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Collects that may be said after the Col-
lects of Morning or Evening Prayer, or
Communion, at the discretion of the

Minister.

O

our necessities before we ask, and our ignorance in asking; we beseech thee to have compassion

our

and those in these our supplications things which for our unworthiand prayers; and dispose the way ness we dare not, and for our of thy servants towards the at- blindness we cannot ask, vouchtainment of everlasting salvation; safe to give us, for the worthiness that among all the changes and of thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. chances of this mortal life, they may ever be defended by thy most gracious ready Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen."

Amen.

ALMIGHTY God, who hast promised to the petitions of those who ask in thy we beseech thee

mighty God, that the words mercifully to incline thine ears which we have heard this day to us who have now made our with our outward ears, may, prayers and supplications unto through thy grace, be so grafted thee; and grant,that those things inwardly in our hearts, that they which we have faithfully asked may bring forth in us the fruit of according to thy will, may effecgood living; to the honour and tually be obtained; to the relief praise of thy name, through Je- of our necessity, and to the setting sus Christ our Lord. Amen. forth of thy glory, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

IRECT us, O Lord, in all our

Ddoings, with thy most gra- Upon the Sundays and other Holy Days

cious favour, and further us with thy continual help; that in all our works begun, continued, and ended in thee, we may glorify thy holy name; and finally, by thymercy, obtain everlasting life, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

ALMIGHTY God, the fountain

of all wisdom, who knowest

(if there be no Sermon or Communion: shall be said all that is appointed at the Communion, unto the end of the Gospel, concluding with the Blessing. And if any of the consecrated Bread and Wine remain after the Communion, it shall not be carried out of the Church' but the Minister and other Communi. cants shall, immediately after the Blessing, reverently eat and drink the same.

THE MINISTRATION OF

PUBLIC BAPTISM OF INFANTS,

To be used in the Church.

The people are to be admonished, that it is most convenient that Baptism should not be administered but upon Sundays and other Holy Days, or Prayer Days. Nevertheless (if necessity so require) Baptism may be administered upon any other day There shall be for every Male Child to be baptized, when they can be had, two Godfathers and one Godmother; and for every Female, one Godfather and two Godmothers; and Parents shall be admitted as Sponsors, if it be desired. When there are Children to be baptized, the Parents or Sponsors shall give know ledge thereof, before the beginning of Morning Prayer, to the Minister. And then the Godfathers and Godmothers, and the People with the Children, must be ready at the Font, either immediately after the last Lesson at Morning Prayer, or els immediately after the last Lesson at Evening Prayer, as the Minister by his dis cretion shall appoint. And the Minister coming to the Font (which is then to br filled with pure Water) and standing there, shall say,

Hath this Child been already baptized, or no?

If they answer No; then shall the Minister proceed as followell..
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he, as all men are conceived and holy Baptism, may receive reborn in sin; and our Saviour mission of sin, by spiritual regeChrist saith, None can enter into neration. Receive him, O Lord, the kingdom of God, except he as thou hast promised by thy be regenerate and born anew of well-beloved Son, saying, Ask, Water and of the Holy Ghost; I and ye shall have; seek, and ye beseech you to call upon God the shall find; knock, and it shall be Father, through our Lord Jesus opened unto you: So give now, Christ, that of his bounteous mer- unto us who ask; let us who cy, he will grant to this Child that seek, find; open the gate unto which by nature he cannot have; us who knock; that this Infant that he may be baptized with Wa- may enjoy the everlasting beneter and the Holy Ghost, and re-diction of thy heavenly washing, ceived into Christ's holy Church, and may come to the eternal and be made a living member of kingdom which thou hast promised by Christ our Lord. Amen. the same. T.Then the Minister shall say as follows: or else shall pass on to the questions addressed to the Sponsors; and from thence to the Prayer immediately before the Immersion, or the pouring of Water on the Infant. But note; that, in every Church,the intermediate parts of the Service shall be used, once at least in every month (if there be a Baptism) for the better instructing of the People in the Grounds of Infant Baptism.

Then shall the Minister say,
Let us pray.

God, who, of thy great mercy, didst save Noah and his family in the Ark from perishing by water; and also didst safely lead the children of Israel thy people through the Red Sea, figuring thereby thy holy Baptism; and by the Baptism of thy well-beloved Son Jesus Christ in the ri

Hear the words of the Gospel, ver Jordan, didst sanctify water, written by Saint Mark, in the to the mystical washing away of tenth chapter, at the thirteenth sin; we beseech thee, for thine verse. infinite mercies, that thou wilt mercifully look upon this Child; wash him, and sanctify him with the Holy Ghost; that he, being delivered from thy wrath, may be received into the Ark of Christ's Church; and being steadfast in faith, joyful through hope, and rooted in charity, may so pass the waves of this troublesome world, that finally he may come to the land of everlasting life; there to reign with thee, world without end, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Or this.

ALMIGHTY and

immortal

God, the aid of all who need, the helper of all who flee to thee

THEY brought young Children to Christ,that touch them; and his disciples rebuked those who brought them. But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come for of such is the kingdom of God. unto me, and forbid them not; Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein. And he took them up in his arms, put his hands upon them, and blessed

them.

After the Gospel is read, the Minister shall make this brief Exhortation upon the words of the Gospel:

for succour, the life of those who BELOVED, ye hear in this

and the resurrection

the dead: we ooll upon thee for

Gospel the words of our Saviour Christ, that he commanded

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the children to be brought unto the kingdom of heaven and ever-
him; how he blamed those who lasting life. Ye have heard also
would have kept them from him; that our Lord Jesus Christ hath
how he exhorteth all men to fol- promised, in his Gospel, to grant
low their innocency. Ye perceive all these things that ye have
how,by his outward gesture and prayed for; which promise, he
deed, he declared his good will for his part will most surely keep
toward them: for he embraced and perform. Wherefore, after
them in his arms, he laid his hands this promise made by Christ, this
upon them, and blessed them. Infant must also faithfully, for his
Doubt ye not therefore, but ear-part, promise by you that are his
nestly believe, that he will like- sureties (until he come of age to
wise favourably receive this pre- take it upon himself) that he will
sent Infant; that he will embrace renounce the devil and all his
him with the arms of his mercy; works, and constantly believe
that he will give unto him the God's holy Word, and obediently
blessing of eternal life, and make keep his Commandments.
him partaker of his everlasting
kingdom. Wherefore, we being
thus persuaded of the good will
of our heavenly Father towards
this Infant, declared by his Son
Jesus
and doubt-
ing, but that he favourably allow-D
eth this charitable work of ours,
in bringing this Infant to his holy
Baptism; let us faithfully and de-
voutly give thanks unto him, and

The Minister shall then demand of the
Sponsors as follows; the Questions be-
ing considered as addressed to them
severally, and the answers to be made
accordingly.

I demand therefore, OST thou, in the name of this Child, renounce the devil and all his works, the vain pomp and glory of the world, with all cove tous desires of the same, and the sinful desires of the flesh; so that thou wilt not follow, nor be led by them?

say,

A

LMIGHTY and everlasting

Ans. I renounce them all; and, by God's help, will endeavour not to follow nor be led by them.

Minis. Dost thou believe all the
Articles of the Christian Faith, as
contained in the Apostles' Creed?
Ans. I do.

give thee humble thanks, that
thou hast vouchsafed to call us to
the knowledge of thy grace, and
faith in thee: Increase this know-
ledge, and confirm this faith in us
evermore. Give thy Holy Spirit
to this Infant; that he may be born
again, and be made an heir of in
everlasting salvation, through our
Lord Jesus Christ, who liveth
and reigneth with thee and the
Holy Spirit, now and for ever.
Amen.

Minis. Wilt thou be baptized
this Faith?

Then shall the Minister speak unto the
Godfathers and Godmothers in this
wise:

Ans. That is my desire.
Minis. Wilt thou then obedient-
ly keep God's holy will and com-
mandments, and walk in the same
all the days of thy life?

Ans. I will, by God's help.
Then shall the Minister say,

that

beloved,

have

Adam in this Chid

brought this Child here to be be so buried, that the new man baptized; ye have prayed that may be raised up in him. Amen. our Lord Jesus Christ would Grant that all sinful affections vouchsafe to receive him, to re-may die in him, and that all things lease him from sin, to sanctify him belonging to the Spirit may live with the Holy Ghost, to give him and grow in him. Amen.

end.

Grant that he may have power dier and servant unto his life's and strength to have victory, and to triumph against the devil, the world, and the flesh. Amen.

Grant that whosoever is 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.

Amen. If those who present the Infant shall desire the sign of the Cross to be omitted, although the Church knows no worthy cause of scruple concerning the same, yet, in that case, the Minister may omit that part of the above which follows the Immersion, or the pouring of Water on the Infant.

SEE

Then shall the Minister say,

EEING now, dearly beloved brethren, that this Child is

the

whose most dearly beloved body of Christ's Church; let us and Son Jesus Christ, for the forgive- give thanks unto Almighty God ness of our sins, did shed out of for these benefits, and with one his most precious side both water accord make our prayers unto and blood; and gave command- him, that this Child may lead the ment to his disciples, that they rest of his life according to this should go teach all nations, and beginning. baptize them in the name of the Then shall be said, all kneeling, Father, and of the Son, and of the UR Fathers who art in HeaHoly Ghost; regard, we beseech thee, the supplications of thy ven, Name; Congregation; sanctify this water Thy Kingdom come; Thy Will to the mystical washing away of be done on Earth, as it is in Heasin; and grant that this Child, now ven; Give us this day our daily to be baptized therein, may re-bread; And forgive us our tresceive the fulness of thy grace, passes, as we forgive those who and ever remain in the number of trespass against us; And lead us thy faithful children, through Je- not into temptation; But deliver sus Christ our Lord. Amen. us from evil. Amen. T Then the Minister shall take the Child

into his hands, and other say to the

Godfathers Godmothers,

Name this Child.

And then, naming it after them, he shall dip it in the Water discreetly, or shall pour Water upon it, saying,

I baptize thee in the name of

and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.
Then the Minister shall say,
E receive this Child into the

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Here the Mi

nister shall make

a Cross

Then shall the Minister say,

WE yield the hearty thanks,

most merciful it hath pleased thee to regenerate this Infant with thy Holy Spirit, to receive him for thine own Child by adoption, and to incorporate

humbly we beseech thee to grant, that he, being dead unto sin, and living unto righteousness, and be

Flock, and do*sign death, may crucify the old man, him with the sign and utterly abolish the whole of the Cross; in to- body of sin; and that as he is the upon Child's forehead. ken that hereafter made Partaker of the Death of thy he shall not be Sou, he may also be Partaker of ashamed to confess the faith of his Resurrection; so that finally, Christ crucified, and manfully to with the residue of thy holy fight under his banner, against Church, he may be an Inheritor sin, the world, and the devil; and of thine everlasting Kingdom, to continue Christ's faithful sol through Christ our Lord. Amen

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mothers this Exhortation following:

ORASMUCH as this Child F hath promised by you his Sureties, to renounce the devil and all his works, to believe in God, and to serve him; ye must remember, that it is your parts and duties to see that this Infant be taught, so soon as he shall be able to learn, what a solemn vow; promise, and profession he hath here made by you. And that he may know these things the better, ye shall call upon him to hear Ser- E are to take care that this mons; and chiefly ye shall pro- Child be brought to the Bivide, that he may learn the Creed, shop to be confirmed by him, so the Lord's Prayer, and the Ten soon as he can say the Creed, the Commandments, and all other Lord's Prayer, and the Ten Comthings which a Christian ought to mandments, and is sufficiently inknow and believe to his soul's structed in the other parts of the health; and that this Child may be Church Catechism set forth for virtuously brought up to lead al that purpose.

Then, all standing up, the Minister godly and a Christian life: rememshall say to the Godfathers and God- bering always, that Baptism doth which is, to follow the example of represent unto us our profession; our Saviour Christ, and to be made and rose again for us, so should like unto him; that as he died, we, who are baptized, die from sin, and rise again unto righteousness; continually mortifying all and daily proceeding in all virour evil and corrupt affections, tue and godliness of living.

Then shall he add, and say,

YE

THE MINISTRATION OF

PRIVATE BAPTISM OF CHILDREN

IN HOUSES.

The Minister of every Parish shall often admonish the People, that they aeser not the Baptism of their Children longer than the first or second Sunday next after their birth or other Holy Day falling between, unless upon a great and reasonable Cause. And also they shall warn them, that, without like great cause and necessity, they procure not their Children to be baptized at home in their houses. But when need shall compel them so to do, then Baptism shall be administered as followeth. First, let the Minister of the Parish (or, in his absence, any other lawful Minister that can be procured) with those who are present, call upon God, and say the Lord's Prayer, and so many of the Collects appointed to be said before in the Form of Public Baptism, as the time and present exigence will suffer. And then, the Child being named by some one who is present, the Minister shall pour water upon it, saying these words:

name of that he,

dead unto

and the Father, and of the Son, living unto righteousness, and and of the Holy Ghost. Amen. being buried with Christ in his Then the Minister shall give thanks un-death, may crucify the old man, and utterly abolish the whole bo

to and say,

thee

of and that as he is made

Partaker of the Death of thy Son, he may also be Partaker of his Resurrection; so that finally, with

most merciful Father, that it hath pleased thee to regenerate this Infant with thy Holy Spirit, to receive him for thine own Child the residue of thy holy Church, he by adoption, and to incorporate may be an Inheritor of thine him into thy holy Church. And everlasting Kingdom, through humbly we beseech thee to grant, Christ our Lord. Amen.

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