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I will endeavour so to do, God being my helper.



Thun shall the Prics! gani,
MERCIFUL God, grant that the old Adam in these persons

may be so buried, that the new man may be raised up in them. Amen.

Grant that all carnal affections may die in them, and that all things belonging to the Spirit may live and grow in them. Amen.

Grant that they may have power and strength to have victory, and to triumph against the devil, the world, and the fesh. Amen.

Grant that they, being here dedicated to thee by our office and ministry, may also be endued with heavenly virtues, and everlastingly rewarded, through thy mercy, O blessed Lord God, who dost live, and govern all things, world without end. Amen.

LMIGHTY, everliving God, whose most dearly beloved Son Jesus

Christ, for the forgiveness of our sins, did shed out of his most precious side both water and blood, and gave commandment to his disciples, that they should go teach all nations, and baptize them In the Name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost ; Regard, we beseech thee, the supplications of this congregation ; sanctify this water to the mystical washing away of sin; and grant that the persons now to be baptized therein may receive the fulness of thy grace, and ever remain in the number of thy faithful and elect children, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


Then shall the Priest take each person to be baptized by the right hand, and placing

him conveniently by the Font, according to his discretion, shall ask the Godfathers and Godmothers the Name; and then shall dip him in the water, or pour water upon him, saying,

I baptize thee In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.


Then shall the Priest said, E receive this person into the congregation of Christ's flock; and * do sign him with the sign of the cross, in token that hereafter

he shall not be ashamed to confess the faith of Christ • Here the Priet! crucified, and manfully to fight under his banner against upon the person's sin, the world, and the devil; and to continue Christ's

faithful soldier and servant unto his life's end. Amen.


Then shall the Priest say, EEING now, dearly beloved brethren, that these persons are regethanks unto Almighty God for these benefits, and with one accord make our prayers unto him, that they may lead the rest of their life according to this beginning.

Then shull be said the Lord's Prayer, all knceling.
UR Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name; Thy

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Give us this day our daily bread; And forgive us our trespasses, as we 1662 forgive them that trespass against us; And lead us not into temptation, But deliver us from evil. Amen.


E yield thee humble thanks, O heavenly Father, that thou hast

vouchsafed to call us to the knowledge of thy grace, and faith in thee; Increase this knowledge, and confirm this faith in us evermore. Give thy holy Spirit to these persons ; that, being now born again, and made heirs of everlasting salvation, through our Lord Jesus Christ, they may continue thy servants, and attain thy promises; through the same Lord Jesus Christ thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the same Holy Spirit everlastingly. Amen. Then, all standing up, the Priest shall use this Exhortation following ; speaking to

the Godfathers und Godmothers first, TORASMUCH as these persons

have promised in

your presence to renounce the devil and all his works, to believe in God, and to serve him; ye must remember that it is your part and duty to put them in mind, what a solemn vow, promise, and profession they have now made before this Congregation, and especially before you their chosen witnesses. And ye are also to call upon them to use all diligence to be rightly instructed in God's holy Word; that so they may grow in

grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ, and live godly, rigateously, and soberly in this present world.

Cand then, speaking to the neu haptized persons, he shall proceed, and 8dy,
ND as for you, who have now by Baptism put on Christ, it is your

part and duty also, being made the children of God and of the light, by faith in Jesus Christ, to walk answerably to your Christian calling, and as becometh the children of light; remembering always that Baptism representeth unto us our profession ; which is, to follow the example of our Saviour Christ, and to be made like unto him; that as he died, and rose again for us; so should we, who are baptized, die from sin, and rise again unto righteousness; continually mortifying all our evil and corrupt affections, and daily proceeding in all virtue and godliness of living It is expedient that ereru person, thus baptized, should be confirmed by the Bishop so soon after his Baptism as conteniently may be; that so he may be admitted to

the holy Communion. If any persons not baptized in their infancy shall be brought to be baptized bufore they

come to wears of discretion to ousuer for themselves ; it may suffice to use the office for Public Baptism of Infants, or in case of extreme danger the Office for Prirate Baptism; only changing the word (Infant) for (Child] or [Person] as occasion requireth.

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To the end there anymoron may be na in de los in die suidelike of such 11, Whili lizive it tuntuing to Saint Devi's doctrine, who teachith that all things should be done in the Church to thinitiation of the same it is the night geenin ilut non honet'ter shall be conpo!!!!l, bet suik as can sy in their

:4014 tongue the Articles of the faith, ile Lord's prayer, and the ten ComHaments, and can also answer to such questions of this short ('utechism, as the Bishop, Cor such as he shall appoint) shall be his eliscretion uppose Thim in. dind this order is most conreniant to be

otsorred, for divers considerations. First, bucause that when children come to

the car's of discretion, and have learned uluut their Godfather's and Godmothers promiseid for them in Baptism, i hey may than themselies uith their oun mouth, and with their own consent, opinių liefore the Church, putiny ani confirm the Silml; am also promise that by the grice of God, they will prermore on. durour themselves faithfully to obserre anu kop such things as they by their oun mouth and confession hare assented

unto. Seconillu, forasmuch as Confirmation is

ministered to them that be baptized, that, by imposition of hands and Prayer, they may receire strength and defence against all temptations to sin, and the assaults of the world and the devil, it is most meet to be ministered when children come to that age, that partly by the frailty of their own flush, partly by the assaults of the world and the devil, thiy begin to be in danger to fall into sundry

kinds of sin. Thirdly, for that it is agreeable with the

usage of the Church in times past : whereby it uus ordained that Confirmation should be ministered to ihem tlu

I them (S. L.] - will [1552] (1549]

? according to [1549] 5 into sin (1549]

3 confess (1549]

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To the end that Confirmation may be ministered to the more edifying of such as shall

moetire it (?according unto S. Paul's doctrine, who teacheth that all things should be tlone in the Church, to the dification of the sume) it is thought good that none hereafter should be confirmed, but such as cun say in their mother tongue the articles or the firth, the Lord's prayer, and the x. Commandments. And can also answer to such questions of this short Catechism, as the Bishop (or such as he shall appoint) shull by his discretion appose them in. And this order is most conrenient to be

obset teil for dirers considerations. First, conse that unch children come to the years of discretion, and have learned what their godfuilers and good mothers promised for them in Baptism, they may then tlumselres with their oun mouth, and with their own consent, openly before the Church, ratify and confirm the same; and also promise that, by the grace of God, thuy 4 shull cromore and arour themselrus faithfully to observe and keep such things,

as they do their own mouth an! confession have assented unto. Securitiei, fortspeuch us Confirmation is ministered to them that be Baptized, thut by

imposition of hands, and prayer, they may rectire strength and defence against all tompiutions to sin, and the assaults of the world and the Deril; it is most meet to be ministered when children com to that age, that partly by the frai of their oun Hush, partly by the assaults of the world and the Devil, they begin to be in danger to fall into sunlry kinds of sin. Thrill; for that it is agreenble with the usage of the Church, in times past, whereby

it worrained that Confirmation should be ministered to them that icre of perfect age, that they being instructed in Christ's religion, should openly profess their own titit, aine pomst to be obedient to the uill of God. And that no on shalt tink that any detriment shall come to children pre determiner or Cormation, lue shall knou for truth, thute it is estoin l.1 Cul's work, that children being Buntized, hare all things necessary for their salvation; und be unloubtedly


6 that children, being baptized (if they depart out of this life in their infancy) are undoubtedly saved (1549]



S. L.

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were of perfect age, that they being in-
structed in Christ's Religion, should
oponly profess their own fuith, and pro-
mise to be obedient unto the will of God.
And thut no man shull think thut any de-

triment shall come to children by di-
ferring of their Confirmution, he shall
know for truth, that it is certain by
God's word, that children being brap-
tizid, have all things necessary for their
sulration, und be undoubtedly sared.

a Catechism,
That is to say, An Instruction to

be learned of every child, before
he be brought to be confirmed

? by the Bishop. Question. CHAT is your name?

Answer. N. or M. Question. Who gave you this name?

Ansuer. 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.

Question. What did your Godfathers and Godmothers then for you?

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

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

Question, Rehearse the Articles of thy be- Rehearse the Articles of thy belief.

lief. Answer.

BELIEVE in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven

and earth; And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord, 6 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 Com


by the Bishop, and to be used throughout the whole Church of Scotland. [S. L.)

i forsake (1604) (S. L.]
3 and pomps, the vanities of the wicked world, and all, &c. (1604)

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