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DEARLY beloved, ye have diently keep God's holy will and

brought this Child here to be commandments, and walk in the baptized;

ye have prayed that our same all the days of thy life? Lord Jesus Christ would vouch Ans. I will, by God's help. safe to receive him, to release him 1 Then shall the Minister say, from sin, to sanctify him with the O Merciful God, grant that the Holy Ghost, to give him the king

old Adam in this Child may dom of heaven and everlasting be so buried, that the new man life. Ye have heard also that our may be raised up in him. Amen. Lord Jesus Christ liath promised,

Grant that all sinful affections in his Gospel, to grant all these may die in him, and that all things things that ye have prayed for; belonging to the Spirit may live which promise, he for his part and grow in him. Amen. will most surely keepand perform.

Grant that he may have power Wherefore, after this promise and strength to have victory, and made by Christ, this Infant must to triumph against the devil, the also faithfully, for his part, pro-world, and the flesh. Amen. mise by you that are his sureties

Grant that whosoever is here (until ye come of age to take it Melicated to thee by our Office upon himself ) that he will re- and Ministry, may also be endued nounce the devil and all his with heavenly virtues, and everworks, and constantly believe lastingly rewarded, through thy God's holy Word, and obediently inercy, O blessed Lord God, who keep his Commandments.

dost live and govern all things, all then demand of the world without end. Amen. Sponsors feas follows the questions bc- ALINGHITY, everliving God,

whose most dearly beloved verally, and the ansætrs to be mude accordingly.

Son Jesus Christ, for the forgiveI demand therefore, ness of our sins, did shed out of his DosT thou, in the name of this most precious side both water and

Child, renounce the evil and bloodl; and gave commandment all his works, the vain pomp and to bis disciples, that they should glory of the world, with all cove-go teach all nations, and baptize tous desires of the same, and the them in the name of the Fliber, sinful desires of the liesh; so that and of the Son, and of the Holy thou wilt not follow, nor be led Ghost; regard, we beseech thee, by them?

the supplications of thy CongreAns. I renounce them all ; and, gation ; sanctify this water to the by God's help, will endeavour not nystical washing away of sin; to follow, nor be led by them. and grant that this Child, now to

Minis. Dost thou believe all the be baptized therein, may receive Articles of the Christian Faith, as the fulness of thy grace, and ever contained in the Apostles' Creed ? remain in the nuinber of 'thy Ans. I do.

faithful children, through Jesus Minis. Wilt thou be baptized Christ our Lord. Amen. in this Faith ?

T Then the Minister shall take the Child Ans. That is my desire.

into his hands, und shall say to the God

father's and Godmothers, Minis. Wilt thou then obe Name this Child.

1 The Minister

And then, naming it after them, he shall dip it in the water discreetly, she shall WE yield thee hearty thanks,

most merciful Father, that N. I baptize thee in the name it hath pleased thee to regenerate

of the Father, and of the this Infant with thy Holy Spirit, Son, and of the Holy Ghost. to receive him for thine own Amen.

Child by adoption, and to incorT Then the Minister shall say, porate him into thy holy Church. WE receive this child into the And humbly we beseech thee to

Congregation of Christ's grant, that he, being dead unto * Here the Flock, and do *sign sin, and livingunto righteousness, Minister shall him with the sign of and being buried wiil Christ in make a cross the Cross; in to- his death, may crucify the old expontheChild's ken that hereafter man, and utierly abolish the forehead.

he shall not be whole body of sin; and liat as ashamed to confess the faith of he is made Partaker of the Death Christ crucified, and manfully to of thy Son, he may also be Parfight under his banner, against sin, taker of his Resurrection ; so that the world, and the devil; and to finally, with the residue of thy continue Christ's faithful soldier holy Church, he may be an Inand servant unto his life's end. Theritor of thine everlasting kingAmen.

dom, ilirough Christ our Lord. If those who present the Infant shall.Amen. desire the sign of the Cross to be omit- " Then, all standing up, the Minister ted, although the Church knows no worthy cause of scruple concerning the

shall say to the Godfather's and God

mothers this Erhortation jollowing: same, yet, in that case, the Minister may emit that part of the above which fol. FORASMUCH as this Child

hath promised by you his Water on the bufant, T Then shui the Minister say,

Sureties to renounce the deviland SF SEEING now, dearly beloved all his works,to believe in God and bretbre!ı, that this Child is re

to serve lim; ye must remember, generate, and grafted into the bo- that it is your parts and duties to dy of Christ's Church; let us give

see that this Infunt be taught, so thanks unto Almighty God for soon as he shall be able to learn, these benefits, and with one accord what a solemn vow, promise, and make our prayers unto hin, that profession he halh here made by this Child may lead tlie rest of you. And that he may know his life according to this beginning.

these things the belter, ye shall I Then shall be said, all kneeling,

call upon him to hear Sermons; OUR Father, who art in Hea- and chiefly ye shall provide, that

ven, Hallowed be thy Name : nc may learn the Creed, the Thy kingdoni come ; Thy Will Lord's Prayer and the Ten Combe done on Earth, as it is in mandments, and all other things Heaven ; Give us this day our which a Christian ought to know daily bread; And forgive us our and believe to his soul's health ; trespasses, as we forgive those and that this Child may he virtuwho trespass again st us; And lead ously brought up to lead a godly us not into temptation; But de- and a Christian life : remember liver us from evil. men. ling always, that Baptism doth 1 Chen shall the blir ister say,

(represent unto us our profession;

which is to follow the example

Then shall he add, and say, of our Saviour Christ, and to be YE are to take care that this made like unto him ; that as he Child be brought to the Bidied, and rose again for us, so shop to be confirmed by him, so should we, who are baptized, die soon as he can say the Creed, the from sin, and rise again unto Lord's Prayer, and the Ten Comrighteousness; continually mor- mandments, and is sufficiently intifying all our evil and corrupt structed in the other parts of the affections, and daily proceeding Church Catechism set forth for in all virtue and godliness of living. Ithat purpose.

TIIE MINISTRATION OF

PRIVATE BAPTISM OF CHILDREN

IN HOUSES.

? Thu Minister of ercry Parish shall often admonish the People, that they defa

not the Baptisin of their Children longer than the first or second Sunday next after their birth, or other Holy Day falling between, unless upon a groat and reasonable

Cause. st And also they shall warn them, that, without like great cause and necessita

they procure not their Children to be baptized at home in their houses. But when

need shall compel them so to do, then Baptisni skall be administered as followeth. , First, let the Minister of the Parish (or, in his absence, any other lawful Minis

ter 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 Baptisyn, 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: N. I baptize thee in the name,ker of his Resurrection; so that

of the Father, and of the finally, with the residue of thy Son, and of the Holy Ghost. holy Church, he may be an inAmen.

heritor of thine everlasting King Then the Minister shall give thanks dom, through Christ our Lord. unto (iod, and szy,

1.Amen. WE yield thee hearty thanks, most merciful Father, that it

9 And let them not doubt, but that the

Child so baptized is lawfully and suffhath pleased thec to regenerate ciently baptized, and ought not to be bap: this Infant with thy holy Spirit, tized again. Yet nevertheless, if the child to receive him for thine own Child

which is after this sort baptized, dogf.

terwards live; it is expedient that it be by adoption, and to incorporate brought into the Church, to the intent him into thy holy Church. And that if the Minister of the sane Parish humbly we beseech thee to grant,

did himself baptize that Child, the that hé, being dead unto sin, and true form of Buptism, by him privately

Congregation may be certified of the Jiving unto righteousness, and before used: In which cuse he shall say being buried with Christ in his

thus : death, may crucify the

old man, I Certify you, that according to and utterly abolish the whole the due and prescribed Orderof body of sin; and that as he is the Church, at such a time and at made Partaker of the death of such a place, before divers witthy Son, he may also be Parta- nesses, I baptized this.ohita.

Butif the Child werebaptized by any other; how he blamed those that would Lawful Minister, then the Minister of have kept them from him ; how christened, shall examine whether the he exhorteth all men to follow same hath been lawfully done. And in their innocency. Ye perceive the Minister shall find, by the answers how, by his outward gesture and were done as they ought to be ; then deed, he declared his good will shall not he christen the Child again, toward them: for be embraced but shall receive him as one of the flock them in his arms, he laid bis hands

of true Christian Pcople, saying thus: I Certify you, that in this case upon them, and blessed them.

all is well done, and accord-Doubt ye not therefore, but earning unto due order

, concerning estly believe, that he hath likewise the baptizing of this Child; who favourably received this present is now by baptism incorporated Infant; that he hath embraced into the Christian Church: For him with the arms of his mercy; our Lord Jesus Christ doth not and, as he hath promised in his deny his grace and mercy unto holy word, will give unto him the such Infants ; but most lovingly|blessing of eternal life, and make doth call them unto him, as the him Parlaker of his everlasting Holy Gospel doth witness to our kingdom. Wherefore, we being comfort on this wise.

thus persuaded of the good will of 9 Then the Minister shall say as follows: our heavenly Father, declared by or else shall pass on to the questions ad- his Son Jesus Christ, towards this dressed to the Sponsors. Hear the words of the Gospel, voutly give thanks unto bim, and

Infant, let us faithfully and dewritten by St. Mark, in the tenth chapter, at the thirteenth perse. himself taught us.

say the Prayer wbich the Lord THEY brought young children to Christ, that lie should touch OUR Father

, who art in Heathem; and his disciples rebuked Thy kingdom come; Thy Will

ven, Hallowed be thy Name; those who brought them. But be done on earth, as it is in Heawhen Jesus saw it, he was much

ven; Give us this day our daily displeased, and said unto them, bread; And forgive us our tresSuffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not; trespass against us; And lead us

passes, as we forgive those who for of such is the kingdom of God. not into temptation; But deliver Verily, I say unto you, Whoso

us from evil. Amen. ever shall not receive the king- 9 Then shall the Minister demand the dom of God as a little child, he name of the Child; which being by the shall not enter therein. And he Godfathers and Godmothers pronounc

(d, the Minister shall say us follows: took them up in his arms, put his hands upon them, and blessed DOST you, in the name of this

Child, renounce the devil and them.

all his works, the vain pomp and 1 After the Gospel is rrud, the Minister shall make this brief Ethortetion "pon

glory of the world, with all covethe words of the Gospel :

tous desires of the same, and the BELOVED, ye hear in this Gos-sinful desires of the flesh; so that

pel the words of our Saviour thou wilt not follow, nor be led Christ

, that he cominanded the by them ? children to be bro!ght unto him; Ans. I renounce them all; and,

a (ross upon

by God's help, will endeavour not him into thy boly Church. And w follow, nor be led by them. bumbly we beseech thee to grant,

Jinis. Dost thou believe all the that he, being dead unto sin, and Articles of the Christian Faith, as living into righteousness, and becontained in the Apostles' Creed?jing buried with Christ in his death, ins. I do.

inav crucify the old man, and ulMinis Wilt thou be baptized terly abolish the whole body of in this Faith?

in; and that as he is made Par. lns. That is my desire. laker of the death of thy Son, he

Minis. Wilt thou then obedi- may also be Parlaker of his Reently keep God's holy will and surrection; so that finally, with comunandinents, 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 Then the Minister shall say,

Christ our Lord. men. WE receive this Child into the Then, all standing up the Minister Congregation of Christ's Flock, and do *sign

mothers this Erhortation following: nister shall make of the Cross; in toiltere the Mi- him with the sign FORASMUCH as this Child hath

promised by you, his SureChild's forehcad. ken that hereafter ties, to renonce the devil and all he shall not be

This works, to believe in God, and ashamed to confess the faith of

to serve him; ye must remember, Christ crucificd, and manfully to that it is your parts and duties to fight under his banner, against

see that this Infant be taugbt, 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 9 The same rule is to be observed here, as

things the better, ye sball call up: to the Omission of the Sign of the Cross, on him to hear Sermons; and as in the Public Buptism of Infants. chiefly ye shall provide, that he

T Then shall the Minister say, may learn the Creed, the Lord's SEEING wow, dearly beloved Prayer, and the Ten Command

brethren, that this Child is ments, and all other things which regenerale, and grafted into the a Christian ought to know and bebody of Christ's Church; let uslieve to his soul's liealth; 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 repre: his life according to this beginning. sent unto us our profession; which

I Then shall be said, all inceling, 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, arid hath pleased thee to regenerate rose again for us, so should we, this Infunt with thy Holy Spirit, who are baptized, die from sin, to receive him for thine own Child and rise again unto righteousness; by adoption, and to incorporate continually murtifying all ourevi

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