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ED. LAT. 1563.

AMERICAN REVIS, 1801.

ENGLISH ED. 1571.
25 Of the Sacramentés.
26 Of the vnworthynesse!

of the Ministers.
27 Of Baptisme.
28 Of the Lordes supper.
29 Of the wicked whiche

eate not the body of

Christe,
30 Of both kyndes.
31 Of Christes one obla-

tion.
32 of the mariage of

Priestes,
33 Of excommunicate per-

sons.
34 Of traditions of the

Churche.
35 Of Homilies.
36 Of consecration of Min-

isters.
37 Of ciuill Magistrates.
38 Of christian mens goods,
39 Of a christian mans othe.
40. Of the ratification.

Excusum Londini apud Imprinted at London REGINALDVM Wolfium, Re-in Powles Churchyard, by giæ Maiest. in Latinis ty- Richarde Iugge and lohn pographum. ANNO DOMINI. Cawood, Printers to the 1563.

Queenes Maiestie, in Anno
Domini 1571.

* Cum priuilegio Regiæ
maiestatis.

THE ANGLICAN CATECHISM. A.D. 1549, 1662.

(The Catechism of the Church of England, and of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, is found 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. (1549), headed 'Confirmacion,' but has undergone several modifications. The Preface to the Commandments with their full text was added in 1562. 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 1661 (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, substitutes 'the civil authority' for the king and all 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-letter 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 sup. posed to be lost, but recovered in 1867 in the Library of the House of Lords, and reproduced in photozincographic fac-simile for the Royal Commissioners on Ritual, with a Preface by Dean Stanley, London, 1871, large 4to. Besides this, I have compared the reprint of the Prayer-book of 1662, published in London, 1853, pp. 251–265, and The Book of Common Prayer, with notes legal and historical, by Archibald John Stephens, Lond. 1854, Vol. III. pp. 1449-1477.]

A CATECHISM;

THAT IS TO SAY,

AN INSTRUCTION, TO BE LEARNED OF EVERY PERSON BEFORE HE BE BROUGHT

TO BE CONFIRMED BY THE BISHOP.

Question. What is your name?
Answer. N. or M.
Ques. Who gave you this name?

Ans. My Godfathers and Godmothers? 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 Godmothers 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 shonld keep God's holy will and commandments, and walk in the same all the days of my

life. Ques. Dost thon 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

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

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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 elect? people of God.

Ques. You said that your Godfathers and Godmothers did promise for you that you should keep God's Commandments. Tell me how inany 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

Amer. ed. omits elect.

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worship them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, and visit the sins of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; and show mercy unto thousands in them that love me, and keep my commandments.

III. Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain: for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.

IV. Remember that thou keep holy the Sabbath-day. Six days shalt thon labor, and do all that thou hast to do; but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God. In it thou shalt do o manner of work, thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, thy man-servant, and thy maidservant, thy cattle, and the stranger that is within thy gates. For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day; wherefore the Lord blessed the seventh day, and hallowed it.

V. Honor thy father and thy mother, that thy days may be long in the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.

VI. Thon shalt do no murder.
VII. Thou shalt not commit adultery.
VIII. Thou shalt not steal.
IX. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.

X. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's wife, nor his servant, nor his maid, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is his.

Ques. What dost thou chiefly learn by these Commandments ?

Ans. I learn two things: my duty towards God, and my duty to wards my neighbor.

Ques. What is thy duty towards God?

Ans. My duty towards God is to believe in him, to fear him, and to love him with all my heart, with all my mind, with all my soul, and with all my strength; to worship him, to give him thanks, to put my whole trust in him, to call upon him, to honor his holy name and his Word, and to serve him truly all the days of my life.

Ques. What is thy duty towards thy neighbor ?

Ans. My duty towards my neighbor is to love him as myself, and to do to all men as I would they should do unto me: to love, honor, and succor my father and mother: to honor and obey the King (Queen),

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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 Pi. late, 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 elect' people of God.

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

Ans. Ten.
Ques. Which bes 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.

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