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that he, being dead unto sin, and living unto righteousness, anul 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 parlaker 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. Amen. 1. Then, all standing up, the Minister shall say to the Godfathers and

Gudmothers this Eshortation following TORASMUCH as this Child hath promised by you his sureties to

renounce the devil and all his works, to believe in God, and to Herve hiin; 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 solemo 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 Command. ments, 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 al. Ways, 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 died, and rose again for us, 80 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 godliness of living.

Then shall he add, and say, it! VE are to take care that this Child be brought to the Bishop to De Prayer, and the Ten Cominandments, and is sufficiently instructed In the other parts of the Church Catechism set forth for that purпове.

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THE MINISTRATION OF

PRIVATE BAPTISM OF CHILDREN,

IN HOUSES

1 The Minister of every Parish shall oflen admonish the People, thel

They defer not the Baptism of their Children longer than the first or second Sunday next after their birth, or other Holy Day falling be.

tween, unless upon a great and reasonable cause. 4 And also they shall warn them, that without lika great cause and ne

Cemity, they procure nof their Children to be baptised at home in the en houses. But when need shall compd them so to do, then Baptism shall he administered as followeth

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1 riral, let the Minister of the Parish (or, in his absence, any other law.

ful 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 erigence will suffer. And then, the Child being named by some one who is present, the Minister shall pour Water upon il, saying thcs. words:

I baptize thee In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and • of the Holy Ghost. Amen.

1 Then the Minister shall give thanks unto God, and say,

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pleased thee to regenernte this Infant with thy Holy Spirit, to receive him for thise own Child by adoption, and to incorporate hin into thy holy Church. And hambly we beseech thce to grant, that ae, 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 inde partaker of the death of thy Son, ho may also be partaker of his resurrection ; 80 that inally, with the residue of thy holy Church, he may be an inheritor of thine everlasting kingdom; through Christ our Lont. Amen.

wate? 17:50 MS 1 And let them not doubt, but that the Child so baptized is lawfully and

sufficiently baptized, and uught not to be baptized again. Ye neper theless, if the Child, which is after this sort baptized, do afterwards live, u is expedient that it be brought into the Church, to the intent that if the Minister of the same Parish did himself baptize that Child, the Congregation may be certified of the true Form of Baptism, by

him privately before used : In which case he shall say thus: I

CERTIFY you, that according to the due and prescribed Order

of the Church, at such a time, and al such a place, before divers witnesses, 1 baptized this Child. in tit 1990 T

But if the Child were baptized by any other lawful Minuter, then the Minister of the Parish where the Child was born or christened, shall csamine whether the same hath been lawfully done. And if the Minis. ter shall find, by the answers such as bring the Child, that all things were done as they ought to be; then shall he not christen the Child again, but shall receive him as one of the flock of true Christian People, saying thus: I

unto due order, concerning the baptizing of this Child; who is now by Baptism incorporated into the Christiau 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. Then the Minister shall say as follows; or else shall pass on to Lho

questions addressed to the Sponsors Hear the words of the Gospel, written by St. Mark, in the tenta Chapter, at the thirteenth Verse.

touch them; and his disciples rebuked those that brought them. But when Jesus saw it, he wus much displeased, and said unto them,

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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 them.

0 2 13,393 fi Afler the Gospel is read, the Minister shall make this brief Exhorla. - lion upon the words of the Gospel med i

, that he commanded the children to be brought unto him; how he blamed those who would have kept them from him; how he ex: horteth 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, that he hath likewise favourably received this present Infant; that he hath embraced him with the urms 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. *6110

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 way the Prayer which the Lord himself laught us.

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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 w the Godfathers and Godmothers pronounced, the Minister shall say

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OST thou, in the name of this Child, renounce the devil and all

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ous desires of the same, and the sinful desires of the deeh, so that thou will not follow, nor be led by them?

Answer. I renounce them all; and, by God's help, will endeavour uint to follow, nor be led by them,

Minister. Dost thou believe all the Articles of the Christian Faith, as contained in the Apostles' Creed ?

IN)..4 Answer. I do.

Minister. Wilt thou then obediently keep God's holy will and rommandments, and walk in the same all the days of thy life? Answer. I will, by God's help.

1 Then the Minister shall say, and do* sign him with the sign of thes. Here the Minister

of ; Crose, in token that hereafter he shall not be ashamrd to confess the faith of Christ thall make a Cross upon crucified, and manfully to fight under his the Child's forehead. 1 hanner, against sin, the world, and the devil; and to continue Christ's faithful soldier and survant unto his life's end. Amen." The same Rule is to be observed here as to the omission of the sign

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Then shall the Minister sayirst EEING now, dearly beloved brethren, that this Child is regener.

ate, and grafted into the body of Christ' 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 life according to this beginning.

1 Then shall be said, all kneeling, W TE

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 hs being dead unto sin, and living onto righteousness, and being buried with Christ in his death, may erueffy the old man, and ut. terly 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. Amen. 1. Then, all standing up, the Minister shall say to the Godfathers and Godmothers this Exhortation following are 991135

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TE are to take care that this Child be brought to the Bishop to be Prayer, and the Ten Commandments, and is sufficiently instructer! in the other parts of the Church-Catechism set forth for that purpose.

But if they who bring the Infant to the Church do make such uncer. lain Answers to the Minister's Questions, as that it cannot appear that the Child was laptized with Water, In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, (which are essential parts of

Baptiem,) 'then let the Minister baptize it in the Form before appoint: ed for Public Baptism of Infants; saving that at the dipping of the

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art not already baptized, N I baptize thee In the Name of the Father, and of the Bon, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen. I tille 1 1 Infant Baptism, and the receiving of Infants baplized in privato,

are to be at the same time, the Minister may make the Questions to the Sponsors, and the succeeding Prayers, serve for both. And again, after the Immersion, of the pouring of Waler, and the receivins into the Church, the Minister may use the remainder of the Service for both.

THE MINISTRATION OF
BAPTISM TO SUCH AS ARE OF RIPER

YEARS,
AND ABLE TO ANSWER FOR THEMSELVES.

1 When any such Persons as are of riper years are to be baptised, timrly

notice shall be given to the Minister; that so due care may be taken for their examination, thether they be sufficiently instructed in the Princi ples of the Christian Religion; and that they may be exhorted to prepare themselves, with Prayers and Fasting, for the receiving of this holy Sacrament. And if they shall be found it, then the Godfathers and Godmothers (the People beinr assembled upon the Sunday. Holy Day, or Prayer Day appointed) shn be ready to present them at the Font, immediately after the second Lesson, either at Morning or Evening Prayer, as the

Minister, in his discretion, shall think fit. 1 And Blanding there, the Minister shall asl, whether any of the Persona

kere presented be baptized, or no: V they shall answer, No; then shall

the Minister say thus : DEABIL EARLY beloved, forasmuch as all men are conceived and horn

in sin, and that which is born of the flesh is fesh,) and they who are in the flesh cannot please God, but live in sin, committing many actual transgressions, and our Saviour Christ saith, None can enter into the Kingdom of God, except he be regenerate and born anew of Water and of the Holy Ghost; I beserch you to call upon God the Father, through our Lord Jesus Christ, that of his bounteous goodness he will grant to the Persons that which by nature they cannot have: that they may be baptized with Water and the Holy Ghost, and received into Christ's holy Church, and be made lively members of the same.

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Let us pray. A

LMIGHTY and everlasting God, who of thy great mercy didet

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, Aguring thereby thy holy Baptism; and by the Baptiem of thy well-beloved Son Jesus Christ, in the river Jordan, didst wunctify the element of Water to the mystical washing away of stu;

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