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ye into all the world, and preach devoutly give thanks to him, and the Gospel to every creature. He say, that believeth, and is baptized, ALMIGHTY and everlasting shall be saved; but he that be- God, heavenly Father, we lieveth not, shall be damned : give ihee humble thanks, for that Which also showeth unto us the thou hast vouchsafed to call us to great benefit we reap thereby. the knowledge of thy grace, and For which cause Saint Peter the faith in thee: Increase this knowApostle, when upon his first ledge, and confirm this faith in us preaching of the Gospel many evermore. Give thy Holy Spirit were pricked at the heart, and to these Persons, that they may be said to him and the rest of the born again, and be made Heirs of Apostles, Men and brethren, what everlasting salvation, through our shall we do? replied, and said Lord Jesus Christ, who liveth unto them, Repent and be bap- and reigneth with thee and the tized every one of you, for the Holy Spirit, now and for ever. remission of sins, and ye shall Amen. receive the gift of the Holy " Then the Minister shall speak to the Ghost : For the promise is to
Persons to be baptized on this wise . you and your children, and to all WELL-BELOVED, who are that are afas off, even as many as
come bither desiring to rethe Lord our God shall call. And ceive holy Baptism, ye have heard with many other words exhorted how the Congregation hath prayhe them, saying, Save yourselves ed, that our Lord Jesus Christ from this untoward generation. would vouchsafe to receive you For, as the same Apostle testifieth and bless you, to release you of in another place, even baptism your sins, to give you the kingdoth also now save us, (not the dom of heaven, and everlasting putting away of the filth of the life. Ye have heard also that our Aesh, but the answer of a good Lord Jesus Christ hath promised conscience towards God,) by the in his boly Word, to grant all resurrection of Jesus Christ. those things that we have prayed Doubt ye not therefore, but ear- for; which promise he, for his nestly believe, that he will favour-part, will most surely keep and ably receive these present Per-perform. Wherefore, after this sons, truly repenting, and coming promise made by Christ, ye must unto him by faith; that he will also faithfully, for your part, in grant theñ remission of their sins, the presence of these your Witand bestow upon them the Holy nesses, and this whole CongregaGhost ; that he will give them the tion, promise and answer to the blessing of eternal life, and make following Questions : them Partakers of his everlasting " The Ninister shall then demand of the kingdom.
Persons to be baptized as follows ; the
Question being considered as addressed Wherefore, we being thus per- to them severally, and the Answers to suaded of the good will of our be made accordingly. beavenly Father toward these
Question. Persons, declared by his Son Je: DOST thou renounce the devil sus Christ, let us faithfully and and
pomp and glory of the world, and blood; and gave command. with 'ail covetous desires of the ment to his disciples, that they same, and the sinful desires of the should go teach all nations, and flesh; so that thou wilt not follow, baptize them in the name of the nor be led by them?
Father, and of the Son, and of Ans. I renounce them all; and, the Holy Ghost ; regard, we beby God's help, will endeavour not seech thee, the supplications of to follow, nor be led by them. thy Congregation ; sanctify this
Quest. Dost thou believe all water to the mystical washing the Articles of the Christian Faith, away of sin; and grant that the as contained in the Apostles' Persons, now to be baptized thereCreed?
in, may receive the fulness of thy Ans. I do.
grace, and ever remain in the Quest. Wilt thou be baptized in number of tủy faithful children, this Faith?
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Ans. That is my desire. Amen
Quest. Wilt thou then obedi- " Then shall the Minister take cach Perently keep God's holy will and
son to be baptized by the Right Hand;
and placi, g him conveniently by the commandments; and walk in the
Font, according to his discretion, shall same all the days of thy life? ask the Godfathers and Godmothers the Ans. I will, by God's help.
name ; and then shall dip him in the I Then shall the Minister say,
water, or pour water upon him, saying, Merciful God, grant that the N. I baptize thee in the name
of the Father, and of the Son, old Adam in these Persons and of the Holy Ghost. Amen. may be so buried, that the new 1 Then shall the Minister say, man may be raised up in them. We receive this. Person into Amen.
the Congregation of Christ's Grant that all sinful affections Flock, and do* sign
the may die in them, and that all him with the sign of Minister shall things belonging to the Spirit may the Cross; in token mune live and grow in them. Amen. that hereafter he upon the per
son's forehead. Grant that they may have power shall not be ashamand strength to have victory, and led to confess the faith of Christ to triumph against the devil, the crucified, and manfully to fight world, and the flesh. Amen. under his banner, against sin, the
Grant that they, being here de- world, and the devil; and to contidicated to thee by our Office and nue Christ's faithful soldier and Ministry, may also be endued servant unto his life's end. Amen. with heavenly virtues, and ever. The same rule, as to the Omission of the lastingly rewarded, through thy Sign of the Cross, is to be observed hers, mercy, 0 blessed Lord God, who
as in the Baptism of Infants.
T Then the Minister shall say, dost live and govern all
things, SEEING now, dearly beloved
brethren, that these Persons are ALMIGHTY, everliving God, regenerate, and grafted into the
whose most dearly beloved body of Christ's Church; let us Son Jesus Christ, for the forgive-give thanks unto Almighty God ness of our sins, did shed out of for these benefits, and with one bis most precious side both water accord make our prayers uitto
him, that they may lead the rest all his works, to believe in God, of their life according to this be- and to serve him; ye must reginning.
member, that it is your part and i Then shall be said the Lord's Prayer, duty to put them in mind, what a all kneeling.
solemn vow, promise, and proOUR Father, who
art in Hea: fession they have now made before ven, Hallowed be thy Name;
this Congregation, and especially Thy Kingdom come; Thy will be done on Earth, as it is in Hea: And ye are also to call upon then
before you their chosen Witnesses, ven ; Give us this day our daily to use all diligence to be rightly bread; And forgive us our tres
instructed in God's holy Word; passes, as we forgive tbose who trespass against us; And lead us and in the knowledge of our
that so they may grow in grace, not into temptation ; But deliver Lord Jesus Christ; and live godly, us from evil. Amen. WE yield thee humble thanks, righteously, and soberly, in this
O heavenly Father, that thout And then speaking to the baptized Pere hast vouchsafed to call us to the sons, he shall proceed and say, knowledge of thy grace, and faith AND as for you, who have now in thee: increase this knowledge, by Baptism put on Christ, it and confirm this faith in us ever- is your part and duty also, being
Give thy Holy Spirit to made the Children of God and of these Persons ; that being now the light, by faith in Jesus Christ, born again, and inade Heirs of to walk answerably to your Chriseverlasting salvation through our tian calling, and as becometh the Lord Jesus Christ, they may con- children of light; remembering tinue thy Servants, and attain always, that Baptism representeth thy promises, through the same unto us our profession; which is, Lord Jesus Christ thy Son; who to follow the example of our Saliveth and reignetb with thee, in viour Christ, and to be made like the unity of the same Holy Spirit, unto him ; that as he died, and everlastingly. Amen.
rose again for us, so should we, I Then, all standing up, the Minister who are baptized, die from sin, shall use this Exhortation following; and rise again unto
righteousness; speaking to the Godfathers and Godmothers first.
continually mortifying all our FORASMUCH as these Persons evil and corrupt affections, and
have promised; in your pre- daily proceeding in all virtue and sence, to renounce the devil and godliness of living.
* It is expedient that every person thus baptized should be confirmed by the Bishop,
so soon after his Baptism as conveniently may be ; that so he may be admitted to
words, come hither desiring, shall be inserted this word, desirous.
same time, the Minister shall use the exhortation and one of the prayers next following in the Office for Adults : only, in the exhortation and prayer, after the words, these Persons, and these thy Servants, adding, and these Infants. Then the Minister shall proceed to the questions to be demanded in the cases te
spectively. After the immersion, or the pouring of water, the prayer shall be
ass is this service ; only, after the words, these Persons, shall be added, and these Infants. After which the remaining part of each service shall be used; first that for Adults,
and lastly that for Infants. T any persons, not baptized in their Infancy, shall be brought to be baptiz.d before they come to years of discretion to answer for themselves, it may suffice to use the Office for public Baptism of Infants ; or, in case of extreme dunger, the Office for Private Baptism ; only changing the word Infant, for Child, or Person, as occar sion requireth.
A CATECHISM ;
THAT IS TO SAY,
brought to be confirmed by the Bishop.
may continue in the same unto WHAT is your name? my life's end. Ans. N. or M.
Catechist. Rehearse the Articles Quest. Who gave you this of thy Belief. name?
Answer. Ans. My Sponsors in Baptism; I Believe in God the Father Alwherein I was made a member of mighty, Maker of heaven and Christ, the child of God, and an earth : inheritor of the kingdom of Hea- And in Jesus Christ his only ven.
Son our Lord; Who was con Quest. What did your Sponsors ceived by the Holy Ghost, Boru then for you?
of the Virgin Mary, Suffered un Ans. They did promise and der Pontius Pilate, Was crucified, vow three things in my name : dead, and buried; He descended First, that I should renounce the into hell; The third day he rose devil and all his works, the pomps from the dead; He ascended into and vanity of this wicked world, heaven, and sitteth on the 'right and all the sinful lusts of the flesh; hand of God the Father AlmighSecondly, that I should believe ty; From thence he shall come all the Articles of the Christian to judge the quick and the dead. Faith ; And thirdly, that I should s believe in the Holy Ghost; keep God's holy will and com. The holy Catholic Church ; The mandments, and walk in the same Communion of Saints ; The for all the days of my life. giveness of sins ; The resurrec
Quest. Dost thou not think that tion of the body, And the life thou art bound to believe, and to everlasting. Amen. do, as they have promised for Quest. What dost thou chiefly thee?
learn in these Articles of thy BeAns. Yes verily; and by God's lief? belp so I will : And I heartily. Ans. First, I learn to believe thank our heavenly Father, that in God the Father, who hath be hath called me to this state of made me, and all the world. salvation, tbrough Jesus Christ. Secondly, in God the Son, who our Saviour: And I pray unto hath redeemed me, and all man. Sid to give me his grace, that I kind.
Thirdly, in God the Holy Ghost, thy cattle, and the stranger that who sanctifieth me, and all the is within thy gates. For in six people of God.
days the Lord made heaven and Quest. You said that your Spon-earth, the sea, and all that in them sors did promise for you, that is, and rested the seventh day : you should keep God's command-, Wherefore the Lord blessed the ments : Tell me how many there seventh day, and hallowed it.
V. Honour thy father and thy Ans. Ten.
mother, that thy days may be Quest. Which are they? long in the land which the Lord Answer.
thy God giveth thee. THE same which God spake in VI. Thou shalt do no murder.
the twentieth chapter of Ex- VII. Thou shalt not commit odus, saying, I am the Lord thy adultery. God, who brought thee out of the VIII. Thou shalt not steal. land of Egypt, out of the house IX. Thou shalt not bear false of bondage.
witness against thy neighbour. 1. Thou shalt have none other X. Thou shalt not covet thy gods but me.
neighbour's house, thou shalt not 11. Thou shalt not make to thy- covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his self any graven image, nor the servant, nor his maid. nor his ox, likeness of any thing that is in nor his ass, norany thing that is his. beaven above, or in the earth be- Quest. What dost thou chiefly neath, or in the water under the learn by these commandments? earth. Thou shalt not bow down Ans. I learn two things; my to them, nor worship them: For duty towards God, and my duty I the Lord thy God am a jealous towards my neighbour. God, and visit the sins of the fa- Quest. What is thy duty to. thers upon the children, unto the wards God? third and fourth generation of Ans. My duty towards God is, them that hate me; and show to believe in him ; to fear him; mercy unto thousands in them and to love him with all my heart, that love me, and keep my com- with all my mind, with all my mandments.
soul, and with all my strength; to III. Thou shalt not take the worship him; to give him thanks; name of the Lord thy God in to put my whole trust in him ; to vain : for the Lord will not hold cali upon him; to honour his holy him guiltless that taketh his Name and his Word; and to serve name in vain.
him truly all the days of my life IV. Remember that thou keep! Quest. What is thy duty toboly tbe Sabbath-day. Six days wards thy neighbour ? shalt thou labour, and do all that Ans. My duty towards my thou hast to do; but the seventh neighbour is, to love bim as my, day is the Sabbath of the Lord self, and to do to all men as I thy God: In it thou shalt do no would they should do unto me: manner of work, thou, and thy To love, honour, and succour my son, and thy daughter, thy man- father and mother: To honour servant, and thy maid-servant, and obey the Civil Authority :