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Ed. Lat. 1563. turn iianum & temerarium d Domino rmtro lesu Christo, <t Apostolo eius Tacobo, Christianu hominibus interdictum esse fatemur: ita Christianam religionem minimi prohibere censemus, quin iubente Magistratu, in causa fidei <t charitatis, iurare lir ceat, modd id fiat iuzta, Prophets, doctrinam, in iustitia, in iudicio, & ueritate}

Eds Articuhs fidei Christiana, continentes in uniuersum nouemde eimpaginas in autographo, quod asseruatur apud Beuerendissimum in Christo patrem, Dominum Matthctum Centuariensem Archiepiscopum, totius Anglim Primatem & MetropoUtanum, Archiepiscopi & Episcopi utriusque Prouincia regni Angliat, in sacra prouinciali Synodo legitime congregati, unanimi assensu recipiunt & prqfitentur, <& ut ueros atque Orthodoxos, manuum suarum subscriptionibus approbant, uicesimo nono die mensis fanuarij: Anno Domini,

English Ed. 1571. and rashe swearing is forbidden Christian men by our Lord Jesus Christo, and James his Apostle: So we iudge that Christian religion doth not prohibite, but that a man may sweare when the Magistrate requireth, in a cause of faith and charitie, so it be done (fecordyng to the prophetes teaching, in iustice, incitement, and truetb..1

The Ratification.

This Booke of Articles before rehearsed, is agayne approued, and allowed to be holden and executed within the Rcalme, by the ascent and consent of our Soueraigne Ladye Elizabeth, by the grace of GOD, of Englande, Fraunce, and Irelande Queene, defender of the fayth, &c. Which Articles were deliberately read, and confirmed agayne by the subscription of the handes of the Archbyshop and Byshoppcs of the vpper house, and by the subscription of the whole Cleargie in the neather house in their- Conuoca

Amebicah Revis. 1801. and rash Swearing is forbidden Christian men by our Lord Jesus Christ, and James his Apostle, so we judge, that Christian Religion doth not prohibit, but that a man may swear when the Magistrate requireth, in a cause of faith and charity, so it be done according to the Prophets' teaching, in justice, judgment, and truth.

[The remainder of the English editions is omitted in the American Revision.] Ed. Lat. 1568.

'In the Forty-two Articles of Edward VI. there are four additional Articles—on the Resurrection of the Dead, the State of the Souls of the Departed, Millenarians, and the Eternal Damnation of the Wicked.

xeuiulum computationem ecektice Aaglieana, millegimo qiiiitgtntesimo sexagesimo secuudo: uniuersusque Clems Iiijerioris domus, eosdem ttiam unanimiter & reeepit & professus est, ut ex mamum suarum subscriptionSm patet, quat ebtulit & depomit apud eundem Reuereiidiuimum, quinto die February, Anno pradicto.

Quibus omnibus articulis, Serenesima princeps Elizabeth, Dei gratia Angliai, Francia, & Biberniat Retina, fidei Defensor, <tc. per mptam diligenter prius Itetis <St examinatis, Regium mum assensum prabuit.

English Ed. 1571. tion, in the yere of our Lorde GOD. 1571.

[A Table of the Articles.]1

1 Of fayth in the Trinitie.

2 Of Christe the sonne of GOD.

3 Of his goyng downe into bell.

4 Of his Resurrection.

5 Of the holy ghost.

6 Of the sufficiencie of the Scripture.

7 Of the olde Testament

8 Of the three Credes.

9 Of originall sinne.

10 Of free wyll.

11 Of Justification.

12 Of good workes.

18 Of workes before instification.

14 Of workes of supererogation.

15 Of Christe alone without sinne.

16 Of sinne after Baptisme.

17 Of predestination and election.

18 Of obtayning saluation by Christe.

19 Of the Churche.

20 Of the aucthoritie of the Churche.

21 Of the aucthoritie of genernll Counsels.

22 Of Purgatorie.

23 Of ministring in the congregation.

24 Of speaking in the congregation.

American Revis. 1801. Ed. Lat. 1563.

1 This heading is inserted in the later English editions after the Ratification.

Excusum Londini apud Heginaldvm Wolfium, Regi« Maiest. in Latinis typographum. Anno Domini. 1563.

English Ed. 1571.

25 Of the Sacramentes.

26 Of the vnworthynesse of the Ministers.

27 Of Baptisrne.

28 Of the Lordcs supper.

29 Of the wicked whiche eate not the body of Christe.

80 Of both kyndes.

31 Of Christes one oblation.

32 Of the mariage of Priestes.

33 Of excommunicate persons.

34 Of traditions of the Churche.

35 Of Homilies.

86 Of consecration of Ministers.

87 Of ciuill Magistrates.

38 Of christian mens goods.

39 Of a christian mans othe.

40 Of the ratification.

T Imprinted at London in Powles Churchyard, by Richarde Iugge and Iohn Cawood, Printers to the Queenes Maiestie, in Anno Domini 1571.

* Cum priuilegio Regie maiestatis.

American Retib. 1801.


[The Catechism of the Church of England, and of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, is funnel In all editions of "The Book of Common Prayer,' between the Baptismal Service and the Order of Confirmation. It was a part of the first Prayer-book of Edward VI. (1S49), headed 'Conflrmacion,' bnt has undergone several modifications. The Preface to the CommandmentB with their full text was added in 1SS2. The explanation of the Sacraments was added in 1604 by Bishop Overall, at that time Dean of St Paul's and Prolocutor of the Convocation. The last revision of the Prayer-book In 1C61 (published 1662) introduced the heading 'A Catechism,' and a few changes in the answer on baptism. The American text, in the explanation of the Commandments, substitute" 'the civil authority' for 'the king and ail that are put in authority under him,' and omits several directions in the rubrics. These and other changes are Indicated by italics.

The authentic text is found in the Black-Utter Prayer-book, so called, which contains the original marginal MS. notes and alterations of 1661, and was annexed to the Act of Uniformity. It was supposed to be lost, but recovered In 1867 in the Library of the House of Lords, and reproduced in photoztneographic fac-slmile for the Royal Commissioners on Ritual, with a Preface by Dean Stanley, London, 1*71, large 4to. Besides this, I have compared the reprint of the Prayer-book of 1662, published In London, 1853, pp. 251-2SS, and The Book of Common Pi oyer, with notes legal and historical, by Archibald John Stephens, Loud. 1354, Vol. IIL pp. H49J477.J

A Catechism;



Question. What is your name?

Answer. N. or M.

Ques. Who gave you this name?

Ans. My Godfathers and Godmothers1 in my Baptism; wherein I was made a member of Christ, the child of God, and an inheritor of the kingdom of heaven.

Ques. What did your Godfathers and Godmothers2 then for yon?

Ans. They did promise and vow three things in my name. First, that I should renounce the devil and all his works, the pomps and vanity of this wicked world, and all the sinful lusts of the flesh. Secondly, that I should believe all the Articles of the Christian Faith. And, thirdly, that I should keep God's holy will and commandments, and walk in the same all the days of my life.

Ques. Dost thou not think that thou art bound to believe and to do as they have promised for thee?

Ans. Yes, verily; and by God's help so I will. And I heartily

1 The American Episcopal Prayer-book reads My Sponsors, for My Godfathers and Godmothers.

'Amer. ed.: Sponsors.

thank our heavenly Father that he hath called me to this state of salvation through Jesus Christ our Saviour. And I pray unto God to give me his grace, that I may continue in the same unto my life's end.

Catechist. Rehearse the Articles of thy Belief.

Answer. I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth:

And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; he descended into hell; the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy Catholic Church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen.

Ques. What dost thou chiefly learn in these Articles of thy Belief?

Ans. First, I learn to believe in God the Father, who hath made me, and all the world.

Secondly, in God the Son, who hath redeemed me, and all mankind.

Thirdly, in God the Holy Ghost, who sanctifieth me, and all the elect1 people of God.

Ques. You said that your Godfathers and Godmothers2 did promise for you that you should keep God's Commandments. Tell me how many there be?

Ans. Ten.

Ques. Which be3 they?

Ans. The same which God spake in the twentieth chapter of Exodus, saying, I am the Lord thy God, who brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

I. Thou shalt have none other gods but me.

II. Thou shalt not make to thyself any graven image, nor the likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or in the earth beneath, or in the water under the earth. Thou shalt not bow down to them, nor

1 Amer. ed. omits elect.

1 Amer. ed.: Sponsors. 'Amer. ed.: ore.

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