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so that finally, with the resi- | that this Child may be virdue of thy holy Church, he tuously brought up to lead a may be an inheritor of thine godly and a Christian life; everlasting kingdom; through remembering alway, that Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Baptism doth represent unto • Then, all standing up, the Minister shall us onr profession; which is, make this Exhortation to the Godfathers and
to follow the example of our MORAS MUCH as this Saviour Christ, and to be
Child hath promised by made like unto him; that, as you his sureties to renounce he died, and rose again for the devil and all his works, us, so should we, who are to believe in God, and to baptized, die from sin, and serve him; ye must remem- rise again unto righteousber, that it is your parts and ness; continually mortifying duties to see that this Infant all our evil and corrupt affecbe taught, so soon as he shall tions, and daily proceeding be able to learn, what a so- in all virtue and godliness of lemn vow, promise, and pro- living. fession he hath made by But if they which bring the Infant to the you. And that he may know the Priest's questions, as that it cannot ap. these things the better, ye
pear that the Child was baptized with Wa.
ter, In the Name of the Father, and of shall call upon him to hear the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, (which
are essential parts of Baptísm,) then let the Sermons; and chiefly ye shall Priest baptize it in the from before approvide, that he may learn
pointed for Publick Baptism of Infants ;
saving that at the dipping of the Child in the the Creed, the Lord's Prayer, Font, he shall use this form of words. and the Ten Commandments
; IF thou art not already bapother things which a Chris- In the Name of the Father, tian ought to know and be- and of the Son, and of the lieve to his soul's health; and | Holy Ghost. Amen..
Church do make such uncertain answers to
THE MINISTRATION OF
BAPTISM TO SUCH AS ARE OF RIPER YEARS,
AND ABLE TO ANSWER FOR THEMSELVES.
When any such persons, as are of riper years, are to be baptized, timely notice shall be giren in the Bishop, or úchom he shall appoint for that pwrpose, a week before it the least, by the Parents, or some other discreet persons ; that so due care may be taken for their Éximinution, whether they be sufficiently instructed in the Principles of "the Christian Religion ; and that they may be exhorted to prepare themseloos with Prayers and Fasting for the receiving of this
holy Sacrament. 4 And if they shall be found fit, then the Golfither's anil Gudmothers (the people being us. semblid upore the Sunday on Holy-cluy appointed) shall be ready to goresent them at the Fomt
immediately after the second Lesson, either at Morning or Evening Pruyer, as the Curate in his discretion shall think fit. And standing there, the Priest shall ask, whether any of the persons here presented be baptized, ur no: If they shaú ansicer, No; then skall the Priest say thus, EARLY beloved, foras- tism of thy well-beloved Son
much as all men are Jesus Christ, in the river Jorconceived and born in sin, dan, didst sanctify the ele(and that which is born of ment of Water to the mystithe flesh is flesh,) and they cal washing away of sin; We that are in the flesh can begeech thee, for thine infinot please God, but live in nite mercies, that thou wilt sin, committing many actual mercifully look upon these thy transgressions, and that our servants; wash them and sancSaviour Christ saith, None tify them with the holy Ghost, can enter into the kingdom that they, being delivered of God, except he be regene- from thy wrath, may be rerate and born anew of Water ceived into the ark of Christ's and of the holy Ghost; I be- Church ; and being stedseech you to call upon God fast in faith, joyful through the Father, through our Lord hope, and rooted in charity, Jesus Christ, that of his may so pass the waves of this bounteous goodness he will troublesome world, that finalgrant to these persons that ly they may come to the land which by nature they cannot of everlasting life, there to have; that they may be bap- reign with thee world withtized with Water and the out end; through Jesus Christ holy Ghost, and received into our Lord. Amen. Christ's holy Church, and be A mortal God
, the aid of same.
all that need, the helper of all q Then shall the Priest say, that flee to thee for succour,
the life of them that believe, (And here all the Congregation shall kneel.) and the resurrection of the
and : ; lasting God, who of these persons, that they, comthy great mercy didst save ing to thy holy Baptism, may Noah and his family in the receive remission of their sins ark from perishing by wa- by spiritual regeneration. Reter; and also didst safely ceive them, O Lord, as thou lead the children of Israel hast promised by thy wellthy people through the Red beloved Son, saying, Ask, and Sea, figuring thereby thy holy ye shall receive; seek, and ye Baptism; and by the Bap- 1 shall find; knock, and it
made lively members of the ALMIGHTY and im
Let us pray.
shall be opened unto you: flesh is flesh; and that which So give now unto us that is born of the Spirit is spirit. ask; let us that seek find; Marvel not that I said unto open the gate unto us that thee, Ye must be born again. knock; that these persons may The wind bloweth where it enjoy the everlasting benedic- listeth, and thou hearest the tion of thy heavenly wash- sound thereof; but canst not ing, and may come to the tell whence it cometh, and eternal kingdom which thou whither it goeth: so is every hast promised by Christ our one that is born of the Spirit. Lord." Amen.
After which he shall say this Exhortation Then shall the people stand up, and the
following. Priest shall say,
ELOVED, ye hear in this Hear the words of the Gospel, Gospel the express words
written by Saint John, in of our Saviour Christ, that the third Chapter, begin- except a man be born of waning at the first Verse.
ter and of the Spirit, he canTH "HERE was a man of the not enter into the kingdom
Pharisees, named Nico- of God. Whereby ye may demus, a ruler of the Jews. perceive the great necessity The same came to Jesus by of this Sacrament, where it night, and said unto him, may be had. Likewise, imRabbi, we know that thou mediately before his ascenart a teacher come from God; sion into heaven, (as we read for no man can do these mi- in the last Chapter of Saint racles that thou doest, except Mark's Gospel,) he gave comGod be with him. Jesus an- mand to his disciples, saying, swered and said unto him, Go ye into all the world, and Verily, verily I say unto thee, preach the Gospel to every Except a man be born again, creature. He that believeth he cannot see the kingdom of and is baptized shall be saved; God. Nicodemus saith unto but he that believeth not him, How can a man be born shall be damned. Which also when he is old? Can he enter sheweth unto us the great the second time into his mo- benefit we reap thereby. For ther's womb, and be born? which cause Saint Peter the Jesus answered, Verily, verily Apostle, when upon his first I say unto thee, Except a preaching of the Gospel many man be born of water and of were pricked at the heart, the Spirit, he cannot enter and said to him and the rest into the kingdom of God. of the Apostles, Men and That which is born of the brethren, what shall we dot
replied and said unto them, Father, we give thee humble Repent, and be baptized every thanks, for that thou hast one of you for the remission vouchsafed to call us to the of sins, and ye shall receive knowledge of thy grace, and the gift of the Holy Ghost. faith in thee : Increase this For the promise is to you and knowledge, and confirm this your children, and to all that faith in us evermore.
Give are afar off, even as many as thy holy Spirit to these perthe Lord our God shall call. sons, that they may be born And with many other words again, and be made heirs of exhorted he them, saying, everlasting salvation; through Save yourselves from this un- our Lord Jesus Christ, who toward generation. For (as liveth and reigneth with thee the same Apostle testifieth in and the Holy Spirit, now and another place) even Baptism for ever. Amen. doth also now save us, (not
« Then the Priest shall speak to the persons the putting away of the filth to be baptized on this wise : of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience towards are come hither desirGod,) by the resurrection of ing to receive holy Baptism, Jesus Christ. Doubt ye not ye have heard how the contherefore, but earnestly begregation hath prayed, that lieve, that he will favourably our Lord Jesus Christ would receive these present persons, vouchsafe to receive you and truly repenting, and coming bless you, to release
of unto him by faith; that he your sins, to give you the will grant them remission of kingdom of heaven, and evertheir sins, and bestow upon lasting life. Ye have heard them the holy Ghost; that he also, that our Lord Jesus will give them the blessing Christ hath promised in his of eternal life, and make them holy Word to grant all those partakers of his everlasting things that we have prayed kingdom.
for; which promise he, for Wherefore we being thus his part, will most surely keep persuaded of the good will of and perform. our heavenly Father towards Wherefore, after this
prothese persons, declared by his mise made by Christ, ye must Son Jesus Christ; let us faith- also faithfully, for your part, fully and devoutly give thanks promise in the presence of to him, and say,
ihese your Witnesses, and LMIGHTY and ever- this whole congregation, that lasting God, heavenly 1 ye will renounce the devil and
demnation ; ungodly men, | The servant is not greater turning the grace of our God than the lord: if they have into lasciviousness, and deny- persecuted me, they will also ing the only Lord God, and persecute you; if they have our Lord Jesus Christ. I will kept my saying, they will therefore put you in remem- keep your’s also. But all these brance, though ye once knew things will they do unto you this, how that the Lord, hav- for my Name's sake, because ing saved the people out of they know not him that sent the land of Egypt, afterward me. If I had not come and destroyed them that believed spoken unto them, they had not. And the angels which not had sin: but now they kept not their first estate, but have no cloke for their sin. left their own habitation, he He that hateth me hateth my hath reserved in everlasting Father also. If I had not chains under darkness unto done among them the works the judgement of the great which none other man did, day. Even as Sodom and they had not had sin; but Gomorrha, and the cities now have they both seen, and about them in like manner hated, both me and my Fagiving themselves over to for- ther. But this cometh to uication, and going after pass, that the word night be strange flesh, are set forth fulfilled that is written in for an example, suffering the their law, They hated me vengeance of eternal fire. without a cause. But when Likewise also these filthy the Comforter is come, whom dreamers defile the flesh, de- I will send unto you from the spise dominion, and speak Father, even the Spirit of evil of dignities.
truth, which proceedeth from The Gospel
. St. John xv. 17. the Father, he shall testify THESE things I command of me. And ye also shall
you, that ye love one bear witness, because ye have another. If the world hate been with me from the beyou, ye know that it hated ginning. me before it hated you. If ye were of the world, the world
All Saints' Day. would love his own: but be
The Collect. cause ye are not of the world: O Antipogether thine elect but I chosen the world, therefore the world in one communion and felé hateth you. Remember the lowship, in the mystical body word that. I said unto you, of thy Son Christ our Lord;