matrimony seems to be a thing of a civil Na
ture, and not directly belonging to religious Worship. Yet
does the holy Bishop Ignatius assure us, That it becomes Epist. ad Polycarp. those that Marry, whether Men or Wo
men, to be joined together with the Appro• bation of the Bishop ; that so their Marriage may bę
according to the Lord; and not out of Lust, Which direction therefore it will be fit for every Christian to follow. Nor will the ordinary Form be wholly improper, when corrected, while that matter is intrusted with the Clergy, as it is at present.
The Order for the Visitation of the SICK.
Bishop or some one of the Presbyters; who coming into the
iniquities, nor the ini-
man's presence, he mall Spare us, good Lord, spare