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E receive this Child Father, that it hath pleased into the congregation thee to regenerate this Infant

of Christ's flock, with thy holy Spirit, to reKomplet moet * and do sign him çeive him for thine own Child

with the sign of by adoption, and to incorpothe Cross, in token that here-rate him into thy holy Church. after he shall not be ashamed And humbly we beseech thee to confess the faith of Christ to grant, that he, being dead crucified, and manfully to unto sin, and living unto rightfight under his banner, against cousness, and being buried sin, the world, and the devil; with Christ in his death, may and to continue Christ's faith-crucify the old man, and utful soldier and servant unto terly abolish the whole body his life's end. Amen.

of sin; and that, as he is 5 Then shall the Priest say, made partaker of the death EEING now, dearly be- of thy Son, he may also be

loved brethren, that this partaker of his resurrection; Child is regenerate, and graft- so that finally, with the resied into the body of Christ's due of thy holy Church, he Church, let us give thanks may be an inheritor of thine unto Almighty God for these everlasting kingdom; through benefits; and with one ac-Christ our Lord. Amen. cord make our prayers unto Then, all standing up, the Priest shall say him, that this Child may lead

to the Godfathers and Godmothers this Ex

hortation following. the rest of his life

ORASMUCH as this to this beginning

« Then shall be said, all kneeling ; you his sureties to renounce UR Father, which art in the devil and all his works,

heaven, Hallowed be to believe in God, and to thy Name. Thy kingdom serve him; ye must rememcome. Thy will be done in ber, that it is your parts and earth, As it is in heaven. Give duties to see that this Infant us this day our daily bread. be taught, so soon as he shall And forgive us our trespasses, be able to learn, what a soAs we forgive them that lemn vow, promise, and protrespass against us. And fession, he hath here made by lead us not into temptation ; you. And that he may know

the rest of his life according F Child hath promised by

to his soul's health; and that Yt his child be brought

to

these things the better, ye and rose again for us, so shall call upon him to hear Ser-should we, who are baptized, mons; and chiefly ye shall pro- die from sin, and rise again vide, that he may learn the unto righteousness; continuCreed, the Lord's Prayer, and ally mortifying all our evil the Ten Commandments, in and corrupt affections, and the vulgar tongue, and all o- daily proceeding in all virtue ther things which a Christian and godliness of living. ought to know and believe 4 Then shall he add and say,

E are to take care that this Child may be virtuously brought up to lead a godly the Bishop to be confirmed and a Christian life; remem- by him, so soon as he can say bering always, that Baptism the Creed, the Lord's Prayer, doth represent unto us our and the Ten Commandments, profession; which is, to follow in the vulgar tongue, and be the example of our Saviour further instructed in the Christ, and to be made like Church-Catechism set forth unto him; that, as he died, for that

IT is certain by God's Word, that Children which are baptized, dying before they coinmit actual sin, are undoubtedly saved. • To take away all scruple concering the use of the sign of the Cross in Baptism ; the true explication thereof, and the just reasons for the retaining of it, may be seen in the xxxth Canon, first published in the Year MDCIV.

for that purpose.

THE MINISTRATION OF
PRIVATE BAPTISM OF CHILDREN

IN HOUSES.

The Curates of every Parish shall often admonish the people, that they defer not the Baptisın of their Children longer than the first or second Sunday next after their birth, or other Holyday falling between, unless upon ä great and reasonable cuuse, to be approved by the Curate. 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 on this fashion : . First, let the Minister of the Parish (or, in his absence, any other lawful Minister that can

be procured) with them that 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 Publick Baptism, as the time and present exigence will suffer. And then, the Child being named by some one that is present, the Minister shall pour Water upon it, saying these words ;

thee In the Eyield thee hearty

, thanks, most merciful and of the Son, and of the Father, that it hath pleased Holy Ghost. Amen.

thee to regenerate this Infant Then, all kneeling down, the Minister shall with thy holy Spirit, to regive thanks unto God, and say, ceive him for thine own

N. Father

the resident of thy Saints

, he I Ceselity you that in this thine everlasting

Child by adoption, and to in With what matter was this corporate him into thy holy Child baptized: Church. And we humbly With what words was this beseech thee to grant, that as Child baptized: he is now made partaker of And if the Vizister shall find by the entires the death of thy Son, so he

of such as bring the Child, that all things

scere done as they enght to be; then shell may be also of his resurrec

est he crista ihe Trild again, but shall

receive him as one of the flock of true Christion; and that finally, with tian people, saying thas,

case all is well kingdom; through the same according unto due order, thy Son Jesus Christ our concerning the baptizing of Lord. Amen.

this Child; who being born And let them not doubt, but that the Child in original sin, and in the so baptized is laefully and efficiently by wrath of God, is now, by the nevertheless, if the Child, which is after laver of Regeneration in Bapcxpedient that it be brought into the Churchitism, received into the number to the intent that, if the Minister of the of the children of God, and the Congregation may be certified of the heirs of everlasting life : for true form of Baptism, by him prirately before used : In which case be shall say thus,

our Lord Jesus Christ doth Certify you, that accord- not deny his grace and mercy the due

pre

unto such Infants, but most scribed Order of the Church, lovingly doth call them unto at such a time, and at such a him, as the holy Gospel doth place, before divers witnesses witness to our comfort on this I baptized this Child. wise.

St. Mark X. 13. But if the Child were baptized by any other lawful Minister, then the Minister of the Parish, where the Child was born on christened, shall examine and try whether the Child children to Christ, that be wefully baptized, or no. In which case,

if he should touch them; and those that bring any Child to the Church do answer that the same Child is already bap his disciples rebuked those further, saying,

that brought them. But Y whom was this Child when Jesus saw it, he was baptized?

much displeased, and said Who was present when unto them, Suffer the little this Child was baptized ? children to come unto me,

Because some things essen- and forbid them not; for of tial to this Sacrament may such is the kingdom of God. happen to be omitted through Verily I say unto you, Whosofear or haste, in such times ever shall not receive the of extremity; therefore I de- kingdom of God as a little mand furtber of you, child, he shall not enter

BY

therein. And he took them | Thy will be done in earth, As up in his arms, put his hands it is in heaven. Give us this upon them, and blessed them. day our daily bread. And s After the Gospel is read, the Minister shall forgive us our trespasses, As make this brief Exhortation upon the words of the Gospel.

we forgive them that trespass

Bebis Gospel the words of into temptation; But deliver sembrauged unto Chim; how A Lasting God, heavenly

!; our Saviour Christ, that he us from evil. Amen. commanded the children to LMIGHTY and everbe brought him he blamed those that would Father, we give thee humble have kept them from him ; thanks, that thou hast vouchhow he exhorted all men to safed to call us to the knowfollow their innocency. Ye ledge of thy grace, and faith perceive how by his outward in thee; Increase this knowgesture and deed he declared ledge, and confirm this faith his good will toward them; in us evermore. Give thy for he embraced them in his holy Spirit to this Infant, that arms, he laid his hands up- he, being born again, and beon them, and blessed them. ing made an heir of everlastDoubt ye not therefore, but ing salvation, through our earnestly believe, that he hath Lord Jesus Christ, may conlikewise favourably received tinue thy servant, and attain this present Infant; that he thy promise; through the hath embraced him with the same our Lord Jesus Christ arms of his mercy; and (as thy Son, who liveth and he hath promised in his holy reigneth with thee and the Word) will give unto him the Holy Spirit, now and for ever. blessing of eternal life, and Amen. make him partuker of his Then shall the Priest demand the Name of everlasting kingdom. Where

the Child; which being by the Godfathers

and Godmother's pronounced, the Minister fore, we

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OST venly Father, declared by his Son Jesus Christ, towards this the devil and all his works, Infant, let us faithfully and de- the vain pomp and glory of voutly give thanks unto him, this world, with all covetous and say the Prayer which the desires of the same, and the Lord himself taught us:

carnal desires of the flesh, so UR Father, which art in that thou wilt not follow, nor

heaven, Hallowed be thy be led by them? Name. Thy kingdom come. Answer. I renounce them all.

shall say,

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the Father Almighty, not be ashamed to confess the Maker of heaven and earth faith of Christ crucified, and

And in Jesus Christ his manfully to fight under his only-begotten Son our Lord ? banner, against sin, the world, And that he was conceived and the devil; and to conby the Holy Ghost; born oftinue Christ's faithful soldier the Virgin Mary; that he and servant unto his life's suffered under Pontius Pilate, end. Amen. crucified, dead, and

Then shall the Priest say, buried; that he went down

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EEING now, dearly beinto hell, and also did rise loved brethren, that this again the third day ; that he Child is by Baptism regeneascended into heaven, and rate, and grafted into the sitteth at the right hand of body of Christ's Church, let God the Father Almighty; us give thanks unto Almighty and from thence shall come God for these benefits; and again at the end of the world, with one accord make our to judge the quick and the prayers unto him, that he may dead:

lead the rest of his life acAnd dost thou believe in cording to this beginning. the Holy Ghost; the holy

Then shall the Priest say, Catholick Church; the Com E yield thee most hearmunion of Saints; the Remission of sins; the Resur- ful Father, that it hath pleased rection of the flesh; and ever- thee to regenerate this Infant lasting life after death? with thy holy Spirit, to re

Answer. All this I sted-ceive him for thine own Child fastly believe.

by adoption, and to incorpoMinister.

rate him into thy holy Church. LT thou then obedi- And humbly we beseech thee

ently keep God's holy to grant, that he, being dead will and commandments, and unto sin, and living unto rightwalk in the same all the days eousness, and being buried of thy life:

with Christ in his death, may Answer. I will. crucify the old man, and ut& Then the Priest shall say, terly abolish the whole body TE receive this Child in- of sin; and that, as he is

to the congregation made partaker of the death Icre the Priest of Christ's flock, * of thy Son, he may also be erence on Child's and do sign him partaker of his resurrection;

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