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neavenly Father towards this that he will renounce the infant, declared by his Son devil and all his works, and JESUS CHRIST ; and nothing constantly believe God's holy doubting, but that he favourably word, and obediently keep his alloweth this charitable work commandments. . of ours, in bringing this infant
T The Minister shall then demand of the to this holy baptism ; let us Sponsors as follows; the questions being faithfully and devoutly give considered as addressed to them severally, thanks unto him, and say,
and the answers to be made accordingly. I
I demand therefore, · ALMIGHTY and everlasting DOST thou, in the name of God, heavenly Father, we give this child, renounce the devil thee humble thanks, that thou and all his works, the vain hast vouchsafed to call us to pomp and glory of the world, the knowledge of thy grace, with all covetous desires of the and faith in thee: increase this same, and the sinful desires of knowledge, and confirm this the flesh; so that thou wilt not faith in us evermore. Give thy follow, nor be led by them ? Holy Spirit to this infant; Answer. I renounce them that he may be born again, and all; and, by God's help, will be made an heir of everlasting endeavour not to follow, nor salvation, through our Lord be led by them. JESUS CHRIST, who liveth and Minister. Dost thou believe reigneth with thee and the Holy all the articles of the Christian SPIRIT, now and forever. Amen, i faith, as contained in the Apos1 Then shall the Minister speak unto the tles' Creed ? Godfathers and Godmothers in this wise : Answer. I do. DEARLY beloved, ye have
Minister. Wilt thou be bap. brought this child here to be tized in this faith ?
į Answer. That is my desire. baptized; ye have prayed that our Lord Jesus Christ would
Minister. Wilt thou then vouchsafe to receive him, to
obediently keep God's holy release him from sin, to sanctify
will and commandments, and him with the Holy Ghost, to walk in the same all the days give him the kingdom of heaven
of thy life? and everlasting life, Ye have
Answer. I will, by God's help. heard also that our Lord JESUS
Then shall the Minister say, CHRIST hath promised, in his O MERCIFUL God, grant Gospel, to grant all these things that the old Adam in this child that ye have prayed for; which may be so buried, that the new promise, he for his part will man may be raised up in him. most surely keep and perform. Amen. Wherefore, after this promise Grant that all sinful affections made by Christ, this infant may die in him, and that all must also faithfully, for his things belonging to the Spirit part, promise by you that are may live and grow in him. his sureties (until he come of Amen. age to take it upon himself)l Grant that he may have
power and strength to have Flock, and do *sign * Here the Min. victory, and to triumph against him with the sign ister shall make
* a cross upon the the devil, the world, and the of the cross ; in child's forehead. flesh. Amen.
token that hereafter Grant that whosoever is here he shall not be ashamed to dedicated to thee by our office confess the faith of CHRIST and ministry, may also be en- crucified, and manfully to fight dued with heavenly virtues, and | under his banner, against sin, everlastingly rewarded, through the world, and the devil; and thy mercy, O blessed LORD to continue CHRIST's faithful God, who dost live and govern soldier and servant unto his all things, world without end. life's end. Amen. Amen.
1 If those who present the infant shall desire ALMIGHTY, everliving
the sign of the cross to be omitted, although
the Church knows no worthy cause of God, whose most dearly beloved scruple concerning the same, yet, in that Son Jesus Christ, for the
case, the Minister may omit that part of the
above which follows the immersion, or the forgiveness of our sins, did shed
pouring of water on the infant. out of his most precious side | Then shall the Minister say, both water and blood; and gave
SEEING now, dearly beloved commandment to his disciples, I brethren. that this child is that they should go teach all
regenerate, and grafted into the nations, and baptize them in body of CHRIST's Church; let the name of the FATHER, and
us give thanks unto ALMIGHTY of the Son, and of the Holy God for these benefits, and with Ghost; regard, we beseech one accord mak
one accord make our prayers thee, the supplications of thy l unto him, that this child may congregation ; sanctify this lead the rest of his life according water to the mystical washing to this beginning. away of sin; and grant that this child, now to be baptized
Then shall be said, all kneeling, therein, may receive the fulness
OUR Father, who art in heaof thy grace, and ever remain ven, Hallowed be thy Name : in the number of thy faithful Thy kingdom come; Thy will children, through Jesus CHRIST be done on earth, as it is in our Lord. Amen.
heaven; Give us this day our
daily bread ; And forgive us our I Then the Minister shall take the child into | his hands, and shall say to the Godfathers trespasses, as we forgive those and Godmothers,
who trespass against us; And Name this child.
lead us not into temptation; But And then, naming it after them, he shall deliver us from evil. Amen. dip it in the water discreetly, or shall pour water upon it, saying,
1 Then shall the Minister say, N. I BAPTIZE thee in the WE yield thee hearty thanks, name of the Father, and of most merciful Father, that it the Son, and of the Holy hath pleased thee to regenerate Ghost. Amen.
this infant with thy holy Spirit, I Then the Minister shall say, to receive him for thine own WE receive this child into child by adoption, and to inthe congregation of Christ's corporate him into thy holy Church. And humbly we be- chiefly ye shall provide, that seech thee to grant, that he, he may learn the Creed, the being dead unto sin, and living Lord's Prayer, and the Ten unto righteousness, and being Commandments, and all other buried with Christ in his things which a Christian ought death, may crucify the old man, to know and believe to his soul's and utterly abolish the whole health ; and that this child may body of sin; and that as he be virtuously brought up to is made partaker of the death lead a godly and a Christian of thy Son, he may also be life : remembering always, that partaker of his resurrection; so Baptism doth represent unto that finally, with the residue us our profession; which is, of thy holy Church, he may be | to follow the example of our an inheritor of thine everlasting Saviour CHRIST, and to be made kingdom, through CHRIST our like unto him; that as he died, Lord. Amen.
and rose again for us, so should
we, who are baptized, die from | Then, all standing up, the Minister shall sin, and rise again unto rightsay to the Godfathers and Godmothers this Exhortation following:
eousness ; continually mortify
| ing all our evil and corrupt FORASMUCH as this child affections, and daily proceeding hath promised by you his in all virtue and godliness of sureties, to renounce the devil living. and all his works, to believe in God, and to serve him; ye must
I Then shall he add, and say, remember, that it is your parts 1 YE are to take care that this and duties to see that this infant child be brought to the Bishop be taught, so soon as he shall to be confirmed by him, so be able to learn, what a solemn soon as he can say the Creed, vow, promise, and profession the Lord's Prayer, and the Ten he hath here made by you. And Commandments, and is suffi. that he may know these things ciently instructed in the other the better, ye shall call upon parts of the Church Catechism him to hear sermons; and set forth for that purpose.
OF · PRIVATE BAPTISM OF CHILDREN,
| The Minister of every Parish shall often admonish the People, that they defer not the
baptism of their children longer than the first or second Sunday next after their birth, or other Holy day falling between, unless upon a great and reasonable cause. 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 Minister of the Parish (or, in his absence, any other lawful Minister that can be procured) 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 present exigence 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. I BAPTIZE thee in the / 1 But if the child were baptized by any name of the FATHER, and of other lawful Minister, then tho Minister of
the Parish where the child was born or the Son, and of the Holy |
christened, shall examine whether the same GHOST. Amen.
bath been lawfully done. And if the
Minister shall find, by the answers of such I Then the Minister shall give thanks unto |
as bring the child, that all things were done God, and say,
as they ought to be ; then shall not he WE yield thee hearty thanks, christen the child again, but shall receive most merciful Father, that it
him as one of the fock of true Christian
People, saying thus : hath pleased thee to regenerate this infant with thy holy Spirit, l.
I CERTIFY you, that in to receive him for thine own
| this case all is well done, and child by adoption, and to in
according unto due order, concorporate him into thy holy
cerning the baptizing of this Church. And humbly we be
child; who is now by baptism seech thee to grant, that he,
incorporated into the Christian
Church: For our Lord JESUS being dead unto sin, and living unto righteousness, and being
Christ doth not deny his grace buried with CHRIST in his
and mercy unto such infants ; death, may crucify the old man,
but most lovingly doth call them and utterly abolish the whole
unto him, as the holy gospel body of sin; and that as he
doth witness to our comfort on
this wise. is made partaker of the death of thy Son, he may also be T Then the Minister shall say as follows: or
else shall pass on to the Questions addressed partaker of his resurrection ;
to the Sponsors : so that finally, with the residue
Hear the words of the gospel, of thy holy Church, he may be an inheritor of thine everlasting
written by St. Mark, in the
tenth chapter, at the thirteenth kingdom, through CHRIST our
verse. Lord. Amen. 1 And let them not doubt, but that the child' THEY brought young child
60 baptized is lawfully and sufficiently ren to CHRIST, that he should baptized, and ought not to be baptized tour again. Yet nevertheless, if the child which touch them; and his disciples is after this sort baptized do afterwards rebuked those who brought live; it is expedient that it be brought into them. But when Jesus saw it. the church, to the intent that if the Minister of the same Parish did himself baptize that he was much displeased, and child, the Congregation may be certified said unto them, Suffer the little of the true form of Baptism, by him pri- Lehil vately before used : in which case he shall CE
ali children to come unto me, and say thus:
forbid them not; for of such is I CERTIFY you, that the kingdom of God. Verily according to the due and I say unto you, Whosoever prescribed Order of the Church, shall not receive the kingdom at such a time and at such a of God as a little child, he shall place, before divers witnesses, not enter therein. And he took I baptized this child.
| them up in his arms, put his
hands upon them, and blessed | T Then shall the Minister demand the name them.
of the child ; which being by the Godfathers
and Godmothers pronounced, the Minister ! After the Gospel is read, the Minister shall
shall say as follows: make this brief Exhortation upon the words
DOST thou, in the name of of the Gospel :
this child, renounce the devil BELOVED, ye hear in this and all his works, the vain Gospel the words of our Saviour
r Saviour pomp and glory of the world, CHRIST, that he commanded with all covetous desires of the the children to be brought untol same, and the sinful desires of him ; how he blamed those that the flesh; so that thou wilt not would have kept them from follow, nor be led by them? him ; how he exhorteth all men Answer. I renounce them to follow their innocency. Ye all; and, by God's help, will perceive how, by his outward | endeavour not to follow, nor gesture and deed, he declared be led by them. his good will toward them; for Minister. Dost thou believe he embraced them in his arms, all the articles of the Christian he laid his hands upon them, faith, as contained in the Aposand blessed them. Doubt yel tles' Creed ? not therefore, but earnestly Answer. I do. believe, that he hath likewise
Minister. Wilt thou then favourably received this present.
obediently keep God's holy infant; that he hath embraced
will and commandments, and him with the arms of his mercy;
walk in the same all the days and, as he hath promised in his
of thy life? holy word, will give unto him
Answer. I will, by God's help. the blessing of eternal life, and make him partaker of his
T Then the Minister shall say, everlasting kingdom, Wherefore, we being thus persuaded WE receive this child into of the good will of our heavenly the Congregation of Christ's Father, declared by his Son Flock, and do* sign * Here the Min. JESUS CHRIST, towards this him with the sign ister shall make infant, let us faithfully and of the cross; in child
a cross upon the
child's forehead. devoutly give thanks unto him, token that hereafter and say the prayer which the he shall not be ashamed to LORD himself taught us. confess the faith of Christ OUR Father, who art in hea
crucified, and manfully to fight ven, Hallowed be thy Name;
under his banner, against sin,
the world, and the devil; and Thy kingdom come; Thy will
to continue Christ's faithful be done on earth, as it is in
soldier and servant unto his heaven ; Give us this day our
life's end. Amen. daily bread; And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those.
T The same rule is to be observed here, as who trespass against us; And
rul to the omission of the sign of the cross, as lead us not into temptation;
in the Public Baptism of Infants But deliver us from evil. Amen. I