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THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH,
REV. JOSEPH BINGHAM, M.A.
Formerly Fellow of University College, Oxford ; and afterwards Rector of
Headbourn Worthy, and Havant, Hampshire ;
SET OF MAPS OF ECCLESIASTICAL GEOGRAPHY,
TO WHICH ARE NOW ADDED,
AND OTHER MATTER, NEVER BEFORE PUBLISHED,
The whole Revised and Edited, together with
A Biographical Account of the author,
BY HIS GREAT GRANDSON,
THE REV. RICHARD BINGHAM, B.C.L.
Prebendary of Chichester, Vicar of Hale Magna,
IN EIGHT VOLUMES.- VOL. III.
PRINTED FOR WILLIAM STRAKER,
433, WEST STRAND.
chumens.-3. And Consignation with the Sign of the Cross.-4. At what
dual exercises and discipline of every Order.
Sect. 1. Four Orders or Degrees of Catechumens among the Ancients.-
2. First, the E&w. Ifuevol, or Catechumens privately instructed without
the Church.-3. Secondly, the 'Axpoúpevoi, Audientes, or Hearers.—4.
Thirdly, the Tovu klivovtes, or Genu-flectentes and Substrati, the Kneel-
ers.-5. Fourthly, the Competentes or Electi, the immediate Candidates
of Baptism.-6. How this last order were particularly disciplined and
prepared for Baptism.—7. Partly by frequent Examinations, from which
such as approved themselves, had the name of Electi, the Chosen.-8.
Partly by Exorcism, accompanied with Imposition of Hands and the Sign
of the Cross, and Insufflation.-9. Partly by the exercises of Fasting
and Abstinence, and Confession and Repentance, &c.-10. Partly by
learning the words of the Creed and Lord's-Prayer.-ll. And the Form
of Renunciation of the Devil, and Covenanting with Christ, with other
Responses relating to their Baptism.–12. What meant by the Compe-
tentes going veiled before Baptism.--13. Of the Ceremony called,
Ephphatha, or opening of the Ears of the Catechumenso-14. Of putting