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Lord's Prayer, and the Ten Com-|and of the Holy Ghost. Thien." mandments, and is sufficiently in-Tif infant Baptism, and the receiving structed in the other parts of the of Infants baptized in private, are to

- ..] be at the same time, the Minister may ‘. Catechism, set forth for make the Questions to the Sponsors, and that purpose. the succeeding Prayers serve for both. T But if they who bring the Infant to the And again, after the Immersion, or Church do make such uncertain Answers the powring % Water, and the receivto the Minister's Questions, as that it ing into the Church, the Minister may cannot appear that the Child was bap-} ose the Remainder of the Service for tized with Water, in the Name of the both.

THE MINISTRATION OF
BAPTISM

To such as are of Riper Years, and able to answer for themselves. # When any such Persons as are of Riper Years are to be baptized, timely notice shall be given to the Minister; that so due care may be taken for their examination, whether they be sufficiently instructed in the principles of the Christian Religion; and that they may be exhorted to prepare themselves, with prayers and fasti or the receiving of this Holy Sacrament. . To T.And § shqāy be found fit, then the Godfathers and Godmothers (the People being assembled upon the Sunday, Holy Day, or Prayer Day appointed) off. ready to present them at the Font, in mediately after the Second Lesson, either at Morning or Evening Prayer, as the Minister, in his discretion, shall think.ft. T And standing there, the Minister shall ask, Whether "...#. Persons here presented be baptized or no? If they shall answer, No; then shall the Minister say thus:

f EARLY beloved, forasmuch he will grant to these persons that f as all men are conceived and which by nature they cannot , born in sin (and that which is have ; that they may be baptized , bern of the flesh is flesh) and they with Water and the Holy Ghost, , who are in the flesh cannot please|and received into Christ's hoGod, but live in sin, committing|ly Church, and be made lively : many actual transgressions; and members of the same. our Saviour Christ saith, None T Then shall the Minister say can enter into the kingdom of ign shall the Minister say, God, except he be regenerate Let us pray. and born anew of Water and LMIGHTY and everlasting of the Holy Ghost ; I beseech Sod, who, ofthygreat mercy, you to call upon God the Father, ididst save Noah and his family in , through our Lord Jesus Christ.]the Ark from perishing by water; that of his bounteous goodnessland also didst safely lead the

children of Israel thy people written by Saint John, in the through the Red Sea, figuring third chapter, beginning at the thereby thy holy Baptism ; and first verse :

by the baptisin of thy well-beloved," "HERE was a man of the PhaSon Jesus Christ i:1 the river Jor- risees, named Nicodemus, a dan, didst sanctify the element ruler of the Jews. . The same of water, to the mystical washing came to Jesus by night, and said away of sin ; we beseech the junto him, Rabbi, we know. that for thine infinite mercies, that thou art a Teacher come from

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God, the aid of all who need, the helper of all who flee to thee for succour, the life of those who believe, and the resurrection of the dead; we call upon thee for these Persons, that they, coming to thy holy Baptism, may receive remission of their sins, by spiritual regeneration. Receive them, O Lord, as thou hast promised by thy well-beloved Son, saying, Ask. and ye shall receive; seek, and §. shall find; knock, and it shall e opeued unto you : So now give unto us who ask; let us who seek, find ; open the gate unto us who knock; that these Persons may enjoy the everlasting benediction of thy heavenly washing, and may come to the eternal king. jom which thou hastpromised by Christ our Lord. Amen. Then the Minister shall say, Hear the words of the Gospel,

God ; for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him. Jesus answer. ed and said unto him, Verily, ve. rily, I say unto thee, Excepta man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old 2 can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born ? Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of Water and of the Spirit, he cannot enterinto the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh, is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit, is Spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof; but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth; so is every one that is born of the Spirit. TAfter which he shall say this Eohortation

following :

BELOVED, ye hear in this Gos

pel the express words of our Saviour Christ, that, except a man be born of Water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. Whereby ye may perceive the great necessity of this Sacrament, where it may be had. Likewise, immediately beforehis ascension into heaven, (as read in the last chapter of Sai

Mark's Gospel) he gave, com mand to his disciples, saying,

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BAPTISM OF THOSE OF RIPER YEARS.

yeinto all the world, and preach the Gospel to every creature. He that believeth, and is baptized, shall be saved; but he that believeth not, shall be damned : Which also showeth unto us the great benefit we reap thereby. For which cause Saint Peter the Apostle, when upon his first preaching of the Gospel many were pricked at the heart, and said to him and the rest of the Apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do? replied, and said unto them, Repent and be baptized every one of you, for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost: For the promise is to you and your children, and to all that areafar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call. And with many other words exhorted he them, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation. For, as the same Apostle testifieth in another place, even baptism doth also now save us, (not the

o away of the filth of the

esh, but the answer of a good conscience towards God) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Doubt ye not therefore, but earnestly believe, that he will favourably receive these present Per

sons, truly repenting, and coming|P

unto him by faith; that he will grant them remission of their sins, and bestow upon them the Holy Ghost; that he will give them the blessing of eternal life, and make them Partakers of his everlasting ingdom. Wherefore, we being thus persuaded of the good will of our heavenly Father toward these Persons, declared by his Son Je

sus Christ, let us faithfully and

169 devoutly give thanks to him, and

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would vouchsafe to receive you and bless you, to release you of your sins, to give you the kingdom of heaven, and everlasting life. We have heard also that our Lord Jesus Christ hath promised in his holy Word, to grant all those things that we have prayed for; which promise he, for his part, will most surely keep and perform. Wherefore, after this romise made by Christ, ye must also faithfully, for your part, in the presence of these your Witnesses, and this whole Congregation, promise and answer to the following Questions :

7 The Minister shall then demand of the Persons to be baptized as follows; th: Question being considered as addressed to them severally, and the Answers to be made accordingly.

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as contained in the Apostles' Creed 2 .Ams. I do. Quest. Wilt thou be baptized in this Faith ? .Ans. That is my desire. Quest. Wilt thou then obediently keep God's holy will and commandments; and walkin the same all the days of thy life 2 .Ans. I will, by God's help. T Then shall the Minister say, O 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 sinful 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 flesh. Amen. Grant that they, being here dedicated to thee by our Office and Ministry, may also be endued with heavenly virtues, and ever. Jastingly 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

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and blood; and gave commandment to his disciples, that they should go teach all nations, and baptize 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 the Persons, 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. .Amen. f Then shall the Minister take each Person to be baptized by the Right Hand; and placing him conveniently by the Font, according to his discretion, ask the Godfathers and Godmothers the name; and then shall dip him in the water, or pour water upon him, saying, N I baptize thee in the name * of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, Amen. T Then shall the Minister say, E receive this Person into the Congregation of Christ's Flock, and do sign Here ti, him with the sign of Minister son the Cross; in token o: § Cross that hereafter he o 'o' jail not be asham. ”: ed to confess the faith of Christ crucified, and manfully to t under his banner, against sin, the world, and the devil; and to continue Christ's faithful soldier and servant unto his life's end. Amen. T The same rule, as to the Omission of the Sign of the Cross, is to be observed as in the Baptism of Infants: T Then the Minister shall say, EEING now, dearly beloved brethren, that these Persons are regenerate, and grafted into the body of Christ's Church; let us ive thanks unto Almighty God or these benefits, and with one

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thy promises, through the same - §' liveth and reigneth with thee, in

everlastingly. Amen.

him, that they may lead the rest of their life according to this be

#o: Then shall be said the Lord's Prayer, all kneeling. | OUR 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. W E yield thee humble thanks, Oheavenly 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 Serrants, and attain

Jesus Christ thy Son; who

the unity of the same Holy Spirit,

T Then, all standing up, the Minister: shall use this Erhortàtion following; aking to the Godfathers and Godmothers first. FoRASMUCH as these Persons

have promised, in your pre

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 youtheir 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, righteously, and soberly, in this present world. is And then speaking to the baptized Persons, he shall proceed and say, 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 walkanswerably 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

sence, to renounce the devil and Igodliness of living. T It is expedient that every person thus baptized should be o: by the Bishop,

so seon after his Baptism as conveniently may be ; that so

the Holy Communion.

m Whereas necessity may require the baptizing of Adults in private houses, in consideration of extreme sickness; the same is hereby allowed in that case. And to convenient number of3. shall be assembled in the house where the Sacrament

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is to be performed. words, come hither desirin 7 If there be occasion for the § same time, the Minister shall _followin 2"hen the Minister shall proceed to the

td in the exhortation, Well beloved, &c. instead of these , shall be inserted this word, desirous.

c may be admitted to

in the office for Adults; only, in the exhortation and prover, ese Persons, and these thy'servants, adding, and these

ce of Infant Baptism and that 3 Adults at the use the exhortation and one of the prayers next

after the nfants: questions to be demanded in the cases re

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