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ing them the laver of regeneration, the garment of incorruption, of immortal life; that he would deliver them from all ungodliness, and not suffer the Adversary to have any advantage against them, but cleanse them from all filthiness of flesh and spirit, and dwell in them, and walk with them by his Christ; that he would bless their going out and their coming in, and direct all their designs and purposes to their good. Farther yet, let us earnestly put up our supplications for them, that they obtain* ing remission of their sins by the initiation of baptism, may be thought worthy of the holy mysteries, and may constantly continue in the communion of Saints.
People. Lord, have mercy upon them: We be^ seech thee to hear them, good Lord.
Deac. Bow down your heads, ye Catechumens, and receive the Benediction.
Then Jball the Prieji fay the following prayer, all fianding but the Catechumens, who are to bow their heads.
C\ Almighty God, unbegotten and inaccessible, the ^-^ only true God, the God and Father of thy Christ, thine only begotten Son, the God of the Comforter,and the Lord of all, who by Christ didst make Learners become Teachers for the propagation of religion and piety: Do thou now look down upon these thy servants, who are receiving instructions in the gospel of thy Christ. Give them a new heart, 0 God, and renew a right spirit within them, that they may both know and do thy will with a perfect heart and a willing mind. Grant that they may be initiated by sacred baptism, unite them to thy holy church,- and vouchsafe to make them
parpartakers of thy divine mysteries, through jefusf Christ our hope, who died for them; by whom glory and adoration be to Thee in the Holy Ghost, for ever and ever. Amen.
Then the Deacon being turned to the Catechumensi Jhall Jay>,
Depart, ye Catechumens.
Prayers for the Energumens, or persons possessed by evil spirits.
The Deacon being turned towards the People^ JhallJay^
\Z E Energumens vexed with Unclean spirits, pray i -*- Here the Energumens are to kneel down, on Sundays and all days without exception: And let us all earnestly pray for them, that God the lover of mankind would by Christ rebuke the unclean and wicked spirits, and deliver his supplicants from the dominion of the Adversary. Let us pray, that he who rebuked the legion of dæmons, and the prince of wickedness the devil, would now also rebuke these apostates from goodness, would deliver his own workmanship from the power of Satan, and cleanse his creatures whom he hath made with great wisdom.
People. Lord, have mercy upon them: Save" them, O God, and raise them up by thy power.
Deac. Bow down your heads, ye Energumens, and receive the Benediction,
Then Jfjall the Prieji fay the following prayer, all jlanding but the Energumens, who are to bow their heads.
f~\ Thou, who hast bound the strong one, and ^S spoiled his goods; who didst give thine apostles authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the Enemy, and didst deliver the Serpent, that murderer of men, bound unto them; at whose sight all things shake with fear, and tremble at the presence of thy power; who hastv cast down Satan as lightning from heaven to earth, from honour to dishonour, by reason of his voluntary malice: Thou, whose looks dry up the deep, whose threatning melteth the mountains, and whose truth endureth for ever; whom infants praise, and sucklings bless, and angels celebrate and adore; who lookest upon the earth, and makest it tremble; who touchest the mountains, and they smoke; who rebukest the sea, and makest it dry, and driest up all the rivers; the dust of whose feet is the clouds, and who walkest upon the sea as on firm ground: O thou only begotten God, Son of the Great Father, do thou rebuke these wicked spirits, and deliver the works of thine hands from the power of the Adverse spirit. For to Thee is due glory, honour, and adoration, and through Thee to thy Father in the Holy Ghost, for ever and ever. Amen.
Then the Deacon being turned to the Energumens, jhall fay,
Depart ye Energumens.
Prayers for the Candidates for Baptism, or those Catechumens who have given in their names before Lent to be baptized at the approaching Paschal Festival.
These prayers are to be used from AJh-<wedriesday t9 the time the Candidates are baptized.
^The Deacon being turned towards the People, Jhallfay,
"\/E Candidates for Baptism, pray: Here the Can.*.- didates are to kneel down, on Sundays and all days without exception: And let all us of the Faithful earnestly pray for them, that the Lord would vouchsafe that they being initiated into the death of Christ, may rise again with him, arid be made members of his kingdom, and partakers of his mysteries j that he would unite them to and number them with those, who shall be saved in his holy church.
People. Lord, have mercy upon them :- Save them, O God, and raise them up by thy grace.
Deac. Bow down your heads, ye Candidates for Baptism, and receive the Benediction.
tfhen JJjall the Tries say the fallowing prayer, all sanding but the Candidates, who are to bow their heads*
(~\ Thou, who by the prediction of thy holy pro^* phets didst fay to them that are to be initiated, Wash ye, make you clean, and by Christ didst appoint a spiritual regeneration -: Look down new upon these persons who are to be baptized, and bless and sanctify them; lit and prepare them, that they may be worthy of thy spiritual gift, of the true adoption of children, and of thy spiritual mysteries, and may be deservedly numbered among those who shall be saved, through Christ our Saviour; by whom glory, honour, and adoration be to Thee in the Holy Ghost, world without end. Amen.
then the Deacon being turned to the Candidates for Baptism, Jhall say,
Depart, ye Candidates for Baptism;
Prayers for the Penitents, or persons in the state of Penance.
the Deacon being turned towards the People, Jhall fay
"V"E Penitents, pray: Here the Penitents are to .*. kneel down, on Sundays and all days without exception: And let Us all earnestly pray for our brethren, who are in the state of penance j that God, the lover of compassion, would thew them the way of repentance, and accept their return and confession; that he would speedily beat down Satan under their feet, deliver them from the snare of the devil and the incursion of evil spirits, and preserve them from all impure thoughts, all wicked words, and all unlawful deeds j that he would-forgive them all their sins voluntary and involuntary, blot out the hand-writing that is against them, and write their names in the book of life; that he would cleanse them from all filtltiness of flesh and spirit, and re-* store and unite them to his holy flock: For he