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DEARLY beloved, ye have brought this Child here to be baptized;ye have prayed that our Lord Jesus Christ would vouchsafe to receive him, to release him from sin, to sanctify him with the Holy Ghost, to give him the kingdom of heaven and everlasting life. Ye have heard also that our Lord Jesus Christ hath promised, in his Gospel, to grant all these things that ye have prayed for; which promise, he for his part will most surely keep and perform. Wherefore, after this promise made by Christ, this Infant must also faithfully, for his part, promise by you that are his sureties (until ye come of age to take it upon himself) that he will renounce the devil and all his works, and constantly believe God's holy Word, and obediently keep his Commandments. T The Minister shall then demand of the Sponsors as follows; the Questions being considered as addressed to the in severally, and the answers to be made accordingly. I demand therefore, D9. thou, in the name of this Child, renounce the Sevil and all his works, the vain pomp and glory of the world, with all covetous desires of the same, and the sinful desires of the flesh ; so that thou wilt not follow, nor be led by them 2 ...Ans. I renounce them all; and, by God's help, will endeavour not to follow, nor be led by them. JMinis. Dost thou believe all the Articles of the Christian Faith, as contained in the Apostles' Creed ...Ans. I do. JMinis. Wilt thou be baptized in this Faith ? 4ns. That is my desire. Minis, Wilt thou then obe
diently keep God's holy will and commandments, and walk in the same all the days of thy life? .Ans. I will, by God's help. T Then shall the Minister say, Merciful God, grant that the old Adam in this Child may be so buried, that the new man may be raised up in him. Amen. Grant that all sinful affections may die in him, and that all things belonging to the Spirit may live and grow in him. Amen. Grant that he may have power 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. LMSGHTY, everliving God, whose most dearly beloved Son Jesus Christ, for the forgiveness of our sins, did shed out of his most precious sideboth water and blood; and gave commandment to his disciples, that they should go teach all nations, and them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost; regard, we beseech thee, the supplications of thy Congregation; sanctify this water to the mystical washing away of sin; and grant that this Child, now to be baptized therein, may receive the fulness of thy grace, and ever remain in the number of thy faithful children, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Almen, o T Then the Ministershall take the Child
into his hands, and shall say to the God. Jathers and goanothers, |
Name this Child.
PUBLIC BAPTISM OF INFANTS.
" Andiken, naming it after them, he shall dip it i. i. Woe; #::::::: shall whater upon it, saying, N I baptize thee in the name "of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen. T Then the Minister shall say, E receive this Child into the Congregation of Christ's . Ho, the Flock, and do "sign Minist, skill him with the sign of loss the Cross; in toyou. ken that hereafter he shall not be ashamed to confess the faith of Christ crucified, and manfully to fight under his banner, against sin, the world, and the devil; and to Continue Christ's faithful soldier and servant unto his life's end. Jłmen. " If those who present the Infant shall Şire the sign of the Cross to be omitted, although the Church knows no worthy cause of scruple concenning the same, yet, in that case, the Minister may omit that part of the above which fol.
to Then shah the Minister say SEEING now, dearly bioved brethren, that this Čhild is re†: and grafted into the boyof Christ's Church; let us give thanks unto Almighty God for these benefits,and with one accord make our prayers unto him, that this Child may lead the rest of his is according to this beginning.
* Then shall be said, all kneeling, UR Father, who art in Heaven, Hallowed be thy Name; Thy Kingdom come; Thy will be done on Earth, as it is in Heaven; Give us this day our daily bread; And forgive is our sses, as we forgive those trespass against us; And lead * not into temptation; But deliverus from evil. Pimen. f ** shall the losin -ister say,
WE yield thee hearty thanks, most merciful Father, that it hath pleased thee to regenerate this Infant with thy Holy Spirit, to receive him for thine own Child by adoption, and to incorporate him into thy holy Church. And humbly we beseech thee to grant, that he, being dead unto sin, and living unto righteousness, and being buried with Christ in his death, may crucify the old man, and utterly abolish the whole body of sin; 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 the residue of thy holy Church, he may be an Inheritor of thine everlasting kingdom, through Christ our Lord. .#mem. T Then, all standing up, the Minister shall say to the Godfathers and Godmothers this Erhortation following : ORASMUCH as this Child hall 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 tanght, 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 Sermons; and chiefly ye shall provide, that he may learn the Creed, the Lord's Prayer, and the Ten Commandments, and all other things which a Christian ought to know and believe to his soul's health; and that this Child may be virtuously brought up to lead a godly and a Christian life : remembering always, that Baptism doth represent unto us our profession ;
which is to follow the example of our Saviour Christ, and to be made like unto him; that as he
T Then shall he add, and say,
F. are to take care that this
died, and rose again for us, so shop to be confirmed by him, so should we, who are baptized, die soon as he can say the Creed, the from sin, and rise again unto Lord's Prayer, and the Ten Comrighteousness; continually mor-mandments, and is sufficiently intifying all our evil and corruptstructed in the other parts of the affections, and daily proceeding|Church Catechism set forth for in all virtue and godliness of living that purpose.
TIIE MINISTRATION OF
PRIVATE BAPTISM OF CHILDREN .
* The Minister of every Parish shall often admonish the Peo not the Baptism of their Children longer than the first or seco
le, that t
their birth, or other Holy Day falling between, unless upon a great and reasono,
without like great cause and
they poore not their Children to be baptized at home in their houses. Bo oted shall compel them so to do, then Baptism skall be administered as follomo.
* First, let the Minister of the Parish (or, in his absence, any other la to that all,be procured) with those who are present, cali pon Go
ond so mony of the Collects oppointed to be said before in
Form of Public Baptism, as the time and present exigence will suffer. And
the Child being named by some one wh " *pon it, saying these words: N I baptize thee in the name * of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. .Amen.
o is present, the Ministershall pour water
"Butifthe Child werebaptized by amyother lawful Minister, then the Minister of the Parish where the Child was born or christened, shall examine whether the sume hath been lawfully done. And if the Minister shall find, by the answers of such as bring the child, that all things were done as they ought to be; then shall not he christen the Child again, but shall receive him as one of the flock of true Christian People, saying thus: I Certify you, that in this case all is well done, and according unto due order, concernin the baptizing of this Child; who is now by baptism incorporated into the Christian Church : For our Lord Jesus Christ doth not deny his grace and mercy unto such Infants; but most lovingly doth call them unto him, as the Holy Gospel doth witness to our comfort on this wise. T Then the Ministershall say as follows: or else shall pass on to the questions addressed to the Sponsors.
Hear the words of the Gospel, written by St. Mark, in the tenth chapter, at the thirteenth verse. THEY brought young children to Christ, that he should 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 unto me, and forbid them not; for of such is the kingdom of God. 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 era.
how he blamed those that would have kept them from him ; how he exhorteth all men to follow their innocency. Ye perceive how, by his outward gesture and deed, he declared his good will toward them : for he embraced them in his arms, he laid his hands upon them, and blessed them. Doubt ye not therefore, but earnestly believe, thatbehath likewise favourably received this present Infant; that he hath embraced him with the arms of his mercy; and, as he hath promised in his holy word, will give unto him the blessing of eternal life, and make him Partaker of his everlasting kingdom. Wherefore, we being thus persuaded of the good will of our heavenly Father, declared by his Son Jesus Christ, towards this Infant, let us faithfully, and devoutly give thanks unto him, and say the Prayer which the Lord himself taught us. UR Father, who art in Heaven, Hallowed be thy Name; Thy kingdom come; Thy Will be done on earth, as it is in Heaven; Give us this day our daily bread; And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; And lead us not into temptation ; But deliver us from evil. Amen. * Then shall the Minister demand the name of the Child; which being by the
Godfathers and Godmothers pronounced, the Minister shall say us follows:
D9. thou, in the name of this Child, renounce the devil and all his works, the vain pomp and glory of the world, with all covetous desires of the same, and the sinful desires of the flesh; so that thou wilt not follow, nor be led by them 2 ..Ans. I renounce them all; and,
by God's help, will endeavour not
* IIere the Ministershall make a Cross upon the Child's forehead,
him into thy holy Church. And