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¶ Then shall the Minister say the Lord's Prayer, have mercy upon us. Thou that takest away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us. Thou that takest away the sins of the world, receive our prayer. Thou that sittest at the right hand of GOD the FATHER, have mercy upon us.

the People repeating after him every petition. OUR 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: for thine is the Kingdom, and the Power, and the Glory, for ever and ever. Amen. π After shall be said as followeth :

For thou only art holy; thou only art the LORD; thou only, O CHRIST, with the HOLY GHOST, art most high in the glory of GOD the FATHER. Amen.

Then the Priest (the Bishop, if he be present) shall let them depart with this blessing:

ALMIGHTY and everliving GOD, we most heartily thank thee, for that thou dost vouchsafe to feed

THE peace of GOD, which passeth all understanding, keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge and love

us who have duly received these of GOD, and of his Son JESUS CHRIST our Lord: and the blessing of GOD

Amen.

holy mysteries, with the spiritual food of the most precious Body and ALMIGHTY, the FATHER, the SON, Blood of thy Son our Saviour JESUS and the HOLY GHOST, be amongst CHRIST; and dost assure us thereby you, and remain with you always. of thy favor and goodness toward us; and that we are very members incorporate in the mystical body of thy Son, which is the blessed company of all faithful people; and are also heirs through hope of thy ever lasting kingdom, by the merits of the most precious death and passion of thy dear Son. And we most humbly beseech thee, O heavenly Father, so to assist us with thy grace, that we may continue in that holy fellowship, and do all such good works as thou hast prepared for us to walk in, through JESUS CHRIST our Lord; to whom with thee and the HOLY GHOST, be all honor and glory, world without end. Amen.

Then shall be said or sung, all standing, Gloria in excelsis, or some proper Hymn from the selection.

Collects that may be said after the Collects of Morning or Evening Prayer, or Communion, at the discretion of the Minister.

these our supplications and prayers; ASSIST us mercifully, O LORD, in and dispose the way of thy servants toward the attainment of everlasting and chances of this mortal life, they salvation; that among all the changes may ever be defended by thy most gracious and ready help, through JESUS CHRIST our Lord. Amen.

GRANT, we beseech thee, ALMIGHTY GOD, that the words which we have heard this day with our outward ears, may, through thy hearts, that they may bring forth in grace, be so grafted inwardly in our us the fruit of good living; to the honor and praise of thy name, through JESUS CHRIST our Lord.

GLORY be to GOD on high, and on earth peace, good-will toward Amen. men. We praise thee, we bless DIRECT us, O LORD, in all our thee, we worship thee, we glorify doings, with thy most gracious favor, thee, we give thanks to thee for thy and further us with thy continual great glory, O LORD GOD, heavenly help; that in all our works begun, King, GOD the Father Almighty. continued, and ended in thee, we may O LORD, the only-begotten Son, glorify thy holy name; and finally, JESUS CHRIST: O LORD GOD, by thy mercy, obtain everlasting life, Lamb of GOD, SON of the FATHER, through JESUS CHRIST our Lord that takest away the sins of the world, | Amen.

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ALMIGHTY GOD, the fountain prayers and supplications unto thee; of all wisdom, who knowest our ne- and grant, that those things which cessities before we ask, and our ig- we have faithfully asked according norance in asking; we beseech thee to thy will, may effectually be ob to have compassion upon our infirmi- tained; to the relief of our necessity, ties; and those things which for our and to the setting forth of thy glory, unworthiness we dare not, and for through JESUS CHRIST our Lord. our blindness we cannot ask, vouch- Amen. safe to give us, for the worthiness of thy Son JESUS CHRIST our Lord.

Amen.

ALMIGHTY GOD, who hast promised to hear the petitions of those who ask in thy Son's name; we beseech thee mercifully to incline thine ears to us who have now made our

Upon the Sundays and other Holy days (if

there be no Sermon or Communion) shall be said all that is appointed at the Communion, unto the end of the Gospel, concluding with the Blessing. And if any of the consecrated bread and wine remain after the Communion, it shall not be carried out of the church; but the Minister and other communicants shall, immediately after the Blessing, reverently eat and drink the same.

THE MINISTRATION

OF

PUBLIC BAPTISM OF INFANTS,

TO BE USED IN THE CHURCH.

The people are to be admonished, that it is most convenient that Baptism should not be adeninis tered but upon Sundays and other Holy days, or Prayer days. Nevertheless (if necessity so require) Baptism may be administered upon any other day.

There shall be for every Male child to be baptized, when they can be had, two Godfathers and one Godmother; and for every Female, one Godfather and two Godmothers; and Parents shall be admitted as Sponsors, if it be desired.

When there are children to be baptized, the parents or sponsors shall give knowledge thereof, before the beginning of Morning Prayer, to the Minister. And then the Godfathers and Godmothers, and the people with the children, must be ready at the Font, either immediately after the last Lesson at Morning Prayer, or else immediately after the last Lesson at Evening Prayer, as the Minister, by his discretion, shall appoint. And the Minister coming to the Font (which is then to be filled with pure water) and standing there, shall say,

Hath this child been already baptized, or no?

If they answer, No; then shall the Minister proceed, as followeth.
DEARLY beloved, forasmuch as

Then shall the Minister say,

Let us pray.

all men are conceived and born in
sin; 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

ALMIGHTY and everlasting 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 Is

JESUS CHRIST, that of his bounte- rael thy people through the Red Sea, ous mercy, he will grant to this child figuring thereby thy holy Baptism; that which by nature he cannot have; and by the baptism of thy well-belov.

that he may be baptized with water ed Son JESUS CHRIST in the river and the HOLY GHOST, and received Jordan, didst sanctify water, to the into CHRIST's holy Church, and be mystical washing away of sin; we made a living member of the same. beseech thee, for thine infinite mer.

cies, that thou wilt mercifully look Iren to come unto me, and forbid them upon this child; wash him, and sanc- not; for of such is the kingdom of tify him with the HOLY GHOST; that GOD. Verily I say unto you, Whohe, being delivered from thy wrath, soever shall not receive the kingdom may be received into the ark of of GoD as a little child, he shall not CHRIST'S Church; and being stead-enter therein. And he took them up fast in faith, joyful through hope, and in his arms, put his hands upon them, rooted in charity, may so pass the and blessed them. waves of this troublesome world, that finally he may come to the land of everlasting life; there to reign with thee, world without end, through JESUS CHRIST our Lord. Amen.

Or this.

ALMIGHTY and immortal GOD, the aid of all who need, the helper of all who flee to thee for succor, the life of those who believe, and the re

BELOVED, 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 who would have kept them from him; how he exhorteth all men to follow their innocency. Ye perand deed, he declared his good will ceive how, by his outward gesture toward them: for he embraced them in his arms, he laid his hands upon

surrection of the dead; we call upon thee for this infant, that he, coming to thy holy baptism, may receive remission of sin, by spiritual regeneration. Receive him, O LORD, as thou them, and blessed them. Doubt ye hast promised by thy well-beloved not therefore, but earnestly believe, Son, saying, Ask, and ye shall have; that he will likewise favorably reseek, and ye shall find; knock, and ceive this present infant; that he it shall be opened unto you: So give will embrace him with the arms of now unto us who ask; let us who his mercy; that he will give unto seek, find; open the gate unto us him the blessing of eternal life, and who knock; that this infant may kingdom. Wherefore, we being thus make him partaker of his everlasting enjoy the everlasting benediction of thy heavenly washing, and may come persuaded of the good will of our to the eternal kingdom which thou heavenly Father toward this infant, hast promised by CHRIST our Lord. declared by his Son JESUS CHRIST and nothing doubting, but that he favorably alloweth this charitable work of ours, in bringing this infant to this holy baptism; let us faithfully and devoutly give thanks unto him, and say,

Amen.

Sponsors; and from thence to the Prayer im

Then the Minister shall say as follows: or else
shall pass on to the questions addressed to the
mediately before the immersion, or the pouring
of water on the infant. But note; that, in
every church, the intermediate parts of the
Service shall be used, once at least in every
month (if there be a baptism) for the better
instruc of the people in the grou
Infant Baptism.

of

After the Gospel is read, the Minister shall make this brief Exhortation upon the words of the Gospel :

ALMIGHTY and everlasting GOD, heavenly Father, we give thee humble thanks, that thou hast vouchwrit-safed to call us to the knowledge of thy grace, and faith in thee: increase this knowledge, and confirm this faith in us evermore. Give thy HoTHEY brought young children to LY SPIRIT to this infant; that he CHRIST, that he should touch them; may be born again, and be made an and his disciples rebuked those who heir of everlasting salvation, through brought them. But when JESUS our Lord JESUS CHRIST, who liveth saw it, he was much displeased, and and reigneth with thee and the HOLY said unto them, Suffer the little child-SPIRIT, now and for ever. Amen.

Hear the words of the gospel, ten by St. Mark, in the tenth chapter, at the thirteenth verse.

Then shall the Minister speak unto the God-buried, that the new man may be

fathers and Godmothers in this wise:

raised up in him. Amen.

Amen.

Grant that he may have power and strength to have victory, and te triumph against the devil, the world, and the flesh. Amen.

DEARLY beloved, ye have Grant that all sinful affections may brought this child here to be baptized; die in him, and that all things beye have prayed that our Lord JESUS longing to the Spirit may live and CHRIST Would vouchsafe to receive grow in him. him, to release him from sin, to sanc. tify him with the HOLY GHOST, to give him the kingdom of heaven and everlasting life. Ye have heard also that our Lord JESUS CHRIST hath promised, in his Gospel, to grant all these things that ye have prayed for; which promise, he for his part will most surely keep and perform. Wherefore, after this promise made by CHRIST, this infant must also faithfully, for his part, promise by you that are his sureties (until he come of age to take it upon himself that he will renounce the devil and all his works, and constantly believe GOD's holy word, and obediently keep his commandments.

Grant that whosoever is here dedicated to thee by our office and ministry, may also be endued with heavenly virtues, and everlastingly rewarded, through thy mercy, Ó blessed LORD GOD, who dost live and govern all things, world without end. Amen.

The Minister shall then demand of the Sponsors as follows; the questions being considered as addressed to them severally, and the an

swers to be made accordingly.

I demand therefore, DOST thou, in the name of this child, 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?

Answer. I renounce them all; and, by GoD's help, will endeavor not to follow, nor be led by them.

Minister. Dost thou believe all the articles of the Christian faith, as contained in the Apostles' Creed?

Answer. I do.

Minister. Wilt thou be baptized in this faith?

Answer. That is my desire. Minister. Wilt thou then obediently keep GOD's holy will and commandments, and walk in the same all the days of thy life? Answer. I will, by GoD's help.

¶ Then shall the Minister say,

O MERCIFUL GOD, grant that the old Adam in this child may be so

ALMIGHTY, everliving GOD, whose most dearly beloved Son JESUS CHRIST, for the forgiveness of our sins, did shed out of his most

precious side both water and blood; and gave commandment to his disci ples, that they should go teach all na tions, and baptize them in the name of the FATHER, and of the SON, and of the HOLY GHOST; regard, we beseech thee, the supplications of thy congregation; sanctify this water to the mystical washing away of sin; and grant that this child, now to be baptized therein, may receive the in the number of thy faithful childfulness of thy grace, and ever remain ren, through JESUS CHRIST Our Lord. Amen.

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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.

be ashamed to confess the faith of 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.

If those who present the infant shall desire the sign of the cross to be omitted, although the Church knows no worthy cause of scruple concerning the same, yet, in that case, the Minister may omit that part of the above which follows the inmersion, or the pouring of water on the infant.

Then, all standing up, the Minister shall say to the Godfathers and Godmothers this Exhortation following:

Then shali the Minister say,

FORASMUCH 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 SEEING now, dearly beloved parts and duties to see that this inbrethren, that this child is regene-fant be taught, so soon as he shall be rate, and grafted into the body of able to learn, what a solemn vow, CHRIST'S Church; let us give promise, and profession, he hath here And that he may thanks unto ALMIGHTY GOD for made by you. 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.

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 Then shall be said, all kneeling, other things which a Christian ought OUR Father, who art in heaven, to know and believe to his soul's Hallowed be thy Name; Thy king-health; and that this child may be dom come; Thy will be done on virtuously brought up to lead a godly earth, as it is in heaven; Give us this and a Christian life: remembering day our daily bread; And forgive us always, that Baptism doth represent our trespasses, as we forgive those unto us our profession; which is, to who trespass against us; And lead follow the example of our Saviour us not into temptation; But deliver CHRIST, and to be made like unto 'us from evil. Amen. 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 mortify. ing all our evil and corrupt affections, and daily proceeding in all virtue and godliness of living.

Then shall the Minister say,

T Then shall he add, and say,
YE are to take care that this child

WE 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, be brought to the Bishop to be conand living unto righteousness, and firmed by him, so soon as he can say being buried with CHRIST in his the Creed, the Lord's Prayer, and death, may crucify the old man, and the Ten Commandments, and is sufutterly abolish the whole body of sin; ficiently instructed in the other parts and that as he is made partaker of of the Church Catechism set forth for the death of thy Son, he may also be that purpose.

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