Page images
PDF
EPUB

Que. Dort thou renounce the devil and all hii

of your sins, to give you the kingdom of heaven, and everlasting life. Ye have heard also that our Lord Jesus Christ hath promised in his holy word to grant all those things that we have prayed for, which promise he for his part will most fure'y keep and perform.

Wherefore after this promise made by Christ ye mult also faithfully for your part promise in the presence of these your witnesses, and this whole Congregation, that Je will renounce thë devil and all his works, and con stantly believe Gods holy word, and obediently keep his commandments.

Then fi:all the Priest demand of each of the persons to be baptized, se up nally, thele questions following: DOM

Oft

works, the vain pomp and glory of the world, with all covetous desires of the fame and the carnal desires of the flesh, so that thou wilt not follow non be led by them?

Ansiv. I renounce them all.

Quest. Dost thou believe in God the Father Alinighty, Maker of heaven and earth?

And in Jesus Christ his only begotten Son our Lord ? And that he was conceived by the loly Ghoft; born of the Virgin Mary ; that he suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead and buried; that he went down in to hell, and also did rise again the third day; that he ascended into heaven, and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; and from thence hall come again at the end of the world, to judge the quick and the dead ?

And dost thou believe in the holy Ghost; the holy Catholick church; the Communion of Saints; the remifsion of sins; the resurrection of the flesh; and everlasting life after death?

Ansin. All this I stedfastly believe.
Quest. Wilt thou be baptized in this faith?

An That is my desire

Question VV

Milt thou then obediently keep Gods holy will

and commandments, and walk in the same all the days of thy life? Anfin. I will endeavour so to do, God being my helper.

I Then shall the Priest say, O ,

persons may be so buried, that the new mən may be raised up in them. Amen. rajícd

Grant that all carnal affections may die in them, and that all things belonging to the Spirit may live and

grow iniken. Amen.

Grant that they may have power and strength to have victory, and to, triumph against the devil, the world and the flesh. Amen. | Grant that they being here dedicated to thee by our office and ministry, may also be endued with heavenly fvertries, and everlastingly rewarded through thy mercy, b bleliéd Lord God, wlio dost live and govern all things, world without end, Anienia Almighty everliving God, whose most dearly belo

ved Son Jesus Christ, for the forgiveness of our sins, did shed out of his most precious fide both water and plood, and gave commandment to his disciples, that they snould go teach all nations and baptize them In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the holy Ghost;Regard,we befeech thee;the supplications of this congregation, fan&tifie this water to the niystical wash

ng away of In: and grant that the persons now to be baptized therein, may receive the fulness of thy grace, and ever remain in the number of thy faithful and elect children, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. I Then allthe Priest trake each person to be baptized, by the right hand, and placing him conveniently by the Font, according to his discretion, shall ask the Godfathers and Godmothers the Name ;, and then shall dip him in the watera or pour water upon him, saying,

[ocr errors]

+ Here the

N.
I baptize thee in the Name of the Father, and of

g Then shall thé Priest say, VVE receive this person into the congregation of

Christs flock, and t do sign him with the sign of the Cross, in token that Prielt skall

make a crofs hereafter be thall not be altamed to con- upon the perfefs the faith of Christ crucified, and man- fons forehead. fully to fight under his banner against fin, the world,

and the devil; and to continue Christs faithful souldier and servant unto his lives end. Amen.

pusti & Then all the Priest, saygii SEеing now,dearly beloved brethren that these persons

regenerate and grafted into the body of Chrifts Church let us give thanks unto Almighty God for these benefits, and with one accord make our prayers unto lim, that they may lead the rest of their life according to this beginning

g Then shall be said the Lords Prayer, all kneeling. Mur Father, which art in heaven Hallowed bé tly

Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done il earth, As it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive them that trés pass against us. And lead us not into temptation. But deliver us from evili Amen. : 1.113 Subuis en bus Vo 10 TIC:

7 Eyield'thee humble thanks, Oheavenly Father,

that thou hast vouchfafed to call us to the knowledge of thy grace ànd faith in thee ; Increase this knowledge and confirm this faith in us evermore. Give thy holy Spirit to these persons, that being now born a

gain, and made, bewys of everlasting làlvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, they wilay continuietly servants, and

attain thy promisés, through the same Lord Jesus Christ thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with thice in the unity of the same holy Spirit everlastingly; Amen.

2

VV Exield'thee humble

[ocr errors]

9 Then all standing up, the Priest shall use this Exbort ation following, speaking to the Godfathers and Godmor

ther's first.

Orasmuch as these persons have promised in your pre

A

lieve in God, and to serve him; ye must remember that it is

your part and duty to put them in mind what a folemn vow, promise and profession they have now made before this Congregation, and elpecially before you their chosen witneTes. And ye are also to call upon them to use all diligence to be rightly instructed in Gods ho ly word, that so they may grow in grace and in theknowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ, and live godly, -righte ously, and soberly in this present world. (And then speaking to the new baprized persons, he shall proceed and say,

Nd as for you who have now by Baptism put on
Christ, it is your part and duty also, being made

the children of God, and of the light by faith in Jesus Christ, to walk answerably to your Christian calling, and as becometh the children oflight : remembring always that baptism representeth unto us our profellit on : which is to follow the example of our Saviour Christ, and to be made like unto him ; that as he died, and rose again for us; fu should we who are baptized,dy from sin, and rise again unto righteousness continually mortifying all our evil and corrupt affections, and daily proceeding in all vertue and godliness of living: g It is expedient that every person thus baptized should be confirmed by the Bishop fo foon after his baptism as conveniently may be that so he may be admitted to the holy communion,

9 If any persons not baptized in their infancy foall be brought to be baptized before they come to years of diferetion to ansier for themselves ; it may fuffice to use the Office for Dieblick Baptism of Infants,or ( in case of currean danger) Office for Primate Baptism, only changing the word (Inor' (Child or Person) as occafion requireth.

ACATE

What is

then for you?

That is to say, An instruction to be learned of every perfon, before he be brought to be con

firmed by the Bishop:

Question.
Hat is your name?

Answer, N. or M. Question, Who gave you this name? Answer. My Godfathers and Godmothers in niy Baptism,wherein I was made a member of Christ, the child of God, and an inheritour of the kingdom of Heaven. Question. What did your Godfathers and Godmothers

Anfier. They did promise and vow three things in my name. First, that I should renounce the devil and all his; works,the pomps and vanity of this wicked world, and all the sinful lurts of the flesh: Secondly, that I should believe all tlie Articles of the Christian faith.And thirdly, that I should keep Gods holy will and commandments, and walk in the same all the days of my life.

Queftion. Dost thou not think that thou art bound to believe, and to do as they have promised for thee?

Answer. Yes verily; and by Gods help, fo I will.. And I heartily thank our heavenly Father, that he hath called me to this.state of salvation, tlırough Jesus Christ our Saviour.And I pray unto God to give me his grace, thiar

,

. I may continue in the fame unto my lives end.

Catechist. Rehearse the Articles of thy Belief.:

Answer.. I Believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of hea

: And in Jesus Chriff his only Son our Lord, Who was! conceivedby the hoy, Ghoft, Born of the Virgin Mar

« PreviousContinue »