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Articles of the Christian Faith, asabolish the whole body of sin ; and contained in the Apostles' Creed ? that as he is made Partaker of the Ans. I do.
death of thy Son, he may also be Minis. Wilt thou be baptized in Partaker of his Resurrection ; so this Faith?
that finally, with the residue of the Ans. That is my desire. roly Church, he may be an Innés
Minis. Wilt thou then obedient- ritor of thine everlasting Kingdom, ly keep God's holy will and com- through Christ our Lord. Amen. mandments, and walk in the same 9 Then, all standing up, the Minister shall all the days of thy life?
say to the Godfathers and Godmothers Ans. I will, by God's help.
this Exhortation following: Then the Minister shall say, FORASMUCH as this Child W&
É receive this Child' into hath promised by you, his Surethe Congregation of Christ's ties, to renounce the devil and all
Flock, and do* sign his works, to believe in God, and * Here the Mi- him with the sign to serve him ; ye must remember, nister shall make of the Cross; in to-that it is your parts and duties to a Cross upon the ken that hereafter see that this Infant be taught, so Chill's forehead.
he shall not be soon as he shall be able to learn, ashamed to confess the faith of what a solemnn vow, promise, and Christ crucified, and manfully to profession he hath here made by fight under his banner, against sin, you. And that he may know tirese the world, and the devil; and to things the better, ye shall call upon continue Christ's faithful soldier him tu hear Sermons; and chiefly and servant unto his life's end. ye shall provide, that he may learn Amen.
the Creed, the Lori's Prayer, and q The saine rule is to be observed here, as the Ten Commandments, and all
to the Omission of the Sign of the Cross, other things which a Christian ought as in the Public Baptism of Infants. Then shall the Minister say,
to know and believe to his soul's SEL NEEING now, dearly beloved health ; and thaï this Child may be
brethren, that this Child is re- yirtuously brought up to lead a godgenerate, and grafter into the body !y and a Christian life: remembers of Christ's Church; let us give ing always, that Baptism doth rethanks unto Almighty God for present unto us our profession; these benefits, and with one accord which is, to follow the example of make our prayers unto him, that our Saviour Christ, and to be maile this Child may lead the rest of his like unto him ; that as he died, and life ac ording to this beginning.
rose again for us, so should we, who Thea shall he stil, all kneeling, are baptized, die from siri, and rise W
most inerciful Father, that it ally mortifyir.g all our evil and cor. hath pleased thee to regenerate rupt affections, and daily proceeding this Mfint with thy Holy Spirit, in all virtue and goliitess of Living. to receive him for thine own Childl f Then shall he add, and say, by zdoption, and to incorporate him YF.
E are to take care that this into thy hoiy Church. And hum Child be brought to the Bishop bly we beseech thee to grast, that to be confirmed by him, so soon as hé, bring dead into sin, and living he can say the Creed, the Lori's unto righteousness, and being bu- Pryer, and the Ten Command. ried with Christ in his death, may meits, and is sufficiently instruct. aucity the old man, and utterlyled in the other parts of the Church
Nthee in the name Lu if they who bi mg the Insant to the of the Father, and of the Son, and Church dó make such uncertaiu Answers of the Holy Ghost. Amen. to the Minister's Questions, as that it Cannot appear that the Child was bap. 1 If Infant Baptism, and the receiving of tized with Water, in the Name of the Intants baptized in private, are to be at Father, and of the Son, and of the Ho the same time, the Minister may make ly Ghust (which are essential parts of the Questions to the Sponsors and the Baptis'n) then let the Minister baptize succeeding Prayers serve for both. And it is the fiorin before appointed for 'ub again, after the Immersion, or the pouröc Baptism of Infants; saving, that, al ing of Water, and the receiving imo the the dipping of the Child in the Foul, le Church, the Minister may use the Re shall use this form of Words:
mainder of the Service for both
THE MINISTRATION OF
And able to answer for themselves. When in 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 Rcligion ; and that they may be exhorted to prepare themselves, with prayers and fasting, cor 1e receiving of this lloly Sacrament. And if they shall he forud fit, then the Godfathers and Godmothers, (the People heing assembled upon the Sunday, Holy Day, or Prayer Day appointed) shall be ready to present thein at the Fait, immediately after the Second Lesson, either at
Morning or Evening Prayer, at the Minister, in his discretion, sliall think fit. 9 Aud standing there, the Minister shail ask, Whether any of the Persons here pre
sented be baptized or uo: If they shall answer, No; then shall the Minister say
DEARLY bielover, forasmuch, Church, and be made lively men
men are . born in sin, (and that which is born & Then shall the Minister say, of the flesh is flesh) and they who
Let us pray. ble in the lush cannot please God, ALMIGHTY, and everlasting actual transgressions; and our Sa- didst save Noah and his family isa vion Christ saith, None can enter the ark from perishing by water ; into the kingdom of God, except and also didst safely lead the chil. he le regenerate and born anew of dren of Israel thy people through Water and of the Holy Ghost; I the Red Sea, figuring thereby thy beseechi yo'l to call upon Gol the holy Baptismı; and by the Baptism Father, through our Lord Jesus of thy well-beloved Son Jesus Christ Cluist., that of his bounteous good- in the river Jordan, didst sanctify ness he will grant to these Persons the element of water, to the mysthat which by nature they cannottical washing away of sin; we behave; that they may be baptizedd seech thee, for thic infinite mer. with Water and the lioiy Ghost, cies, that thou wilt mercifully look W razivel inw Christ's holrlupon thesc thy Servania; wanie
there and sanctify them with the Nicodemus saith unto him, How Holy Ghost; that they, being de- ean a man be born when he is old ? Livered from thy wrath, , may be can he enter the second time into received into the Ark of Christ's his mother's womb, and be born? Church; and being stealfast in taith, Jesus answered, Verily, rerily, I joyful through hope, and rooted in say unto thee, Except a man be borni charity, may so pass the waves of ot Water and of the Spirit, he caile this troublesome world, that finally not enter into the kingdom of Gol. they may come to the land of ever- That which is born of the flesh, is lasting life; there to reign with flesh; and that which is born of the thec, world without end, through Spirit, is Spirit. Marvel not that I Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. said unto thee, Ye must be bori T Or this.
again. The wind bloweth where it A LMIGHTY and immortal God, listeth, and thou hearest the sound
the aid of all who need, the thereof; but canst not tell whenee helper of all who flee to thee for it cometh, and whither it goeth : so sucour, the life of those who be- is every one that is born of the Spirit. lieve, and the resurrection of the 1 After which he shall say this Exhortatiɔn deal; we call upon thee for these
following: Persores, that they, coming to the BELOVED, ye hear in this Gos
pel the express words of our sion of their sins, by spiritual rege- Saviour Christ, that, except a man neration. Receive them, O Lord, be born of Water and of the Spirit, as thou hast promised by thy well- he cannot enter into the kingilom beloved Son, saying, Ask, and ye of God. Whereby ye may perceive shall receive; seck, and ye shall the great necessity of this Sacra. find; kunck, and it shall be open- ment, where it may be had. Likc. eil unto you: So give now unto us wise, immediately before his ascen. wlio ask ; let us who seek, find ; sion into heaven, (as we read in the open the gate unto us who knock ; last chapter of Saint Mark's Gosthat these Persons may enjoy the pel,) he gave command to his diseverlasting benediction of thy hea-ciples, saying, Go ye into all the venly washing, and may come to the world, and preach the Gospel to eternal kingdom which thou hast every creature. He that believeth, promised by Christour Lord. Amer. and is baptized, shall be saved ; but
Then the Minister shall say, The that believeth not, shall bedamn. Hear the words of the Gospel, ed : Which also showeth unto us written by Saint John, in the third the great benefit we reap thereby. chapter, beginning at the first verse: For which cause Saint Peter the risees, named Nicodemus, asing of the Gospel many were prick
. ruler of the Jews. The same came ed at the heart, and said to him and 10 Jesus by night, and said unto the rest of the Apostles, Men and him, Rabbi, we know that thou art brethren, what shall we do? replia Teacher come from God; for no ed, and said unto them, Repent and man can do these miracles that be baptized every one of you, for thou doest, except God be with the remission of sins, and ye shall him. Jesus answered and said unto receive the gift of the Holy Ghost : him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, For the promise is to you and your Except a man be born again, he children, and to all that are afar oft, Canut see the kingdom of God.leven as many as the Lord our Gol
shall call. And with many other falso that our Lord Jesus Christ hath words exhorted he them, saying, promised in his holy Wor, to grant Save yourselves from this unto- all those tliings that we have prayed want generation. For, as the same for; which promise lie, for his part, Apostle testifieth in another place, will most surely keep and perform. even baptismı doth also now save us, Wherefore, after this promise made (not the putting away of the filth by Christ, ye must also faithfully, of the flesh, but the answer of a for your part, in the presence of goodi conscience towards God,) by these your Witnesses, and this the resurrection of Jesus Christ. whole Congregation, prvinise and Doubt ye not therefore, but ear- answer to the following Questions : nesily believe, that he will favour-" The Minister shall then demand of the ably receive these present Peisons,
Persons to be baptized 83 follows; the truly repenting, and coming unto
Questions being considered as addressed
to them severally, and the Answers to be him by faith ; that he will grant made accordingly. thern l'emission of their sins, and
Question. bestow upon them the Holy Ghost; that he will give them the blessing
OST thou renounce the devil DO
and all his works, the vain pomp of eternal life, and make them Par- and glory of the world, with allcovetickers of his everlasting kingdom. Jous desires of the same, and the sin
Wherefore, we being thus per- ful desires of the flesh; so that thou suadent of the good will of our lica- wilt not follow, nor be led by them? veniy father toware! these Persons, Ans. I renounce them all; and, declared by his Son Jesus Christ, by God's help, will endeavour not let us taithfully and devout!y give to follow, nor be led by them. thanks to him, and say,
Quest. Dost thou believe all the Gol, heavenly Father, we give contained in the Apostles' Creed? thee humble thanks, for that thou Ans. I do. hast vouchsafed to call us to the Quest. Wilt thou be baptized in knowledge of thy grace, and faith this Faith? in thee: Increase this knowledge, Ans. That is my desire. onul confirm this faith in us ever Quest. Wilt thou then obedient. more. Give thy Holy Spirit to these ly keep God's holy will and com. Persons, that they may be born mandments; and walk in the same aguin, and be male Heirs of ever- all the days of thy life? lasting salvation, through our Lord Ans. I will, by God's help. Jesus Chrisl, who liveth and reign
Then shall the Minister say, eth with thyee and the Holy Spirit, O Merciful God, Erant that the
for . q Then the Ministor shall speak to the Per-may be so buried, that the new man
SO's 10 be baptized on this wise: may be raised up in them. Amen. WELL-BELOVED, who are Grant that all sinful affections
come bither desiring to re- may die in them, and that all thing? ceive holy Baptism, ye have heard belonging to the Spirit may live how the Congregation hath prayed, and grow in them. Amen. that our Lord Jesus Christ would Grant that they may have power vouchsafe to receive you and bless and strength to have victory, and you, to release you of your sins, to to triumph against the devil, the give you the kingdom of heaven, world, and the flesh. Amen. and everlasting litica Pelave henrull Grunt that they, beiug here debe
Hicated to thee by our office and " Then the Minister shall say,
EEING now, dearly belored Aeavenly virties, and everlastingly brethren, that these Persons tewarded, through thy mercy, are regenerate, and grafted into blesser! Lord God, who dost live the boily of Christ's Church ; let us Ridl govern all things, world with-give thanks unto Almights Gol for out end. Amen.
these benefits, and with one accord
, whose most dearly beloved Sou they may lead the rest of their life Jesus Christ, for the forgiveness of according to this beginning. our sins, dicí shed out of his most 1 Then shall be said the Lord's Prayer, all en el gave commandment to his dis: OUR Hotel ve any Name; Thy recious side both water and blood;
kneeling ciples, that they should go teacha all nations, and baptize them in the Kingelom come; Thy will be done name of the Father, anul of the Son, on Earth, as it is in Heaven; Give ad of the Holy Ghost; regarr), us this day our daily bread; Aul we beseech thee, the supplications forgive us our trespasses, as we forof thy Congregation; sanctify this give those who trespass against is; water to the mystical washing away And lead us ant into temptation ; «f sin; and grant that the Persons, But deliver us from evil. rer. new to be baptized therein, may WF. yield thee humble wurks, and ever remain in the number of hast vouchsafe to call us to the thy faithful children, through Jesus knowledge of thy grace, anil faith Christ our Lord. Amen. in thee: Increase this knowledge, * Then shall the Minister take each Per- and confirm this faith in us ever.
son to be baptized by the Right Hand : and placing him conveniently by the
more. Give thy Holy Spirit to these Font, according to his discretion, shall Persons; that being now loin ass the Godfathers and Godmothers the again, and matle Heirs of everlasting wame; and then shall dip him in the salvation through our Lord Jesit3 water, or pour water upon him, saying, Christ, they may continue thy Ser. N. I baptize thee in the name of
vants, and attain thy promises, • the Father, and of the Son, through the same Lou Jesus Christ and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.
thy Son; who liveth and reig ieth Then shall the Minister say, WE
E receive this person into with thee, in the unity of the same the Congregation of Christ's
Holy Spirit, everlastingly. Anuen. Fiock, and do* sign Then, all standing up the Minister sha!! Here the Mi- him with the sign
use tbis Exhurtation following: speaking
to the Godfathers and Godmothers firs. nister shall make of the Cross; in 10ersones encender ken that hereafter FORAS MUCH as these Persons ke shall not be
have promised, in your preashamed to contess the faithi of sence, to renounce the evil and Christ crucified, anil manfully to and to serve him; ye must remera.
all his works, to believe in God, fight under his banner, against sin, ber, that it is your part and dancy the world, and the devil; and to continue Christ's faithful soldier and
to put them in mind, what a solema servant unto his life's end. Amen. wow, promise, and profession they
The same Rule, as to the Omission or have now made before this Cool the sign of tbe Cross, is to be wiserved gregation, and exsecially before you here, as in the Baptism of Lutants. Tiluir chrzeu Vitnesses And ye