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of CHRISTIAN FAITH. cccxix otherwife than according to the unanimous confent of the Fathers.
I alfo profefs, that there are truly and properly feven Sacraments of the new law, inftituted by fefus Christ our Lord, and neceffary for the falvation of mankind; tho' not all for every one, viz. Baptifm, Confirmation, Eucharift, Pennance, ExtremeUnction, Order, and Matrimony; and that they confer grace: and that of thefe, Baptism, Confirmation, and Order cannot be reiterated without facrilege. I alfo receive and admit the received and approved Ceremonies of the Catholick Church in the folemn administration of all the aforefaid facraments.
I embrace and receive all and every one of the things which have been defined and declared in the holy Council of Trent, concerning Original Sin and Juftification.
I profefs likewife, that in the Mafs there is of fered to God, a true, proper, and propitiatory facrifice for the living and the dead. And that in the moft holy facrament of the Eucharift, there is truly, really, and fubftantially the body and blood, together with the foul and divinity of our Lord Jefus Chrift: and that there is made a converfion or change of the whole fubftance of the bread into the body, and of the whole fubftance of the wine into the blood; which converfion or change the Catholick Church calls tranfubftantiation. I also confefs that under either kind alone Chrift is received whole and entire, and a true facrament.
I conftantly hold that there is a Purgatory, and that the fouls therein detained are helped by the fuffrages of the faithful.
Likewife that the Saints reigning together with Chrift are to be honoured, and invocated, and that they offer prayers to God for us; and that their relicks are to be respected.
I moft firmly affert, that the Images of Christ, of the ever-Virgin-mother of God, and alfo of other
Saints ought to be had and retained; and that due honour and veneration is to be given to them.
I alfo affirm that the power of Indulgences was left by Chrift in the Church, and that the ufe of them is most wholefome to Chriftian people.
I acknowledge the holy, Catholick, Apoftolick, Roman Church for the Mother and Miftrefs of all other Churches; and I promife true obedience to the Bishop of Rome, fucceffor to St. Peter, Prince of the Apostles, and Vicar of Jefus Chrift.
I likewife undoubtedly receive and profefs allother things delivered, defined, and declared by the facred Canons and general Councils, and particularly by the holy Council of Trent. And I condemn, reject, and anathematize all things contrary thereto, and all herefies whatfoever condemned, rejected, and anathematized by the Church.
This true Catholick Faith, without which no one can be faved, I N. N. do at this prefent freely profefs and fincerely hold; and I promise most conftantly to retain and confefs the fame entire, and unviolated, with God's affiftance, to the end of my life.
SUBMIT WHATEVER IS CONTAINED IN THIS WORK TO THE JUDGMENT OF THE APOSTOLICK SEE, (WHEREIN RESIDES THE VISIBLE HEAD OF THE CHURCH OF CHRIST ON EARTH) TO THAT OF THE APOSTOLICK VICARS IN ENGLAND, AND OF THE WHOLE CATHO LICK CHURCH, IN WHOSE COMMUNION HOPE, BY THE GRACE OF GOD, TO LIVE AND C. C. C. A-D. A.
April 17, 1763.
PSALMS contained in the SECOND VOLUME.
D Dominum cum tribularer
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22. Ad te levavi oculos meos