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g So foon as children are come to a competent age, and can Jay.in their Mother-tongue, 'the Creed, the Lords Prayer, and the ten Commandments; and also can anfmer to the other questions of this short Catechism, they shall be brought to the Billiop. And every one shall have a Godfather for
a 1. Godmother, as a mitness of their Confirmation.
9. And whenfoever the Bishop shall give knowledge for children to be brought into him for their Confirmation, the Cu
rate of every Parilla hall either bring, corifend in writing Fed with his hand (wobfcribed thereunto the names of all such
perfons within his Parijh, as he hall think fit to be prefenta ed to the Bishop to be confirmed, And if the Bishop approve of them, he shall confirm them in manner following. 05 I
The Order of Confirmation, or laying on of hands upon those that are baptized, and comerto years i
OCT 2013 5. Upon the day appointed all that are to be then confirmed, being placed, and standing in order before the Bishapszthe (or some other Minister appointed by him) shall read this Préface following
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Church hath thought good to order, That none hereafter shall be confirmed, but such as can say the Creed, the Lords Prayer and the ten Commandments; and can also answer to such other questions as in the short Catechism are contained: Which order is very convenient to be observed, to the end that children being now come to the years of discretion, and having learned what their Godfathers and Godmothers promised for them in Bap
ism, they may themselves with their own mouth and confent openly before the Church ratifie and confirm he same, and also promise, that by the grace of God
they will,evermore endeavour themselves faithfully to obferve such things as they by their own.confeslion have allented unto
I Then fhall the. Bishop say, D Oye here in the presence of God and of this Con
gregation,renew the solemn promise and vow that was made in your name at 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 then undertook for you?
? And every one fhall andibly answer,
Ulr help is in the Name of the Lord;
Answer. Herceforth world without end.
Bishop: Lord, hear our prayers.
Answer. And let anr cry come unto thee.
Bisbep. Almighty and everliving
God, who haft
vouchsafed to regenerate these thy feryants by water and the holy Ghost; and hast given unto them forgiveness of all their fins; strengthen them, we beseech thee, O Lord, with the holy Ghoit the Comforter and daily increase in themthy. manifold gists of grace, the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and ghoftly Itrength; the Spirit of knowledge and true godliness ; ad fill them, O Lord, with the Spirit of thy holy fear,
and for ever.. Amen.
Let us pray:
Let us pray.
Then all of them in order kneeling before the Bishop, he shale lay his hand upon the head of every one feverally, saying De fier
Efend, O Lord, this thy child [or, this thy servant
with thy heavenly grace,that he may continue thine for ever; and daily increase in thy holy Spirit more and more, until he come unto thy everlasting kingdom, Amen.
g Then shall the Bishop say, The Lord be with you. Anfio. And with thy Spirit. I And ( all kneeling down the Bishop shall add, Ur 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 our daily bread, And forgive us our trespailes, As we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil. Amen.
And: bis Collect. Almighty and
everlasting God, who maket us both to will and to do thofe things that be good and acceptable unto thy divine Majesty ; we make our humble fupplications unto thee for these thy fervants, upor whom(after the example of thy holy Apostles) we have now laid our hands,to certifie them(by this fign) of thy favour and gracious goodness towards them.Lct 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 of thy Word, that in the end they may obtain everlasting life, through our Lord Jesus Christ, who with thee and the holy Ghostliveth and reigneth, ever one God,world with out end. Amen."
Almighty Lord,and everlasting God vouchsafe, we qur hearts and bodies in the ways of thy laws and in the works of thy commandments, that through thy me?
o deseratteo canner2 Siim
mighty protection, both here and ever, we may be preferved in body and soul, through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen. g Then the Bishop shall bless them, saying thus,
, and the holy Ghoft,be upon you and remain with you for ever. Amen.
And there shall none be admitted to the holy Communion,
must be publifhed in the Chasereh, three Sundiately before the Sentences for the offertory: the Curate
bes I publish the Banns of Marriage between M.ọf--and N. of.. ---- If any of yon know caufe or just impediment why these two persons should not be joyned together in Holy Matrimony, ye are to declare it: This is the firft, [second,or third] time of Asking.cgabried no biek 2.
And if the persons that are to be married, dwell in digers Parishos,the Bann's inust be asked in both Parifies and the Curate of the one Parish shall not folemnize Matrimonyibetwixt them, without a Certificate
of the Banns being thrice
19 asked, from the Curate of the other Parish. At the day and time appointed for folemnization of 114trimony, the persons to be married shall come into the body
mroman on the left, the Priest shall say,
Early beloved, we are gathered together here in the sight of God and in the face of this Congregation,
to be enterprized
to joyn together this man and this woman in holy Matrimony, which is an honourable estate instituted of God in the time of mans innocency, signifying unto us the mystical union that is betwixt Christ and his Church which holy estate Christ adorned and beautified withi his presence, and first miracle that he wrought in Cana of Galilee, and is commended of Sairit Paul to be honourable among all men ; And therefore is not by any ly
, or wantonly to satisfie mens carnal lusts and appetites, like brute beasts, that have no understanding; but reverently, discreetly, advisediy, foberly, and in the fear of God, duly considering the causes for which Matrimony was ordained.
First, it was ordained for the procreation of children, to be brought up in the fear and nurture of the Lord, and to the praise of his holy Name.. Secondly, it was ordained for a remedy against sin and to avoid fornication; that sich persons as have not the gift of continency, might marry, and keep themselves undefiled members of Christs body.
Thirdly, it was ordained for the mutual society, help and comfort that the one ought to have of the other, both in prosperity and adversity: into which holy estate these two persons present come now to be joyned. Therefore if any man can shew any juft cause why they May not lawfully be joyned together, let him now speak, or else hereafter for ever hold his peace.. And also speaking to the persons that fall be married, he shall fay,
Require and charge you both (as je will answer at the dreadful day of judgment, when the secrets of all hearts shall be disclofed) that if either of you know any impediment why ye may not be lawfully joyned together in Matrimony, ye do now.confefsit. For be ye well affired, that so many as are coupled together otherwise then Gods word dotli allow, are not joyned together by God; neither is their matrimony lawful. : :