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not weighing our merits, but pardoning our offences; through Jesus Christ our Lord; by whom, and with whom, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, all honour and glory be unto thee, O Father Almighty, world without end. Amen.

Here shall be sung a Hymn, or Part of a Hymn, from the Selection for the Feasts and Fasts, &c.

¶Then shall the Priest first receive the Communion in both kinds himself, and proceed to deliver the same to the Bishops, Priests,

and Deacons, in like manner, if any be present) and, after that, to the People also in order, into their hands, all devoutly kneeling: And when he delivereth the Bread, he shall say,


HE body of our Lord Jesus Christ, which was given for thee, preserve thy body and soul unto everlasting life: Take and eat this in remembrance that Christ died for thee, and feed on him in thy heart by faith, with thanksgiving. And the Minister who delivereth the Cup,

shall say,

HE blood of our Lord Jesus THE Christ, which was shed for thee, preserve thy body and soul unto everlasting life: Drink this in remembrance that Christ's blood was shed for thee, and be thankful.

If the consecrated Bread and Wine be spent before all have communicated, the Priest is to consecrate more, according to the Form before prescribed; beginning at

All glory be to Thee, Almighty God and ending with these words-Partakers

of his most blessed Body and Blood. When all have communicated, the Minister shall return to the Lord's Table, and reverently place upon it what remaineth of the consecrated Elements, covering the same with a fair Linen Cloth. Then shall the Minister say the Lord's Prayer, the People repeating after him every petition.

us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; And lead us not into temptation; But deliver us from evil: For thine is the Kingdom, and the Power, and the Glory, For ever and ever. Amen.

¶After shall be said as followeth :

ALMIGHTY and everliving

God, we most heartily

thank thee, for that thou dost vouchsafe to feed us who have duly received these holy Mysteries, with the spiritual food of the most precious Body and Blood of thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ; and dost assure des us thereby of thy favour and goodness towards us; and that we are very members incorporate in the mystical body of thy Son, which is the blessed company of all faithful people; and are also heirs through hope of thy everlasting kingdom, by the merits of the most precious death and passion of thy dear Son. And we most humbly beseech thee, O heavenly Fa ther, so to assist us with thy grace, that we may continue in that holy fellowship, and do all such good works as thou hast prepared for us to walk in, through Jesus Christ our Lord; to whom, with thee and the Holy Ghost, be all honour and glory, world without end. Amen.

Then shall be said or sung, all standing, "Gloria in Excelsis, or some proper Hymn from the Selection.


LORY be to God on high, and in earth peace, goodwill towards men. We praise

OUR Father, who art in Hea- thee, we bless thee, we wor

ven, Hallowed be thy Name; Thy Kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth, as it is in Heaven; Give us this day our daily bread; And forgive

ship thee, we glorify thee, we give thanks to thee for thy great. glory, O Lord God, heavenly King, God the Father AImighty.

O Lord, the only begotten Son Jesus Christ; O Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father, that takest away the sins

the fruit of good living; to the honour and praise of thy name, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

of the world, have mercy upon DIRECT us, O Lord, in alt


Thou that takest away

sins of the world, have mercy upon us. Thou that takest away the sins of the world, receive our prayer. Thou that sittest at the right hand of God the Father, have mercy upon us. For thou only art holy; thou only art the Lord; thou only, O Christ, with the Holy Ghost, art most High in the glory of

God the Father. Amen. ¶Then the Priest (the Bishop, if he be present) shall let them depart with this Blessing.

THE peace of God, which passeth all understanding, keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God, and of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord: And the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, be amongst

you, and remain with always. Amen.

Collects that may be said after the Collects of Morning or Evening Prayer, or Communion, at the discretion of the Minister. SSIST us mercifully, O Lord, in these our supplications and prayers; and dispose the way of thy servants towards the attainment of everlasting salvation; that among all the changes and chances of this mortal life, they may ever be defended by thy most gracious and ready help, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. RANT, we beseech thee, Almighty God, that the words which we have heard this day with our outward ears, may, through thy grace, be so grafted inwardly in our hearts, that they may bring forth in us



our doings, with thy most gracious favour, and further us with thy continual help;. that in all our works begun, continued, and ended in thee, we may glo. rify thy holy name; and finally, by thy mercy, obtain everlasting life, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. ALMIGHTY God, the founwidth, who

knowest our necessities before we ask, and our ignorance in asking; we beseech thee to have

compassion upon our infirmities; and those things which for our unworthiness we dare not, and for our blindness we cannot ask, vouchsafe to give us, for the worthiness of thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

promised to hear the peti

LMIGHTY God, who hast

tions of those who ask in thy Son's name; we beseech thee mercifully to incline thine ears to us who have now made our prayers and supplications unto thee; and grant, that those things which we have faithfully asked according to thy will, may effectually be obtained; to the relief of our necessity, and to the setting forth of thy glory, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Upon the Sundays and other Holy-days (if there be no Sermon or Communion shall be said all that is appointed at the Communion, unto the end of the Gospel, concluding with the Blessing. And if any of the consecrated Bread and Wine remain after the Communion, it shall not be carried out of the Church, but the Minister and other Communicants shall, immediately after the Blessing, reverently eat and drink the same.


To be used in the Church.

The People are to be admonished, that it is most convenient that Baptism should not be administered but upon Sundays and other Holy-days, or Prayer Days. Nevertheless, (if necessity so require) Baptism may be administered upon any other day.

There shall be for every Male Child to be baptized, when they can be had, two Godfathers and one Godmother; and for every Female, one Godfather and two Godmothers; and Parents shall be admitted as Sponsors, if it be desired.

¶When there are Children to be baptized, the Parents or Sponsors shall give knowledge thereof, before the beginning of Morning Prayer, to the Minister. And then the Godfathers and Godmothers, and the People with the Children, must be ready at the Font, either immediately after the last Lesson at Morning Prayer, or else immediately after the last Lesson at Evening Prayer, as the Minister, by his Discretion, shall appoint. And the Minister coming to the Font (which is then to be filled with pure Water and standing there, shall say,

Hath this Child been already baptized, or no? If they answer, No; then shall the Minister proceed, as followeth. EARLY beloved, foras. much as all men are conceived and born in sin; and our Saviour Christ saith, None can enter into the kingdom of God, except he be regenerate and born anew of Water and of the Holy Ghost; I beseech you to call upon God the Father, through our Lord Jesus Christ, that of his bounteous mercy, he will grant to this Child that which by nature he cannot have; that he may be baptized with Water and the Holy Ghost, and receiv. ed into Christ's holy Church,

and be made a living member


the same.
¶ Then shall the Minister say,

Let us pray: LMIGHTY and everlasting God, who, of thy great mercy, didst save Noah and his family in the Ark from perishing by water; and also didst safely lead the children of Israel thy people through the Red Sea, figuring thereby thy holy Baptism; and by the Baptism of thy well-beloved Son Jesus Christ in the river Jordan, didst sanctify water, to the mystical washing away of sin; we beseech thee, for thine infinite

mercies, that thou wilt merci-
fully look upon this Child: wash
him, and sanctify him with the
Holy Ghost; that he, being de-
livered from thy wrath, may be
received into the Ark of Christ's
Church; and being steadfast in
faith, joyful through hope, and
rooted in charity, may so pass
the waves of this troublesome
world, that finally he may come
to the land of everlasting life;
there to reign with thee, world
without end, through Jesus
Christ our Lord. Amen.
Or this.

A God, the aid of all who
need, the helper of all who flee
to thee for succour, the life of
those who believe, and the re-
surrection of the dead; we call
upon thee for this Infant, that
he, coming to thy holy Baptism,
may receive remission of sin,
by spiritual regeneration. Re-
ceive him, O Lord, as thou hast
promised by thy well-beloved
Son, saying, Ask, and ye shall
have; seek, and ye shall find;
knock, and it shall be opened
unto you: So give now unto us
who ask; let us who seek, find;
open the gate unto us who

LMIGHTY and immortal

Knock; that this Infant may enjoy the everlasting benediction of thy heavenly washing, and may come to the eternal kingdom which thou hast promised by Christ our Lord. Amen.

¶ Then the Minister shall say as follows: or ed to the Sponsors; and from thence to the else shall pass on to the questions addressPrayer immediately before the Immersion, or the pouring of Water on the Infant. But note; that, in every Church, the intermediate parts of the Service shall be used, once at least in every month (if there be a Baptism for the better instructing of the People in the Grounds of Infant Baptism. Hear the words of the Gospel, written by St. Mark, in the tenth Chapter, at the thirteenth Verse.


HEY brought young chil. dren to Christ, that he should touch them; and his disciples rebuked those who brought them. But when Jesus

saw it, he was much displeased,

and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not; for of such is the kingdom of God. Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shax not enter therein. And he took them up in his arms put his hands upon them, and blessed them.

After the Gospel is read, the
Minister shall make this brief
Exhortation upon the words
of the Gospel:

ELOVED, ye hear in this Gospel the words of our Saviour Christ, that he command

ed the children to be brought

unto him; how he blamed those who would have kept them from him; how he exhorteth all men to follow their innocency. Ye perceive how, by his outward gesture and deed, he declared

his good will towards them : For he embraced them in his arms, he laid his hands upon them, and blessed them. Doubt ye not therefore, but earnestly believe, that he will likewise favourably receive this present Inwith the arms of his mercy; fant; that he will embrace him that he will give unto him the blessing of eternal life, and make him partaker of his everlasting kingdom. Wherefore, we being thus persuaded of the good will of our heavenly Father towards this Infant, declared by his Son Jesus Christ; and nothing doubting, but that he favourably alloweth this charitable work of ours, in bringing this Infant to his holy Baptism; let us faithfully and devoutly give thanks unto him, and say,

Ang God, heavenly Father, we give thee humble thanks, that nou hast vouchsafed to call us to the knowledge of thy grace, and faith in thee: Increase this knowledge, and confirm this faith in us evermore. Give thy Holy Spirit to this Infant; that he may be born again, and be made an heir of everlasting salvation, through our Lord Jesus Christ, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, now and for ever. Amen. ¶ Then shall the Minister speak

LMIGHTY and everlast

unto the Godfathers and Godmothers in this wise:

DEARLY beloved, ye have

brought this Child here to be baptized; ye have prayed that our Lord Jesus Christ would vouchsafe to receive him, to release him from sin, to sanctify him with the Holy Ghost, to give him the kingdom of hea

ven and everlasting life. Ye have heard also that our Lord Jesus Christ hath promised in his Gospel, to grant all these things that ye have prayed for; which promise, he for his part will most surely keep and perform. Wherefore, after this promise made by Christ, this Infant must also faithfully, for his part, promise by you that are his sureties (until he come of age to take it upon himself) that he will renounce the devil and all his works, and constantly believe God's holy Word, and obediently keep his Command


¶ The Minister shall then demand of the Sponsors as follows; the Questions being onsidered of addressed to them severally,

and the Answers to be made accordingly. I demand therefore, DOST OST thou, in the name of this Child, enounce the devil 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?

Ans. Irenounce them all; and, by God's help, will endeavour not to follow, nor be led by them. Minis. Dost thou believe all the Articles of the Christian Faith, as contained in the Apostles' Creed?

Ans. I do.

Minis. Wilt thou be baptized in this faith?

Ans. That is my desire.

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

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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 LMIGHTY, everliving God, Son Jesus Christ, for the for. giveness 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 regard, we beseech thee, the Son, and of the Holy Ghost; 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 Godfathers 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

Then shall the Minister say, N. of the Father, and of the

Merciful God, grant that the old Adam in this Child may be so buried, that the new

Son, and of the Holy Ghost.

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