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Ouest. What *s tl.e inward and spiritual grace f

Ai rw. A death omo fm, and a new birth unto righteousness : for being by nature born in sic, and the chit*

dren of wrath, we l.eicby made the children of grace. Quell. What is required of pet sons to be baptized f

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

Quest. Why then aie Infants bap'ized, when by reason of their tender age they cannot persbrns'theni }

Answ. Because they promise them both by their sureties: which promise, when they, themselves are bound to perform.

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

Answ. Fo> the continual remembrance of the sacrifice os the death of Christ, and os the benefits which we receive then-by. , Quest. What is the outward partor sign of the Lords Supper } Answ Bread and Wine, which, the Lord hath commanded to be received. Quest. What if the inward part, or ttrkg signified i

Answ. The Body and Blood of Christ, which are verily and indeed taken and received by the faithful in the Lord, Supper.'

Quest. Whit are the benefits whereof we are partakers thereby i

Atisw. 1 he strengthening and refrelhing of our souls by the Body and Blood of Christ, as our bodies are by ^Tie Bread and Wine.

Quest. What is required of them who come to the Lords Supper f

Answ. To themselves, whether they repent them tru'y of their former sins, stedsaflly purposing to lead a new life ; have a lively faith in Gods mercy through Christ, with a thankful remembrance of his death j and be in charity with all men.

The Curate os e-vtry PartHi {ball diligently upon Sundays and Holy-dais after tbe J'econd Lrjson at E vening Pryer,

openly in the church in/lruS and examine so many children os bit Parish sent unto him, as be stallthink convent^

ent in some part of this catechism. Jud all Fut her s, Mothers, Masters, andDames, JhaHcause their Children. Servants, and Apprtntices stubich have

not learncit their catechism) to come to the church at the time appointed, and obediently'to hear, and be o derta. by the Curate, until such time as they ha ve learned all that is here appointed for them to learn. Sojoon as children are come to a competant Age, andean Jay in their Mother Tongue, the Creed, the Lori's Prayer, aul

t/re Ten Commandments; and also can answer to the ot Lei- Questions of this Jbort Catechism ; they Jhall be,brought

the Blhtp. And every ontJhall have a Godfather or a Godmother, mt a IVitnejs of their Confirmation. And whensoever the Bijhop stall give knowledge for Children to be hi ought unto him set their Confirmation, the Curate

of every Parijh lhau either bring, or send in writing, with hit band Juhjcribed thereto, the h'ames of aUJucb Jur* J'ns within his Parijb as be Jhall think ft to be presented to the Bijhop to be confirmed. And :f the Bijh*f apprtift

ef them, he Jhall 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, all that are to be then confirmed, being placed, and /lanJing in order before the Bijhop, be (*f some other Minister appointed by him) stall read this PresacefoLovjing, •»

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 ihall be Confirmed, but such as can fay the Creed, the Lord's Prayer, and the Ten Commandments; and can also answer to such other Questions, as in the short Catechism are contained: which ord«r is 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 con» firm the same; and also 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'art duly prepared for, tfris

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

hereby Perionally and publickly take upon themselves those cial througo the Blessing of God upon the Prayers of tht

Promises which were made for them by their Sureties at their BiAiop.

• ..' Then stall the Bilhef say,. :.a '. -■- «•/ '"•

DO ye here in tie presencoof God, and of this congregation, renew the solemn promise and row that was made in vour name ac your Baptism; ratifying and confirming the same in your own persons, and acknowledging yourselves bound to believe, and to do all those things which your Godfathers and Godmothers tb*n Undertook for7014? \t ... , . .. ,w,^k. 4,v i'.-.'/. r. '. .< ■-.-. ..

And every one stall audibly answer, I do.
The Bishop,/"V U R help is in the name of the Lord 5

\J Answer. Who hath made heaven and earth.
Bishop. Blessed be the name of the Lord., . „ , . •) v

Answer. Henceforth world without end. .- * ■

Bishop. Lord, hear our prayers. • ■ • cl ■ .1. .- I \. ■ >' ',;;

Answer. And let our cry come unto thee.

Bi/hop. Let us pray. 1

ALMIGHTY and everliving God, who hast vouchsafed to regenerate these thy servants by water and the
holy Ghost, and hast giien unto them forgivel ess of all their fins; strengthen them, we beseech thee,
O Lord, with the holy Ghost the'Comforter, and daily increase in them thy manitbld gists of grace ; the spirit
of wisdom and understanding ; the spirit of council and ghostly strength; the spirit of knowledge and true godli-
ness ; and sill them, O Lord, with the spirit o.1 thy holy fesr, now and forever. Amen. , ,.
The n all os them in order kntihng before the Bi/bop, be sta'l las its band upon the head of every one severally, Jaying,

DEFEND, O Lord, this thy child, [or ibis thysrvant} with thy heavenly grace, that he may continue thine
for ever : and daily encrease in thy holy spirit more and more, until he come to thy everlasting kingdom.
Then stall the Bistnp Jay. The Lord be with you.
Anlw. And with thy spirit

And (all kneeling down) the Bistop stall add. Let US pray.

OU R Fa her, which art iu 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.

", , Jud this Cellea. . .... .j I.

Almighty and everlasting God, who makell 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 gracious 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 os thy word, that in the end they may obtain everlasting life, through our Lo/d )esus Christ, who with thee and the holy Ghost liveth and reignetn, ever one God, world without end. Amen, i, „

OAlmighty Lord, and everlasting God, vouchsafe, we beseech thee, to direct, sarctify, and govern both our hearts and bodies in the ways of thy laws, and in the works of thy commandments; that through thy most mighty protection, boih here and ever, we maybe preserved in body and foul, through our Lord aid Saviour Jelus Christ. Amen. • •

Then the Bistop stall bless them, faying tbut,

TH E Nesting of God Almighty, the Father, the son, and the Holy Ghost, be upon you, and remain with you for ever. Amen.

And there stall turn be admitted to the holy Communion, until such time as be be confirmed, or be ready and desirous

'• . > • , ■ I> ."> confirmed. , • : . " >


* The Form of Solemnization of Matrimony.

TTfrfl the Banns of all that are to be married together, null bt fvhlisted in the Church tbre* several Sundays Jj or Holy-days, in the time of divine service, immediately b.fore the Sihttncit for tbe Offertory, tbt Curate Jayina after the accustomed manner. , v'

IPublish the Banns of Marriage between M- of and N. of—rr If any osyou knojirxaufc orjust impediment, v« hy these two persons should not be joined together in holy Matrimony, ye are to declare it: This j, the first [sec/nd, or third} time of asking. ;. -■

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

Aud it tht Persons tliat are to btmarritd, dwell in divers Parishes, the Banns must be asked in hith Parishes, dnd<tke Curate of tbtom Parish,Jkall not solemnityr Matrimony betwixt thim, without a certificate of tht

Parish Banns hein^ thrice'asked from the Curate tf the othtr Parish. i ::. a < >i

At the day appointed 'sir the Solevtnizati«(; as' Matrimony, the persons ts b*n\arrud shall com* into tht body of tht church uith their F> lends end Neighbours : and there /landing together, the Mm 'on flj'e rigtrt band, em J tht IVcman on the left, tl e Priell Jhallfay, . . . .-t .". " .

DEARLY beloved, we are gathered here together in the sight os God, and i.i the face of this congregation, to join together this Man and tlris Woman in holy Matrimony ; which is ar. honourable estate, instituted of God in the time of man's innocency, signifying un:o a< the mystical union that is betwixt Christ and his Church : which holy estate Christ adorned and beautified with Kit presence, and first miracle that he wrought in Cana of Galilee, and is commended of St. Paul to be honourable among'all men; and therefo.e is not by any to be enterprised, nor taken in hand unadvisedly, Hg^tr/ or' wantonly, to satisfy men's carnal Justs and appetites, like brute beasts that have r.o undcrstanding ;'.but 'reverently, uiscreetly, adyiicJlv, soberly, ar>d in the sear of God ; duly considering the causes for which Matrimcft'y 'wWordainb'd.

First, it was ordained for the procreation of children, to be brought up in the tear 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 conlinency, might marry, and keep themselves undefiled members, of Chr 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 prosperity and adversity.

• Into which holy estate these two persons present come now to he Joined. Therefore if any man can few any juft cause why they may not lawfully be joined together, let him now speak, or else here after for ever held his peace.

And also speaking to the persons that Jhall It'married, fjt Jh.tls sr>j,

1Require and charge you both (as ye will answer at the dreadful day os judgment, when the secrets of ah*» hearts shall he disc oscd) that if either of you know any impediment, why ye fmy not be lawfully joined! together in Matrimony, ye do now confess it.- For be ye well afTuted, that so many as are coupled together7 otherwise clun Gods. Word doth allow,.are not joined together by God, neither is their Matrimony lawful. »'<""' * Jf no impediment be alledged, then /ball thtCurate saj' unti the Man,

N.TT 7\\'IY thon 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 sickn.-ss and in health, Mid-forsaking all other, keep thee only unto her, so long as ye both shall live?

The Man stall ansvjer, 1 will. l •'• V '•=-'• Then stall the Priest fay unto the Woman,

N. ILT thou have this man tojhy wedded husband.'tb live together after1 Gr/cPs ordinance, in tfie ho

ly tffateof Matrimony? Wilt thou obey him, serve him, love, honour, and keep him ia iickuessand and forsaking all The Woman"Jhall anjkver,

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Then Jhall the Minister say, Who giveth this woman to be married to this Man? • Then jhall they give their troth to each ether in this man'ier;

The Minijler receiving tht woman at her Fathers, or Friends bands, staL cauje the man faith his right hand to take tht Wtman by her right hand and to fay after him as folktutth '.

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 sicknels and in health, to love and to cherish, till death us do part, according to God's holy ordinance; and thereto I plight thee my troth.

Then Jhall they loose their hands, and the Woman <uiitb htr right hand taking the Man by his right baud, Jhall liktmiiji

fay after the M nister.

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

Then mail ibei again loose their hands, and the man stall give unto ibe Woman a Ring, laying the fan* upon the hook, it.ith tre actvjiamrd duty to the Priest and Clerk And the Priest taking the Ring, Jhall deliver it unto the

and utterly prevent that affectionate and mutual Assistance greatest happiness this vrorld'ean .iftokl : A happiness which

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Man, to put it upon tht fourth finger of til Woman's left hand. And the man holding the Ring there, and

taught by the. Priest,shall fay,

WITH this Ring i thee wed, with roy body I thee worship, and with all my worldly goods I thee endow: In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen. Then tht Man leaving the Ring upon the fourth sinner of th Woman les- hand, they /hall both kneel down, and tit

Mi nilier shall sat, Let us pray.

OEternal God, creator and preserverof all mankind,giver of all spiritual grace, the author of everlasting lire ; Send thy blessing upon these thy servants, this man and this woman, whom we bless in thy name j that as Isaac and Rebecca lived faithfully together, so these persons may surely perform and keep the vow and covenant betwixt them made, (whereof this Ring gUen and received is a token and pledge;) End may ever remain in perfect 1< ve and peace together, and live according to thy laws, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

7hen shall the Pries} jcin their right hands together, and fay, Those whom God hath joined together, let no man put asunder.

Thenshalt the Mimfterspeak unto the people:

FOrasmuch *s N. and N. have consented together in holy wedlock, and have witnessed the same h*. fere God nnd this company, and thereto have given and pledged their troth either to other, and have declared the fame by giving and receiving ofa Ring, and by joining of hands; I pronounce that they be man and wife together, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen. ;,

And the Minister pall add this blessing.

GO D the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Ghost, blels, preserve, and keep you; the Lord mercifully with his favour loc k upon you, and so sill you with all spiritual benediction and gtace, that ye may so live together in this life, that in the world to come ye may have life everlasting. Amen.

Ibcn ihe Minis er, or Clerks going to the Lord's Table, shall fay or sing this Psalm following^
Bcati omnet. Psalm 128.

BLESSED are all they that fear the Lord; and walk in his ways.
Ft,r :hou shalt eat the labour of thine hands: O well is thee, and happy shalt thou be.
Thy wife shall be as the fruitful vine: upon the walls of thine house.
. Thy children like the olive-branches: round about thy table.
Lo, ihus shall the man be blessed :. thatfeareth the Lord. •■ -

The Lord from out of Sion shall so bless thee: that thou shall fee Jerusalem in prosperity all thy life long;
Yea that thou Ihalt see thy children's children : .-vnd peace upon Israel.
G lorv be to the Father, &c.
As it was in the, &c.

Or this Pfa/n: Deus miftratur. Psalm 67. - «

GOD be merciful unto us, and bless us : and shew us the light of his countenance, and be merciful unto us, That thy way may be known upon earth : thy saving health among all nations. \ Let the people praise thee, O God : yea, let all the people praise thee.

Oletthe nations rejoiceand be glad: for thou lhaltjudge the folk right-ou>sty,and govern the nations upon eartl^ Let the people praise thee, O God : let all the people praise thee.

Then shall the earth bring forth her increase: and God, even our own God, shall give us his blessing.

God fhali blels us: ard all the ends of the world shall fear him.

Glory oe to the Father, Sec. • •

As it was in the, &c.

The Psalm ended and the Man and the Woman kneeling before the LordsTahle, the Priest standing at the table, and turn* , ' •• . tug bis fate ttiuards them shall foy,

Lord, have mercy upon us. • «

Answ. Cirilt, have mercy upon us. . Minister, Lord, hue mercy upon us, . 1

OU R Father, which art in heaven ; Hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done In. earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day «ur daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we for-, give them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation i Eut «leUver us from eviL Amen. , Minister. O Lord, save thy servant and thy handmaid;

Answ. Who put their trust in thee. ■ « »

. Minister. O Lord, send them help from thy holy place.' 1
A sw. And evermore defend them.
M mister. Be unto them a tower ot strength,
Aiisw. From the face of their enemy.
, Minister. O Lord, hear out prayer.

Answ. And let our cry come unto thee* •

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OG OD of Abraham, God of Isaac, God of Jacob, bleA these thy servants,-and sowthfeseednrf < nal life In their hearts, that whatsoever in thy holy word they (hall profitably learn, they may indeed fulfil the same. Look, O Lord, mercifully upon them from Heaven, aod Wess them- And-as thou didst&nd they blessing upon Abraham and Sarah, to their great comfort; so vouchsafe to send thy" blessing upon these thy servants, jhat they obeying thy will, and alway beiBg^jn safety under thy Bro«ctifli^-may jfojjLl'L^k-y love unto their lives end, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

7 his Praytr next fotbwing Jhall be»mitttJ,ivhere the Woman is pafi child-bearing:

OMerciful Lord and heavenly Father, by whose gracious gift mankind is increased; We beseech thee assist with thy blessing these two persons, that they may"both be fruitfultin procreationof children, and also live together, so long in godly love and honesty, that they may see their children chritliahly and virtuously brought up, to thy praise and honour, through jesus ( hrist our Lord. Amen. ,

OGod, who by thy mighty power hast made all things of nothing, who also (after other things set in order) didst appoint that out of man (created after thine o*n image and similitude) woman should take ,her beginning i and knitting them together, didst tench that it should never be lawful to put asunder those whom thou by Matrimony hadst made oae: OGod, who hast consecrated the state of Matrimony to such arrexcellant mystery, that in it is signified and represented the spiritu 1 marriage and unify betwixt Christ iUd his Church ; Look mercifully upon these thy servants, that both this man may love his wife, according lo toy word, (as Christ did love his spouse the Church, who gave himseif for it, loving and cherishing it even as his own flesh) and also that this woman may be loving and amiable, faithful and obedient to her husband, and in all quietness, sobriety and peace, be a follower of holy and godly matrons. O Lord, bless them botri, and grant them to inherit thy eveilasting kingdom, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Then Jhall the Priest fay, i

ALmighty God, who at the beginning did create our fiist parents, Adam and Eve, and did sanctify ,and join them together in marriage; Pour upon you the riches of lit j grace, sanctify and bless iyoj^ that ye may please him bo h in body and soul, and live together in holy love unto your lives end. Amen,.'* After nxihich if there be no Sermon declaring the duties of Man and Wife the Minister Jhall read as folleiueti:

ALL ye that are married, or t .at intend to take the holy estate of Matrimony upon you, hear what the holy Scripture doth fay as touching the duty of husbands towards their wives, and wives towards their husbands. Saint Paul in his Epistle to (he Ephesians, the fifth Chapter, doth give this commandment to all married men, Husbands love your wives, even as Christ also loved the Church, and gave himself for that he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water, by the word ; th<u he might present it to himself a glonojs Church, not having spot or wrinkle, or any such thing ; but that it should be holy and without blemilh. So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies: he that loveth his wife, loveth himself. For no mao ever yet hated his own flesh, but noursheth and cherisheth it, even as the Loid the Church: for we are members of Jtis body, of his flesh, and of his bones. For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and (hall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh. This is a great mystery ; but I speak concerning Christ and th/Church. -Neverthelqsi, let every one of you in particular so love his wise, ev :a a« himself. Efb+f.i.,tt, /Likewise theswneSt Paul, writing to the Coloffians, speaking thus to all men .that are married, Husbands, love your Wi' es, and be. not bitter against them. Col. iii. 19

■ Hear also what St. Peter the Apostle of Christ, who was himself a married man, faith unto them that, ajsc married; Ye husbands dwell with your wives according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life, that your prayers be not hindered. fS» Pit. iii..?. •

Hitherto ye have heard the duty of the husband toward the wise. Now likewise, ye wives hear and learn your duties toward your husbands, even as it is* plainly set forth in holy Scripture.. . . -:' 4 <, _

St. Paul in the aforenamed Episth to the Ephesians teacheth you thus j Wives, submit yourse'ves unto jour own husbands, as unto the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, even as ChrilV is the head of the Church: and he is the Saviour of the body. Therefore asthe Church is subject unto Christ, so let the wiwes tie to their own husbands in every thing. And again he faith, Let the wife see that she reverence her husband. Ephbs. v. au.

And in his Epistle to the Coloffians, Saint Paul giveth you this short lesson, Wives submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord. Col. iii. 18,

Saint Peter also doth instrust .you very well, thus fay ing, Ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands 1 that if any obey not the word, they also may without the word, be won by the conversation of the wives-; while they behold your chaste conversation coupled with fear. Whose adorning let'it sot-be that 00 twa hi

adorning of plaiting the hair, and of Wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel; but let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible even the ornament of a mieek and quiet spirit, which is in the fght of God of great price. For after this manner in the old time the ho y women also, who trusted in God,

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