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Grant that they may have pow. banner, against sin, the world, er and strength to have victory, and the devil; and' to continue and to triumph, against the devil, Christ's faithful soldier and serthe world, and the flesh. Amen. vant unto his life's end. Amen.
Grant that they, being here dedicated to thee by our office and
I Then shall the Priest say, with virtues, everministry, may also be nendued SEEING now, dearly beloved
brethren, that these lastingly rewarded, through thy are regenerate, and grafted into mercy, o blessed Lord God, who the body of Christ's Church, let dost live, and govern all things, us give thanks unto Almighty world without end. Amen. God for these benefits, and with
one accord make our prayers ALMIGHTY; everliving God;
unto him, that they may lead the whose most dearly beloved rest of their life according to this Son Jesus Christ, for the forgive- beginning. ness of our sins, did shed out of his most precious side both water / 1 Then shall be said the Lord's and blood, and gave command
Prayer, all kneeling. mentato do is adisciples, that they O VR Father,
which art in hea
UR should go nations,
ven, be . baptize them in the Name of Thy kingdom come. Thy will be the Father, the Son, and the done in earth, As it is in heaven. Holy Ghost ; Regard, we be- Give us this day our daily bread. seech thee, the supplications of And forgive us our trespasses, this congregation ; sanctify this As we forgive them that trespass Water to the mystical washing against us. And lead us not into away of sin; and grant that the temptation; But deliver us from persons now to be baptized there. evil. Amen. in may receive the fulness of thy
E yield thee humble thanks, number of thy faithful and elect o heavenly Father, that children, through Jesus Christ thou hast vouchsafed to call us our Lord. Amen.
to the knowledge of thy grace,
and faith in thee; Increase this Then shall the Priest take each knowledge, and confirm this faith person to be baptized by the in us evermore. Give thy holy right hand, and placing him con- Spirit to these persons; that, beveniently by the Font, according ing now born again, and made to his discretion, shall ask the heirs of everlasting salvation, Godfathers and Godmothers the through our Lord Jesus Christ, Name; and then shall dip him they may continue thy servants, in the water, or pour water up- and attain thy promises; through on him, saying,
the same Lord Jesus Christ thy I baptize thee In the Name Son, who liveth and reigneth Son, and of the Holy Ghost. same Holy Spirit, everlastingly. Amen.
4 Then, all standing up, the Priest
shall use this Exhortation folthe congregation of Christ's lowing ; speaking to the Godfaflock; *and do
thers and Godmother's first. ballonnen Berest sign him with FORASMepcomised heise pour make Cross the sign of
sons have in upon the person's forehead.
Cross, in token presence to renounce the devil
that hereafter and all his works, to believe in he shall not be ashamed to con- God, and to serve him; ye must fess the faith of Christ crucified, remember, that it is your part and manfully to fight under his and duty to put them in mind,
BAPTISM OF SUCH AS ARE OF RIPER YEARS.
what a solemn vow, promise, and viour Christ, and to be made like
son, thus baptized, should be sent world.
confirmed by the Bishop 80 soon
after his Baptism as conveni. (And then, speaking to the new ently may be; that so he may baptized persons, he shall pro.
be admitted to the holy Comceed, and say,)
1 If any persons not baptized in by Baptism put on Christ, it
their infancy shall be brought is your part and duty also, being
to be baptized before they come made the children of God and of
to years of discretion to answer
for themselves; it may suffice the light, by faith in Jesus Christ,
to use the Office for Publick to walk answerably to your Chris- Baptism of Infants, or (in case tian calling, and as becometh the of extreme danger) the Office for children of light; remembering Private Baptism; only chang: always that Baptism representeth ing the
word (Infant] for Child unto us our profession; which is, or Person] as occasion requirto follow the example of our Sa
THAT IS TO SAY,
AN INSTRUCTION TO BE LEARNED OF EVERY PERSON, BEFORE
HE BE BROUGHT TO BE CONFIRMED BY THE BISHOP.
And in Jesus Christ his only Question.
Son our Lord, Who was conWHAT is your Name?
ceived by the IIoly Ghost, Born Answer. N. or M.
of the Virgin Mary, Suffered unQuestion. Who gave you this der Pontius Pilate, Was cruciName?
fied, dead, and buried, He deAnswer. My Godfathers and scended into hell; The third day Godmothers in my Baptism ; he rose again from the dead, He wherein I was made a member ascended into heaven, And sitof Christ, the child of God, and teth at the right hand of God an inheritor of the kingdom of the Father Almighty; From heaven.
thence he shall come to judge Question. What did your God- the quick and the dead. fathers and Godmothers then for I believe in the Holy Ghost; you?
The holy Catholick Church; The Answer. They did promise and Communion of Saints; The Forvow three things in my name. giveness of sins; The ResurrecFirst, that I should renounce the tion of the body; And the Life devil and all his works, the pomps everlasting. Amen. and vanity of this wicked world, Question. What dost thou chief. and all the sinful lusts of thé ly learn in these Articles of thy flesh. Secondly, that I should be- Belief? lieve all the Articles of the Chris- Answer. First, I learn to be. tian Faith. And thirdly, that I lieve in God the Father, who should keep God's holy will and hath made me, and all the world. commandments, and walk in the Secondly, in God the Son, who same all the days of my life. hath redeemed me, and all man
Question. Dost thou not think kind. that thou art bound to believe, Thirdly, in God the Holy and to do, as they have promised Ghost, who sanctifieth me, and for thee?
all the elect people of God. Answer. Yes verily; and by God's help so I will. And I hear
Question. tily thank our heavenly Father, You said, that your Godfathers that he hath called me to this and Godmothers did promise for state of salvation, through Jesus you, that you should keep God's Christ our Saviour. And I pray Commandments. Tell me how unto God to give me his grace, many there be ? that I may continue in the same Answer. Ten. unto my life's end.
Question. Which be they?
in the twentieth Chapter of Answer.
Exodus, saying, I am the Lord I w
Almighty, Maker of heaven of the land of Egypt, out of the and earth:
house of bondage.
I. Thou shalt have none other Question. What is thy duty togods but me.
wards God? II. Thou shalt not make to Answer. My duty towards God, thyself any graven image, nor is to believe in him, to fear him, the likeness of any thing that is and to love him with all my in heaven above, or in the earth heart, with all my mind, with beneath, or in the water under all my soul, and with all my the earth. Thou shalt not bow strength; to worship him, to down to them, nor worship them: give him thanks, to put my for I the Lord thy God am a jea- whole trust in him, to call upon lous God, and visit the sins of him, to honour his holy Name the fathers upon the children, and his Word, and to serve him unto the third and fourth gene- truly all the days of my life. ration of them that hate me, and Question. What is thy duty toshew mercy unto thousands in wards thy Neighbour ? them that love me, and keep my Answer. My duty towards my commandments.
Neighbour, is to love him as myIII. Thou shalt not take the self, and to do to all men, as I Name of the Lord thy God in would they should do unto me: vain: for the Lord will not hold To love, honour, and succour my him guiltless that taketh his father and mother: To honour Name in vain.
and obey the Queen, and all that IV. Remember that thou keep are put in authority under her: holy the Sabbath-day. Six days To submit myself to all my goshalt thou labour, and do all that vernours, teachers, spiritual pasthou hast to do; but the seventh tors and masters : To order myday is the Sabbath of the Lord self lowly and reverently to all thy God. In it thou shalt do no my betters: To hurt no body by manner of work, thou, and thy word nor deed: To be true and son, and thy daughter, thy man- just in all my dealing: To bear servant, and thy maid-servant, no malice nor hatred in my heart: thy cattle, and the stranger tha
To keep my
nds from picking is within thy gates. For in six and stealing, and my tongue from days the Lord made heaven and evil-speaking, lying, and slanderearth, the sea, and all that in ing: To keep my body in temthem is, and rested the seventh perance, soberness, and chastity: day; wherefore the Lord blessed Not to covet nor desire other the seventh day, and hallowed it. men's goods; but to learn and
V. Honour thy father and thy labour truly to get mine own mother, that thy days may be living, and to do my duty in that long in the land which the Lord state of life, unto which it shall thy God giveth thee.
please God to call me. VI. Thou shalt do no murder. VII. Thou shalt not commit
My good Child, know this, that VIII. Thou shalt not steal. thou art not able to do these IX. Thou shalt not bear false things of thyself, nor to walk in witness against thy neighbour. the Commandments of God, and
X. Thou shalt not covet thy to serve him, without his special neighbour's house, thou shalt not grace; which thou must learn at covet thy neighbour's wife, nor all times to call for by diligent his servant, nor his maid, nor his prayer. Let me hear therefore, if ox, nor his ass, nor any thing thou canst say the Lord's Prayer. that is his. Question.
Answer. by Commandments?
ven, Hallowed be thy Name. Answer. I learn two things: Thy kingdom come. Thy will be my duty towards God, and my done in earth, As it is in heaven. duty towards my Neighbour. Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses, Answer. A death unto sin, and As we forgive them that trespass a new birth unto righteousness : against us. And lead us not into for being by nature born in sin, temptation; But deliver us from and the children of wrath, we evil. Amen.
are hereby made the children of Question. What desirest thou grace. of God in this Prayer ?
Question. What is required of Answer. I desire my Lord God persons to be baptized ? our heavenly Father, who is the Answer. Repentance, wheregiver of all goodness, to send his by they forsake sin; and Faith, grace unto me, and to all people; whereby they stedfastly believe that we may worship him, serve the promises of God made to him, and obey him, as we ought them in that Sacrament. to do. And I pray unto God, that Question. Why then are Inhe will send us all things that be fants baptized, when by reason needful both for our souls and of their tender age they cannot bodies; and that he will be mer- perform them? ciful unto us, and forgive us our Answer. Because they promise sins; and that it will please him them both by their Sureties ; to save and defend us in all dan- which promise, when they come gers ghostly and bodily; and that to age, themselves are bound to he will keep us from all sin and perform. wickedness, and from our ghost- Question. Why was the Sacra
enemy, and from everlasting ment of the Lord's Supper ordeath. And this I trust he will dained? do of his mercy and goodness, Answer. For the continual rethrough our Lord Jesus Christ. membrance of the sacrifice of the And therefore I say, Amen, So death of Christ, and of the benebe it.
fits which we receive thereby.
Question. What is the outward Question.
part or sign of the Lord's Sup
Answ. Bread and Wine, which Church ?
the Lord hath commanded to be Answer. Two only, as gene- received. rally necessary to salvation, that Question. What is the inward is to say, Baptism, and the Sup- part, or thing signified ? per of the Lord.
Answer. The Body and Blood Question. What meanest thou of Christ, which are verily and by this word Sacrament?
indeed taken and received by the Answer. I mean an outward faithful in the Lord's Supper. and visible sign of an inward and Question. What are the benespiritual grace given unto us, or- fits whereof we are partakers dained by Christ himself, as a thereby ? means whereby we receive the Answ. The strengthening and same, and a pledge to assure us refreshing of our souls by the Body thereof.
and Blood of Christ, as our bodies Question. How many parts are are by the Bread and Wine. there in a Sacrament?
Question. What is required of Answer. Two; the outward them who come to the Lord's visible sign, and the inward spi- Supper? ritual grace.
Answer. To examine themQuestion. What is the outward selves, whether they repent them visible sign or form in Baptism? truly of their former sins, sted
Answer. Water; wherein the fastly purposing to lead a new person is baptized in the Name life; have a lively faith in God's of the Father, and of the Son, mercy through Christ, with a and of the Holy Ghost.
thankful remembrance of his Question. What is the inward death; and be in charity with and spiritual grace?
How many Sacraments hath per