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DEARLY beloved, ye have diently keep God's holy will and

brought this Child here to be commandments, and walk in the oaptized;

ye have prayed that our same all the days of thy life? Lord Jesus Christ would vouch- Aris. I will, by God's help. safe io receive him, to release him

1 Then shall the Minister say, from sin, to sanctify him with the Merciful God,

grant that the Holy Ghost, to give him the king.

old Adam in this Child may dom of heaven and everlasting be so buried, that the new man life. Ye have 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 ; velonging to the Spirit may live which promise, he for his part and grow in him. “Amen. will most surely keep and performil 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 surelies, Grant that whosoever is bere (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 all his with heavenly virtues, and everworks, and constantly believe lasting!y rewarded, through thy God's holy Word, and obediently Ipercy, Oblessed Lord God, who keep his Commandinents.

dost live and govern all things • The Minister shall then demand of the world without end. Amen.

Sponsors des Allows in the questions be- ALMIGHTY, everliving God. ing considered as addressed them severally, and the answers to be made ac- Son Jesus Christ, for the forgive

whose most deariy beloved cordingly. í 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 lo his disciples, that they should glory of the world, with all cove-go tcach all nations, and baptizo tous desires of the same, and the them in the name of the Faiher, 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 lielp, will endeavour not inystical washing away of sin ; to follow, nor be led by them. and grant that this Child, now to

Minis. Dost thou believe cll 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 nuinber of thy Ans. I do.

faithful children, through Jesus Minis. Wilt thou be baptized Christ our Lord. Amen. in this Faith?

Then the Minister shall truke the Child Ans. That is my desire.

into his hands, und shall say to the God

Fathers and Godmothers, Minis. Wilt thou then obe.

Name this Child

N.

make a

forehead.

not

I , it them, he ,

dip it in the Water discreetly, or shall WE yield thee hearty thanks, pour Water upon it, saying,

most merciful Father, that I baptize thee in the name it hath pleased thee w regenerate Son, and of the Holy Ghost. to receive him for thine own Amen.

Child by adoption, and to incor! Then the Minister shall say, porate him into thy holy Church, We receive ibis Child into the And humbly we beseech thee to

Congregation of Christ's erant, that he, being dead unto

Here the Flock, and do *sign sin, and livinyunto righteousness Minister shall him with the sign of and being buried with Christ in

cross the Cross; in to his death, may crucify the old upontheChild's ken that hereafter man, and utterly abolish the

he shall be whole body of sin ; and that as ashamed to confess the faith of he is made Parlaker of the Death Christ crucified, and manfully to or thy Son, he may also be par. fight under his banner, against sin, taker of his Resurrection; so that the world, and the devil; and 10 finally, with the residue of thy continue Christ's faithful soldier holy Church, he may be an Inand servant unto his life's end. herilor of thine everlasting king. Amen.

dom, through Christ our Lord. slf those who present the Infant shall Amen. desire the sign of the Cross to be omit. " Then, all standing up, the Minister ted, although the Church know's no

shall say to the Godfathers and God worthy cause of scruple concerning the

mothers this Exhortation following: same, yet, in that case, the Minister may omit that part of the ai ve ruhich fol. FORASMUCH as ihis Child lows the Immersion, or the pouring of hath promised by you his Water on the Infant. 1 Then shall the Minister say,

Sureties, to rencurice the devil and SEEING now, dearly beloved all his works,lo believe in God,and bretiiren, that this Child is re

to serve hiin; ye must remember, generate, and grafted into the bo. that it is your parts and duties to dy of Christ's Church ; let us give

see that this Infan: be taught, so thanks unto Almighty God for soon as he shall be able to learn, thest benefits and with one accord what a solemn vow, promise, and make our prayers unto him, that profession he halh here made by this Child 'may lead the rest of you. And that he may know his life according to this beginning these things the better, ye shall 1 Then shall be said, all kneeling,

call upon him to hear Sermons; OCR Father, who art in Healand chiesly ye shall provide, thai

ven, Hallowed be thy Name; he may learn the Creed, the Thy Kingdom_come; 'l'hy Will Lord's Prayer, and the Ten Com. be 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; trrspasses, as we forgive those and that this Child may be virtu who trespass against us, And lead ously brought up io lead a godly us pot into temptation; But de- and a Christian life: remember. liver us from evil. Amen. ing always, that Baptism doth

IT'hen skall tre Minister say, (represent unto us our profession

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 Com. righteousness; continually mor. mandments, and is sufficiently intifying all our evil and corruptstructed 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
PRIVATE BAPTISM OF CHILDREN

IN HOUSES

& The Minister of coery 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 u great ar.d 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 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: N. I baptize thee in the namejker of his Resurrection; so that

of the Father, and of the finally, with the residue of thy Son, and of the Holy Ghost. holy Church, he may be an In. Amen.

heritor of thine everlasting King. 1 Then the Minister shull give thanks dom, through Christ our Lord, unto God, and say,

Amen. WE yield thee hearty thanks, most merciful Father, that it" Child so baptized is lawfully and suffi

* And let them not doubt, but that ths hath pleased thee to regenerate cientlybaptized, and ought not tobe barthis Infant with thy holy Spirit, tized again. Yet nevertheless, if the chilo to receive him for thine own Child

which is after this sort baptizes, do af

terwards live; it is expedient that it be by adoption, and to incorporate brought into the Church, to the inteni him into thy holy Church. And that if the Minister of the same Parisk humbly we beseech thee to grant; Congregation may be certified of the

did himself baptizc that Child, the that he, being dead unto sin, and true form of Baptism, by him privately living unto righteousness, and before used: In which case he shall say being buried with Christ in bis thus: deată, 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 at made Partaker of the death of such a place, before divers wiiuby Son, he may also be Purta- nessee, ! baptized this Child.

But if the Child werebaptized by any other show lie blamed thosc that would lecsful Minister, then the Ninister of have kept them from him ; how the Parish where the Child wous born or christened, shall examine 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 such as bring the child, that all thing: deed, he declared his good will were done as they ought to be; shall not he christin the Child again, toward them: for he embraced but shall receive him us one of the flok them in his arms, he laid bis hands

of true Christiun People, saying ihus: I Certify you, that in this case upon them, and blessed them.

all is well done, and accord- Doubt ye noi 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 fant ; that be hath embraced into the Christian Church: For him with the arms of his mercy; our Lord Jesus Christ doth not

and, as he hath proinised in his deny bis grace and mercy unto oly.word, will give unto him the such Infants ; but most lovingly blessing of eternal life, and make doth call them unto him, as the lim Parlaker 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 else shall pass on to the questions ad- his Son Jesus Christ, towards this dress:d to tht Sponsors. Hear the words of the Gospel,

infant, let us faithfully and dcwritten by St. Mark, in the lenili voutiy give thanks unto him, and chapter, at the thirteenth verse. liimself taught us.

say the Prayer which the Lord THEY brought young children

to Christ, that he should touch OUR Father, who art in Hes them; and his disciples rebuked Thy kingdom come: Thy Will

Hallowed be thy Name, those who brought them. But be done on earth, as it is in Heawhen Jesus saw it, he was inuch displeased, and said unto them. bread; And forgive us our tres

ven ; Give us this day our daily Suiter the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not ;

passes, as we forgive those who for of such is the kingdom of God respass against us; And lead us Verilyll say unto you, Whoso us from evil. Amen.

not into leinplation; But deliver ever shall not receive the king. i Then shali the Minister demand the dom of God as a little child, he name of the Child; which hring by the shall not enter therein. And he Godfathers and Godmothers pronouna

ed, the Minister skall say as follows: inok them up in his armsessed DOST trou, in the name of this his upon

Child, the devil them.

all his work.s, the vain pomp and 1 After the Gospel is read, the Minister! shall make this tri-f Exhortation upon

glory of the world, with all covethe works of the Gospel:

tous desires of the same, and the BELOYED, ye liear 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? children to be brought unto him ;l 'Ans. I renounce them all; and,

ven,

by God's help, will endeavour not him into thy holy Church. And to follow, nor be led by them. bumbly 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 be contained 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. Laker of the death of thy Son, he 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 boly Church, same all the days of thy life? The may be an Inherilor 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 in the Minister Congregation of Christ's shall to the and GodFlock, and do *sign

mothers this Exhortation following: nister shall make of the Cross; in to* Here the Mi- him with the sign FORASMUCH as this Child hath

promised by you, his Surea Cross upon the Child'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 bim; 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 laught, 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 eod. Amen.

you. And that he may know these

ihings the better, ye shall call upi 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 Baptison of Infants. chiefly ye shall provide, that he

Then shall the Minister say, may learn the Creed, the Lord's SEEING uow, dearly beloved Prayer, and the Ten Commandbrethren, that this child is ments

, and all other things which regenerate, and grafted into the a Christian ought to know and be. body of Christ's Church ; let us lieve to his soul's healths; and that give thanks unto Almighty Godthis 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 al. that this Child may lead the rest of ways, that Baptism doth reprehis life according to this beginning. sent unto us our profession; whick 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 bath pleased thee to regenerate rose again for us, so should we, this Infant with tby 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 evil

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