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with the sign of the Cross, in OST thou believe in God token that hereafter he shall
the Father Almighty, not be ashamed to confess the Maker of heaven and earth? faith of Christ crucified, and
And in Jesus Christ his manfully to fight under his only-begotten Son our Lord ? banner, against sin, the world, And that he was conceived and the devil; and to conby the Holy Ghost; born of tinue Christ's faithful soldier the Virgin Mary; that he and servant unto his life's suffered under Pontius Pilate, end. Amen.
crucified, dead, and « Then shall the Priest say,
, did rise again the third day; that he child is by Baptism regeneascended into heaven, and rate, and grafted into the sitteth at the right hand of body of Christ's Church, let God the Father Almighty; us give thanks unto Almighty and from thence shall come God for these benefits; and again at the end of the world, with one accord make our to judge the quick and the prayers unto him, that he may dead:
lead the rest of his life acAnd dost thou believe in cording to this beginning. the Holy Ghost; the holy
Then shall the Priest say, Catholick Church; the Con- E yield thee most hearmunion of Saints ; the Re
ty thanks, most mercimission of sins; the Resur- ful Father, that it hath pleased rection of the flesh; and ever-thee to regenerate this Infant lasting life after death? with thy holy Spirit, to re
Answer. All this I sted-ceive him for thine own Child fastly believe.
by adoption, and to incorpoMinister.
rate him into thy holy Church. ILT thou then obedi- And humbly we beseech thee
ently keep God's holy to grant, that he, being dead will and commandments, and unto sin, and living unto rightwalk in the same all the days eousness, and being buried of thy life?
with Christ in his death, may Answer. I will. crucify the old man, and ut& Then the Priest shall say, terly abolish the whole body JE receive this Child in- of sin; and that, as he is
to the congregation made partaker of the death cre the Priest of Christ's flock, of thy Son, he may also be rence Child's and do sigi him partaker of his resurrection;
Thaill make a Cross
so that finally, with the resi- | that this Child may be virdue of thy holy Church, he tuously brought up to lead a may be an inheritor of thine godly and a Christian life;
a everlasting kingdom; through remembering alway, that Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Baptism doth represent unto
. Then, all standing up, the Minister shall us onr profession; which is, make this Exhortation to the Godfathers and Godmothers.
to follow the example of our ORAS this Saviour ,
by you his sureties to renounce he died, and rose again for the devil and all his works, us, so should we, who are to believe in God, and to baptized, die from sin, and serve him; ye must remem- rise again
rise again unto righteousber, that it is your parts and ness; continually mortifying duties to see that this Infant all our evil and corrupt affecbe taught, so soon as he shall tions, and daily proceeding be able to learn, what a so- in all virtue and godliness of lemn vow, promise, and pro- living.
, fession he hath made by But if they which bring the Infant to the
Church do make such uncertain answers to you. And that he may know
the Priest's questions, as that it cannot ap. these things the better, ye
pear that the Child wus baptized with Wa.
ter, In the Name of the Father, and of shall call upon him to hear the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, (which
are essential parts of Baptism,) then let the Sermons; and chiefly ye shall Priest baptize it in the from before approvide, that he may learn ,
pointed for Publick Baptism of Infants ;
saving that at the dipping of the Child in the the Creed, the Lord's Prayer, Font, he shall use this form of words. and the Ten Commandments,
F thou art not already bapin the vulgar tongue, and all tized, N. I baptize thee other things which a Chris- In the Name of the Father, tian ought to know and be- and of the Son, and of the lieve to his soul's health; and Holy Ghost. Amen..
THE MINISTRATION OF
BAPTISM TO SUCH AS ARE OF RIPER YEARS,
AND ABLE TO ANSWER FOR THEMSELVES.
When any such persons, as are of riper years, are to be baptizcı, timely notice shall be giren 14 the Bishop, or úchom he shull appoint for that purpose, a week before at the least, by the Purents, or some other discreet persons ; that so due care may be taken for their Examination, whether they be sufficiently instructed in the Principles of the Christian Religion; and that they may be exhorted to prepuere themselees with Prayers and Fasting for the receiving of this
holy Sacrament. 4 And if they shall be found fit, then the Godfathers anil Gudmothers (the people being us. sembled upon the Sunday or Hüly-cluy appointed) shall be ready tu present them at the Fint
immediately after the second Lesson, either at Morning or Ecening Prayer, as the Curate in his discretion shall think fit. And standing there, the Priest shall ask, whether any of the persons here presented be baptized, ut no: they shall ansier, No; then skall the Priest say thus, DEARLY beloved, foras. Itism of thy well-beloved Son
Jesus , conceived and born in sin, dan, didst sanctify the ele(and that which is born of ment of Water to the mystithe flesh is flesh,) and they cal washing away of sin; We that are in the flesh can beseech thee, for thine infinot please God, but live in nite mercies, that thou wilt sin, committing many actual mercifully look upon these thy transgressions; and that our servants; wash them and sancSaviour Christ saith, None tify them with the holy Ghost, can enter into the kingdom that they, being delivered of God, except he be regene- from thy wrath, may be rerate and born anew of Waterceived into the ark of Christ's and of the holy Ghost; I be- Church ; and being stedseech you to call upon God fast in faith, joyful through the Father, through our Lord hope, and rooted in charity, Jesus Christ, that of his may so pass the waves of this bounteous goodness he will troublesome world, that finalgrant to these persons that ly they may come to the land which by nature they cannot of everlasting life, there to have; that they may be bap- reign with thee world withtized with Water and the out end; through Jesus Christ holy Ghost, and received into our Lord. Amen.
LMIGHTY and immade lively members of the same.
all that need, the helper of all & Then shall the Priest say, that flee to thee for succour,
the life of them that believe, (And here all the Congregation shall kneel.) and the resurrection of the
thee for lasting God, who of these persons, that they, comthy great mercy didst save ing to thy holy Baptism, may Noah and his family in the receive remission of their sins ark from perishing by wa by spiritual regeneration. Reter; and also didst safely ceive them, O Lord, as thou lead the children of Israel hast promised by thy wellthy people through the Red beloved Son, saying, Ask, and Sea, figuring thereby thy holy ye shall receive; seek, and ye Baptism; and by the Bap- 1 shall find; knock, and it
Christ's holy Church, and be A mortal God, the aid of
Let us pray
shall be opened unto you: flesh is flesh; and that which So give now unto us that is born of the Spirit is spirit. ask, let us that seek find; Marvel not that I said unto open the gate unto us that thee, Ye must be born again. knock; that these persons may The wind bloweth where it enjoy the everlasting benedic- listeth, and thou hearest the tion of thy heavenly wash- sound thereof; but canst not ing, and may come to the tell whence it cometh, and eternal kingdom which thou whither it goeth: so is every hast promised by Christ our one that is born of the Spirit. Lord. Amen.
1 After which he shall say this Exhortation Then shall the people stand up, and the
following. Priest shall say, Hear the words of the Gospel, BELOVED, ye hear in this
written by Saint John, in of our Saviour Christ, that the third Chapter, begin- except a man be born of waning at the first Verse.
ter and of the Spirit, he can"HERE was a man of the not enter into the kingdom
Pharisees, named Nico- of God. Whereby ye may demus, a ruler of the Jews. perceive the great necessity The same came to Jesus by of this Sacrament, where it night, and said unto him, may be had. Likewise, imRabbi, we know that thou mediately before his ascenart a teacher come from God; sion into heaven, (as we read for no man can do these mi- in the last Chapter of Saint racles that thou doest, except Mark's Gospel) he gave com
, God be with him. Jesus an- mand to his disciples, saying, swered and said unto him, Go ye into all the world, and Verily, verily I say unto thee, preach the Gospel to every
I Except a man be born again, creature. He that believeth he cannot see the kingdom of and is baptized shall be saved; God. Nicodemus saith unto but he that believeth not him, How can a man be born shall be damned. Which also when he is old? Can he enter sheweth unto us the great the second time into his mo- benefit we reap thereby. For ther's womb, and be born? which cause Saint Peter the Jesus answered, Verily, verily Apostle, when upon his first I say unto thee, Except a preaching of the Gospel many man be born of water and of were pricked at the heart
, the Spirit, he cannot enter and said to him and the rest into the kingdom of God. of the Apostles, Men and That which is born of the brethren, what shall we dor replied and said unto them, Father, we give thee humble Repent, and be baptized every thanks, for that thou hast one of you for the remission vouchsafed to call us to the of sins, and ye shall receive knowledge of thy grace, and the gift of the Holy Ghost. faith in thee : Increase this For the promise is to you and knowledge, and confirm this your children, and to all that faith in us evermore. Give are afar off, even as many as thy holy Spirit to these perthe Lord our God shall call. sons, that they may be born And with many other words again, and be made heirs of exhorted he them, saying, everlasting salvation; through Save yourselves from this un- our Lord Jesus Christ, who toward generation. For as liveth and reigneth with thee the same Apostle testifieth in and the Holy Spirit, now and another place) even Baptism for ever. Amen. doth also now save us, (not
« Then the Priest shall speak to the persous the putting away of the hilth to be baptized on this wise : of the flesh, but the answer WE
CELL-BELOVED, who of a good conscience towards are come hither desirGod,) by the resurrection of ing to receive holy Baptism, Jesus Christ. Doubt ye not ye have heard how the contherefore, but earnestly begregation hath prayed, that lieve, that he will favourably our Lord Jesus Christ would receive these present persons, vouchsafe to receive you and truly repenting, and coming bless you, to release you of unto him by faith; that he your sins, to give you the will grant them remission of kingdom of heaven, and evertheir sins, and bestow upon lasting life. Ye have heard them the holy Ghost; that he also, that our Lord Jesus will give them the blessing Christ hath promised in his of eternal life, and make them holy Word to grant all those partakers of his everlasting things that we have prayed kingdom.
for; which promise he, for Wherefore we being thus his part, will most surely keep persuaded of the good will of and perform. our heavenly Father towards Wherefore, after this prothese persons, declared by his mise made by Christ, ye must Son Jesus Christ; let us faith- also faithfully, for your part, fully and devoutly give thanks promise in the presence of to him, and say,
ihese your Witnesses, and
lasting God, heavenly 1 ye will renounce the devil and