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everlastingly rewarded, through DOST thou renounce the thy mercy, oblessed LORD devil and all his works, the vain God, who dost live and govern pomp and glory of the world, all things, world without end. with all covetous desires of the Amen. same, and the sinful desires of ALMIGHTY, everliving God, the flesh; so that thou wilt whose most dearly beloved Son not follow, nor be led by them? Jesus Christ, for the forgive
Answer. I renounce them ness of our sins, did shed out all; and, by God's help, will of his most precious side both endeavour not to follow, nor water and blood; and gave be led by them.
commandment to his disciples, Question. Dost thou believe that they should go teach all all the articles of the Christian nations, and baptize them in faith, as contained in the Apos- the name of the FATHER, and tles' Creed ?
of the Son, and of the HOLY Answer. I do.
Ghost; regard, we beseech Question. Wilt thou be bap- thee, the supplications of thy tized in this faith ?
congregation ; sanctify this Answer. That is my desire. water to the mystical washing
Question. Wilt thou then away of sin; and grant that the obediently keep God's holy persons, now to be baptized will and commandments ; and therein, may receive the fulness walk in the same all the days of thy grace, and ever remain of thy life?
in the number of thy faithful Answer. I will, by God's children, through Jesus Christ help.
our Lord. Amen. | Then shall the Minister say,
1 Then shall the Minister take each person
to be baptized by the right hand ; _and O MERCIFUL God, grant
placing him conveniently by the Font,
according to his discretion, shall ask the that the old Adam in these Godfathers and Godmothers the name ;
and then shall dip him in the water, or persons may be so buried, that
pour water upon him, saying, the new man may be raised up in them. Amen.
N. I baptize thee in the name Grant that all sinful affections
of the Father, and of the Son,
and of the Holy Ghost. Amen. may die in them, and that all things belonging to the Spirit
1 Then shall the Minister say, may live and grow in them. WE receive this person into Amen.
the Congregation of Christ's Grant that they may have Flock, and do power and strength to have sign him with the ister shall make victory, and to triumph against sign of the cross ; person's forehead.
a cross upon the the devil, the world, and the in token that hereflesh. Amen.
after he shall not be ashamed Grant that they, being here to confess the faith of CHRIST dedicated to thee by our office crucified, and manfully to fight and ministry, may also be en- under his banner, against sin, dued with heavenly virtues, and the world, and the devil; and
* Here the Min
to continue Christ's faithful | | Then, all standing up, the Minister shall soldier and servant unto his
use this Exhortation following; speaking
to the Godfathers and Godmothers first. life's end. Amen.
FORASMUCH as these perT The same rule, as to the omission of the
sons have promised, in your sign of the cross, is to be observed here, as in the Baptism of Infants.
presence, to renounce the devil T Then the Minister shall say,
and all his works, to believe in SEEING now, dearly beloved God, and to serve him ; ye brethren, that these persons are must remember, that it is your regenerate, and grafted into the part and duty to put them in
a solemn vow, body of Christ's Church ; let mind, what us give thanks unto ALMIGHTY promise, and profession, they God for these benefits, and with have now made before this one accord make our prayers congregation, and especially unto him, that they may lead before you their chosen witthe rest of their life according nesses. And ye are also to call to this beginning.
upon them to use all diligence
to be rightly instructed in Then shall be said the Lord's Prayer, all God's holy word ; that so they
kneeling. OUR Father, who art in hea-may grow in grace, and in the ven, Hallowed be thy Name; Christ; and live godly, right
knowledge of our Lord JESUS Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth, as it is in eously, and soberly, in this heaven; Give us this day our
present world. daily bread; And forgive us our
It And then speaking to the baptized persons,
he shall proceed and say, trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us ; And
AND as for you, who have lead us not into temptation; But now by baptism put on Christ, deliver us from evil. Amen.
it is your part and duty also,
being made the children of God WE yield thee humble thanks, and of the light, by faith in O heavenly Father, that thou JESUS CHRIST, to walk answerhast vouchsafed to call us to ably to your Christian calling, the knowledge of thy grace, and as becometh the children and faith in thee: increase this of light; remembering always, knowledge, and confirm this that Baptism representeth unto faith in us evermore. Give thy us our profession; which is, holy Spirit to these persons; to follow the example of our that being now born again, and Saviour Christ, and to be made heirs of everlasting sal- made like unto him; that as he vation, through our Lo JESUS died, and rose again for us, so Christ, they may continue thy should we, who are baptized, servants, and attain thy pro- die from sin, and rise again mises, through the same Lord unto righteousness; continually JESUS CHRIST thy Son; who mortifying all our evil and liveth and reigneth with thee, corrupt affections, and daily in the unity of the same Holy proceeding in all virtue and SPIRIT, everlastingly. Amen. Igodliness 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 the Holy
Communion. [ Whereas necessity may require the baptizing of adults in private houses, in consideration
of extreme sickness; the same is hereby allowed in that case. And a convenient number of persons shall be assembled in the house where the Sacrament is to be performed. And in the exhortation, Well-beloved, &c. instead of these words, come hither desiring, shall be
inserted this word, desirous. T If there be occasion for the Office of Infant Baptism and that of Adults at the 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 respectively. After the immersion, or the pouring of water, the
prayer shall be as in 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. 1 If any persons, not baptized in their infancy, shall be brought to be baptized 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 danger, the Office for Private Baptism; only changing the word infant, for child, or person, as occasion requireth.
THAT IS TO SAY,
AN INSTRUCTION, TO BE LEARNED BY EVERY PERSON BEFORE HE BE
BROUGHT TO BE CONFIRMED BY THE BISHOP.
walk in the same all the days WHAT is your name?
life. Ans. N. or M.
Quest. Dost thou not think Quest. Who gave you this that thou art bound to believe, name?
and to do, as they have promised Ans. My Sponsors in Bap- for thee? tism ; wherein I was made a Ans. Yes verily ; and by member of CHRIST, the child God's help so I will: and I of God, and an inheritor of the heartily thank our heavenly kingdom of heaven.
Father, that he hath called me Quest. What did your spon- to this state of salvation, through sors then for you?
JESUS CHRIST our Saviour : Ans. They did promise and and I pray unto God to give vow three things in my name: me his grace, that I may conFirst, that I should renounce tinue in the same unto my the devil and all his works, the life's end. pomps and vanity of this wicked Catechist. Rehearse the artis world, and all the sinful lusts cles of thy Belief. of the flesh; Secondly, that I
Answer. should believe all the articles of I BELIEVE in God the the Christian faith; And thirdly, Father Almighty, Maker of that I should keep God's holy heaven and earth: will and commandments, and And in JESUS CHRIST his
only Son our Lord; Who was the likeness of any thing that conceived by the Holy Ghost, is in heaven above, or in the born of the Virgin Mary, Suffer- earth beneath, or in the water ed under Pontius Pilate, Was under the earth. Thou shalt crucified, dead, and buried ; not bow down to them, nor He descended into hell; The worship them : for I the LORD third day he rose from the dead; thy God am a jealous God, He ascended into heaven, And and visit the sins of the fathers sitteth on the right hand of God upon the children, unto the the Father Almighty ; From third and fourth generation of thence he shall come to judge them that hate me; and show the quick and the dead. mercy unto thousands in them
I believe in the Holy Ghost; that love me, and keep my The holy catholic Church ; commandments. the communion of saints; The III. Thou shalt not take the forgiveness of sins ; The resur- name of the LORD thy God in rection of the body, and the life vain : for the LORD will not everlasting. Amen.
hold him guiltless that taketh Quest. What dost thou chiefly his name in vain. learn in these articles of thy IV. Remember that thou Belief?
keep holy the Sabbath-day. Ans. First, I learn to believe Six days shalt thou labour, and in God the FATHER, who hath do all that thou hast to do; but made me, and all the world. the seventh day is the Sabbath .
Secondly, in God the Son, of the LORD thy God: in it who hath redeemed me, and all thou shalt do no manner of mankind.
work, thou, and thy son, and Thirdly, in God the Holy thy daughter, thy man-servant, Ghost, who sanctifieth me, and and thy maid-servant, thy cattle, all the people of God.
and the stranger that is within Quest. You said that your thy gates. For in six days sponsors did promise for you, the LORD made heaven and that you should keep God's earth, the sea, and all that in commandments. Tell me how them is, and rested the seventh many there are.
day : wherefore the LORD Ans. Ten.
blessed the seventh day, and Quest. Which are they? hallowed it. Answer.
V. Honour thy father and THE same which God spake thy mother, that thy days may in the twentieth chapter of be long in the land which the Exodus, saying, I am the LORD LORD thy God giveth ee. thy God, who brought thee out VI. Thou shalt do no murder. of the land of Egypt, out of the VII. Thou shalt not commit house of bondage.
adultery. I. Thou shalt have none other VIII. Thou shalt not steal. gods but me.
IX. Thou shalt not bear false II. Thou shalt not make to witness against thy neighbour. thyself any graven image, nor X. Thou shalt not covet thy
neighbour's house, thou shalt desire other men's goods; but not covet thy neighbour's wife, to learn and labour truly to get nor his servant, nor his maid, mine own living, and to do ту nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any duty in that state of life unto thing that is his.
which it shall please God to Quest. What dost thou chiefly call me. learn by these commandments ? Catechist. My good child,
Ans. I learn two things; my know this, that thou art not duty towards God, and my duty able to do these things of towards my neighbour. thyself, nor to walk in the
Quest. What is thy duty commandments of God, and to towards God?
serve him, without his special Ans. My duty towards God grace, which thou must learn is, to believe in him; to fear at all times to call 1
for by him; and to love him with all diligent prayer. Let me hear, my heart, with all my mind, therefore, if thou canst say the with all my soul, and with all Lord's Prayer. my strength; to worship him;
Answer. to give him thanks ; to put my OUR Father, who art in hea. whole trust in him ; to call ven, Hallowed be thy Name ; upon him; to honour his holy Thy kingdom come; Thy will name and his word ; and to be done on earth, as it is in serve him truly all the days of heaven; Give us this day our
daily bread; And forgive us our Quest. What is thy duty trespasses, as we forgive those towards thy neighbour ? who trespass against us; And
Ans. My duty towards my lead us not into temptation; But neighbour is, to love him as deliver us from evil. Amen. myself, and to do to all men as Quest. What desirest thou of I would they should do unto God in this prayer ? to love, honour, and Ans. I desire
LORD God, succour my father and mother: our heavenly Father, who is the to honour and obey the civil giver of all goodness, to send authority: to submit myself his grace unto me and to all to all my governors, teachers, people; that we may worship spiritual pastors, and masters : him, serve him, and obey him, to order myself lowly and as we ought to do: and I pray reverently to all my betters : unto God, that he will send us to hurt nobody by word or all things that are needful both deed: to be true and just in all for our souls and bodies; and my dealings: to bear no malice that he will be merciful unto nor hatred in my heart: to keep us, and forgive us our sins; and my hands from picking and that it will please him to save stealing, and my tongue from and defend us in all dangers evil speaking, lying, and slan- both of soul and body; and dering : to keep my body in that he will keep us from all temperance,
and sin and wickedness, and from chastity : not to covet nor l'our spiritual enemy, and from