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wards men. We praise thee, we GRANT, we beseech thee, Albless thee, we worship thee, we mighty God, that the words glorify thee, we give thanks to which we have heard this day i thee for thy great glory, O Lord with our outward ears, may, God, heavenly King, God the through thy grace, be so grafted Father Almighty.
inwardly in our hearts, that they O Lord, the only begotten Son may bring forth in us the fruit of Jesus Christ ; 0 Lord God, Lamb good living; to the honour and of God, Son of the Father, that praise of thy name, through Je takest away the sins of the world, sus Christ our Lord. Amen. have mercy upon us. Thou that takest away the sins of the worla, DIRECT us, O Lord, in all our
doings, with thy most gracious have mercy upon us. Thou that favour, and further us with thy takest away the sins of the world, continual help; that in all our receive our prayer, Thou that works begun, continued, and end-sittest at the right hand of God ed in thee, we may glorify thy hothe Father, have mercy upon us.ly name ; and finally, by thy mer
For thou only art holy; thou cy,obtain everlasting life, through only at the Lord; thou only, o Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Christ, with the Holy Ghost, art most High in the glory of God ALMIGHTY God, the founthe Father. Amen.
tain of all wisdom, who know1 Then the Priest (the Bishop, if he be est our necessities before we ask,
present )shall let thom depart with this and our ignorance in asking ; we blessing:
beseech thee to have compassion THE peace of God, which pass upon our infirmities; and those
eth all understanding, keep things which for our unworthiyour hearts and minds in the ness we dare not, and for our knowledge and love of God, and blindness we cannot ask, vouch. of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord: safe to give us, for the worthiness And the blessing of God Al. Jof thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. mighty, the Father, the Son, and Amen. the Holy Ghosi, be imongat you, and remain with you always!! ALMIGHTY God, who hast Amen.
promised to hear the petitions Collects that may be suic inter se Call of those who ask in thy Son's lects of Morring, or Extring Prayer, nevae; we heseech thee merci. or Communion, ui ihe viscretion of the fully to incline thine ears to us
Minister. ASSIST us mercifully. O Lord, who have now made our prayers
in these our supplications and and supplications unto thee; and prayers; and dispose the way of grant, that those things which we thy servants towards the attain
have faithfully asked according ment of everlasting salvation
to thy will, may effectually be that among all the changes and obtained ; to the relief of our nechances of this mortal life, they cessity, and to the setting forth
of thy glory, through Jesus may ever be defended by thy
Lord. Amen. most gracious and ready help, through Jesus Christ our Lord." Upon the Sundays and other Holy Days
(if there be no Sermon or Communion> Amen
shall be said all that is appointed at the
Communion, unto the end of the Gospel, not be carried out of the Church'; but concluding with the Blessing. And if the Minister and other Communicants any of the consecrated Bread and Wine shall, imniediately after the Blessing, remain after the Communion, it shall reverently cat and drink the same.
THE MINISTRATION OF
PUBLIC BAPTISM OF INFANTS,
To be used in the Church.
1-The People are to be admonished, that it is most
convenient that Baptism should not be administered but upon Sundays and other Holy Days, or Prayer Days. Nevera theless (if necessity so require) Baptisnı may be administered upon any other
day. I There shall be for every Malé Child to be baptized, when they can be had, two God
fathers and one Godmother; and for every Female, one Godfather and two Goda mothers; and Parents shall be admitted as Sponsors, if it be desired. When there are Children to be baptized, the Parents or Sponsors shall give knordledge thereof, before the beginning of Morning Prayer, to the Minister. And then the Godfathers und Godmothers, and the people with the Children, must be ready
at the Font, either immediately after the last Lesson at Morning Prayer, 07 dlse i immediately after the last Lesson at Evening Prayer, as the
Minister, by his Discre! tion, shall appoint. And the Minister coming to the Font (which is then to be filled i with pure Water) and standing there, shall say,
Hath this Child been already baptized, or no ?
1 If they answer, No; then shall the Minister proceed, as follouth. DEARLY beloved, forasmuch through the Red Sea, figuring
as all men are conceived and thereby thy holy Baptism; and by born in sin; and our Saviour the Baptism of thy well-beloved Christ saith, None can enter into Son Jesus Christ in the river Jorthe kingdom of God, except he dan, didst sanctify water, to the be regenerate and born anew of mystical washing away of sin; we Water and of the Holy Ghost ; I beseech thee, for thine infinite beseech you to call upon God the mercies, that thou wilt mercifully Father, through our Lord Jesus look upon this Child; wash him, Christ, that of his bounteous mer- and sanctify him with the Holy cy, he will grant to this Child that Ghost; that he, being delivered which by nature he cannot have ; from thy wrath, may be received that he may be baptized with Wa-into the Ark of Christ's Church; ter and the Holy Ghost, and re- and being steadfast in faith, joyful ceived into Christ's holy Church, through hope, and rooted in chaand be made a living member of rity, may so pass the waves of this the same.
troublesome world, that finally he I Then shall the Minister say, may come to the land of ever
lasting life; there to reign with ALMIGHTY and everlasting thee, world without end, through
God, who, of thy great mercy, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. didst save Noah and his family
1 Or this. in the Ark from perishing by wa- ALMIGHTY and immortal
God. per; and also didst safely lead the the aid of all who need, the hildren of Israel thy people helper of all who flee to thee fas
Let us pray.
succour, the life of those who be- skall make this brief Exhortation upon lieve, and the resurrection of the
the words of the Gospel : dead; we call upon thee for this BELOVED, ye hear in this GosInfant, that he, coming to thy Christ, that he commanded the
pel the words of our Saviour holy Baptism, may receive re- children to be brought unto him; mission of sin, by spiritual regene- how he blamed those who would ration. Receive him, O Lord, as have kept them from him; how thou hast promised by thy well
he exhorteth all men to follow beloved Son, saying, Ask, and ye theirinnocency. Ye perceive how, shall have; seek, and ye shall find; by his outward gesture and deed, knock, and it shall be opened un- he declared his good will toward to you: So give now unto us who them: For he embraced them in ask; let us who seek, find; open his arms, he laid his hands upon the gate unto us who knock; that them, and blessed them. Doubt this Infant may enjoy the ever
ye not therefore, but earnestly lasting benediction of thy heaven
believe, that he will likewise fa. ly washing, and may come to the vourably receive this present Ineternal kingdom which thou hast Fant ; that he will embrace him promised by Christ our Lord with the arms of his mercy; that Amen. 1 Then the Minister shall say as follor of eternal life, and make him par
he will give unto him the blessing or dst shall pass on to the questions dressed to the Sponsors ; and from t ncc taker of his everlasting kingdom. to the Prayer immediately befo the Wherefore, we being thus perImmersion, or the pouring of Water on suaded of the good will of our Church, the intermediate parts of the heavenly Father towards this InService shall be used, once at least in fant, declared by his Son Jesus every month (if there be a Baptism | Christ; and nothing doubting, but for the better instructing of the people that he favourably alloweth this 'en the Grounds of Infant Baptism. Hear the words of the Gospel,
charitable work of ours, in bringwritten by St. Mark, in the tenthing this Infant to his holy Bapchapter, at the thirteenth verse.
tism; let us faithfully and devout.
by give thanks unto him, and say, THEF bronght young children to Christ , tinut he should touch ALMIGHTY and everlasting
God, heavenly Father, we them; and his disciples rebuked give thee humble thanks, that those who brought them. But ihou hast vouchsafed to call us to when Jesus saw it, be was much the knowledge of thy grace, and displeased, and said unto them, faith in thee : Increase this knowSuffer the little children to come ledge, and confirm this faith in us unto me, and forbid them not;levermore. Give thy Holy Spirit for of such is the kingdom of God. to this Infant ; that he may be Verily I say unto you, Whoso-born again, and be made an heir of ever shall not receive the kingdom everlasting salvation, through our of God as a little child, he shall not Lord Jesus Christ, wbo-liveth and enter therein. And he took them reigneth with thee and the Holy up in his arms, put his hands upon Spirit, now and for ever. Amen. them, and blessed them.
| Then shall the Minister speak unto the * After the Gospel is read, the Minister" Godfathers and Godmothers in this wise.
DEARLY beloved, ye have diently keep God's holy will and
brought this Child here to be commandments, and walk in the baptized; ye have prayed that our same all the days of thy life? Lord Jesus Christ would vouch- Ans. I will, by God's help. safe to receive him. to release him | Then shall the Minister say, from sin, to sanctify him with the O Merciful God, grant that the Holy Ghost, to give him the king
old Adamn in this Child may dom of heaven and everlasting be so buried, that the new man life. Ye bave heard also that our may be raised up in him. Amen. Lord Jesus Christ hath promised,
Grant that all sinful affections in his Gospel, to grant all these may die in him, and that all things things that ye have prayed for: belonging to the Spirit may live which promise, he for his part and grow in bim. “Amen. will most surely keepand perform.
Grant that he may have power Wherefore, after this promise and strength to have victory, and made by Christ, this Infant must to triumph against the devil, the also faithfully, for his part
, pro- world, and the flesh. Amen. mise by you that are his sureties
Grant that whosoever is here (until ye come of age to take it dedicated to thee by our Office upon himself ) that he will re- and Ministry, may also be endued nounce the devil and ail his with heavenly virtues, and everworks, and constantly believe lastingly rewarded, through thy God's holy Word, and obediently mercy, 0 blessed Lord God, who keep his Commandments.
dost live and govern all things, " The Minister shull then demand of the world without end. Amen.
Sponsors as follows in the questions be- ALMIGHTY, everliving God, verally, and the answers to be made ac- Son Jesus Christ, for the forgive
whose most dearly beloved cordingly. I demand therefore,
ness of our sins, did shed out of his DOST thou, in the name of this most precious
side both water and Child, renounce the devil and blood; and gave commandment all his works, the vain pomp and to his disciples, that they should glory of the world, with all cove-go teach all nations, and baptize tous desires of the same, and the them in the name of the Father, sinful desires of the flesh; so that and of the Son, and of the Holy thou wilt not follow, nor be led Ghost; regard, we beseech thee, by them?
the supplications of thy CongreAns. I renounce them all ; and, gation ; sanctify this water to the by God's help, will endeavour not mystical washing away of sin; to follow, nor be led by them. and grant that this Child, now to
Minis. Dost thou believe all the be baptized therein, may receive Articles of the Christian Faith, as the fulness of thy grace, and ever contained in the Apostles' Creed ? remain in the number of thy Ans. I do.
faithful children, through Jesus Minis. Wilt thou be baptized Christ our Lord. Amen. in tois Faith?
T Then the Minister shall take the Child Ans. That is my desire.
into his hands, and shall scey to the Gad
fathers and Godmothers, Minis. Wilt thou then ober Name this Child.
and then we coming one after en be shall WE yield the hearty thanks
, dip it in the Water discreetly, or pour Water upon it, saying, N. I baptize thee in the name it hath pleased thee to regenerate
of the Father, and of the this Infant with thy Holy Spirit, Son, and of the Holy Ghost. to receive him for thine own Amen.
Child by adoption, and to incor1 Then the Minister shall say, porate him into thy holy Church. WE receive this Child into the And bumbly we beseech thee to Congregation of Christ's grant, that he, being dead unto
Flock, and do *sign sin, and living unto righteousness, Here the him with the sign of and being buried with Christ in
cross the Cross; in to- bis death, may crucify the old upon the Child's ken that hereafter man, and utterly abolish the forehead. he shall not be whole body of sin ; and that az ashamed to confess the faith of he is made Parlaker of the Deatla Christ crucified, and manfully to of thy Son, he may also be Parfight under his banner, against sin, taker of his Resurrection; so that the world, and the devil; and to finally, with the residue of thy continue Christ's faithful soldier holy Church, he may be an In. and servant unto his life's end. heritor of thine everlasting kingAmen.
dom, through Christ our Lord. If those who present the Infant shall Amen. desire the sign of the Cross to be omit-a Then, all standing up, the Minister ted, although the Church knows no worthy cause of scruple concerning the
shall say to the Godfathers and Godsame, yet, in that case, the Minister may
E.chortation following: omit that part of the above which fol. FORASMUCH as this Child lows the immersion, or the pouring of hath promised by you his Water on the Infant.
Sureties, to renounce the devil and 1 Then shall the Minister say,
all his works, to believe in God, and SEEING now, dearly beloved brethren, that this Child is re
to serve him; ye must remember, generate, and grafted into the bo-that it is your parts and duties to
see that this Infant be taught, so dy of Christ's Church; let us give thanks unto Almighty God for
soon as he shall be able to learn, these benefits, and with one accord
what a solemn vow, promise, and make our prayers unto him, that profession he hath here made by
you. this Child may lead the rest of
And that he may know his life according to this beginning call upon him to hear Sermons ;
these things the better, ye shall Then shall be said, all leneeling. OUR Father, who art in Hea-land chiefly ye shall provide, that
ven, Hallowed be thy Name; he may learn the Creed, the Thy Kingdom come; Thy Will Lord's Prayer, and the Ten Combe done on Earth, as it is in mandments, and all other things Heaven; Give us this day our wbich a Christian ought to know daily bread; And forgive us our and believe to his soul's health; trespasses, as we forgive those and that this Child may be virtuwho trespass against us; And lead ously brought up to lead a godly us not into temptation ; But de- and a Christian life : rememberliver us from evil. Amen. ing always, that Baptism doth I Then shall the Minister say,
represent unto us our profession