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body of Christ’s Church; let us give thanks unto Almighty God for these benefits, and with one accord make our prayers unto him, that this Child may lead the rest of his life according to this beginning. T Then shall be said, all kneeling, UR Father, who art in Heaven, Hallowed be thy Name; Thy Kingdom come; Thy Will be done on Earth, as it is in Heaven; Give us this day our daily bread; And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; And lead us not into temptation; But deliver us from evil. JAmen. 1. Then shall the Minister say, E yield thee hearty thanks, most merciful Father, that it hath pleased thee to regenerate this Infant with thy Holy Spirit, to receive him for thine own Child by adoption, and to

- incorporate him into thy holy

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ORASMUCH as this Child

hath promised by you his Sureties, to renounce the devil and all his works, to believe in God, and to serve him; ye must remember, that it is your parts and duties to see that this Infant be taught, so soon as he shall be able to learn, what a solemn vow, promise, and profession he hath here made by you. And that he may know these things the better, ye shall call upon him to hear Sermons; and chiefly ye shall provide, that he may learn the Creed, the Lord’s Prayer, and the Ten Commandments, and all other things which a Christian ought to know and believe to his soul’s health; and . that this Child may be virtuously brought up to lead a godly and a Christian life: remembering always, that Baptism doth represent unto us our profession; 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, so should we, who are baptized, die from sin, and rise again unto righteous

ness; continually mortifying all our evil and corrupt affections, and daily proceeding in all virtue and godliness of living. T Then shall he add, and say, E are to take care that this Child be brought to the Bi

shop to be confirmed by him, so soon as he can say the Creed, the Lord’s Prayer, and the Ten Commandments, and is sufficiently instructed in the other parts of the Church Catechism set forth for that purpose.

THE MINISTRATION OF

PRIVATE BAPTISM OF CHILDREN IN HOUSES.

1 The Minister of every Parish shall often admonish the People, that they defer notá, Baptism of their Children longer than the first or second Sunday next o: their birti, or other Holy-day falling between, unless upon a great and reasonable cause.

T.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 JMinister of the Parish (or, in his absence, any other lawful Minister that can be procured 9 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 presenterigence 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 Ibaptize thee in the name • of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. .Amen. * Then the Minister shall give thanks unto God, and say

W. yield thee hearty thanks,

most merciful Father, that it hath pleased thee to regenerate this Infant with thy Holy Spirit, to receive him for thine own Child by adoption, and to incorporate him into thy holy Church. And humbly we beseech thee to grant, that he, being dead unto sin, and living unto righteousness, and being buried with Christ in his death, may crucify the old man, and utterly abolish the whole body of sin; and that as he is made Partaker of the death of thy Son, he may also be Partaker of his Resurrection; so that finally, with the residue of thy holy Church, he may be an Inheritor of thine everlasting Kingdom, through Christ our Lord. -Amen.

TI And let them not doubt, but that the Child so of: is lofully and sufficiently baptized, and ought not to be baptized again. Yet nevertheless, if the Chilä which is af: ter, this sort baptized, do afterwards live z it is expedient that it be brought into the Church, to the intent that % }. JMinister of the same. Parish did himself baptize that Child, the Congregation anay be cer. tified of the true form of Baptism, by hizz privately before used: In which case & shall say thus:

I Certify you, that according to the due and prescribed Order of the Church, at such a 2 time and at such a place, before divers witnesses, Ibaptized this Child. *I But if the Child were baptized by any other lawful JMinister, then the JMinister of the Parish where the Child was born or christened, shall eacamine whether the same hath been lawfully, done. And if the Mi: nister shall find, by the answers of such as bring the § that all things were done as they ooght to be; then shall not he christen the Child again, but shall receive him as one of the Flock of true Christian People, saying thus; - I Certify you, that in this case all is well done, and according unto due order, concerning the baptising of this Child; who is now by Baptism incorporated into the Christian Church: For

our Lord Jesus Christ doth not a

deny his grace and mercy unto such Infants; but mostlovingly doth call them unto him, as the Holy Gospel doth witness to our comfort on this wise.

* Then the JMinister shall say as follows: or else shall pass on to the questions addressed to the Sponsors.

Hear the words of the Gospel, written by St. Mark, in thetenth Chapter, at the thirteenth Verse. T EY brought young children to Christ, that he should touch them; and his disciples rebuked those who brought them. But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not; for of such is the kingdom of God. Verily I say unto you, Whosoevershall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein. And he took them up in his arms, put his hands upon them, and blessed them.

T After the Gospel is read, the JMinister shall make this brief Exhortation upon the words of the Go

spel:

Boğ. ye hear in this

Gospel the words of our Saviour Christ, that he commanded the children to be brought unto him; how he blamed those that would have kept them from him; how he exhorteth all men to follow their innocency. Ye perceive how, by his outward gesture and deed, he declared his good will toward them: for he embraced them in his arms, he laid his hands upon them, and blessed them. Doubt ye not therefore, but earnestly believe, that he hath likewise favourably received this present Infant; that he hath embraced him with the arms of his mercy; and, as he hath promised in his boly word, will give unto him

the blessing of eternal life, and make him Partaker of his everlasting kingdom. Wherefore, we being thus persuaded of the good will of our heavenly Father, declared by his Son Jesus Christ, towards this Infant, let us faithfully and devoutly give thanks unto him, and say the Prayer which the Lord himself taught us. UR Father, who art in Heaven, Hallowed be thy Name; Thy Kingdom come; Thy Will be done on Earth, as it is in Heaven; Give us this day our daily bread; And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; And lead us not into temptation; But deliver us from evil.

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mister shall saw as follows: ST thou in the name of

this Chīl. renounce the devil and all his works, the vain pomp and glory of the world, with all covetous desires of the same, and the sinful desires of the flesh; so that thou wilt not follow, nor be led by them? .Ans. Irenounce them all; and, by God’s help, will endeavour not to follow, norbeled by them. Minis. Dost thou believe all the Articles of the Christian Faith, as contained in the Apostles’ Creed? .Ans. I do. Minis. Wilt thou be baptized in this Faith? .Ans. That is my desire. Minis. Wilt thou then obediently keep God’s holy will and commandments, and walk in the same all the days of thy life 2 .Ans. I will, by God’s help.

* Then the Minister shall say, E receive this Child into the Congregation of . He, a Christ's F lock, and **, *: do sign” him with the ;: “” sign of the Cross; in - token that hereafter he shall not be ashamed to confess the faith of Christ crucified, and manfully to fight under his banner, against sin, the world, and the devil; and to continue Christ’s faithful soldier and ser

vant unto his life’s end. .Amen.

T The same rule is to be observed here, as to the Omission of the Sign of the Cross, as in the Public Baptism# nfants.

* Then shall the Minister say, EEING now, dearly beloved brethren, that this Child is regenerate, and grafted into the body of Christ's Church ; let us give thanks unto Almighty God for these benefits, and with one accord make our prayers unto him, that this §i)may lead the rest of his life according to this beginning. * Then shall be said, all kneeling, W. yield thee hearty thanks, most merciful Father, that it hath pleased thee to regenerate this Infant with thy Holy Spirit, to receive him for thine own Child by adoption, and to incorporate him into thy holy Church. And humbly we beseech thee to grant, that he, being dead unto sin, and living unto righteousness, and being buried with Christ in his death, may crucify the old man, and utterly abolish the whole body of sin; and that as he is made Partaker of the death of thy Son, he may also be Partaker of his Resurrection; so that finally, with the residue of thy holy Church, he may be an Inheritor of thine everlasting Kingdom, through Christ our Lord. Amen.

T Then, all oft up, the JMinister shall say to the Godfathers and Godmothers this Erhortation following:

g ORASMUCH as this Child hath promised by you his Sureties, to renounce the devil and all his works, to believe in God, and to serve him; ye must remember, that it is your parts and duties to see that this Infant be taught, so soon as he shall be able to learn, what a solemn vow, Fo and profession he hats. here made by you. And that he may know these things the better, ye shall call upon him to hear Śērmons; and chiefly ye shall provide, that he may learn the Creed, the Lord's Prayer, and the Ten Commandments, and all other things which a Christian ought to know and believe to his soul’s health; and that this Child may be virtuously brought up to lead a godly and a Christian life: remembering always, that Baptism doth represent unto us our profession; 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, so should we, who are baptized, die from sin, and rise again unto righteousness; continually mortifying all our evil and corrupt affections, and daily proceeding in all virtue and godliness of living. T Then shall he add, and say, E are to take care that this Child be brought to the Bishop to be confirmed by him, so soon as he can say the Creed, the Lord’s Prayer, and the Ten Commandments, and is sufficiently instructed in the other parts of the Church Catechism, set forth for that purpose.

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To such as are of Riper Years, and able to answer for
themselves.

‘s When any such Persons as are of Riper Years are to be baptized, timely notice shall be

#. to the Minister; that so due care may be taken for their examination, whether they e sufficiently instructed in the principles of the Christian Religion; and that they ma

&e exhorted to prepare themselves, with prayers and fasting, %. the receiving of this

Holy Sacrament.

T; And if they shall be found fit, then the Godfathers and Godmothers, (the People being assembled upon the Sunday, Holy-Day, or Prayer-Day appointed) shall be ready to present them at the Font, immediately §: the second Lesson, either at JMorning or Evening Prayer, as the JMinister, in his Discretion, shall think fit.

s And standing there, the JMinister shall ask, Whether any of the Persons here presented be baptized or no? If they shall answer, No; then shall the JMinister say thus:

EARLY beloved, forasmuch as all men are conceived and born in sin (and that which is born of the flesh is flesh) and they who are in the flesh cannot please God, but live in sin, committing many actual transgressions; and our Saviour Christ saith, None can enter into the kingdom of God, except he be regenerate and born anew of Water and of the Holy Ghost; I beseech you to call upon God the Father, through our Lord Jesus Christ, that of his bounteous goodness he will grant to these Persons that which by nature they cannot have; that they may be baptized with Water and the Holy Ghost,and received into Christ’s holy Church, and be made lively members of the same.

| Then shall the Minister say, Let us pray. LMIGHTY and everlast

ing God, who, of thy great mercy, didst save Noah and his family in the Ark from perishing by water; and also didst safely lead the children of Israel thy people through the Red Sea, figuring thereby thy holy Baptism; and by the Baptism of thy well-beloved Son Jesus Christ in the river Jordan, didst sanctify the element of water, to the mystical washing away of sin; we beseech thee, for thine infinite mercies, that thou wilt mercifully look upon these thy Servants; wash them and sanctify them with the Holy Ghost; that they, being delivered from thy wrath, may be received into the Ark of Christ’s Church ;

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