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Priest shall say,

beseech thee, for thine infinite mer- After which he shall say this Exportation cies, that thou wilt mercifully look

following: upon these thy servants; wash them, Beloved, ye hear in this Gospel the and sanctify them with the Holy

express words of our Saviour Christ, Ghost, that they, being delivered from

That except a man be born of Water thy wrath, may be received into the

aud of the Spirit, he cannot enter ark of Christ's Church, and being into the kingdom of God. Whereby stedfast in faith, joyful through hope, ye may perceive the great necessity and rooted in charity, may so pass of this Sacrament, where it may be the waves of this troublesome world, had. Likewise, immediately before that finally they may come to the land his ascension into heaven, (as we read of everlasting life; there to reign

in the last chapter of St. Mark's Goswith thee world without end, through pel,) he gave command to his disJesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

ciples, saying, Go ye into all the

world, and preach the Gospel to Almighty and immortal God, the every creature. He that believeth aid, &c. as in p. 430.

and is baptized, shall be saved ; but he that believeth not, shall be damned.

Which also sheweth unto us the Then shall the people stand up, and the

great benefit we reap thereby. For

which cause Saint Peter the Apostle, Hear the words of the Gospel writ- when upon his first preaching of the

ten by Saint John, in the third Gospel many were pricked at the chapter, beginning at the first heart, and said to him and the rest verse. (ante '161.)

of the Apostles, Men and brethren,

what shall we do? replied and said THERE

HERE was a man of the Pharisees, unto them, Repent, and be baptized named Nicodemus, a ruler of the

every you

for the remission of 2. Jews: the same came to Jesus by sins, and ye shall receive the gift of

night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we the Holy Ghost : For the promise is know that thou art a teacher come to you, and your children, and to all from God : for no man can do these that are afar off, even as many as

miracles that thou doest, except God the Lord our God shall call. And 3. be with him. Jesus answered and with many other words exhorted

said unto him, Verily, verily, I say he them, saying, Save yourselves unto thee, Except a man be born from this untoward generation. For again, he cannot see the kingdom of (as the same Apostle testifieth in anoGod. Nicodemus saith unto hini, ther place) even Baptism doth also How can a man be born when he is now save us, (not the putting away old ? can he enter the second time of the filth of the flesh, but the

into his mother's womb, and be answer of a good conscience towards 5. born? Jesus answered, Verily, verily, God,) by the resurrection of Jesus

I say unto thee, Except a man be Christ. "Doubt ye not therefore, but born of Water and of the Spirit, he earnestly believe, that he will favour

cannot enter into the kingdom of ably receive these present Persons, 6. God. That which is born of the

truly repenting, and coming unto flesh is flesh; and that which is born him by faith; that he will grant 7. of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not them remission of their sins, and bethat I said unto thee, Ye must be

stow upon them the Holy Ghost ; 8. born again. The wind bloweth where that he will give them the blessing of

it listeth, and thou hearest the sound eternal life, and make them partakers thereof, but canst not tell whence it of his everlasting kingdom. cometh, and whither it goeth: so is Wherefore, we being thus perevery one that is born of the Spirit. suaded of the good will of our

one of

4.

come

heavenly Father towards these Per. that thou wilt not follow, nor be led sons, declared by his Son Jesus by them? Christ; let us faithfully and devoutly Answer. I renounce them all. give thanks to him, and say,

2. Dost thou believe, &c. as ALMIGHTY and everlasting God,

in p. 431.

A. All tliis I stedfastly believe. heavenly Father, we give thee humble thanks, for that thou hast vouchsafed

Q. Wilt thou be baptized in to call us to the knowledge of thy

this faith? grace, and faith in thee: Increase A. That is my desire. this knowledge, and confirm this Q. Wilt thou then obediently faith in us evermore. Give thy Holy keep God's holy will and command. Spirit to these Persons that they may ments, and walk in the same all the be born again, and be made heirs of

days of thy life? everlasting salvation, through our A. I will endeavour so to do, God Lord Jesus Christ, who liveth and being my helper. reigneth, with thee and the Holy Spirit, now and for ever. Amen.

Then shall the Priest say,
O

Merciful God, grant that the Then the Priest shall speak to the Persons to old Adam in these Persons may be so to be baptized on this wise :

buried, that the new man may be Well-BeLOVED, who are raised up in them. Amen.

Grant that all carnal affections hither desiring to receive holy Baptism, ye have heard how the congre

may die in them, and that all things gation hath prayed, that our Lord

belonging to the Spirit may live and Jesus Christ would vouchsafe to re

grow in them. Amen.

Grant that they may have power ceive and bless you, to release

and strength to have victory, and to you of your sins, to give you the kingdom of heaven, and everlasting

triumph against the devil, the world,

and the flesh. Amen. life. re have heard also, that our Lord Jesus Christ hath promised in his

Grant that they being here dedi: holy Word, to grant all those things

cated to thee by our Office and Mithat we have prayed for ; which pro

nistry, may also be endued with mise he, for his part, will most surely

heavenly virtues, and everlastingly keep and perform.

rewarded, through thy mercy, 0

blessed Lord God, who dost live Wherefore, after this promise made by Christ, ye must also faith

and govern all things, world without

end. Amen. fully, for your part, promise in the presence of these your Witnesses, and

ALMIGHTY, everliving God, whose this whole Congregation, that ye will

most dearly beloved Son Jesus Christ, renounce the devil and all his works,

for the forgiveness of our sins, did and constantly believe God's koly

shed out of his most precious side Word, and obediently keep his com

both water and blood; and gave commandments.

mandment to his disciples, that they Then shall the Priest demand of each of the

should go teach all nations, and bap

tize them in the Name of the Father, Persons to be baptized, severally, these Questions following :

and of the Son, and of the Holy

Ghost; Regard, we beseech thee, Question. Dost thou renounce the supplications of this Congregathe devil and all his works, the vain tion ; sanctify this Water to the myspomp and glory of the world, with tical washing away of sin ; and grant all covétous desires of the same, and that the Persons now to be baprized the carnal desires of the flesh; so therein, may receive the fulness of

you

ye

thy grace, and ever remain in the Then all standing up, the Priest shall use number of thy faithful and elect

this Exhortation following ; speaking to children, through Jesus Christ our

the Godfathers and Godmothers first. Lord. Amen.

FORASMUCH as these Persons have

promised in your presence, to reThen shall the Priest take cach Person to nounce the devil and all his works, be baptized, by the right hand, and

placing to believe in God, and to serve him ; bim conveniently by the Font, according ye must remember, that it is your to bis discretion, shall ask the Godfa

part and duty to put them in mind, thers and Godmothers the Name ; and

what a solemn vow, promise, and then shall dip him in the water, or pour profession they have now made before water upon him, saying,

this Congregation, and especially beN. I baptize thee, In the Name of

fore
you

their chosen Witnesses.

And the Father, and of the Son, and of

are also to call, upon them to the Holy Ghost. Amen.

use all diligence to be rightly in.

structed in God's holy Word; that Then shall the Priest say,

so they may grow in grace, and in the

knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ, We receive this Person, &c. as and live godly, righteously, and in p. 432.

soberly in this present world. Then shall the Priest say,

(And then speaking to the new baptized Seeing now, dearly beloved bre

Persons, he shall proceed, and say,) thren, that these Persons are rege

And as for you, who have now by nerate, and grafted into the body of Baptism put on Christ, it is your Christ's Church ; let us give thanks part and duty also, being made the unto Almighty God for these be

Children of God and of the light, by nefits, and with one accord make

faith in Jesus Christ, to walk answerour prayers unto him, that they may ably to your Christian calling, and as lead the rest of their life according to

becometh the children of light ; rethis beginning.

membering always that Baptism re

presenteth unto us our profession; Then shall be said the Lord's Prayer, all

which is, to follow the example of kneeling

our Saviour Christ, and to be made Our Father, &c. to.-But deliver

like unto him; that as he died, and us from evil.

rose again for us ; so should we, who Amen.

are baptized, die from sin, and rise

again unto righteousness; continually WE yield thee humble thanks, o mortifying all our evil and corrupt heavenly Father, that thou hast affections, and daily proceeding in all vouchsafed to call us to the know- virtue and godliness of living. ledge of thy grace, and faith in thee; Increase this knowledge, and con

It is expedient that every Person, thus baptized, should be confirmed by the Bishop

, firm this faith in us evermore. Give

so soon after his Baptism as conveniently thy Holy Spirit to these Persons ; that

may be ; that so be may be admitted to the being now born again, and made Holy Communion, beirs of everlasting salvation, through If any Persons, not baptized in their Inour Lord Jesus Christ, they may con- fancy, shall be brought to be baptized tinue thy servants, and attain thy pro- before they come to years of discretion to mises, through the same Lord Jesus answer for themselves; it may suffice to Christ thy Son, who liveth and

use the Office for Public Baptism of Ino reigneth with thee, in the unity of

fants, or (in case of extreme danger) the

office for Private Baptism ; only changing the same Holy Spirit, everlastingly.

the word [Infant for Child or Per Amen,

son] as occasion requireth.

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A CATECHISM;

THAT IS TO SAY,

AN INSTRUCTION, TO BE LEARNED OF EVERY PERSON BEFORE HE BE

BROUGHT TO BE CONFIRMED BY THE BISHOP.

Question

rose again from the dead, he ascended What is your name?

into heaven, and sitteth at the right Answer. N. or M.

hand of God the Father Almighty ; Q. Who gave you this name?

from thence he shall come to judge A. My Godfathers and Godmo- the quick and the dead. thers in my Baptism ; wherein I was I believe in the Holy Ghost; the made a member of Christ, the child holy Catholic Church; the commuof God, and an inhericor of the king

nion of saints ; the forgiveness of dom of heaven.

sins; the resurre&ion of the body; Q. What did your Godfathers and and the life everlasting. Amen. Godmothers then for you?

Q. What dost thou chiefly learn in A. They did promise and vow

these Articles of thy Belief? three things in my Name: First, that

A. First, I learn to believe in God I should renounce the devil and all the Father, who hath made me, and his works, the pomps and vanity of

all the world; this wicked world, and all the sinful Secondly, in God the Son, who lusts of the flesh. Secondly, that I

hath redeemed me, and all mankind; should believe all the Articles of the Thirdly, in God the Holy Ghost, Christian Faith. And thirdly, that

who sanctifieth me, and all the elect I should keep God's holy Will and people of God. Commandments, and walk in the Q. You said that your Godfathers same all the days of life.

and Godmothers did promise for you, my l. Dost thou not think that thou that you should keep God's Comart bound to believe, and to do, as

mandments: Tell me how many

there be ? they have promised for thee? A. Yes, verily, and by God's help

A. Ten. so I will. And I heartily thank our

Q. Which be they? heavenly Father, that he hath called

Answer. me to this state of salvation, through The same which God spake in the Jesus Christ our Saviour. And I

twentieth chapter of Exodus, saying, pray unto God to give me his grace,

I am the Lord thy God, who brought that I may continue in the same

ihee out of the land of Egypt, out of unto my life's end.

the house of bondage. Catechist. Rehearse the Articles of I. Thou shalt have none other gods thy Belief.

but me.

II. Thou shalt not make to thyself
Answer.

any graven image, nor the likeness of I BELIEve in God the Father Al

any thing that is in heaven above, or mighty, Maker of heaven and earth : in the earth beneath, or in the water

And in Jesus Christ his only Son under the earth. Thou shalt not bow our Lord,; who was conceived by down to them, nor worship them; the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin for I the Lord thy God am a jeaMary; suffered under Pontius Pilate, lous God, and visit the sins of the was crucified, dead, and buried; he fathers upon the children, unto the descended into hell; the third day he third and fourth generation of them

me.

that hate me, and shew mercy unto A. My duty towards my Neighthousands in them that love me, and bour, is to love him as myself, and keep my Commandments.

to do to all men as I would they III, Thou shalt not take the Name should do unto me: To love, honour, of the Lord thy God in vain : for the and succour my father and mother : Lord will not hold him guiltless that To honour and obey the King, and taketh his Name in vain.

all that are put in authority under IV. Remember that thou keep him: To submit myself to all my holy the Sabbath-day. Six days shalt governors, teachers, spiritual pastors thou labour, and do all that thou hast and masters : To order myself lowly to do ; but the seventh day is the and reverently to all my betters : To Sabbath of the Lord thy God. In it hurt no body by word or deed: To thou shalt do no manner of work, be true and just in all my dealings : thou, and thy son, and thy daughter,

To bear no malice nor hatred in my thy man-servant, and thy maid-ser- heart: To keep my hands from pickvant, thy cattle, and the stranger that ing and stealing, and my tongue is within thy gates. For in six days from evil speaking, lying, and slanthe Lord made heaven and earth, the dering : To keep my body in temsea, and all that in them is, and perance, soberness, and chastity : rested the seventh day : wherefore the Not to covet nor desire other men's Lord blessed the seventh day, and goods; but to learn and labour truly hallowed it.

to get mine own living, and to do V. Honour thy father and thy my duty in that state of life unto mother, that thy days may be long in which it shall please God to call the land which the Lord thy God gireth thee.

Catechist. My good Child, know VI. Thou shalt do no murder. this, that thou art not able to do

VII. Thou shalt not commit adul- these things of thyself, nor to walk tery.

in the Commandments of God, and VIII. Thou shalt not steal.

serve him, without his special IX. Thou shalt not bear false wit- grace; which thou must learn at all ness against thy neighbour.

times to call for by diligent prayer : x. Thou shalt not covet thy neigh- Let me hear therefore, if thou canst bour's house, thou shalt not covet say the Lord's Prayer. thy neighbour's wife, nor his servant, nor his inaid, nor his ox, nor

Answer. his ass, nor any thing that is his. Our Father, which art in heaven,

Q. What dost thou chiefly learn Hallowed be thy Name; Thy kingby these Commandments ?

dom come ; Thy will be done in A. I learn two things : My duty earth, as it is in heaven: Give us towards God, and my duty towards this day our daily bread; And formy neighbour.

give us our trespasses, as we forgive a Q. What is thy duty towards God? them that trespass against us ; And

A. My duty towards God, is to be- lead us not into temptation, But delieve in him, to fear him, and to love liver us from evil. Amen. him with all my heart, with all my Q. What desirest thou of God in mind, with all my soul, and with all this Prayer ? my strength; to worship him, to give A. I desire my Lord God our him thanks, to put my whole trust heavenly Father, who is the giver of in him, to call upon him, to honour all goodness, to send his grace unto his holy Name and his Word, and to me, and to all people; that we may serve him truly all the days of my life. worship hím, serve him, and obey

& What is thy duty towards thy him, as we ought to do. And I pray Neighbour ?

unto God, that he will send us all

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