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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 steadfast in faith, Jesus answered, Verily, rerily, I joyful cluough hope, and rooted in say unto thee, Except a man be borta charity, may so pass ure waves of ot Water and of the Spirit, he cail. tris L'oublesome world, that finally not enter into the kingdom of God. 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 thee, world without end, through Spirit, is Spirit. Marvel not that I Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. said unto thee, Ye must be born T Or this.
again. The wind bloweth where it
God 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 succour, the life of those who be-fisevery one that is born of the Spirit. lieve, and the resurrection of the 1 After which he shall say, this Exhortation deal; we call upon thee for these
following: Persons, that they, coming to thy BELOVED, ye hear in this
consholy Baptism, may receive remis
pel the express words of our sion of their sins, by spiritual rege- Saviour Christ, that, except a man neration. Receive them, O Lori, 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. fiud; kuack, and it shall be open- ment, where it may be had. Likc. ed unto you: So give now unto us wise, immediately before bis ascen. who 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 Gos. tiat these Persons may enjoy the pel,) he gave command to his diseverlasting benediction of thy hea- ciples, saying, Go ye into all the venly wasling, and may come to the world, and preach the Gospel 10 eternal kingdom which thou hast every creature. He that believeth, promised by Christ our Lord. Ameil. and is baptized, shall be saved ; but 1 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, a ing 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 'l'eacher 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, canust see the kingdorn God.'even 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 Wou), to grant Save yourselves from this unto- all those things that we have prayed want generation. For, as the same for; which promise he, for his part, Apostle testitieth in another place, will most surely keep and perform. even baptism 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 good 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- 1 The Minister shall then demand of the ally receive these present Pei sons,
Persons to be baptized 83 follows; the truiy 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. then i'emission of their sins, and
Question. beslow upon them the Holy Ghost; that he will give them the blessing
OST thou renounce the devil Dos
and all his works, the vain pomp of eternal life, and make them Par- and glory of the world, with all covetcirkers of luis everlasting kingdom. Jous desires of the same, and the sin.
Wherefore, we being thus per- ful desires of the flesh; so that thou susided of the good will of our lica- wilt not follow, nor be led by them? veniy Father toward! these Persons, Ans. I renounce them all; and, declared by his Son Jesus Christ, by God's help, will endeavour not kt us faithfully and devout!y give to follow, nor be led by them. thanks to bim, and say,
Quest. Dost thou believe all the Goil, heavenly Father, we give contained in the Apostles' Creed? thee humble thanks, for that thou Ans. I do. hast vouchsafedd to call us to the Quest. Wilt thou be baptized in knowledge of thy grace, and faith this Faith? in tee: Increase this knowledge, Ans. That is my desire. anul 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 comPersons, that they may be born mandments; and walk in the same aguin, and be madle Heirs of ever- all the days of thy life? lasting salvation, through our Lord Ans. I will, by God's help. Jesus Christ, who liveth and reign- T Then shall the Minister say, eth with dyee and the Holy Spirit, o Merciful God, grant that the and for .
old Adam in these 9 Then the Minister shall speak to the Per- may be so buried, that the new man so's to be baptized on this wise:
may be raised up in them. Amen.
Grant that all sinful affections WELL-BELOVED, who are
come bither desiring to re- may die in them, and that all things 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 kinglom of heaven, world, and the flesh. Amen. and everlasting liticam Pelave heard Grunt that they, beiug here do
Nicated 10 thec by our office and Then the Minister shall say,
YEEING vow, dearly belored Aeavenly virtiles, and everlastingly brethren, that these Persons rewarded, through thy mercy, Oare regenerate, and grafted into blesserl Lord God, who dost live the boily of Christ's Church ; let us Alid govern all things, world with give thanks unto Almights Gol for out endt. Amen.
these benefits, and with one accord , , whose most dearly beloved Sou they may lead the rest of their life Jesus Chrisi, for the forgiveness of according to this beginning. our sins, did shed out of his most 1 Then shall be said the Lord's Prayer, all precious side both water and blood;
kneeling. Riel gave commandment to his disciples, that they should go to: OUR Father, wlw art in Heaven,
Hallowed be thy Name; Thy all nations, and baptize them in the Kingdom come; Thy will be done name ot'the Father, and of the Son, on Earth, as it is in Heaven; Give Haid of the Holy Ghost; regarri, us this day our daily bread; Anl we beseech thee, the supplications forgive us our trespasses, as we forof thy Congregation; sanctify this give those wl., trespass against 118 ; water to the mystical washing away And lead us ant into temptation ; of sin; and grant that the Persons, But deliver us from evil. wwen. now to be baptized therein, may W. yield the humble thanks, receive the grace, O thou and ever remain in the nuinber 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: Incrcase this knowledge, Then shall the Minister take each Per- and confirm this faith in us ever. son to be haptized by the Right Hand:
more. Give thy Holy Spirit to these and placing him conveniently by the Font, according 10 his discretion, shall Persons ; that being now loin asks (he Godfathers and Godmothers the again,
and made Heirs of everlasting wame; and then shall dip him in the salvation through our Lord Jesi13 water, or pour water upon him, saying, Christ, they may continue thy Ser.
• the Father, and of the Son, through the same Lord Jesus Christ and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.
thy Son; who liveth and reigieth 4 Then shall the Minister say,
with thee, in the unity of the same
Holy Spirit, everlastingly. Anuen. the Congregation of Christ's
Fiock, and do*signs Then, all standing "p, the Minister sha!! * Here the Mi- him with the sign
use this E burtation following: speaking
to the Golfathers and Godmothers firs. shall make of ; in
"ORASMUCH as person's forehead.
he shall not be ashamed to confess the faithi of sence, to renounce the devil and Christ crucified, and manfully to and :o serve him; ye must remera.
all his works, to believe in God, fight under inis banner, against sin, ber, that it is your part and daly the world, and the devil; and to continue Christ's faithful soldierand to put them in mind, what a solemă servant unto his life's end. Amen, have now made before this Co.
vow, promise, and protession thco The rame Rule, as to the Omission of the sign of the Cross, is to he observed gregation, and ewiecially before you here, as in the Baptism of tofauis. their chceu Vitnesses And yes
are also to call upon them to use all to walk answerably to your Christian diligence to be rightly instructed calling, and as becometh the chilin Goi’s holy Word ; that so they dren of light; remembering al ways, may grow in grace, and in the know-that Baptism representeth unto us Icdye of our Lord Jesus Christ ; our profession ; which is, to follow and live godly, righteously, and so- the example of our Saviour Christ, berly, in this present world. and to be made like unto him; that 9 And then speaking to the baptized Per- as he died, and rose again for us, 80
sons, he shall proceed and say, should we, who are baptized, die
by Baptism put on Christ, iteousness; continually mortifying all is your part and duty also, being our evil and corrupt affections, and maile the Children of God and of daily proceeding in all virtue and the light, by faith in Jesus Christ, gouliness of living. I It is expedient that every Person thus baptized shorld be confirmed by the Bishop
so soon after his Baptism as conveniently may be; that so he may be admited is the floly Comunion. Wiereas necessity may require the baptizing of Adults in private houses, in con sideration of extreme sickness; the same is hereby allowed in that case.
And a convenient number of persons shall be assembled in the house where the Sacrament is lo he performed. And in the exhortation, Well-beloved, &c. instead of these
words, come hither desiring, shall be inserted this word, desirous. Tlf there he occasion for the Office of Infant Baptism and that of Allults at the saine
time, the Minister shall use the exhortation and one of the prayers next toliowing in the Office for Adults; only, in the exhortation and prayer, after the words, these Persons, and these thy Servants, adding, and these Infants. Then the Minister shall proceed to the questions to be demanded in the cases respectively. After the immersion, or the pouring of water, the prayer shall be as in this service; only, after the words, these Persons, shall be added, and these Infants. After which the re. maining part of each service shall be used; first that for Adults, and lastly that for
Luants. 1 If any persons, not baptized in their Infancy, shall be brought to be baptized before
they come to years of discretion to answer for themselves, it may sufice to use the Orice for Puhlic Baptism of Infants; or, in case of extreme danger, the Office for Frivate Baptism; only changing the word'Infunt, for Child, a Person, as occasion requireth.
THAT IS TO SAY, An Instruction, to be learned by every person before he be brought
to be confirmed by the Bishop.
Quest. What did your Sponsors
Ans. They did promise and vow Quest. Who gave you this name? three things in my name: First, -4118. My Sponsors in Baptism ; that I should renounce the devil wherein I was made a member of and all his works, the pomps and Christ, the child of God, and an in- vanity of this wicked world, and all eritor of the kingrłam of Heaven.'the sinful lusts of the flesh; Second.
ly, that I shonld believe all the Ari. Quest. You said that your Sponticles of the Christian Faith; And sors did promise for you, that you thirdly, that I should keep Goils should keep God's commandments: holy will and commandments, and Tell me how many there are. walk in the same all the days of 1723. Ten.
Quest. Which are they? Quest. Dost thou not think that
Anstver. thou art bound to believe, and to THE same which God spake in
TH do, as they have promised for thee? the twentieth chapter of Exo
Ans. Yes verily; and by Gols dus, saying, I am the Lord thy God, help so I will : And I heartily thails who brought thee out of the land of our heavenly Father, that he hath Egypt, out of the horise of bondage. called me to this state of salvation, 1. Thou shalt have none other through Jesus Christ our Saviour: gods but me. And I pray unto Gal to give me Il. Thou shalt not make to thyhis grace, that I may continue in self any graven image, nor the likes the same unto my life's end. ness of any thing that is in heaven
Catechist. Relicarse the Articles above, or in the earth beneath, of thy Belief.
or in the water under the earth. Airstoer.
Thou shalt not bow down to them, I
mighty, Maker of heaven and thy Goi am a jealous God, and visit earth:
the sins of the father's upon the And in Jesus Christ bis only Son children, unto the third and fourth our Lord; Who was conceived by şeneration of them that hate me; the Holy Ghost, Born of the Virgin and show mercy unto thousands in Mary, Suffered under Pontius Pi-them that love me, and keep my late, Was crucified, dead, and bı- commandments. ried; He descended into nell; The III. Thou shalt not take the third day he rose from the dead; name of the Lorrl thy God in vain : He ascendeu into heaven, and sit- For the Lord will not hold him guiltteth on the righi hand ot God the less that taketh his name in vain. Father Almiginty; From thence he IV. Remember that thou keep shall come to judge the quick and holy the Sabbath-day: Six day's the dead.
shalt thou labour, and do all that I believe in the Holy Ghost; The thou hast to do; but the seventh holy Catholic Churchi; The Com-lay is the Sabbath of the Lord thy munion of Saints; The forgiveness Gol: In it thou shalt do no manof sins; The resurrection of the body, nel' of work, thot, and thy son, and And the life everlasting. Amen!. thy daughter, thy man-scrvant, and
Quest. What dost thou chiefly thy maid-servant, tny cattle, and learn in these Articles of thy Belief? the stranger that is within thy gates.
Ans. First, I learn to believe in For in six days the Lord male lieaGod the Father, who hath made ven and earth, the sea, and all that me, and all the world.
in them is, and rested the seventh Secondly, in God the Son, who lay: Wherefore the Lord blessed hath redeemed me, and ali man- the seventh day, and hallowed it. kind.
V. Honour thy father and thy Thirdly, in God the Holy Ghost, mother, that thy days may be long who sanctifetli me, and all the in the lard which the Lord thy God people of Goxl.