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whether they repent them truly of their mercy through Christ, with a thankful former sins, stedfastly purposing to lead remembrance of his death; and be in a new life; have a lively faith in God's charity with all men.

The Curate of every Plirish shall diligently upon Sundays and Holy-days, after the second Lesson at Evening Prayer, openly in the Church instruct and examine so many Children of his Parish sent unto him, as he shall think convenient, in some part of this Catechism. And all Fathers, Mothers, Masters, and Dames, shall cause their Children, Ser. vants, and Apprentices, (which have not lcarned their Catechism,) to come to the Church at the time appointed, and obediently to hear, and be ordered by the Curate, 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, in their Mother Tongue, the Creed, the Lord's Prayer, and the Ten Commandments; and also can answer to the other Questions of this short Catechism; they shall be brought to the Bishop. And every one shall have a Godfather, or a' Godmother, as a Wit

ness of their Confirmation. . And whensoover the Bishop shall give knowledge for Chüdren to be brought unto

him for their Confirmation, the Curate of every Parish shall either bring, or send in writing, with his hand subscribed thercunto, the names of all such persone within his Parish, as he shall think fit to be presented to the Bishop to be confirmed. And, if the Bishop approve of them, he shall confirm them in man. ner following





1 Upon the day appointed, all that are to be then confirmed, being placed, and

standing in order, before the Bishop; he (or some other Minister appointed by him) shall read this Preface following. To the end that Confirmation may And every one shall audibly answer, be ministered to the more edifying

I do. of such as shall receive it, the Church

The Bishop. hath thought good to order, That none OUR help is in the Name of the hereafter shall be Confirmed, but such as can say the Creed, the Lord's Prayer, Answer. Who hath made heaven and and the Ten Commandments; and can earth. also answer to such other Questions, Bishop. Blessed be the Name of the as in the short Catechism are con Lord; tained: which order is very convenient Answer. Henceforth, world withont to be observed ; to the end, that chil end. dren, being now come to the years of Bishop. Lord, hear our prayers. discretion, and having learned what Answer. And let our cry come unto their Godfathers and Godmothers pro thee. mised for them in Baptism, they may

The Bishop. Let us pray. themselves, with their own mouth and ALMIGHTY

and reverliving God; ,

to tify and confirm the same, and also these thy servants by Water and the promise, that by the grace of God they holy Ghost, and hast given unto theni will evermore endcavour themselves forgiveness of all their sins; Strengthen faithfully to observe such things, as them, we beseech thee, O Lord, with they, by their own consession, have as. the Holy Ghost the comforter, and sented unto.

daily increase in them thy manifold ? Then shall thc Bishop say, gifts of grace; the spirit of wisdom and Do re here, in the presence of God, understanding; the spirit of counsel

and of this congregation, renew the and ghostly strength; the spirit of solemn promise and vow that was made knowledge and true godliness; and fill in your name at your Baptism; ratify them, o Lord, with the spirit of thy ing and confirming the same in your holy fear, now and for ever. Amci. own persons, and acknowledging your Then all of them in order kneeling selves bound to believe, and to do, all before the Bishop, he shall lay his hand those things, which your Godfathers and upon the head of every one severally, Godmothers then undertook for you? saying,


DEFEND, O Lord, this thy Child (or gracious goodness towards them. Let

thisthy Seruunt) with thy heavenly thy fatherly hand, we beseech thee, frace, that he may continue thine for ever be over them; let thy Holy Spirit ever; and daily increase in thy holy ever be with them, and so lead them Spirit more and more, until he come In the knowledge and obedience of thy untu thy everlasting hingdum. Amen. Word, that in the end they may obtain

Then shall the Bishop say, everlasting life; through our Lord Je. The Lord be with you.

sus Christ, who with thee and the Holy Ansurr. And with thy spirit.

Ghost liveth and reincth, cver one And (all kneeling down the Bishop God, world without inilAmen. shall ald,


ÁLMIGHTY Lord, and everlasting Let us pray.

God, vouchsate, we beseech thee, O'R Father, which art in heaven, to direct, sanctify, and govern, both

Hallowed be thy Name. Thy hing our hearts and bodies, in the ways of doni cone. Thy will be done in earth, thy laws, and in the works of thy com. As it is in heaven. Give us this day mandments; that, through thy most our daily bread. And forgive us our mighty protection both here and eret, tres;sses, As we forgive them that we may be preserved in body and soul; trespass against us. And lead us not through our Lord and Saviour Jesus into temptation; But deliver us from Christ. Amen. evil. Amen.

Then the Bishop shall bless them, sayAnd this C1rct.

ing thus, ALMIGHTY andeverliving God, who both to will

THE.Blessing of God Almighty, the

Father, the Son, and the Holy those things that be good and accept

Ghost, be upon you, and remain with able unto thy divine Majesty ; Wemake

you for ever. Amen. our humble supplications unto thee for these thy servants, upon whom (uiter And there shall none be admitted to the example of thy holy Apostles) we the holy Communion, until suc A time have now laid our hands, to certily as he be confirct, or be ready and thm (by this sign) of thy favour and desirous to be confirmed.



Ilirsitie Burns of all that are to be married Ingrihet must be published in the

Church three sucral Sunda's, during the time of the Schrick, of Morning Serrío, y there be no Morniag Serrir,) immediately after the Serond Lesson;

Curate saying aller the daustome manner, IP BLISH the Banns of Marriage be

God in the time of man's innoce N.

cy, signifying unito us the treat al 1 of you know cause', or just ini. union that is betwixt Christ and his padliment, wlythen two sons should Chunh; whild boly estate Christ de not be joinel toncthur in holy Matria dured and brautined with business mory, ye are to des lare it. This is the she and first nanalo that he wrought,, or thirt] tume of asking in Canaut Galler; and is cond

Anithe person that are tolk mar. of Saint Paul to thonourable among riddiellonitider: Iurishi, the Bansu all men: and therefore is not try any to must be aslet in bath/urishs; and be cutaniriel, nor taken in hand, in Bir Curse of the the Irish shut advilly, lightly, or wtbenly, to amic tutat them, tisiy mcti's carnal lusts and apistiky udsu 4 Cart flute of the Hanniba i brute breasts that are no thrakash cd, from the tunitens standing, but reath, distretly, I've ither rrish

addly, sobretly, an! " the fear of SAII d.yarulline asprinted for som God, duir constant and the auks for kimi Mitry, the KT.

which Matrimony w 1:4 ned. Pristitud haid in the Hist, it was online the pro.

Jis tarih kill their birida creation of children, bu la Breht up Huidthere stilling in the fear and furture the kid, !!, the Man on the ri! Aant, and to the praise of botudy Sanse. artikel an uthely, the Praat hand, I was bad for a re.

IX dydin sin, and tu arw frite DARTY be loved, we are gathered (thul suuh was baie twy It tare in the shit out (,

the kint of cortinas #twity, ar to thote, to arilling them Ives udelws Allier this Man 11tliche Lucratoist's *). Har in Matrimony wil tots Thudiy, it was dained for the mi. & honouate Coute, instituted of tual sity, trip, ata veturt, that

the one ought to have of the other, to love and to cherish, till death us do
both in prosperity and adversity. Intó part, according to God's holy ordi.
which holy estate these two persons nance; and thereto I plight thee my
present come now to be joined. There troth.
fore if any man can shew any just 1 Then shall they loose their hands; and
cause, why they may not lawfully be the Woman, with her right hand tal.
joined together, let him now spcak, or ing the Man by his right hand, shah
else hereafter for ever hold his peace. likewise say after the Minister,
1 And also; speaking unto the persons I N. take thee M. to my wedded husa

that shall be married, he shall say, band, to have and to hold from this I

day forward, for better for worse, for ye will answer at the dreadful day richer for poorer, in sickness and in of judgement when the secrets of all health, to love, cherish, and to obey, hearts shall be disclosed, that if either till death us do part, according to God's of you know any impediment, why ye holy ordinance; and thereto I give may not be lawfully joined together in thee my troth. Matrimony, ye do now confess it. For

Then shall they again loose their be ye well assured, that so many as are hands; and the Mun shall give unto coupled together otherwise than God's

the Woman a Ring, laying the same Word dotlr allow are not joined toge. upon the book with the accustomed ther by God; neither is their Matri.

duty to the Priest and Clerk. And the mony lawful.

Priest, taking the Ring, shall deliver 9 At which day of Marriage, if any man it unto the Man, to put it upon the

do alledge and declare any impedi. fourth finger of the Woman's left ment, why they may not be coupled hand. And the Man holding the Ring together in Mutrimony, by God's Law,

there, and taught by the Pricst, shall or the Laws of this Realm; and will

say, be bound, and sufficient suretics with

With this Ring I thee wed, with him, to the parties; or else put in a my body I thee worship, and with Caution (to the full value of such all my worldly goods I thee endow: In charges as the persons to be marricd

the Name of the Father, and of the do thereby sustain) to prove his allega. Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen. tion: then the solenniution must be

1 Then the Man leaving the Ring upon deferret, until such time as the truth be tried

the fourth finger of the Woman's


hand, they shall both kncel down; and no impediment be alledged, then shall the Curate say unto the Man,

the Minister shall say,

Let us pray.
1. WILT thou have this Woman to

thy wedded wite, to live toge. O ETERNAL God, Creator and Prether after God's ordinance in the holy

server of all mankind, Giver of all

spiritual grace, the Author of everlastestate of Matrimony ? Wilt thou love her, comfort her, honour, and keep

ing life; Send thy blessing upon these her in sickness and in health ; and,

thy servants, this man and this woman,

whom we bless in thy Name; that, as forsaking all other, keep thee only un

Isaac and Rebecca lived faithfully toge. to her, so long as ye both shall live?

ther, so these persons may surely per. The Man shall answer, I will.

form and keep the vow and covenant 1 Then shall the Priest say unto the Wo.

betwixt them made, (whereof this Ring man,

given and received is a token and N.WILT thou have this Man to thy wedded husband, to live toge

pledge,) and may ever remain in perther after God's ordinance in the holy

fect love and peace together, and live estate of Matrimony ? Wilt thou obey

according to thy laws; through Jestis

Christ our Lord. Amen.
him, and serve hin, love, honour, and
keep him in sickness and in health;

| Then shall the Priest join their right and, forsaking all other, keep thee only

hands together, and say, unto him, so long as ye both shall

Those whom God hath joined togelive?

ther let no man put asunder. | The Woman shall answer, I will, 1 Then shall the Minister speak into | Then shall the Minister say,

the people. Who giveth this Woman to be mar

FORASMUCH as M. and N. have ried to this Man ?

consented together in holy wed. Then shall they give their troth to cach lock, and have witnessed the same be. other in this manner.

fore God and this company, and there. The Minister, receiving the Woman at to have given and pledged their troth

her father's or friend's hands, shall either to other, and have declared the cause the Man urth his right hand to same by giving and receiving of a Ring, tuke the l'omum by her right hand, and by joining of hands; I pronounce

and to say after him as followe!). that they be Man and Wife together, I my ,

In the Name of the Father, and of the to have and to hold from this day Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen. forward, for better for worse, for richer 1 And the Minister shall add this Bless. for poorer, in sickness and in health,


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ADMIGHTY God who fat the

begingiving honour unto the wife, as unto

godly matrons. O Lord, bless them Hear also what Saint Peter, the Apo. both, and grant them to inherit thy stle of Christ, who was himself a mår. everlasting kingdom ; through Jesus ried man, saith unto them that are Christ our Lord. Amen.

married ; Ye husbands, dwell with Then shall the Priest say, your wives according to knowledge ; ning did create our first , Adam and Eve, and did sanctity and together of the grace of life, that your join them together in marriage; Pour prayers be not hindered. upon you the riches of his grace, sanc Hitherto ye have heard the duty of tify and bless you, that ye may please the husband toward the wife. Now him both in body and soul, and live likewise, ye wives, hear and learn your together in holy love unto your lives' duties toward your husbands, even as end, Amen.

it is plainly set forth in holy Scrip4fier which, if there be no Sermon de ture. claring the duties of Man and Wife, Saint Paul, in the aforenamed Epistle

the Minister shall read as followeth. to the Ephesians, teacheth you thus ; ALL ye that are married, or that in Wives, submit yourselves unto your

tend to take the holy estate of Ma own husbands, as unto the Lord. For trimony upon you, hear what the holy the husband is the head of the wife, Scripture doth say as touching the duty even as Christ is the head of the of husbands towards their wives, and Church: and he is the Saviour of the wives towards their husbands.

body. Therefore as the Church is sub. Saint Paul, in his Epistle to the Ephe. ject unto Christ, so let the wives be sians, the fifth Chapter, doth give this to their own husbands in every thing. commandment to all married men ; And again he saith, Let the wife see Husbands, love your wives, even as that she reverence her husband. Christ also loved the Church, and gave And in his Epistle to the Colossians, himself for it, that he might sanctify Saint Paul giveth you this short lesson; and cleanse it with the washing of Wives, submit yourselves unto your water, by the Word; that he might own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord. present it to himself a glorious Church, Saint Peter also doth instruct you not liaving spot, or wrinkle, or any very well, thus saying; Ye wives, be in such thing; but that it should be holy, subjection to your own husbands; and without blemish. So ought men that, if any obey not the Word, they to love their wives as their own bodies. also may without the Word be won by He that loveth his wife loveth himself: the conversation of the wives; while for no man ever yet hated his own they behold your chaste conversation flesh, but nourisheth and cherisheth it, coupled with fear. Whose adorning, even as the Lord the Church: for wé let it not be that outward adorning of are members of his body, of his flesh, plaiting the hair, and of wearing of and of his bones. For this cause shall gold, or of putting on of apparel; but a man leave his father and mother, let it be the hidden man of the heart, and shall be joined unto his wife ; and in that which is not corruptible; even they two shall be one flesh. This is a the ornament of a meek and quiet spi. great mystery ; but I speak concerning rit, which is in the sight of God of great Christ and the Church. Nevertheless, price. For after this manner in the let every one of you in particular só old time the holy women also, who love his wife, even as himself.

trusted in God, adorned themselves, Likewise the same Saint Paul, writ. being in subjection unto their own ing to the Colossians, speaketh thus to husbands; even as Sarah obeyed Abra. all men that are married ; Husbands, ham, calling him lord; whose daugh. love your wives, and be not bitter a ters ye are as long as ye do well, and gainst them.

are not afraid with any amazement. 1 It is convenient that the new-married persons should receive the holy Communion

ut the time of their Marriage, or at the first opportunity after their Marriage.



7 When any person is sick, notice shall be given thereof to the Minister of the Pa.

rish ; uho, coming into the sick person's house, shall say, PEACE be to this house, and to all fathers : Spare us, good Lord, spare thy that dwell in it.

people, whom thou hast redeemed with TWhen he cometh into the sick man's thy most precious blood, and be not presence he shall say, kneeling down, angry with us for ever. REMEMBEK not, Lord, our iniqui. Answer. Spare us, good Lord. ties, nor the iniquities of our fore. | Then the Minister shall say,

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