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not weighing our merits, but us our trespasses, as we forgive pardoning our offences; through those who trespass against us; Jesus Christ our Lord; by And lead us not into temptation; whom, and with whom, in the But deliver us from evil: For unity of the Holy Ghost, all ho- thine is the Kingdom, and the nour and glory be unto thee, O Power, and the Glory, For ever Father Almighty, world with and ever. Amen. out end. Amen.

After shall be said as followeth : | Here shall be sung a Hymn, or Part of a ALMIGHTY and everliving Hymn, from the Selection for the Feasts

God, we most heartily and Fasts, c. Then shall the Priest first receive the Com- thank thee, for that thou dost munion in both kinds himself, and proceed vouchsafe to feed us who have to deliver the same to the Bishops, Priests, and Deacons, in like manner, (if any be duly received these holy Myspresent )and, after that, to the People also teries, with the spiritual food of in order, into their hands, all devoutly the most precious Body and kneeling: Anıl when he delivereth the Bread, he shall say,

Blood of thy Son our Saviour THE body of our Lord Jesus Jesus Christ; and dost assure

Christ, which was given us thereby of thy favour and for thee, preserve thy body and goodness towards us; and that soul unto everlasting life: Take we are very members incorpoand eat this in remembrance that rate in the mystical body of thy Christ died for thee, and feed Son, which is the blessed comon him in thy heart by faith, pany of all faithful people, and with thanksgiving.

are also heirs through hope of And the Minister who delivereth the Cup, thy everlasting kingdom, by the

merits of the most precious 'HE blood of our Lord Jesus death and passion of thy dear

Christ, which was shed for Son. And we most humbly thee, preserve thy body and soul beseech thee, O heavenly Fa untoeverlasting life: Drink this

ther, so to assist us with thy in remembrance that Christ's blood was shed for thee, and be that holy fellowship, and do all blood was shed for thee,

and be grace, that we may continue in thankful.

such good works as thou hast I If the consecrated Bread and Wine ve spent before all have communicated, the prepared for us to walk in, Priest is to consecrate more, according to through Jesus Christ our Lord; the form before prescribed, beginning at to whom, with thee and the Holy

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

of his most blessed Body and Blood. world without end. Amen. I When all have communicated, the Minister

shall return to the Lord's Table, and re- Then shall be said or sung, all standing, zerently place upon it what remaineth of

"Gloria in Excelsis, or some proper Hymn the consecrated Elements, covering the from the Selection. sams with a fair Linen Cloth.

LORY be to God on high, Tlken shall the Minister say the Loril's

and in earth peace, good Prayer, the People repeating after him every petition.

will towards men. We praise UR Father, who art in Hea- thee, we bless thee, we wor

ven, Hallowed be thy ship thee, we glorify thee, we Name; Thy Kingdom come; give thanks to thee for thy great Thy will be done on earth, as it glory, O Lord God, heavenly is in Heaven; Give us this day King, God the Father AL our daily bread; And forgive mighty.

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O Lord, the only begotten the fruit of good living; to the Son Jesus Christ; O Lord God, honour and praise of thy name, Lamb of God, Son of the Fa- through Jesus Christ our Lord. ther, that takest away the sins Amen. of the world, have mercy upon DII ,

IRECT us, O Lord, in all us. Thou that takest away the our doings, with thy most sins of the world, have mercy gracious favour, and further us upon us. Thou that takest with thy continual help;. that in away the sins of the world, re- all our works begun, continued, ceive our prayer. Thou that and ended in thee, we may glosittest at the right hand of God rify thy holy name; and finally, the Father, have mercy upon us. by thy mercy, obtain everlast

For thou only art holy; thou ing life, through Jesus Christ only art the Lord; thou only, our Lord. Amen. O Christ, with the Holy Ghost, art most High in the glory of ALMIGHTY God, the founGod the Father. Amen. .

knowest our necessities before 1 Then the Priest (the Bishop, if he be pre. we ask, and our ignorance in

sent ) shall let them depart with this Blessing.

asking; we beseech thee to have THE "HE peace of God, which compassion upon our infirmi

passeth all understanding, ties; and those things which keep your hearts and minds in for our unworthiness we dare the knowledge and love of God, not, and for our blindness we and of his Son Jesus Christ our cannot ask, vouchsafe to give us, Lord: And the blessing of God for the worthiness of thy Son Almighty, the Father, the Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. and the Holy Ghost, be amongst ALMIGHTY God, who beast and remain

you promised to the petialways. Amen.

tions of those who ask in thy 9 Collects that may be said after the Collects Son's name; we beseech thee

of Morning or Evening Prayer, or Communion, at the discretion of the Minister.

mercifully to incline thine ears Lord, in these our suppli- prayers and supplications unto cations and prayers; and dis- thee; and grant, that those things pose the way of thy servants which we have faithfully asked towards the attainment of ever- according to thy will, may eflasting salvation; that among fectually be obtained to the re

; all the changes and chances of lief of our necessity, and to the this mortal life, they may ever setting forth of thy glory, be defended by thy most gra- through Jesus Christ our Lord. cious and ready help, through Amen. Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. I Upon the Sundays and other Holy-days GRA RANT, we beseech thee, Cif there be no Sermon or Communion)

shall be said all that is appointed at the Almighty God, that the

Communion, unto the end of the Gospel, words which we have heard concluding with the Blessing. And if any this day with our outward ears,

of the consecrated Bread and Wine re

muin after the Communion, it shall not be may, through thy grace, be so carried out of the Church, but the Minisgrafted inwardly in our hearts,

ter and other Communicants shall, imme

diately after the Blessing, reverently eat that they may bring forth in us and drink the same.

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PUBLIC BAPTISM OF INFANTS,

To be used in the Church. 1 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,

Cif necessity so require ) Baptism may be administered upon any other day. T 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. 9 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?

1 If they answer, No; then shall the Minister proceed, as followeth. EARLY beloved, foras. mercies, that thou wilt merci

much as all men are con. fully look upon this Child: wash ceived and born in sin; and our him, and sanctify him with the Saviour Christ saith, None can Holy Ghost; that he, being deenter into the kingdom of God, livered from thy wrath, may be except he be regenerate and born received into the Ark of Christ's anew of Water and of the Holy Church; and being steadfast in Ghost; I beseech you to call faith, joyful through hope, and upon God the Father, through rooted in charity, may so pass our Lord Jesus Christ, that of the waves of this troublesome his bounteous mercy, he will world, that finally he may come grant to this Child that which by to the land of everlasting life; nature he cannot have; that he there to reign with thee, world may be baptized with Water without end, through Jesus and the Holy Ghost, and receiv. Christ our Lord. Amen. ed into Christ's holy Church,

T Or this.

LMIGHTY and immortal the same. Then shall the Minister say, need, the helper of all who flee

to thee for succour, the life of LMIGHTY and everlast. those who believe, and the re.

ing God, who, of thy great surrection of the dead; we call mercy, didst save Noah and his upon thee for this Infant, that fanıily in the Ark from perish- he, coming to thy holy Baptism, ing by water; and also didst may receive remission of sin, safely lead the children of Israel by spiritual regeneration. Rethy people through the Red Sea, ceive him, O Lord, as thou hast figuring thereby thy_holy Bap- promised by thy well-beloved tism; and by the Baptism of Son, saying, Ask, and ye shall thy well-beloved Son Jesus have; seek, and ye shall find; Christ in the river Jordan, didst knock, and it shall be opened sanctify water, to the mystical unto you: So give now unto us washing away of sin; we be. who ask; let us who seek, find; seech thee, for thine infinite open the gate unto us who

and be made a living member of A God, the aid of all who

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knock; that this Infant may en his good will towards them:

; joy the everlasting benediction For he embraced them in his of thy heavenly washing, and arms, he laid his hands upon may come to the eternal king. them, and blessed them. Doubt dom which thou hast promised ye not therefore, but earnestly by Christ our Lord. Amen, believe, that he will likewise fa1 Then the Minister shall say as follows: or

vourably receive

this present Ined to the Sponsors ; and from thence to the with the arms of his mercy; else shall pass on to the questions address. fant; that he will embrace him Prayer immediately before the Immersion, or the pouring of Water on the Infant. that he will give unto him the But note ; that, in every Church, the inter: blessing of eternal life, and make mediate parts of the Service shall be used, once at least in every month (if there be a him partaker of his everlasting Baptism) for the better instructing of the kingdom. Wherefore, we bePeople in the Grounds of Infant Baptism. ing thus persuaded of the good

Hear the words of the Gos- will of our heavenly Father topel, written by St. Mark, in the wards this Infant, declared by tenth Chapter, at the thirteenth his Son Jesus Christ; and no

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"HEY brought young chil. vourably alloweth this charitable

dren to Christ, that he work of ours, in bringing this should touch them; and his Infant to his holy Baptism; let disciples rebuked those who us faithfully and devoutly give brought them. But when Jesus thanks unto him, and say,

, , LMIGHTY and everlastand said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, we give thee humble thanks, and forbid them not; for of such that nou hast vouchsafed to call is the kingdom of God. Verily us to the knowledge of thy grace, I say unto you, Whosoever and faith in thee: Increase this shall not receive the kingdom f knowledge, and confirm this God as a little child, he shall not faith in us evermore. Give thy enter therein. And he took Holy Spirit to this Infant; that them up in his arms put his he may be born again, and be hands upon them, and blessed made an heir of everlasting salthem.

vation, through our Lord Jesus 1 After the Gospel is read, the Christ, who liveth and reigneth

Minister shall make this brief with thee and the Holy Spirit, Exhortation upon the words now and for ever. Amen. of the Gospel:

I Then shall the Minister speak BE ELOVED, ye hear in this unto the Godfathers and God

Gospel the words of our Sa- mothers in this wise : viour Christ, that he command- . ed the children to be brought

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EARLY beloved, ye have

brought this Child here to unto him; how he blamed those be baptized; ye have prayed who would have kept them from that our Lord Jesus Christ him; how he exhorteth all men would vouchsafe to receive him, to follow their innocency. Ye to release him from sin, to sancperceive how, by his outward tify him with the Holy Ghost, gesture and deed, he declared to give him the kingdom of hea

saw it, he was much displeased. Aling God, heavenly Father

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ven and everlasting life. Ye man may be raised up in him. have heard also that our Lord Amen. Jesus Christ hath promised in Grant that all sinful affections his Gospel, to grant all these may die in him, and that all things that ye have prayed for; things belonging to the Spirit which promise, he for his part may live and grow in him. Amen. will most surely keep and per

Grant that he may have power form. Wherefore, after this and strength to have victory, and promise made by Christ, this to triumph against the devil, the Infant must also faithfully, for world and the filesh. Amen. his part, promise by you that Grant that whosoever is here are his sureties (until he come dedicated to thee by our Office of age to take it upon himself) and Ministry, may also be enthat he will renounce the devil dued with heavenly virtues, and and all his works, and constantly everlastingly rewarded, through believe God's holy Word, and thy miercy, Oblessed Lord obediently keep his Command. God, who dost live and govern merrts.

all things, world without end. "The Minister shall then demand of the Amen. Sponsors as follows; the Questions being considered as addressed to them severally,

LMIGHTY, everliving God, and the Answers to be made accordingly. whose most dearly beloved I demand therefore,

Son Jesus Christ, for the for. DOS

OST thou, in the name of giveness of our sins, did shed

this Child, lenounce the out of his most precious side devil and all his works, the vain both water and blood; and gave pomp and glory of thu world, commandment to his disciples, with

all covetous desires of the that they should go teach all nasame, and the sinful desires of tions, and baptize them in the the flesh; so that thou wilt not name of the Father, and of the follow, nor be led by them? Ans. I renounce them all; and, regård, we beseech thee, the

Son, and of the Holy Ghost; by God's help, will endeavour supplications of thy Congreganotto follow, nor be led by them, tion; sanctify this water to the

Minis. Dost thou believe all mystical washing away of sin; the Articles of the Christian and grant that this Child, now Faith, as contained in the Apos- to be baptized therein, may retles' Creed?

ceive the fulness of thy grace, Ans. I do.

and ever remain in the number Minis. Wilt thou be baptized of thy faithful children, through in this faith?

Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Ans. That is my desire. .

1 Then the Minister shall take the Child into Minis. Wilt thou then obe- his hands, and shall say to the Godfathers

and Godmothers, diently keep God's holy will and

Name this Child. commandments, and walk in the

| And then, naming it after them, he shali şame all the days of thy life?

dip it in the Water discreetly, or shall pour . I will,

Water upon it, saying, 4 , I baptize in

Merciful God, grant that

the old Adam in this Child Son, and of the Holy Ghost. may be so buried, that the new Amén.

Arhen shall the Minister say, N. ob ante Father, and of the

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