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Then the Minister shall say, Church. And humbly we be-
* Here the Minister shall
Christ's Flock, and do unto righteousness, and being sign*
* him with the sign buried with Christ in his death, make a cross of the Cross; in token may crucify the old man, and here child's that hereafter he shall utterly abolish the whole body
not be ashamed to con- of sin; and that as he is made fess the faith of Christ crucified, Partaker of the Death of thy and manfully to fight under his Son, he may also be Partaker of banner, against sin, the world, his Resurrection; so that finally, and the devil; and to continue with the residue of thy holy Christ's faithful soldier and ser. Church, he may be an Inheritor vant unto his life's end. Amen. of thine everlasting Kingdom, If those who present the Infant shall desire through Christour Lord. Amen. the sign of the Cross to be omitted, although the Church knows no worthy cause of scru. & Then, all standing up, the Minister shall ple concerning the same, yet, in that case,
say to the Godfathers and Godmothers this the Minister may omit that part of the above Exhortation following: which follows the Immersion, or the pour. ing of Water on the Infant. Then shall the Minister say, hath promised by you his SEE!
EEING now, dearly beloved Sureties, to renounce the devil
brethren, that this Child is and all his works, to believe in regenerate, and grafted into the God, and to serve him; ye must body of Christ's Church; let us remember, that it is your parts give thanks unto Almighty God and duties to see that this Infant for these benefits, and with one be taught, so soon as he shall be accord make our prayers unto able to learn, what a solemn him, that this Child may lead yow, promise, and profession he the rest of his life according to hath here made by you. And this beginning.
that he may know these things 1 Then
shall be said, all kneeling, the better, ye shall call upon him OUR
UR Father, who art in to hear Sermons; and chiefly ye
Heaven, Hallowed be thy shall provide, that he may learn Name; Thy Kingdom come; the Creed, the Lord's Prayer, Thy Will be done on Earth, as and the Ten Commandments, it is in Heaven; Give us this day and all other things which a our daily bread; And forgive us Christian ought to know and our trespasses, as we forgive believe to his soul's health; and those who trespass against us; that this Child may be virAnd lead us not into tempta- tuously brought up to lead a tion; But deliver us from evil. godly and a Christian life: re. Amen.
membering always, that Bap1 Then shall the Minister say, tism doth represent unto us our WE
TE yield thee hearty thanks, profession; which is, to follow
most merciful Father, that the example of our Saviour it hath pleased thee to regene- Christ, and to be made like rate this Infant with thy Holy unto him; that as he died, and Spirit, to receive him for thine rose again for us, so should we, own Child by adoption, and to who are baptized, die from sin, incorporate him into thy holy and rise again unto righteous.
ness; continually mortifying all shop to be confirmed by him, our evil and corrupt affections, so soon as he can say the Creed, and daily proceeding in all vir: the Lord's Prayer, and the Ten tue and godliness of living. Commandments, and is suffi
1 Then shall he add, and say, ciently instructed in the other YE
E are to take care that this parts of the Church Catechism
THE MINISTRATION OF PRIVATE BAPTISM OF CHILDREN
IN HOUSES. 1 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 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 :
| And let them not doubt, but that the Child ,
so baptized is lawfully and sufficiently bap.
tized, and ought not to be baptized again. Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Yet nevertheless, if the Child which is afAmen.
ter this sort baptized, do afterwards live ;
it is expedient that it be brought into the 1 Then the Minister shall give Church, to the intent that if the Minister thanks unto God, and say,
of the same Parish did himself baptize
that Child, the Congregation may be cer. W
Eyield thee hearty thanks, tified of the true form of Baptism, by him most merciful Father, that privately before used. In which case he
shall say thus : it hath pleased thee to regenerate this Infant with thy
Holy I Certify you, that according
to the due and prescribed Spirit, to receive him for thine Order of the Church, at such a own Child by adoption, and to time and at such a place, before incorporate him into thy holy divers witnesses, I baptized this Church. And humbly we be. Child. seech thee to grant, that he, be. But if the Child were baptized by any ing dead unto sin, and living other lawful Minister, then the Minister
of the Parish where the Child was born or unto righteousness, and being
christened, shall examine whether the same buried with Christ in his death, hath been lawfully done. And if the Mimay crucify the old man, and
nister shall find, by the answers of such
as bring the Child, that all things were utterly abolish the whole body done as they ought to be; then shall not he of sin; and that as he is made christen the Child again, but shall receive Partaker of the death of thy
him as one of the Flock of true Christian
People, saying thus : he may also be partaker of his Resurrection; so thakor I Certify you, that in this case nally, with the residue of thy ing unto due order, concerning holy Church, he may be an In- the baptising of this Child; who heritor of thine everlasting King- is now by Baptism incorporated dom, through Christ our Lord. into the Christian Church: For Amen.
our Lord Jesus Christ doth not
deny his grace and mercy unto the blessing of eternal life, and such Infants; but most lovingly make him Partaker of his everdoth call them unto him, as the lasting kingdom. Wherefore, Holy Gospel doth witness to we being thus persuaded of the our comfort on this wise. good will of our heavenly Fa
Then the Minister shall say as follows: ther, declared by his Son Jesus or else shall pass on to the questions ad. Christ, towards this Infant, let Hear the words of the Gospel, thanks unto him, and say the
us faithfully and devoutly give written by St. Mark, in the tenth Prayer which the Lord himself Chapter, at the thirteenth Verse.
taught us. THI should touch them; and his Name; Thy Kingdom come;
dren to Christ, that he OUR Father, who art in disciples rebuked those who Thy Will
be done on Earth, as brought them. But when Jesus it is in Heaven; Give us this saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the day our daily bread; And forlittle children to come unto me, give those who trespass against
give us our trespasses, as we forand forbid them not; for of such is the kingdom of God. Verily us; And lead us not into tempI say unto you, Whosoevershai tation; But deliver us from evil. not receive the kingdom of God
Then shall the Minister demand the name as a little child, he shall not en. of the Child; which being by the Godfater therein. And he took them thers and Godmothers pronounced, the Miup in his arms, put his hands
nister shall say as follows: upon them, and blessed them. DOST thou in the name of
After the Gospel is read, the Minister devil and all his works, the vain shall make this brief Exhortation upon the words of the Gospel:
pomp and glory of the world, ELOVED, ye hear in this with all covetous desires of the
same, and the sinful desires of viour Christ, that he command- the flesh; so that thou wilt
not ed the children to be brought follow, nor be led by them? unto him ; how he blamed those Ans. I renounce them all; and, that would have kept them from by God's help, will endeavour him; how he exhorteth all men not to follow, nor be led by them. to follow their innocency. Ye Minis. Dost thou believe all perceive how, by his outward the Articles of the Christian gesture and deed, he declared Faith, as contained in the Aposhis good will toward them: for tles' Creed? he embraced them in his arms, Ans. I do. he laid his hands upon them, Minis. Wilt thou be baptized and blessed them. Doubt ye in this Faith? not therefore, but earnestly be. Ans. That is my desire. lieve, that he hath likewise fa- Minis. Wilt thou then obevourably received this present diently keep God's holy will Infant, that he hath embraced and commandments, and walk him with the arms of his mercy; in the same all the days of thy and, as he hath promised in his life? holy word, will give unto him Ans. I will, by God's help,
. Then the Minister shall say, 1 Then, all standing up, the Minister shall TE receive this Child into
say to the Godfathers and Godmothers this Erhortation following:
Here Christ's Flock, and FORASMUCH as this Child
hath promised by you his Minister shall do sign* him with the Sureties, to renounce the devil upon the child's sign of the Cross; in and all his works, to believe in
token that hereafter he God, and to serve him; ye must shall not be ashamed to con- remember, that it is your parts fess the faith of Christ crucified, and duties to see that this Infant and manfully to fight under his be taught, so soon as he shall be banner, against sin, the world, able to learn, what a solemn vow, and the devil; and to continue promise, and profession he hath Christ's faithful soldier and ser- here made by you. And that vant unto his life's end. Amen. he may know these things the
The same rule is to be observed here, as to better, ye shall call upon him to the Omission of the Sign of the Cross, as in the Public Baptism of Infants.
hear Sermons; and chiefly ye I Then shall the Minister say, shall provide, that he may learn
EEING now, dearly beloved the Creed, the Lord's Prayer, regenerate, and grafted into the and all other things which a body of Christ's Church; let us Christian ought to know and be. give thanks unto Almighty God lieve to his soul's health; and for these benefits, and with one that this Child may be virtuousaccord make our prayers unto ly brought up to lead a godly him, that this Child may lead the and a Christian life: rememberrest of his life according to this ing always, that Baptism doth beginning.
represent unto us our profesThen shall be said, all kneeling, sion; which is, to follow the WEyield the hearty thanks example of our Saviour Christ, it hath pleased thee to regenerate that as he died, and rose again this Infant with thy Holy Spirit, for us, so should we, who are to receive him for-thine own baptized, die from sin, and rise Child by adoption, and to incor- again unto righteousness; conporate him into thy holy Church. tinually mortifying all our evil And humbly we beseech thee and corrupt affections, and daily to grant, that he, being dead un- proceeding in all virtue and godto sin, and living unto righteous- liness of living. ness, and being buried with
1 Then shall he add, and say, ,
E are to take care that this fy the old man, and utterly abo: YE
Child be brought to the lish the whole body of sin; and Bishop to be confirmed by him, that as he is made Partaker of so soon as he can say the Creed, the death of thy Son, he may the Lord's Prayer, and the Ten also be Partaker of his Resur- Commandments, and is suffi. rection; so that finally, with the ciently instructed in the other residue of thy holy Church, he parts of the Church Catechism, may be an Inheritor of thine set forth for that purpose. everlasting Kingdom, through î But if they who bring the Infant to the Christ our Lord. Amen.
Church do make such uncertain Anstvers
to the Minister's Questions, as that it can. name of the Father, and of the with Water, in the name of the Father, Son, and of the Holy Ghost. and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost Amen. (which are essential parts of Baptism) 1 If Infant Baptism, and the receiving of then let the Minister baptize it in the Form Infants baptized in private, are to be at before appointed for Públic Baptism of In
the same time, the Minister may make the fants ; saving, that, at the dipping of the
Questions to the Sponsors and the succeedChild in the Font, he shall use this Form of
ing Prayer serve for both. And again, Words :
after the Immersion, or the pouring of WaF thou art not already baptiz- ter, and the receiving into the Church, the
Minister may use the Remainder of the ed, N. I baptize thee in the
Service for both.
THE MINISTRATION OF
| When any such Persons as are of Riper Years are to be baptized, timely notice shall be
given to the Minister; that so due care may be taken for their examination, whether they be sufficiently instructed in the principles of the Christian Religion; and that they may be exhorted to prepare themselves, with prayers and fasting, for the receiving of this
Holy Sacrament. # And if they shall be found fit, then the Godfathers and Godmothers, the People being
assembleil upon the Sunday, Holy-Day, or Prayer-Day appointed) shall be ready to present them at the Font, immediately after the second Lesson, either at Morning or Evena ing Prayer, as the Minister, in his Discretion, shall think fit. 11 And standing there, the Minister shall ask, Whether any of the Persons here presented be baptized or no.? If they shall answer, No; then shall the Minister say thus: EARLY beloved, foras- q Then shall the Minister say,
much as all men are con
Let us pray;
ceived and born in sin (and that Aling God, who, of thy great
flesh) and they who are in the mercy, didst save Noah and his Aesh cannot please God, but family in the Ark from perishlive in sin, committing many ac. ing by water; and also didst tual transgressions; and our Sa- safely lead the children of Israel viour Christ saith, None can thy people through the Red Sea, enter into the kingdom of God, figuring thereby thy holy Bapexcept he be regenerate and tism; and by the Baptism of born anew of Water and of the thy well-beloved Son Jesus Holy Ghost; I beseech you Christ in the river Jordan, didst to call upon God the Father, sanctify the element of water, through our Lord Jesus Christ, to the mystical washing away of that of his bounteous goodness sin; we beseech thee, for thine he will grant to these Persons infinite mercies, that thou wilt that which by nature they can- mercifully look upon these thy not have; that they may be bap- Servants; wash them and sanctized with Water and the Holy tify them with the Holy Ghost; Ghost,and received into Christ's that they, being delivered from holy Church, and be made lively thy wrath, may be received into members of the same.
the Ark of Christ's Church;