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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 tod corrupt affections, and daily, Father, and of the Son, and of the rant, i proceeding in all virtue and
Holy Ghost (which are essential parts and godliness of living.
of Baptism) ihon let the Minister bap-
for ad be.
Then shall he add, and say, Leath , YE are to take care that this that, at the dipping of the Child in the
Font, he shall use this form of Words: Child be brought to the Bishop xt of to be confirmed by him, so soon
IF thou art not already baptized,
N. I baptize thee in the name Le Pool 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.
Church Catechism, set forth for be at the same time, the Minister may
make the Questions to the Sponsors, and
the succeeding Prayers serve for both.
And again, after the Immersion, or
the pouring of Water, and the receiv-
To such as are of Riper Years, and able to answer for
themselves. 1 When
any such Persons as are of Riper Years are to be baptized, timely notice
and that they may be exhorted to prepare themselves, with prayers and
Godfathers and Godmothers (the People
Lesson, either at
as all men are conceived and which by nature they cannot
# Then shall the Minister say,
Let us pray.
1 Or this.
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, a 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,
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 iheir sins, by spiritual and whither a reth : 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 ; Christ our Lord. , Amen. read in the last chapter of Saint
1 Then the Minister shall Mark's Gospel) he gave comHear the words of the Gospel,'mand to his disciples, saying, Go
that believeth, and is baptized, ALMIGHTY and everlasting
ye into all the world, and preach devoutly give thanks to him, and the Gospel to every creature. He say, shall be saved; but he that be God, heavenly Father, we lieveth not, shall be damned : give thee humble thanks, for that Which also showeth unto is 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 shal! 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 W
TELL-BELOVED, who are that are afar 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 fesh, 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 them 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 Niinister 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. Persona, declared by his Son Je: Dost thou renounce the devia sus Christ, let us faithfully and and all his works, the vain
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