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upon himself) that he will renounce

the devil and all his works, and constantly believe God's holy Word, and obediently keep his commandments.

The Minister shall then demand of the Sponsors as follows: the questions being considered as addressed to them severally, and the answers to be made accordingly.

I demand therefore,
OST thou, in the name of

vil and all his works, the vain pomp and glory of the world, with all covetous desires of the same, and the sinful desires of the flesh, so that thou wilt not follow, nor be led by them?

Ansv'er. I renounce them all; and, by God's help, will endeavour not to follow, nor be led by them.

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

Answer. I do.

Minister. Wilt thou be baptized in this Faith?

Answer. That is my desire.

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

Then shall the Minister say, O

MERCIFUL God, grant that

the old Adam in this Child may be so buried, that the new man may be raised up in him.

Amen. Grant that all sinful affections may die in him, and that all things belonging to the Spirit may live and grow in him.

Amen. Grant that he may have power and strength to have victory, and to triumph, against the devil, the world, and the flesh. Amen.

Grant that whosoever is here dedicated to thee by our office and ministry, may also be endued with heavenly virtues, and everlastingly rewarded, through thy mercy, o blessed Lord God, who dost live, and govern all things, world without end.

Amen.

, whose most dearly beloved Son Jesus Christ, for the forgiveness of our sins, did shed out of his most precious side both water and blood; and gave commandment to his disciples, that they should go teach all nations, and baptize them In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost; Regard, we beseech thee, the supplications of thy congregation; sanctify this Water to the

mystical washing away of sin ; and grant that this Child, now to be baptized therein, may receive the fulness of thy grace, and ever remain in the number of thy faithful children; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen. Then the Minister shall take the Child into his hands, and shall say to the Godfather's and Godmothers,

Name this Child. And then, naming it after them, he shall dip it in the Water discreetly, or shall pour Water upon it, saying,

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

Amen. Then the Minister shall say, WE receive this Child into

the congregation of Christ's flock ; and do * sign him with # Here the Minister the sign of the shall make a Cross Cross, in token upon the Child's fore.

head, that hereafter he shall not be ashamed to confess the faith of Christ crucified, and manfully to fight under his banner, against sin, the world, and the devil; and to continue Christ's faithful soldier and servant unto his life's end. Amen. [ If those who present the Infant shall desire the sign of the Cross to be omitted, although the Church knows no worthy cause of scruple concerning the same, yet, in that case, the Minister may omit that part of the above which follows the Immersion, or the pouring of Water on the Infant.

Then shall the Minister say,

1 Then, all standing up, the Min

ister shall say to the Godfathers

and Godmothers this Exhortation brethren, that this child is following. regenerate, and grafted into the

F body of Christ's Church, let us

ORASMUCH as this Child

hath promised by you his suregive thanks unto Almighty God ties to renounce the devil and all for these benefits; and with one

his works, to believe in God, and accord make our prayers unto to serve him; ye must remember, him, that this Child may lead the

that it is your parts and duties to rest of his life according to this

see that this Infant be taught, so beginning.

soon as he shall be able to learn, Then shall be said, all kneel

what a solemn vow, promise, and ing,

profession, he hath here made by

you. And that he may know these UR Father, who art in hea, be .

things the better, ye shall call

upon him to hear Sermons; and Thy kingdom comé. Thy will be

chiefly

ye shall provide, that he may done on earth, As it is in heaven.

learn the Creed, the Lord's Prayer, Give us this day our daily bread. and the Ten Commandments, and And forgive us our trespasses, As all other things which a Christian we forgive those who trespass a- ought to know and believe to his gainst us. And lead us not into

soul's health; and that this Child temptation; But deliver us from

may be virtuously brought up to evil. Amen.

lead a godly and a Christian life ; Then shall the Minister say,

remembering always, that Bap

tism doth represent unto us our E yield thee hearty thanks, profession; which is, to follow the it hath pleased thee to regenerate and to be made like unto him ; this Infant with thy Holy Spirit, that, as he died, and rose again for to receive him for thine own Child

us, so should we, who are baptized, by adoption, and to incorporate die from sin, and rise again unto him into thy holy Church. And

righteousness; continually mortihumbly we beseech thee to grant, fying all our evil and corrupt afthat he, being dead unto sin, and fections, and daily proceeding in living unto righteousness, and all virtue and godliness of living. being buried with Christ in his death, may crucify the old man,

I Then shall he add, and say, and utterly abolish the whole body YE

E are to take care that this

Child be brought to the Bipartaker of the death of thy Son, shop to be confirmed by him, so he may also be partaker of his soon as he can say the Creed, the resurrection; so that finally, with Lord's Prayer, and the Ten Comthe residue of thy holy Church, mandments, and is sufficiently inhe may be an inheritor of thiné structed in the other parts of the everlasting kingdom; through Church-Catechism set forth for Christ our Lord.

Amen.

that purpose.

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PRIVATE BAPTISM OF CHILDREN,

IN HOUSES.

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. 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, First, let the Minister of the Parish (or, in his absence,

any other, lawful Minister that can be procured) with those who are present, call upon God, and say the Lord's Prayer, and 80 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 Name do afterwards live, it is expedi

ent that it be brought into the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Church, to the intent that if the

Amen.

Minister of the same Parish did

himself baptize that Child, the T Then the Minister shall give Congregation may be certified of thanks unto God, and say,

the true Form of Baptism, by

him privately before used. In WE

which case he shall say thus: most merciful Father, that it hath pleased thee to regenerate I CERTIFY, you, that accord, this Infant with thy Holy Spirit,

ing to the due and prescribed to receive him for thine own Child

Order of the Church, at such a by adoption, and to incorporate

time, and at such a place, before him into thy holy Church. And

divers witnesses, I baptized this humbly we beseech thee to grant,

Child. that he, being dead unto sin, and But if the Child were baptized living unto righteousness, and by any other lawful Minister, being buried with Christ in his then the Minister of the Parish death, may crucify the old man,

where the Child was born or and utterly abolish the whole body

christened, shall examine whether of sin; and that, as he is made

the same hath been lawfully done, partaker of the death of thy Son,

And if the Minister shall find, by he may also be partaker of his re

the answers of such as bring the

Child, that all things were done surrection; so that finally, with

as they ought to be, then shall the residue of thy holy Church, he not christen the Child again, he may be an inheritor of thiné but shall receive him as one of everlasting kingdom; through the flock of true Christian People, Christ our Lord.

saying thus: And let them not doubt, but that I CERTIFY_you, that in this and sufficiently baptized, and

Amen.

cording unto due order, concernought not to be baptized again. ing the baptizing of this Child; Yet nevertheless, if the Child, who is now by Baptism incorpowhich is after this sort baptized, rated into the Christian Church :

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for our Lord Jesus Christ doth not suaded of the good will of our deny his grace and mercy unto heavenly Father, declared by his such Infants, but most lovingly Son Jesus Christ, towards this doth call them unto him, as the Infant, let us faithfully and deholy Gospel doth witness to our voutly give thanks unto him, and comfort on this wise.

say the Prayer which the Lord

himself taught us. Then the Minister shall say as follows: or else shall pass on to

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Thy kingdom come. Thy will be Hear the words of the Gospel,

done on earth, As it is in heaven. written by St. Mark, in the

Give us this day our daily bread. tenth Chapter, at the thirteenth

And forgive us our trespasses, As Verse.

we forgive those who trespass a

gainst us. And lead us not into HEY brought young chil.

temptation; But deliver us from dren to Christ, that he should evil. Amen. touch them; and his disciples rebuked those that brought them. Then shall the Minister demand But when Jesus saw it, he was the name of the Child ; which much displeased, and said unto

being by the Godfathers and God. them, Suffer the little children to

mothers pronounced, the Minister come unto me, and forbid them

shall say as follows.
not; for of such is the kingdom
of God. Verily I say unto you,

OST thou, in the name of this
DO

Child, renounce the devil and Whosoever shall not receive the all his works, the vain pomp and kingdom of God as a little child, glory of the world, with all covethe shall not enter therein. And ous desires of the same, and the he took them up in his arms, put sinful desires of the flesh, so that his hands upon them, and blessed thou wilt not follow, nor be led them.

by them? 1 After the Gospel is read, the Answer. I renounce them all;

Minister shall make this brief and, by God's help, will endeaExhortation upon the words of vour not to follow, nor be led by the Gospel.

them.
,

Minister. Dost thou believe
Gospel the words of our Sa-

all the Articles of the Christian
viour Christ, that he commanded
the children to be brought unto

Faith, as contained in the Apo

stles' Creed? him ; how he blamed those who

Answer. I do. would have kept them from him; how he exhorteth all men to follow Minister. Wilt thou then obetheir innocency. Ye perceive how, diently keep God's holy will and by his outward gesture and deed, commandments, and walk in the he declared his good will toward same all the days of thy life? them; for he embraced them in Answer. I will, by God's help. his arms, he laid his hands upon them, and blessed them. Doubt

Then the Minister shall say, ye not therefore, but earnestly

W believe, that he hath likewise fa- the congregation of Christ's vourably received this present In- flock ; and do fant; that he hath embraced him * sign him with

Here the Minister with the arms of his mercy; and,

the sign of the shall make a Cross as he hath promised in his holy

Cross, in token upon the Child's fore.

head. Word, will give unto him the i that hereafter blessing of eternal life, and make he shall not be ashamed to conhim partaker of his everlasting fess the faith of Christ crucified, kingdom.

and manfully to fight under his Wherefore, we being thus per- banner, against sin, the world,

1

and the devil; and to continue he may learn the Creed, the Christ's faithful soldier and ser- Lord's Prayer, and the Ten Comvant unto his life's end. Amen. mandments, and all other things The same Rule is to be observed

which a Christian ought to know here, as to the Omission of the

and believe to his soul's health; sign of the Cross, as in the

and that this Child may be virPublic Baptism of Infants.

tuously brought up to lead a Then shall the Minister say,

godly and a Christian life ; re

membering always, that Baptism SE

doth represent unto us our profesbrethren, that this Child is

sion; which is, to follow the exregenerate, and grafted into the

ample of our Saviour Christ, and body of Christ's Church, let us to be made like unto him; that, give thanks unto Almighty God as he died, and rose again for us, for these benefits; and with one so should we, who are baptized, accord make our prayers unto die from sin, and rise again unto him, that this Child may lead the

righteousness; continually mortirest of his life according to this fying all our evil and corrupt afbeginning.

fections, and daily proceeding in ( Then shall be said, all kneeling,

all virtue and godliness of living. WE ,

I Then shall he add, and say, most merciful Father, that

Y" it hath pleased thee to regenerate

E are to take care that this

Child be brought to the Bithis Infant with thy Holy Spirit, shop to be confirmed by him, so to receive him for thine own soon as he can say the Creed, the Child by adoption, and to incor- Lord's Prayer, and the Ten Comporate him into thy holy Church.

mandments, and is sufficiently inAnd humbly we beseech thee to structed in the other parts of the grant, that he being dead unto Church-Catechism set forth for sin, and living unto righteous- that purpose. ness, and being buried with Christ in his death, may crucify

But if they who bring the In

fant to the Church do make such the old man, and utterly abolish

uncertain Answers to the Ministhe whole body of sin; and that, ter's Questions, as that it cannot as he is made partaker of the death

appear that the Child was baptizof thy Son, he may also be par- ed with Water, In the Name of the taker of his resurrection; so that Father, and of the Son, and of the finally, with the residue of thy holy Holy Ghost, (which are essential Church, he may be an inheritor parts of Baptism,) then let the of thine everlasting kingdom ;

Minister baptize it in the Form bethrough Christ our Lord. Amen. fore appointed for Public Baptism

of Infants; saving that at the Then, all standing up, the Min- dipping of the Child in the Font, ister shall say to the Godfathers he shall use this form of words : and Godmothers this Exhortation following.

thou art not already bapIF

tized, N. I baptize thee In

the Name of the Father, and of hath promised by you his sure

the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. ties to renounce the devil and all

Amen. his works, to believe in God, and to serve him; ye must remember,

If Infant Baptism, and the rethat it is your parts and duties to ceiving of Infants baptized in see that this Infant be taught, so

private, are to be at the same soon as he shall be able to learn,

time, the Minister may make the what a solemn vow, promise, and

Questions to the Sponsors, and

the succeeding Prayers, serve for profession, he hath here made by

both. And again, after the Imyou. And that he may know

mersion, or the pouring of Water, these things the better, ye shall and the receiving into the Church, call upon him to hear Sermons ; the Minister may use the reand chiefly ye shall provide, that mainder of the Service for both.

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