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bering always, that Baptifm doth reprefent unto us our profeffion; which is, to follow the example of our Saviour Chrift, and to be made like unto him; that as he died, and rofe again for us, fo fhould we, who are baptized, die from fin, and rife again unto righteousness; continually mortifying all our evil and corrupt affections, and daily proceeding in all virtue and godliness of living. Then fhall be add, and fay, E are to take care that this Child be brought to the Bishop to be confirmed

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it cannot appear that the Child was baptized, with Water, in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghoft (which are effential parts of Baptifm) then let the Minifter baptize it in the Form before appointed for Public Baptifm of Infants; faving, that at the dipping of the Child in the Font, he shall ufe this Form of Words: F thou art not already baptized, N. I baptize thee in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghoft. Amen.


by him, fo foon as he can fay¶If Infant Baptifm, and the

the Creed, the Lord's Prayer, and the Ten Commandments, and is fufficiently inftructed in the other parts of the Church Catechifm, set forth for that purpose.

¶ But if they who bring the Infant to the Church do make fuch uncertain Answers to the Minifter's Questions, as that

receiving of Infants baptized in private, are to be at the fame time, the Minifter may make the Questions to the Sponfors and the fucceeding Prayer ferve for both. And again, after the Immerfion, or the pouring of Water, and the receiving into the Church, the Minifter may use the remainder of the Service for both.




To fuch as are of Riper Years, and able to answer for themselves.

¶ When any fuch Perfons as are of Riper Years are to be baptized, timely notice fhall be given to the Minifter; that fo due care may be taken for their examination, whether they be fufficiently inftructed in the principles of the Chriftian Religion; and that they may be exhorted to prepare themselves, with prayers and fafting, for the receiving of this Holy Sacrament.

And if they fhall be found fit, then the Godfathers and Godmothers, (the People being affembled upon the Sunday, HolyDay, or Prayer-Lay appointed) fhall be ready to prefent them at the Font, immediately after the Second Lejon, either at Morning or Evening Prayer, as the Minifter, in bis Difcretion fhall think fit.

And ftanding there, the Minifter fhall afk, Whether any of the Perfons here prefented be baptized or no? If they shall anfwer, No; then fhall the Minifter fay thus:


Then the Minister shall say,


EARLY beloved, foraf- they may be baptized with much as all men are Water and the Holy Ghoft, conceived and born in fin and received into Chrift's bo-. (and that which is born of ly Church, and be made lively the flesh is flesh) and they who members of the same. are in the flesh cannot please God, but live in fin, committing many actual tranfgreffions; and our Saviour Chrift faith, None can enter into the kingdom of God, except he be regenerate and born anew of Water and of the Holy Ghoft; 1 befeech you to call upon God the Father, through our Lord Jes fus Chrift, that of his bount teous goodnefs he will grant to thefe Perfons that which by nature they cannot have; that

Let us pray. LMIGHTY and everlafting God, who, of thy great mercy, didft fave Noah and his family in the Ark from perishing by water; and alfo didft fafely lead the children of Ifrael thy people through the Red Sea, figuring thereby thy, holy Baptifm, and by the Baptifm of thy well-beloved Son Jefus Chrift in the river Jordan,

didft fanctify the element of that thefe Perfons may enjoy

water, to the mystical washing away of fin; we beseech thee, for thine infinite mercies, that thou wilt mercifully look upon these thy Servants; wath them and fanctify them with the Holy Ghoft; that they, being delivered from thy wrath, may be received into

the Ark of Chrift's Church

and being stedfast in faith, joyful through hope, and rooted

in charity, may fo pass the waves of this troublesome world, that finally they may come to the land of everlafting life; there to reign with thee, world without end, through Jefus Chrift our Lord. Amen.


Or this.

LMIGHTY and immortal God, the aid of all who need, the helper of all who flee to thee for fuccour, the life of those who believe, and the refurrection of the dead; we call upon thee for thefe Perfons, that they, coming to thy holy Baptifm, may receive remiffion of their fins, by fpiritual regeneration. Receive them, O Lord, as thou haft promised by thy well-beloved Son, faying, Afk, and ye fhall receive; feek, and ye fhall find; knock, and it fhall be opened unto you: So give now unto us who afk, let us who seek, find; open the gate unto us who knock;

the everlasting benediction of thy heavenly washing, and may come to the eternal kingdom which thou haft promised by Christ our Lord. Amen.

Then the Minifter fhall fay,

Hear the words of the Gof

pel, written by Saint John, in the third Chapter, beginning at the first Verse: T Pharifees, named Ni

HERE was a man of the

codemus, a ruler of the Jews. The fame came to Jefus by night, and faid unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a Teacher come from God; for no man can do these miracles that thou doeft, except God be with him. Jefus anfwered and faid unto him, Verily, verily, I fay unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot fee the kingdom of God. Nicodemus faith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the fecond time into his mother's womb, and be born? Jefus answered, Verily, verily, I fay unto thee, Except a man be born of Water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into 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 faid unto thee, Ye must be born again.


lifteth, and thou heareft the found thereof; but canft not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth fo is every one that is born of the Spirit.


¶After which, he shall say this
Exhortation following:




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The wind bloweth where it remiffion of fins, and ye fhall receive the gift of the Holy Ghoft: For the promise is to you and your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God fhall call. And with many other words exhorted he them, faying, Save yourfelves from this untoward generation. For, as the fame Apostle teftifieth in another place, even Baptifm doth alfo now fave us, (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the anfwer of a good conscience towards God,) by the refurrection of Jefus Christ. Doubt ye not therefore, but earnestly believe, that he will favoura bly receive these present Perfons, truly repenting, and coming unto him by faith; that he will grant them remiffi- b on of their fins, and bestow upon them the Holy Ghoft; that he will give them the bleffing of eternal life, and make them Partakers of his everlasting kingdom.

ELOVED, ye hear in this Gofpel the exprefs words of our Saviour Chrift, 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 neceffity of this Sacrament, where it may be had. Likewife, immediately before his afcenfion into heaven, (as we read in the laft Chapter of St. Mark's Gofpel,) he gave command to his difciples, faying, Go ye into all the world, and preach the Gospel to every creature. He that believeth, and is baptized, fhall be faved; but he that believeth not, fhall be damned: Which also showeth unto us the great benefit we reap thereby. For which caufe Saint Peter the Apoftle, when upon his first preaching of the Gofpel many were pricked at the heart, and faid to him and the reft of the Apoftles, Men and brethren, what fhall we do? replied, and faid unto them, Repent and be baptized every one of you, for the

Wherefore, we being thus perfuaded of the good-will of our heavenly Father toward thefe Perfons, declared by his Son Jefus Chrift, let us faithfully and devoutly give thanks to him, and fay,

LMIGHTY and ever

A lafting God, heavenly

Father, we give thee humble thanks, for that thou haft



vouchfafed to call us to the The Minifter fhall then dethe¶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 Perfons, that they may be born again, and be made Heirs of everlasting falvation, through our Lord Jefus Chrift, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, now and forever.


¶ Then the Minifter fhall fpeak to the Perfons to be baptized on this wife :


mand of the Perfons to be baptized as follows; the Queftions being confidered as addreffed to them feverally, and the Anfwers to be made accordingly.



OST thou renounce the devil and all his works, the vain pomp and glory of the world, with all covetous defires of the fame, and the finful defires of the flesh; so that thou wilt not follow, nor be led by them?

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

Queft. Doft thou believe all
the Articles of the Chriftian
Faith, as contained in the
Apostles Creed?
Anfw. I do.

ELL beloved, who are come hither defiring to receive holy Baptifm, ye have heard how the Congregation hath prayed, that our Lord Jefus Chrift would vouchfafe to receive you and bless you, to release you of your fins, to give you the kingdom of heaven, and everlafting life. Te have heard also that our Lord Jefus Chrift hath promised in his holy Word, to grant all those things that we have prayed for; which promife, he for his part, will moft furely keep and perform. Wherefore, of thy life? after this promise made by Chrift, ye muft alfo faithfully, help. for your part, in the presence

Queft. Wilt thou be baptized in this Faith?

Anfw. That is my defire. Queft. Wilt thou then obediently keep God's holy will and commandments; and walk in the fame all the days


Anfw. I will, by God's

of thefe your Witneffes, and ¶ Then shall the Minifter fay,

this whole Congregation, promife and answer to the following Queftions:

Merciful God, grant that the old Adam in thefe Perfons may be fo buried,


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