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THAT IS TO SAY,
AN INSTRUCTION, TO BE LEARNED BY EVERY
PERSON BEFORE HE BE BROUGHT TO BE

CONFIRMED BY THE BISHOP.

your

Answer. Yes, verily; and Question.

by God's help so I will. WHAT CHAT is your Name? And I heartily thank our

Answer. N. or M. heavenly Father, that he Question. Who gave you hath called me to this state this Name?

of salvation, through Jesus Answer. My Sponsors in Christ our Saviour. And I Baptism; wherein I was pray unto God to give me made a member of Christ, his grace, that I may conthe child of God, and an tinue in the same unto my inheritor of the kingdom of life's end. heaven.

Catechist. Rehearse the Question. What did

Articles of thy Belief. Sponsors then for you?

Answer. ise and vow three things I Pather Almighty, Maker

Answer. They did promin my name: First, that I should renounce the devil of heaven and earth: and all his works, the And in Jesus Christ his pomps and vanity of this only Son our Lord : Who wicked world, and all the was conceived by the Holy sinful lusts of the flesh; Ghost, Born of the Virgin Secondly, that I should Mary : Suffered under Ponbelieve all the Articles of tius Pilate, Was crucified, the Christian Faith; And dead, and buried : He de Thirdly, that I should keep scended into hell; The third God's holy will and con- day he rose again from the mandments, and walk in dead: He ascended into the same all the days of my heaven, And sitteth on the life.

right hand of God the Question. Dost thou not Father Almighty: From think that thou art bound thence he shall come to to believe, and to do, as judge the quick and the they have promised for dead. thee?

I believe in the Holy

Ghost: The holy Catholic | under the earth; thou Church; The Communion shalt not bow down to of Saints: The Forgiveness them, nor worship them; of sins: The Resurrection for I the LORD thy God am of the body: And the Life a jealous God, and visit the everlasting. Amen.

sins of the fathers upon Question. What dost thou the children, unto the third chiefly learn in these Arti- and fourth generation of cles of thy Belief?

them that hate me; and Answer. First, I learn to show mercy unto thousands believe in God the Father, in them that love me and who hath made me, and all keep my commandments. the world.

ifi. Thou shalt not take Secondly, in God the Son, the Name of the LORD thy who hath redeemed me, God in vain; for the LORD and all mankind.

will not hold him guiltless, Thirdly, in God the Holy that taketh his Name in Ghost, who sanctifieth me, vain. and all the people of God. IV. Remember that thou

Question. You said that keep holy the Sabbath-day. your Sponsors did promise Six days shalt thou labour, for you, that you should and do all that thou hast to keep God's Command- do; but the seventh day is ments. Tell me how many the Sabbath of the LORD there are?

thy God. In it thou shalt Answer. Ten.

do no manner of work; Question. Which are they? thou, and thy son, and thy

daughter, thy man-servant, Answer.

and thy maid-servant, thy cattle, and the stranger that is within thy gates. For in

six days the LORD made Chapter of Exodus, saying, heaven and earth, the sea, I am the LORD thy God, and all that in them is, and who brought thee out of rested the seventh day: the land of Egypt, out of wherefore the LORD blessed the house of bondage. the seventh day, and hal

I. Thou shalt have none lowed it. other gods but me.

V. Honour thy father II. Thou shalt not make and thy mother; that thy to thyself any graven image, days may be long in the nor the likeness of any land which the LORD thy thing that is in heaven God giveth thee. above, or in the earth be- VI. Thou shalt do no neath, or in the water murder,

Tapake in the twentieth

VII. Thou shalt not com- To love, honour, and suemit adultery.

cour my father and mother: VIII. Thou shalt not To honour and obey the steal.

civil authority: To submit IX. Thou shalt not bear myself to all my governors, false witness against thy teachers, spiritual pastors neighbour.

and masters: To order myX. Thou shalt not covet self lowly and reverently to thy neighbour's house, thou all my betters: To hurt noshalt not covet thy neigh- body by word or deed : To bour's wife, nor his servant, be true and just in all my nor his maid, nor his ox, dealings: To bear no malnor his ass, nor any thing ice nor hatred in my heart: that is his.

To keep my hands from Question. What dost thou picking and stealing, and chiefly learn by these Com- my tongue from evil speakmandments?

ing, lying, and slandering: Answer.

I learn two To keep my body in tem things; my duty towards perance, soberness, and God, and my duty towards chastity: Not to covet nor my Neighbour.

desire other men's goods; Question. What is thy But to learn and labour duty towards God?

truly to get mine own livAnswer. My duty to- ing, And to do my duty in wards God is To believe that state of life unto which in him, to fear him, And it shall please God to call to love him with all my me. heart, with all my mind, Catechist. My good Child, with all my soul, and with know this; that thou art all my strength: To wor- not able to do these things ship him, to give him of thyself, nor to walk in thanks: To put my whole the Commandments ofGod, trust in him, to call upon and to serve him, without him: To honour his holy his special grace; which Naine and his Word: And thou must learn at all times to serve him truly all the to call for by diligent prayer: days of my life.

Let me hear, therefore, if Question. What is thy thou canst say the Lord's duty towards thy Neigh- Prayer. bour?

Answer. Answer. My duty towards my Neighbour is To heaven, Hallowed be love him as myself, and to thy Name. 'Thy kingdom do to all men as I would come. Thy will be done on they should do unto me: earth, As it is in heaven, Give us this day our daily Question. What meanest bread. And forgive us our thou by this word Sacratrespasses, As we forgive ment? those who trespass against Answer. I mean an outus. And lead us not into ward and visible sign of an temptation; But deliver us inward and spiritual grace from evil. Amen.

given unto us; ordained by Question. What desirest Christ himself, as a means thou of God in this Prayer? whereby we receive the

Answer. I desire my Lord same, and a pledge to assure God, our heavenly Father, us thereof. who is the giver of all good- Question. How many ness, to send his grace unto parts are there in a Sacrame, and to all people; that ment? we may worship him, serve Answer. Two; the outhim, and obey him, as we ward visible sign, and the ought to do. And I pray inward spiritual grace. unto God, that he will send Question. What is the outus all things that are need ward visible sign or form ful both for our souls and in Baptisin? bodies; and that he will be Answer. Water; wherein merciful unto us, and for- the person is baptized, In give us our sins; and that the Name of the Father, and it will please him to save of the Son, and of the Holy and defend us in all dangers Ghost. both of soul and body; and Question. What is the that he will keep us from inward and spiritual grace? all sin and wickedness, and Answer. A death unto from our spiritual enemy, sin, and a new birth unto and from everlasting death. righteousness: for being by And this I trust he will do nature born in sin, and the of his mercy and goodness, children of wrath, we are through our Lord Jesus hereby made the children Christ. And therefore I of grace. say, Amen, So be it,

Question. What is re

quired of persons to be Question.

baptized ? OW

Answer. Repentance, hath Christ ordained whereby they forsake sin; in his Church ?

and Faith, whereby they Answer. Two only, as stedfastly believe the promgenerally necessary to sal- ises of God made to them vation; that is to say, Bap- | in that Sacrament, tism, and the Supper of the Question. Why then are Lord.

Infants baptized, when by reason of their tender age Blood of Christ, which are they cannot perform them? spiritually taken and re

Answer. Because they ceived by the faithful in the promise them both by their Lord's Supper. Sureties; which promise, Question. What are the when they come to age,

benefits whereof we are themselves are bound to partakers thereby? perform

Answer. The strengthenQuestion. Why was the ing and refreshing of our Sacrament of the Lord's souls by the Body and Blood Supper ordained?

of Christ, as our bodies are Answer. For the contin- by the Bread and Wine. ual remembrance of the Question. What is resacrifice of the death of quired of those who come Christ, and of the benefits to the Lord's Supper? which we receive thereby. Answer. To examine

Question. What is the out- themselves, whether they ward part or sign of the repent them truly of their Lord's Supper?

former sins, stedfastly purAnswer: Bread and Wine, posing to lead a new life; which the Lord hath com- have a lively faith in God's manded to be received. mercy through Christ, with

Question. What is the in- a thankful remembrance of ward part, or thing signified? his death; and be in charity

Answer. The Body and with all men. 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, us 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 Çatechism, 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 T'en 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 thereunto, the Names of all such Persona within his Parish, as he shall think ft to be presented to the Bishop to be confirmed.

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