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Communion, unto the end of the Gospel, not be carried out of the Church, but concluding with the Blessing. And if the Minister and other Communicants any of the consecrated Bread and Wine
shall, immediately after the Blessing, remain after the Communion, it shalll reverently eat and drink the sume.
THE MINISTRATION OF
PUBLIC BAPTISM OF INFANTS,
To be used in the Church
* The People are to be admonished, that it is most convenient that Baptism should no:
be administered but upon Sundays and other Yoly Days, or Prajer Days. Nerer. theless (if necessity so require)
Baptism may be administered upon any other day. I T'here shall be for creiy Male Child to be baptized, when they can be had, trvo God. fathers and one Godmother; and for every Female, one Godfather and two God mothers; and Parents shall be admitted as Sponsors, if it be desired. When there are Children to be baptized, the Parents or Sponsors shall give known ledge thereof, before the beginning of Morning Prayer, to the Minister. Ana then the
Godfathers and Godmothers, and the Prople with the Children, must be ready at the Font, either imnidi.utily 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 Watcr) and starding there, shull say,
Hath this Child been already baptized, or no?
I If 'they arswer, No; then shull the Minister proceed, as followeth. DEARLY beloved, forasmuch through the Red Sea, figuring
as all men are conceived and thereby thy bo!: Baptism; and by born in sir ; and our Saviour the Baptism of thy well-beloved Christ saith, jione can enter into Son Jesus Christ in the river Jor. the kingdom of God, except he dan, didst sanctify water, to the be regenerate and born anew of mystical washing away of sin; we Water and of the Holy Ghost; I beseech thee, for thine infinite beseech you to call upon God the mercies, that thou wilt mercifully Father, through our Lord Jesus look upon this Child ; wash him, Christ, that of his bounteous mer- and sanctify him with the Holy cy, he will grant to lhis Child that Ghost ; ibat he, being delivered which by nature he cannot have ; from thy wrath, may be received that he may be baptized with Wa- into the Ark of Christ's Church • ter and the Holy Ghost, and re- and being steadfast in faith, joyful ceived into Christ's holy Church, through hope, and rooted in chaand be made a living inember of rity, may so pass the waves of this the same.
troublesome world, that finally he 1 Then shall the Minister say, may conie to the land of ever.
lasting life; there to reign with LMIGHTY and everlasting thee, world without end. through
God, who, of his great mercy, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. didst save Noah and his family in the art from perishing by wa- ALMIGHTY and immortal God. ter; and also didst safely lead the the aid of all who need, the children of Israel thy people helper of all who flee to thee for
Let us pray.
uccour, the life of those wbo be-/ shall make this brief Exhortation upon ieve, and the resurrection of the
the words of the Gospel. dead; we call upon thee for this BELOVÉD, ye hear in this GosInfant, that he, coming to thy
pel the words of our Saviour holy Baptism, may receive re-children to be brought unto him ;
Christ, that he commanded the mission of sin, by spiritual regene. how he blamed those who would ration. Receive him, O Lord, as have kept them from him; how thou hast promised by thy well
he exhorteth all men to follow beloved Son, saying, Ask, and ye. their innocency. Ye perceive how. shall have; seek, and ye shall find; by bis outward gesture and deed, knock, and it shall be opened un- he declared his good will toward to you: So give now unto us who them: For he embraced them in ask; let us who seek, find; open his arms, he laid his hands upon the gate unto us who knock; that
them, and blessed them.' Doubt this Infant may enjoy the everlasting benediction of thy heaven-believe, that he will likewise fa
ye not therefore, but earnestly ly washing, and may come to the eternal kingdom which thou hast vourably receive this present Inpromised by Christ our Lord. fant; that he will embrace him
with the arms of his mercy; that Amen. I Then the Minister shall say as follows: lof eternal life, and make him par
she will give unto him the blessing or else shall pass on to the questions addressed to the Sportsors ; und from thence laker of his everlasting kingdom to the Prayer immediately before the Wherefore, we being thus per Immersion, or the pouring of Water on suaded of the good will of our Church, the intermediate parts of the heavenly Father towards this In. Service shall be used, once at least in fant, declared by his Son Jesus every month (if there be a Baptism (Christ; and nothing doubting, but for the better instructing of the people that he favourably alloweth this in the Grounds of Infant Baptism. Hear the words of the Gospel,
charitable work of ours, in bring. written by St. Mark, in the tenthing this Infant to his holy Bap. chapter, at the thirteenth verse.
tism ; let us faithfully and devout.
ly give thanks unto hiin, and say, THEY brought young children to Christ, that he should touch ALMIGHTY and everlasting
God, heavenly Father, we them; and his disciples rebuked give thee humble thanks, that those who brought them. But thou hast vouchsafed to call us to when Jesus saw it, he was much the knowledge of thy grace, and displeased, and said unto them, faith in thee:
Increase this knowSuffer the little children to come ledge, and confirm this faith in us unto me, and forbid them not; evergore. Give thy Holy Spirit for of such is the kingdom of God. to this Infant ; that he mny, be Verily I say unto you, Whoso-born again, and be made an heir of ever shall not receive the kingdom everlasting salvation, through our of God as a little child, he shall not Lord Jesus Christ, who liveth and enter therein. And he took thein reigneth with thee and the Holy up in his arms, put his hands upon Spirit, now and for ever. Amen. them, and blessed them.
11 Thon shall the M:..
...... UHIULALi Jinhw we
brought this Child here to be commandments
, and walk in the oaptized; ye bave prayed that our same all the days of thy life> Lord Jesus Christ would vouch
Ans. I will, by God's help.
1 Then shall The Minister say, safe io receive him to release him from sin, to sanctify him with the Merciful Gud, grant that the
old Adam in this Child may dom of heaven and everlasting be so buried, that the new man Holy Ghost, to give him the kinglife. Ye have heard also that our may be raised up in him. Amen.
Grant that all sinful affections Lord Jesus Christ hath promised, in his Gospel, to grant all these may die in rim, and that all things things that ye have prayed for: belonging to the Spirit may live which promise, be for his part and grow in him. 'Amen. will most surely keep and 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 hy you that are his surelies Grant that whosoever is here (until ye come of age to take it dedicated 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 lasting!y rewarded, through thy God's holy Word, and obediently mercy, O blessed Lord God, who keep his Commandınents. dost live and govern all things, 1 The Minister shall then demand of the world without end. Amen.
Sponsors are follows in the Questions be- ALMIGHTY, everliving God, derally, and the answers to be made ac- Son Jesus Christ, for the forgive.
whose most deariy beloved cordingly.
I demand therefore, ness of our sins, did shed out of his DOST thou, in the name of this most precious side hoth water and
Child, renounce the devil and blood; and gave commandment all his works, the vai: pomp and to his disciples, that they should glory of the world, with all cove- go tcach all nations, and baptizo tous desires of the same, and the them in the name of the Father, sinful desires of the flesh; so that and of the Son, and of the Holy thou wilt not follow, nor be led Ghost; regard, we beseech thee.
the supplications of thy CongreAns. I renounce them all; and, gation ; sanctify this water to the by God's help, will endeavour notinystical 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, and shall say to the God
fathers and Godmothers, Minis. Wilt thou then obe
Name this Child
N. , ,
• Here the
, he , dip it in the Wuter discreetly, of shall WE yield thee hearty thanks, pour Water upon it, saying,
most merciful Father, that I baptize thee in the name it hath pleased thee tu regenerate Son, and of the Holy Ghost. to receive him for thine own Amen.
Child ly adoption, and to incorI Then the Minister shall say, porale him into thy holy Church. We receive ilis Child into the And bumbly we beseech thee to Congregation of Christ's grant, that he, being dead unto
Flock, and do *sign sin, and livingunto righteousness Minister shut him with the sign of and being buried with Christ in
cross the Cross; in to his death, may crucify the old xpontheChild's ken that hereafter man, and utterly abolish the
he shall be whole body of sin ; and that as ashamed to confess the faith of he is made Parlaker of the Death Christ crucified, and manfully to of thy Son, he may also be l'ar. fight unier bis banner, against sin, laker of his Resurrection; so that the world, and the devil; and 10 finally, with the residue of thy continue Christ's faithful soldier holy Church, he may be an Inand servant unto his life's end. herilor of thine everlasting king. Amen.
dom, through Christ our Lord. Tlf those who present the Infant shall Amen.
desire the sign of the Cross to be omit. T Then, all standing up, the Minister ted, although the Church knows no
shall say to the Godfathers and God worthy cause of scruple concerning the mothers this Exhortation following: same, yet, in that case, the Minister may omit that part of the ci we which fol. FORASMUCH as ihis Child lows the Immersion, or the pouring of hath promised by you his Water on the Infant. 1 Then shall the Minister say,
Sureties,törenourice the devil and SEEING now, dearly beloved all his works,lo believe in God,and bretiren, that this Child is re
to serve hiun; 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 Infan: 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 him, that profession he halh here made by this Child 'may lead the rest of you. And that he may know his life according to this beginning. call upon him to hear Sermons ;
ihese things the better, ye shall 1 Then shall be said, all kneeling, OCR Father, who art in Healand chiefly ye shall provide, that
ven, Hallowed be thy Name; he may learn the Creed, the Thy Kingdom 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 wbich a Christian ought to know daily bread ; And forgive us our and believe lo his soul's health; trespasses, as we forgive those and that this Child may be virtu who trespass against us, And lead ously brought up io lead a godly us pot into temptation; But de- and a Christian life: remember. liver us from evil. Amen. ing always, that Baptism doth
? Then shall tre Minister 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 are to take care that this made like unto him; that as he Child be brought to the Bi. died, 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.
THE MINISTRATION OF
& The Minister of coery 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 u great az.d reasonablo 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: N. I baptize thee in the namejker 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 Kingo * Then the Minister shull give thanksdom, through Christ our Lord, unto God, and say,
Amen. WE yield thee hearty thanks,
9 And let them not doubt, but that the most merciful Father, that it
Child so baptized is lawfully and suff hath pleased thee to regenerate cientlybaptized, and ought not to be bap. this Infant with thy holy Spirit, tized again. Yet nevertheless, if the
chila to receive him for thine own Child
terwards live; it is expedient that it be by adoption, and to incorporate brought into the Church, to the inteni him into thy holy Church. And that if the Minister of the same Parish humbly we beseech thee to grant,
did himself baptizē that Child, the
Congregation may be certified of the that he, being dead unto sin, and
true form of Baptism, by him privately living unto righteousness, and before used : In which case he shall say being buried with Christ in bis thus: death, may crucify the old man, I Certify you, that according to and utterly abolish the whole the due and prescribed Order of 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 wii. thy Son, he may also be Purta- nesses, ! baptized this Child.