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* Then shall he add, and say, Creed, the Lord's Prayer, and
the Ten Commandments, and
Y; are to take care that is sufficiently instructed in the
this Child be brought to other parts of the Church
the Bishop to be confirmed by Catechism set forth for that him, so soon as he can say the purpose.
THE MINISTRATION OF
PRIVATE BAPTISM OF CHILDREN IN HOUSES.
* The Minister of every Parish shall often admonish the Peofile, that they deser not the Bafutism of their Children longer than the first or second Sunday next after their birth, or other Holy-day falling between, unless usion a great and reasonable Cause.
* And also they shall warn them that, without like great cause and necessity, they firocure not their Children to be hafitized at home in their houses. But when need shall comfiel them so to do, then Bafutism shall be administered as followeth.
* First, let the Minister of the Parish (or, in his absence, any other laruful Minister that can be frocured) with those who are firesent, call usion God, and say the Lerd’s Prayer, and so many of the Collects affiointed to be said before in the Form of Public Bafitism, as the time and firesent exigence will suffer. And then, the Child being named by some one who is firesent, the Minister shall flour water usion it, saying these words :
I baptize thee in the (with thy holy Spirit, to re. Name of the Father,andlceive him for thine own Child of the Son, and of the Holy by adoption, and to incorpoGhost, Amen. rate him into thy holy Church. * Then the Minister shall And humbly we beseech thee
- to grant, that he, being dead give thanks unto God, and unto sin, and living unto righ
&al/, teousness, and being buried E yield thee hearty with Christ in his death, may thanks, most merciful crucify the old man, and utFather, that it hath pleased sterly abolish the whole body thee to regenerate this Infant lof 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.
again, but shall receive him as one of the flock of true Christian Peofile, saying thus : CERTIFY you, that in this case all is well done,
and according unto due order, concerning the baptism of
"-And let them, not doubt, but this child, who is now by
that the Child so bafitized, is Baptism i - ptism incorporated into the satefully and sufficiently bafi-Christian Church: For our
if the Minister of the same Parish did himself bafitize that Child, the Congregation may be certified of the true form of Bafitism, by fort frivately before used: In twhich case he shall say thtts
CERTIFY you, that according to the due and prescribed Order of the Church at such a time and at such a place, before divers witnesses, I baptized this Child. * But if the Child were bantized by any other lawful Asinister, then the Minister of the Parish where the Child was born or christencd, shall examine whether the same hath been lawfully done. And if the Minister shall find, by the answers of such as bring the Child, that all things were done as they ought to be ; then shal: not he christen the Child
- ito our comfort on this wise. the Church, to the intent that
the Holy Gospel doth witness
* Then the Minister shall say as follows: or else shall flags on to the questions addressed to the Sfonsors.
Hear the words of the Gospel, written by St. Mark, in the tenth Chapter, at the thirteenth Verse.
HEY 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, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not entertherein. And he took thena up in his arms, put his hands upon them, and blessed them.
* After the Gosfiel is read, the Minister shall make thi"
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 servant unto his life's end. Amen.
* The same rule is to be observed here, as to the Omission of the Sign of the Cross, as in the Public Bashtism of Infants.
* Then shall the Minister say, EEING now, dearly beloved brethren, that this Child is regenerate, and grafted into the bouy 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 test of his life according to this beginning. T Then shall be said, all kneeling, 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 Church. And humbly we beseech thee to grant, that he, being dead untosin, and living unto righteousness, and being buried with Christ in his death, may erucify the old man, and utterly abolish the wholebody 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 oly hurch, he may be an Inheritor of thine everlasting Kingdom, through Christ our Lord. Amen.
* Then all standing us, the Ministershall say to the God
fathers and Godmothers this exhortation following:
NORASMUCH 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 allother things which a Christianought 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: rememberin always, that Baptism doth represent untous our profession; whichisto 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
To such as are of Riper Years, and able to answer for
* Hohen any such Persons as are of Riper rears are to he baptized, timely notice shall be given to the Minister; that so due care may be taken for their examination, whether they be sufficiently instruct
cd in the principles of the Chris
tian Religion; and that they may
be exhorted to prepare themselves, with prayers and fastings, for the receiving .# this Holy Sacrament.
* 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 after the Second Lesson, either at Morning or Evening Prayer, as the Minister, in his Discretion, shall think fit.
• And standing there, the minister shall ask, Whether any of the Persons here presented be baptized or no? If they shall answer. No ; then shal the Minister say thus: