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The Minister shall then demand of the And then, naming it after ther, he Sponsors as follows; the Questions be shall dip it in the Water discreetly, or ing considered as addressed to them skall puur wuter upon it, saying, severally, and the answers to be made NY I baptize thee in the name of the accordingly.
W . Father, and of the Son, und of the I demand therefore,
Holy Ghost. Amen. T OST thou, in the name of this Child,
Then the Minister shall sny renounce the clevil and all his works, TATE receive this Child into the Con. the vain pomp and glory of the world,
Y gregation of Christ's Flock, and with all covetous desires of the same, do (1) sign him with the and the sinful desires of the flesh; so sign of the Cross; in to. (1) Here the that thou wilt not follow, nor be led by ken that hereafter he shall Minister shall them?
not be ashamed to con- make a Cross Ans. I renounce them all; and, by less the faith of Christ upon the God's help, will endeavour not to follow, crucified, and manfully to Child's fore nor be led by them.
fight under his banner, head. Minis. Dost thou believe all the Arti: against sin, the world, cles of the Christian Faith, as contained and the devil; and to continue Christ's in the Apostles' Creed ?
faithful sold er and servant ur to kis life's Ans I do.
end. Amen Minis. Wilt thou be baptized in this
If those who present the Infant shall Faith?
desire the sign of the Cross to be omit. Ans. That is my desire. Minis. Wilt thou then obediently keep
ted, although the Church knots n woor. God's bois will and commandments, and
thy cause of scruple concerning the walk in the same all the days of thy life?
same, yet, in that case, the Minister Ans. I will, by God's help
muay omit that part of the ubone which
follores the Immersion, or the pouring Then shull the Minister say.
of Water on the Infant n MERCIFUL God, grant that the
Then shall the Minister say, old Adam in this Child may be so
I SEEING now, dearly beloved brethburied, that the new man may be raised
ren, that this Child is regenerate, up in kim Amen.
and grafted into the body of Christ's Grant that all sinful affections may die Church; let us give thanks tmto A!. in hin, und that all things belonging to mighty God for these benefits, and with the Spirit may live and grow in him one accord make our prayers unto him, Amen
that this Child may lead the rest of his Grant that he may have power and life according to this beginning strength to have victory, and to triumph 1 len shall be said, all kneeling, against the devil, the world, and the
NUR Father, who art in Heaven, Hal. flesh Amen
U lowed be thy Name; 'Thy Kingdom Grant that whosoever is here dedicated come ; Thy Will be done on Earth, as it to thee by our Office and Ministry, inay is in Heaven ; Give us this day our daily also be endued with heavenly virtues,
bread; And forgive us our trespasses, as and everlastingly rewarded, through thy
we forgive those who trespass against mercy, blessed Lord God, who dost
us; And lead us not into temptation; live and govern all things, world with. But deliver us from evil. Amen out endnen.
Then skall the Minister says, ALMIGHTY, everliving God, whnse TAE yield thee hearty thanks, most A most dearly beloved Son Jesus
Y merciful Father, that it hath Christ, for the forgiveness of our sins. pleased thee to regenerate this Infant did shed out of his most precious side with thy Holy Spirit, to receive him (o: both water and blood; and gave com- thine own Child by adoption, and to in. mandment to his disciples, that they corporate him into thy holy (burch. should go teach all nations, and baptize
And humbly we beseech thee to grant, them in the name of the Father, and of that he, being dead unto sin, and living the Son, and of the Holy Ghost; regard,
unto righteousness, and being buried we beseech thee, the supplications of thy with Christ in his death, may crucify congregation ; sanctify this water to the the old man, and utterly abolish the mystical washing awav of sin, and grant whole body of sin; and that as he is that this Child, now to be baptized there. made Partaker of the Death of thy Son, in, may receive the fulness of thy grace, he may also be partaker of his resurrec. and ever remain in the number of thy tion; so that finally, with the residue of aithful chudren, through Jesus Christ thy holy Church, he may be an Inheritor our Lord. Amen
of thine everlasting kingdom, through Then the Minister shall eake the Child Christ our Lord. Amen into his hands, and sha!! say to the God. Then, all standing up, the Minister fathers and Godmothers,
shall say to the Goxifathers and Godine Name this Child.
thers this Ea hortation following:
TNORASMUCH as this Child hath that Baptism doth represent unto us our I promised by you, his Sureties, to profession; which is, to follow the ex. renounce the devil and all his works, toample of our Saviour Christ, and to be believe in God, and to serve him; ye! made hke unto him ; that as he died, must rerneinber, that it is your parts and mse again for us, so should we, who and duues to see that this Infant be are baptized, die from sin, and rise again taught, so soon as he shall be able to unto righteousness; continually mortilearn, what a solemn vow, promise, and fying all our evil and corrupt affections, profession he hath here made by you and daily proceeding in all virtue and And that he may know these things the godliness of living. better. ye shall call upon him to hear Sermons; and chiefly ye shail provide,
Then shall he add, and say, that he may leam the Creed, the Lord's VE are to take care that this Child be Prayer, and the Ten Commandments, 1 brought to the Bishop to be conand all woher things which a Christian firmed by him, 80 soon as he can say the onght to know and believe to his soul's Creed, the Lord's Prayer, and the Ten health; and that this Child may be vir- Commandments, and is sufficiently in. tuously brought up to lead a godly and structed in the other parts of the Church
Christian life: remembering always, Catechism, set forth for that purpose
THE MINISTRATION OF
IN HOUSES The Minister of every Parish shall often admonish the People, that they defer not the Baptism of their Children longer than the first or second Sunday neat after their birth, or other Holy Day falling between, unless upon a great and reasonable Cause And also they shall wurn them, that, toithout 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 us followeth First, let the Minister of the Parish (or in his absence, any other luneful Minister that can be procured) with these toho 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 sill suffer And then, the Child be. ing nomed by some one who is present, the Minister skal pour water upon it, suyag
these words: N I baptize thee in the name of the that it be brought into the Church, to
N . Father, and of the Son, and of the the intent that if the Minister of the Holy Ghost Amen
Salme Parish did himself baptize that Then the Minister shall give thanks
Child, the Congregation may be certi. unto God, and say,
fied of the true form of Buptism, by W E yield the hearty thanks, most
kim privately before used: 'In which V merciful Father, that it hath pleas.
ense he shall say thus : ed thee to regenerate this Infant with
T CERTIFY you, that according to thy Holy Spirit, to rereive him for thine
the due and prescribed Order of the own Child by adoption, and to incorpo
Church, at such a time and at such a mute him into thy holy Church. And
place, before divers witnesses, 1 baptized humbly we beseech ther to grant that
this Child. he, being dead unto sin, and living unto But if the Childrere baptized by any righteousgess, and being buried with
other lawful Minister, then the Minis. Christ in his death, may crucify the old
ter of the Parish where the Child was man, and utterly abolisin the whole body horn or ckristened, shall examine wheth. of sin ; and that as he is made Partaker er the same hath been larfully clone. of Use death of thy Son, he may also be And if the Minister shall And, by the Partaker of his Resurrertion; so that answers of such us bring the Child, finally, with the residue of thy holy that all things were done as they ought Church, he may be an Inlcritor of thine to he; then shall he not Christen the everlasting Kingdom, through Christ our Child again, but shall receine him as Lord Amen
one of the Rock of true Christian Pco. And let them not doubt, but that the ple, sitying thus : Child so baptized is lawfully and suti II CERTIFY you, that in this rese all ciently baptized, and ought not to bel is well done, and according unto due baptized agnir. Yet nevertheless, V order, concerning the baptizing of this the Child which is after this sort bup. Child; who is now by baptism incorpotized, do afterwards lire, it is expedient I rared into the Christian Church: For our Lord Jesus Christ doth not deny his the sinful desires of the flesh; so that grace and mercy unto such Infants; but thou wilt not follow, nor be led by them? most lovingly doth call them unto him, Ans. I renounce them all; and, by as the Holy Gospel doth witness to our God's help, will endeavour not to follow, comfort on this wise.
nor be led by them. Then the Minister shell stay as follows:
Alinis. Dost thou believe all the Arti or else shall pass on to the questions ad.
cles of the Christian Faith, as contained dressed to the Sponsors.
in the Apostles' Creed ? Hear the words of the Gospel, written
Ans. I do by St. Mark, in the tenth chapter, at the
Minis. Wilt thou be baptized in this
Faith? thirteenth verse. THEY brought young children to
Ans. That is my desire. 1 Christ, that he should touch them;
Minis. Wilt thou then obecliently keep and his disciples rebuked those who
God's holy will and commandments, and brought them. But when Jesus saw it,
walk in the same all the days of thy life? he was much displeased, and said unto
Ans. I will, by God's help. them. Suffer the little children to come
Then the Minister shall say, unto me, and forbid them not; for of W E receive this Child into the Con. such is the kingdom of God Verily I VVgregation of Christ's Flock, and say tmto you. Whosoever shall not re- do (1)sign him with the ceive the kingdom of God as a little sign of the Cross; in to. (1) Here the child, he shall not enter therein. And ken that hereafter he shall Minister shall he took them up in his arms, put his not be ashamed to con- make a Cross hands upon them, and blessed them. fess the faith of Christ upon the After the Gospe is read, the Minister
crucified, and manfully to Child's fure. shall make this brief Es hortation upon
fight under his banner, head. the words of the Gospel :
against sin, the world, DELOVED, ye hear in this Gospel the
and the devil; and to continue Christ's D words of our Saviour Christ, that
faithful soldier and servant unto his life's he commanded the children to be brought
end. Amen. unto him: how he blamed those that The same rule is to be obserred here, would have kept them from him ; how to the Omisewn of the Sign of the he exhorteth all men to follow their in. Cross, as in the Public Baptism of nocency. Ye perceive how, by his out. Infants. ward gesture and deed, he declared his
Then shall the Minister say, good will toward them. For he em
SEEING now, dearly beloved breth. braced them in his arms, he laid his
ren, that this Child is regenerate, hands upon them and blessed them.
and grafted into the body of Christ's Doubt ye not therefore, but earnestly
Church; let us give thanks unto Al. believe, that he hath likewise favourably
mighty God for these benefits, and with received this present Infant; that he hath
one accord make our prayers unto him, embraced him with the arms of his mer
that this Child may lead the rest of his cy; and as he hath promised in bis holy
life according to this beginning. word, will give unto him the blessing of eternal life, and make him Partnker
Then skall be said, all kneeling, of his everlasting kingdom Where- W E yield thee hearty thanks, most fore, we being thus persuaded of the V m erciful Father, that it hath good will of our heavenly Father de. pleased thee to regenerate this Infant clared by his Son Jesus Christ, towards with thy Holy Spirit, to receive him for This Infant, let us faithfully and devoutly thine own Child by adoption, and to in give thanks unto him, and say the corporate him into thy holy Church. Prayer which the Lord himself taught And humbly we beseech thee to grant, us.
that he, being dead unto sin, and living OUR Father, who art in Heaven, Hal. unto righteousness, and being buried
lowed be thy Name; Thy Kingdom with Christ in his death, may crucify come; Thy Will be done on Earth, as it the old man and utterly abolish the is in Heaven : Give us this day our daily whole body of sin; and that as he is bread; And forgive us our trespasses, as made Partaker of the Death of thy Son, we forgive those who trespass against ke may also be partaker of his Resurrec. tas; And lead us not into lemplation; tion; so that finally, with the residue of But deliver us from evil. Amen. thy holy Church, he may be an Inheritor 1 Then shall the Minister demand the of thine everlasting Kingdom, through name of the Child; which being by the
Christ our Lord. Amen. Godfathers and Godmothers pronounc Then, all standing up, the Minister
ed, the Minister shall suy as follows: shall say to the Godfathers and Godmo. N osT thou, in the name of this Child, thers this Exhortation following:
renounce the devil and all his works, I DORAS MUCH as this Child hath the vain pomp and glory of the world, I promised by you, kis Sureties, to with all covetous desires of the same, and I renounce the devil and all his works. to
believe in God, and to serve him; ye | Commandments, and is sufficiently inmust remember, that it is your parts structed in the other parts of the Church and duties to see that this Infant be Catechism, set forth for that purpose. taught, so soon as he shall be able to learn, what a solemn w, promise, and
But if they who bring the Infant to profession he hath here made by you.
the Church do make such uncertain And that he may know these things the
Answers to the dinister's Juestions, better, ye shall call upon him to hear
as that it cannot appear that the Child Serinons; and chiefly ye shall provide,
tas buptized with Water, in the rente that he may learn the Creed, the Lord's
of the Father, and of the Son, and of Prayer, and the Ten Commandments,
the Holy Ghost which are essential and all other things which a Christian
parts of Baptism) then let the Minis. ought to know and beleve to his soul's
ter baptize it in the Form before ap. health; and that this wild may be vir.
pointed for Public Baptism of infants, tuously brought up to ead a godly and
saning, that, at the dipping of the Cláld Christian life : remembering always,
in the Font, he shall use this form of that Baptism doth represent unto us our
Words : profession; which is, to follow the er. TF thou art not already baptized, N. 1 ample of our Saviour Christ, and to be brptize thee in the name of the Father, made like unto him; that as he died, and and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. rose again for us, so should we, who are Amen baptized, die from sin, and rise again
If Infant Baptism, and the recerring unto righteousness; continually morti.
of Infants baptized in priruite, are to fying all our evil and corrupt affections,
be at the same time, the Minister may and daily proceering in all virtue and
make the Questions to the Sponsors and godliness of living
the succeeding Prayers serre for hoth. Then shall he add, and say.
And again. after the Immersion, or VE are to take care that this Child be the pouring of Water, and the receip.
1 brought to the Bishop to be con ing into the Church, the Minister may firmed by him, so soon as he can say the use the remainder of the Service for Creed, the Lord's Prayer, and the Ten both
THE MINISTRATION OF
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, shether they be sufficiently frastructed in the Principles of the Christian Religion: and that they may he ex korted to prepare themselves, with prayers and fasting, for the receiring of this Holy Sacrament
And if they shall be found ft. then the Godfathers and Godmothers, (the People being assembled upon the Sunday, Holy Day, or Prayer Day appointed) shall be ready to present them at the Fort, immediately after the Second Lesson, either at Morning or Evening Prayer, as the Minister, in his discretion, shall thin fit.
And stunding there, the Minister shall ask, Whether any of the Persons here presented be hapiired or no P if they shall answer, Vo: then shall the Minister sau
thus : D FARLY beloved, forasmuch as all received into Christ's holy Church, and
men are conceived and born in sin, be made lively members of the same. (and that which is born of the flesh is
Then shall the Minister say, flesh) and they who are in the flesh can. not please God, but live in sin, commit.
Let us pray ting many actual transgressions; and ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, our Saviour Christ saith, None can en
who, of thy great mercy, didst save ter into the kingdom of God, except he Noah and his family in the ark from be regenerate and born anew of Water perishing by water, and also didst safely and of the Holy Ghost I beseech you had the children of Israel thy people to call upon God the Father, through through the Red Sea, figuring thereby our Lord Jesus Christ, that of his boun. thy holy Baptism; and by the Baptism teous goodness he will grant to three of thy well-beloved Son Jesus Christ in Persons that which by nature they can the river Jordan, didst sanctify the ele. not be that they may be baptized menit of water, to the mystical washing with
and the Holy Ghost, and away of sig; we beseech theo, for this
infinite mercies, that thou wilt mercifully that, except a man be born of Water and look upon these thy Serinints; wash them of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the and sanctify them witn the Holy Ghost; kingdom of God. Whereby ye may thal they, being delivered from thy wrath, perceive the great necessity of this Sa. may be received into the Ark of Christ's crament, where it may be had. LikeChurch; and being steadfast in faith, wise, immediately before his ascension joyful through hope, and rooted in cbari. into heaven, (as we read in the last chap ty, may so pass the waves of this trou ter of Saint Mark's Gospel. ) he gave blesome world, that finally they may command to his disciples, saying, Go yo come to the land of everlasting life; into all the world, and preach the Gospel there to reign with thee, world without to every creature He that believeth, end, through Jesus Christ our Lord. and is baptized, shall be saved; but he Amen
that elieveth not, shall be damned : Or this
Which also showeth unto us the great ALMIGHTY and immortal God, the benefit we reap thereby For which aid of all who need, the helper of
| cause Saint Peter the Apostle, when upon all who flee to thee for succour, the life
his first preaching of the Gospel many of those who believe, and the resurrec.
were pricked at the heart, and said to Lion of the dead; we call upon thee for
him and the rest of the Apostles, Men these Persons, that they, coming to thy
and brethren, what shall we do ? replied, holy Baptism, may receive remission of
and said unto them, Repent and be bap. their sins, by spiritual regeneration Re.
tized every one of you for the remission ceive them, O Lord, as thou hast pro.
of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of mised by thy well-beloved Son, saying,
the Holy Ghost : For the promise is to Ask, and ye shall receive ; seek, and ye
you and your children, and to all that shall find; knock, and it shall be open
are afar off, even as many as the Lord ed unto you: So give now unto us who
our God shail call. And with many ask ; let us who seek, find: open the other words exhorted he them, saving gate unto us who knock; that these Per.
Save yourselves from this untoward ge. sons may enjoy he everlasting benedic
neration. For, as the same Apostle les. tion of thy heavenly washing, and may
tibeth in another place, even Baptism come to the elernal kingdom which thou
doth also now save us. (not the putting hast promised by Christ our Lord.
away of the filth of the flesh, but the anAmen
swer of a good conscience towards God,)
by the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Then the Minister shall say,
Doubt ye not therefore, but earnestly Hear the words of the Gospel, written believe that he will favourably receive by Saint John, in the third chapter, be. these present Persons. truly repenting, ginning at the first verse :
and coming unto him by faith ; that ha THERE was a man of the Pharisees,
will grant them remission of their sins, 1 named Nicodemus, a ruler of the
and bestow upon them the Holy Ghost; Jews. The same came to Jesus by night,
that he will give them the blessing of and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that
eternal life, and make them Partakers of thou art a Teacher come from God, for
his everlasting kingdom. no man can do these miracles that thou
Wherefore, we being thus persuaded doest, except God be with him Jesus
of the good will of our heavenly Father answered and said unto him, Verily, ve.
toward these Persons, declared by his rily, I say unto thee, Except a man be
Son Jesus Christ, let us faithfully and born again, he cannot see the kingdom
devoutly give thanks to him, and say, of God. Nicodemus saith unto him, ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, How can a man be born when he is old ? A heavenly Father, we give thee bun. can he enter the second time into his ble thanks, for that thou hast vouchmother's womb, and be born? Jesus an. safed to call us to the knowledge of thy swered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, grace, and faith in thee Increase this Except a man be born of Water and of knowledge, and confirm this faith in os the Spirit, he cannot enter in the king. evermore. Give thy Holy Spirit to dom of God That which is born of the these Persons, that they may be bom flesh, is fesh; and that which is born again, and be made Heirs of everlasting of the Spirit, is Spirit Marvel not that salvation, thrugh our Lord Jesus Christ, I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. who liveth and reigneth with thee and The wind bloweth where it listeth, and the Holy Spirit, now and for ever. thou hearest the sound thereof; but Amen. canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is
Then the Minister shall speak to the
Persons to be baprised on this teise : born of the Spirit.
INTELL-BELOVED. who are come After which he shall say this Es'horta.
6. V hither desiring to receive holy tion following:
Baptism, ye have bear how the CongreDELOVED, ye hear in this Gospel the gation hath prayed, that our Lord Jesus D express words of our Saviour Christ, Christ would vouchsafe to receive you