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daily proceeding in all virtue sential parts of Baptism, and godliness of living. then let the Minister bap. I Then shall he add and say.

tize it in the form before

appointed for Public BaftE are to take care that

tism of Infants ; saving, this Child be brought to

that at the dipping of the the Bishop to be confirmed by

Child in the Font, he shall him, so soon as he can say the

use this form of words: Creed, the Lord's Prayer, and the Ten Commandments, and

T thou art not already bap. is sufficiently instructed in the other parts of the Church the Name of the Father, and Catechism, set forth for that of the Son, and of the Holy

Ghost. Amen. purpose. 1 But if they who bring the If Infant Baptisne, and the re

Infant to the Church do ceiving of Infants baptized in make such uncertain an

private, are to be at the same

time, the Minister may make the Minister's

the Questions to the Sponsors Questions, as that it cannot and the succeeding Prayer serpe appear that the Child was for both. And again, after the baptized with

Immersion, or the pouring of the Name of the Father,

Water, and the receiving into

the Church, the Minister may and of the Son, and of the

use the remainder of the Sere Holy Ghost (which are es-l vice for both.

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THE MINISTRATION OF

BAPTISM

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

themselves.

#hen any such Persons as are of Riper Years are to be baptized, timely notice shall be given to the Minister ; that so due care may be taken for their examination, whether they be sufficiently instruct. od in the principles of the Christian Religion ; and that they may be exhorted to prepare themselves, with prayers and fastingt, for

zhe receiving of this Holy Sacrament. | And if they shall be found fit, then the Godfathers and Godmothers,

rthe People being assembled upon the Sunday, Holy-Day,or PrayerDay appointed shall be ready to present them at the Font, imme. diately after the Second Lesson, either at Morning or Evening

Prayer, as the Minister, in his Discretion, shall think fit. S and standing there, the minister shall ask, Whether any of the

Persons here presented be baptized or no? If they shall answer, No; then thail the Minister say tlus:

EARLY beloved, foras-Ghost; that they, being de

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conceived and born in sin (and be received into the Ark of that which is born of the flesh Christ's Church ; and being is flesh) and they who are in steadfast in faith, joyful the flesh cannot please God, through hope, and rooted in but live in sin,committing ma- charity, may so pass the waves ny actual transgressions; and of this troublesome world, our Saviour Christ saith, none that finally they may come to can enter into the kingdom of the land of everlasting life ; God, except he be regenerate there to reign with thee, world and born anew of Water and without end, through Jesus of the Holy Ghost; I beseech Christ our Lord. Amen. you to call upon God the Fa

4 Or this. ther, through our Lord Jesus

LMIGHTY and immorChrist, that of his bounteous goodness he will grant to these who need, the helper of all Persons that which by nature who flee to thee for succour, they cannot ha

that they the life of those who believe, may be baptized with Water

and the resurrection of the and the Holy Ghost, and re-dead; we call upon thee for ceived into Christ's holy these Persons, that they, comChurch, and be made lively ing to thy holy Baptism, may members of the same.

receive remission of their sins, $ Then shall the Minister say, by spiritual regeneration. ReLet us pray.

ceive them, O Lord, as thou LMIGHTY and ever

hast promised by thy well-beA lasting Gol, who of thy loved Son, saying, Ask, and

ye shall receive; seek, and great mercy, didst save Noah and his family in the Ark from ye shall find; knock, and it

shall be opened unto you: So perishing by water; and also didst safely lead the children give now unto us who ask ; let

us who seck, find; open the of Israel thy people through the Red Sea, figuring thereby These Persons may enjoy the

gate unto us who knock; that thy holy Baptism; and by the everlasting benediction

of thy Baptism of thy well-beloved heavenly washing, and may Son Jesus Christ in the river Jordan, didst sanctify the ele. which thou hast promised by

come to the eternal kingdom ment of water, to the mysti-Christ our Lord." Amen. cal washing away of sin; we beseech thee, forthine infinite I Then the Dhinister shall say, mercies, that thou wilt mer. Hear the words of the Gos. cífully look upon these thy pel, written by Saint John, in Servants; wash them and the third chapter, beginning sanctify them with the Holy at the first Verse :

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THERE was a man of the be had. Likewise, immedi

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demus, a ruler of the Jews. heaven, (as we read in the The same came to Jesus by last Chapter of Saint Mark's night, and said unto him, Rab-Gospel) he gave command to bi, we know that thou art a his disciples, saying, Go ye Teacher come from God; for into all the world, and preach no man can do these miraciesithe Gospel to every creature. that thou doest, except God He that believeth, and is bapbe with him. Jesus answereduized, shall be saved; but he and said unto him, Verily, that believeth not, shall be verily, I say unto tbec, Except damned: Which also showa man be born again, he can-eth unto us the great benefit not see the kingdom of God. we reap thereby. For which Nicodemus saith unto him, cause Saint Peter the Apostle, How can a man be born when when upon his first preaching he is old ? can be enter the of the Gospel many were second time into his mother’s pricked at the heart, and said womb, and be born? Jesus to him and the rest of the answered, Verily, verily, I Apostles, Men and brethren, say unto thee, Except a man what shall we do? replied, be born of water and of the and said unto them, Repent Spirit, he cannot enter into and be baptized every one of the kingdom of God. That you, for the remission of sins, which is born of the flesh, is and ye shall receive the gift of flesh; and that which is born the Holy Ghost: For the proof the Spirit, is Spirit. Mar- mise is to you and your chilvel not that I said unto thee, dren, and to all that are afar Ye must be born again. The off

, even as many as the Lord wind bloweth where it listeth, our God shall call. And with and thou hearest the sound many other words exhorted he thereof; but canst not tell them,saying, Save yourselves whence it cometh, and whith- from this untoward generaer it goeth: so is every one tion. For, as the same Aposthat is born of the Spirit. tle testifieth in another place, After which he shall say this even Baptism doth also now Erhorla'ion following : save us (not the putting away

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this Gospel the express the answer of a good conwords of our Saviour Christ, science towards God,) by the that, except a man be born of resurrection of Jesus Christ. Water and of the Spirit, he Doubt ye not therefore, but cannot enter into! he kingdom earnestly believe, that he will of God. Whereby ye may favourably receive these preperceive the great necessity of sent Persons, truly repenting, ibis Sacrament, where it may and coming unto him by faith;

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faith in thee : Increase this D devil and all his works,

that he will grant them remis-promised in his holy Word, sion of their sins, and bestow to grant all those things that uponthem the Holy Ghost; that we have prayed for ; which he will givethem the blessing of promise, he for his part, will eternal life, and make them most surelykcep and perform. Purtakers of his everlasting Wherefore, after this promise kingdom.

made by Christ, ye must also Wherefore, we being thus faithfully, for your part, in persuaded of the good will of the presence of these your our heavenly Father toward Witnesses,andthis wholeConThese Persons, declared by gregation, promise and answer his Son Jesus Christ, let us to the following questions : faithfuily and devoutly giveThe Minister shall then dethanks to him, and say, mand of the Persons 10 be LMIGHTY and

baptized as follows: the lasting God, heavenly Questions being considered Father, we give thee humble as addressed to them sotethanks, for that thou hast rally, and the Answers to rouchsafed to call us to the be made accordingly. knowledge of thy grace, and

Question.

OST thou renounce the knowledge, and confirm this faith in usevermore. Give thy the vain pomp and glory of Holy Spirit to these Persons, the world, with all covetous that they may be born again, desires of the same, and the and be made Heirs of everlast- sinful desires of the flesh ; so ing salvation through our Lord that thou wilt not follow, nor Jesus Christ, who liveth and be led by them ? reigneth with thee and the Ans. I renounce them all ; Holy Spirit, now and for ever. and, by God's help, will enAmen.

deavour not to follow, nor be Then the Minister shall led by them. speak to the Persons to be Qucsi. Dost thou believe all

baptized on this wise : the Articles of the Christian W VELL-BELOVED, who Faith, as contained in the

are come hiiher desi. Apostles' Creed ? ring to receive holy Baptism, Ans. I do. ye have heard how the Con- Quest. Wilt thou be baptigregation hath prayed, that zed in this Faith? our Lord Jesus Christ would Ans. That is my desire. · vouchsafe to receive you and Quest. Wilt thou then obe. bless you to release you of diently keep God's holy will your sins-to give you the king and commandments; andwalk dom of heaven, and everlast- in the same all the days of thy ing life. Ye have heard also life? thatour Lord Jesus Christ hath

at hath Ans. I will by God's help.

N. N. baptize thee in the

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Then shall the Minister say, dren, through Jesus Christ O

MERCIFUL God, our Lord. Amen. grant that the old Adam

T Then shall the Minister in these Persons may be so bu

take each Person to be ban. ried, that the new man may

tized by the Right Hand ; be raised up in them. Amen.

and placing him conveni. Grant that all sinful affec

ently by the Font, according tions may die in them, and

to his Discretion, shall ask that all things belonging to the

the Godfathers and Godmo. Spirit may live and grow in

there the Name ; and then: them. Amen.

shall din him in the Waler, Grant that they may have

or pour water upon him, power and strength to have

saying, victory,and to triumph against the devil, the world, and the

I flesh. Amen. Grant that they, being here

of the Son, and of the Holy

Ghost. Amen. dedicated to thee by our 01fice and Ministry, may also I Then shall the Minister say, be endued with heavenly vir- E receive this Person tues, and everlastingly re- into the Congregation warded, through thy mercy, of Christ's Flock, O blessed Lord God,who dost and do * sign him Minister shall

. Here the live and govern all things, with the sign of make a Cross world without end. Amen.

the Cross ; in :0- upon the per. ALMIGHTY,everliving God, ken that hereaf-son's forehead.

whose most dearly belov- ter he shall not be ashamed to od Son Jesus Christ, for the confess the faith of Christ cruforgiveness of our sins, dielcified, and manfully to fight shed out of his most precious under his banner, against sin, side both water and blood : the world, and the devil'; and and gave commandment to his to continue Christ's faithful disciples, that they should go soldier and servant unto his teach all nations, and baptize life's end. Amen. them in the Name of the Fa.

T The same Rule, as to the ther, and of the Son, and of

Omission of the Sign of the the Holy Ghost ; regard, we

Cross, is to be observed here, beseech thee,the supplications

as in the Baptism of Inof this Congregation; sanctify

fants. this water to the mystical

T Then the Minister shall say, washing away of sin ; and grant that the Persons, no v EEING now, dearly beto be baptized therein, may receive the fulness of thy Persons are regenerate, and grace, and ever remain in the grafted into the body ofChrist's number of thy faithful chil- Church ; let as give thanks

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