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which is, to follow the example
1 Then shall he add, and say, of our Saviour Christ, and to be YE are to take care that this made like unto him; that as he Child be brought to the Bidied, and rose again for us, so shop to be confirmed by him, so should we, who are baptized, die soon as he can say the Creed, the from sin, and rise again unto Lord's Prayer, and the Ten Comrighteousness ; continually mor- mandments, and is sufficiently intifying all our evil and corrupt structed in the other parts of the affections, and daily proceeding Church Catechism set forth for in all virtue and godliness of living. Ithat purpose.
THE MINISTRATION OF
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I 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 next after their birth, or other Holy Day falling between, unless upon a great and reasonable
Cause. 1 And also they shall warn them, that, without 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 as followeth. 1 First, let the Minister of the Parish (or, in his absence, any other lawful Minis
ter 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 exigence will suffer. And then, the Child being named by some one who is present, the Minister shall pour water upon it, saying these words:
I baptize thee in the namejker of his Resurrection; so that Son, and of the Holy Ghost. holy Church, he may be an hAmen.
heritor of thine everlasting King; I Then the Minister shall give thanks dom, through Christ our Lord. unto God, and say,
Amen. WE yield thee hearty thanks, most merciful Father, that it
And let them not doubt, but that the
Child so baptized is lawfully and suffihath pleased thee to regenerate cientlybaptized, and ought not to be bap, this Infant with thy holy Spirit, tized again. Yet nevertheless, if the child to receive him for thine own Child which is after this sort baptized, do ufby adoption, and to incorporate brought into the Church, to the intent him into thy holy Church. And that if the Minister of the same Parish humbly we beseech thee to grant,
did himself baptize that Child, the that he, being dead unto sin, and
Congregation may be certified of the
true form of Baptism, by him privately living unto righteousness, and before used: In which case he shall say
thus: being buried with Christ in bis death, may crucify the old man, I.Certify you, that according to and utterly abolish the whole the due and prescribed Order of body of sin ; and that as he is the Church, at such a time and af made Partaker of the death of such a place, before divers witthy Son he may also be Parta- nesses, i baptized this Child.
But if the Child werebaptized by my other how he blamed those that would lauful Minister, thon the Minister of have kept them from him ; how christened, shall cxamine whether the he exhorteth all men to follow same hath been lawfully done. And if their innocency. Ye perceive the Minister shall find by the answers how, by his outward gesture and of ruch as bring the child, that all things deed, he declared his good will were done as they ought to bo; then shall not he christen the Child again, toward them: for he embraced brut shall receive him as one of the flock them in his arms, he laid bis hands of true Christian People, saying thus: I Certify you, that in this case upon them, and blessed them.
all is well done, and accord-Doubt ye not therefore, but earn. ing unto due order, concerning estly believe, that he hath likewise the baptizing of this Child; who favourably received this present is now by baptism incorporated Infant; that he hath embraced into the Christian Church: For him with the arms of his mercy; our Lord Jesus Christ doth not and, as he hath promised in his deny his grace and mercy unto holy word, will give unto him the such Infants ; but most lovingly|blessing of eternal life, and make doth call them unto him, as the him Partaker of his everlasting Holy Gospel doth witness to our
kingdom. Wherefore, we being comfort on this wise.
thus persuaded of the good will of Then the Minister shall say as follows: our heavenly Father, declared by or dse shall pass on to the questions ad- his Son Jesus Christ, towards this dressed to the Sponsors. Hear the words of the
Gospel, voutly give thanks unto him, and
Infant, let us faithfully and de written by St. Mark, in the tenth chapter, at the thirteenth verse. himself taught us.
say the Prayer wbich the Lord THEY brought young children to Christ, that he should touch OUR Father, who art in Hea
ven, Hallowed be thy Name; them; and his disciples rebuked Thy kingdom come; Thy Will those who brought them. But be done on earth, as it is in Heawhen Jesus saw it, he was much ven ; Give us this day our daily displeased, and said unto them, bread; And forgive us our tresSuffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not; trespass against us; And lead us
passes, as we forgive those who for of such is the kingdom of God. not into temptation ; But deliver Verily I say unto you, Whoso us from evil. Amen. ever shall not receive the king-li Then shall the Minister demand the dom of God as a little child, he name of the Child; which being by the sball not enter therein. And he Godfathers and Godmothers pronounclook them up in his arms, puted, the Minister shall say as follows: his hands upon them, and blessed DOST thou, in the name of this
Child, renounce the devil and them.
all bis works, the vain pomp and 1 After the Gospel is read, the Minister
shall make this brief Exhortation upon glory of the world, with all covethe words of the Gospel :
tous desires of the same, and the BELOVED, ye bear in this Gos- sinful desires of the flesh; so that
pel the words of our Saviour thou wilt not follow, nor be led Christ, that he commanded the by them ? sbildren to be brought unto him ;l 'Ans. I renounce them all; and, by God's belp, will endeavour not him into thy boly Church. And to follow, nor be led by them. Thumbly we beseech thee to grant,
Minis. Dost thou believe all the that he, being dead unto sin, and Articles of the Christian Faith, as living unto righteousness, and becontained in the Apostles' Creed?}ing buried with Christ in his death, Ans. I do.
(may crucify the old man, and utMinis. Wilt thou be baptized terly abolish the whole body of in this Faith ?
sin; and that as he is made Par. Ans. That is my desire. taker of the death of thy Son, ho
Minis. Wilt thou then obedi-may also be partaker of his Reently keep 'God's holy will and surrection; so that finally, with commandments, and walk in the the residue of thy holy Church, same all the days of thy life? The may be an Inheritor of thine Ans. I will, by God's help. everlasting Kingdom, through 1. Then the Minister shall say,
Christ our Lord: Amen. WE receive this Child into the " Then, all standing up, the Minister Congregation of Christ's Flock, and do *sign mothers this Exhortation
following: nister shall make of the Cross; in to* Here the Mic him with the sign FORASMUCH as this Child hata
promised by you, his SureChild's forehead. ken that hereafter ties, to renounce the devil and all
he shall not be his works, to believe in God, and ashamed to confess the faith of to serve him; ye must remember, Christ crucified, and manfully to that it is your parts and duties to fight under his banner, against
see that this Infant be taught, so sin, the world, and the devil; soon as he shall be able to learn, and to continue Christ's faithful what a solemn vow, promise, and soldier and servant unto his life's profession he hath here made by end. Amen.
you. And that he may know these
things the better, ye shall call up I The same rule is to be observed here, as
to the Omission of the Sign of the Cross, on him to hear Sermons; and as in the Public Baptism of Infants. chiefly ye shall provide, that he
1 Then shall the Minister say, may learn the Creed, the Lord's SEEING now, dearly beloved Prayer, and the Ten Command
brethren, that this Child is ments, and all other things which regenerate, and grafted into the a Christian ought to know and bebody of Christ's Church ; let us lieve to his soul's bealth; and that give thanks unto Almighty God this Child may be virtuously forthese benefits, and with one ac- brought up to lead a godly and a cord make our prayers unto him, Christian life : remembering althat this Child may lead the rest of ways, that Baptism doth reprekis life according to this beginning. sent unto us our profession; which
1 Then shall be said, all kneeling, is, to follow the example of our WE yield thee hearty thanks, Saviour Christ, and to be made
most merciful Father, that it like unto him; that as he died, and hath pleased thee to regenerate rose again for us, so should we, this Infant with thy Holy Spirit, who are baptized, die from sin, to receive him for thine own Child and rise again unto righteousness,
adoption, and to incorporate continually mortifying all our ewl
and corrupt affections, and daily, Father, and of the Son, and of the proceeding in all virtue and Holy Ghost (which are essential parts
of Baptism) ihon let the Minister bapgodliness of living.
tize it in the Form before appointed for Then shall he add, and say,
Public Baptism of Infants ;, saving, YE are to take care that this that, at the dipping of the Child in the Child be brought to the Bishop
Font, he shall use this form of Words: to be confirmed by him, so soon N. I baptize thee in the name
IF thou art not already baptized, as he can say the Creed, the of the Father, and of the Son, Lord's Prayer, and the Ten Com- and of the Holy Ghost. Amen. mandments, and is sufficiently in 1 If Infant Baptism, and the receiving structed in the other parts of the of Infants baptized in private, are to Church Catechism, set forth for be at the same time, the Minister may
make the Questions to the Sponsors, and that purpose.
the succeeding Prayers serve for both. 1 But if they who bring the Infant to the And again, after the Immersion, or
Church do make such uncertain Answers the pouring of 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- use the Remainder of the Service for tized with water, in the Name of thel both.
THE MINISTRATION OF
BAPTISM To such as are of Riper Years, and able to answer for 1
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
fasting, for the receiving of this Holy Sacrament. 1 And if they shall be found fit, 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 Font, immediately after the Second Lesson, either at
Morning or Evening Prayer, as the Minister, in his discretion, shall think fit. 1 And standing there, the Minister shall ask, whether any of the Persons here present
ed be baptized or no? If they shall answer, No; then shall the Minister say thus. DEARLY beloved, forasmuch he will grant to these persons that
as all men are conceived and which by nature they cannot born in sin (and that which is have ; that they may be baptized born 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 merrbers of the same. our Saviour Christ saith, None
Then shall the Minister say, can enter into the kingdom of God, except he be regenerate and born anew of Water and Al
LMIGHTY and everlasting of the Holy Ghost ; I beseech God, who, of thy great mercy, you to call upon God the Father, didst save Noah and his family in through our Lord Jesus Christ, the Ark from perishing by water; Ibat of his bounteous goodnessland also didst safely lead the
Let us pray.
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 baptism of thy well-beloved THERE was a man of the PhaSon Jesus Christ in the river Jor- risees, named Nicodemus, à 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 thee, unto him, Rabbi, we know that for thine infinite mercies, that thou art a Teacher come from thou wilt mercifully look upon God; for no man can do these these thy Scrvants; wash them miracles that thou doest, except and sanctify them with the Holy God be with him. Jesus answerGhost; that they, being delivered ed and said unto him, Verily, vefrom thy wrath, may be received rily, I say unto thee, Excepta man into the Ark of Christ's Church; be born again, he cannot see the and being steadfast in faith, joyful kingdom of God. Nicodemus through hope, and rooted in cha- saith unto him, How can a man rity, may so pass the waves of this be born when he is old ? can ho troublesome world, that finally enter the second time into his they may come to the land of mother's womb, and be born ? everlasting life; there to reign with Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I thee, world without end, through say unto thee, Except a man be Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. born of Water and of the Spirit, ! Or this.
he cannot enterinto the kingdom ALMIGHTY and immortal of God. That which is born of
God, the aid of all who need, the flesh, is flesh; and that which the helper of all who flee to thee is born of the Spirit
, is Spirit. for succour, the life of those who Marvel not that I said unto thee, believe, and the resurrection of Ye must be born again. The wind the dead; we call upon thee for bloweth where it listeth, and thou these Persons, that they, coming to hearest the sound thereof; but thy holy Baptism, may receive canst not tell whence it cometh, remission of their sins, by spiritual and whither @ weth : so is every regeneration. Receive them, o
one that is burn of the Spirit. Lord, as thou hast promised by 1 After which he shall say this Echortation thy well-beloved Son, saying, Ask,
following: and ye shall receive ; seek, and BELOVED, ye hear in this Gosye shall find; knock, and it shall pel the express words of our be opened unto you : So now Saviour Christ, that, except a man give unto us who ask; let us who be born of Water and of the Spirit, seek, find ; open the gate unto he cannot enter into the kingdom us who knock'; that these Persons of God. Whereby ye may permay enjoy the everlasting bene-ceive the great necessity of this diction of thy heavenly washing, Sacrament, where it may be had. and may come to the eternal king. Likewise, immediately before his dom which thou hast promised by ascension into heaven, (as we Cbrist our Lord. , Amen. read in the last chapter of Saint
1 Then the Minister shall say, Mark's Gospel) be gave comHear the words of the Gospel, 'uraud to his disciples, saying, Go