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Church ; let us give thanks Kingdom, through Christ out unto Almighty God for these Lord. Amen. benefits, and with one accord make our prayers unto him, T Then, all standing up, the that this Child may lead the Minister shall suy 10 the rest of his life according to Godfathers and Godmothers this beginning
this Exhortation following : ? Then shall be said, al FORASMUCH as this Child kneeling
hath promised by you his
Sureties, to renounce the deUR Father, who art in
vil and all his works, to beHeaven,Hallowedbe thy lieve in God, and to serve Name; Thy Kingdom come; him ; ye must remember that Thy Will be done on Earth, as it is in Hcaven ; Give us
it is your parts and duties to
see that this Infant be taught, this day our daily bread; And
so soon as he shall be able to forgive us our trespasses, as
learn, what a solemn vow, we forgive those who trespass promise, and professior he against us; And lead us not
hath here made by you. And into temptation ; But deliver that he may know these things us from evil. Amen.
libe better, ye shall call upon
him to hear Sermons; and ? Then shall the Nlinister say, chiefly ye shall provide, that
E yield thee hearty ne may learn the Creed, the
thanks, most merciful Lord's Prayer, and the Ten Father, that it hath pleased Commandments, and all other thee to regenerate this Infantihings which a Christian ought with thy Holy Spirit, to re- to know and believe to his ceive him for thine own Child soul's health ; and that this by adoption, and to incorpo- Child may be virtuously rate him into thy holy Church brought up to leada godly and And humbly we beseech thee a Christian life : rememberto grant that he, being dead sing always that Baptism doth unto sin, and living unto righ-represent unto us our profesteousness; and being buried sion ; which is, to follow the with Christ in his death, may example of our SaviourChrist, crucify the old man, and ut- and to be made like unto him ; terly abolish the whole body of that as he died, and rose again sin; and that as he is made for us, so should we, who are Partaker of the Death of thy baptized, die from sin and Son, he may also be Partaker rise again unto:ighteousness ; of his Ressurrection; so that continually mortifying all our finally, with the residue of thy evil and corrupt affections, holy Church, he may be an and daily proceeding in all virInheritor of thine everlastingue and godliness of living.
9 Then shall he add, and say, Creed, the Lord's Prayer, and
the Ten Commandments, and E are to take care that is sufficiently instructed in the
this Child be brought to other parts of the Church the Bishop to be confirmed by Catechism set forth for that him, so soon as he can say the purpose.
THE MINISTRATION 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 caure 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 larvful 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 brfore 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 waler upon it, saying these words :
I baptize thee in the with thy holy Spirit, to re
.Name ofthe Father,and ceive him for thine own Child of the Son, and of the Holy by adoption, and to incorpoGhost, Amen.
rate him into thy holy Church. Then the Minister shall
And humbly we beseech thee give thanks unto God, and
to grant, that he, being dead ·
unto sin, and living unto righsay,
teousness, and being buried TE yield thee hearty with Christ in his death, may
thanks, most merciful crucify the old man, and ut. Father, that it hath pleased terly abolish the whole body thee to regenerate this Infant lof sin ; and that as he is made
Inheriter of thine everlasting / CERTIFY you, that in
Partaker of the death of thy again, but shall receive him
concerning the baptism of And let them not doubt, but this Child; who is now by that the Child so baptized, is Baptism incorporated into the lawfully and sufficiently ban-Christian Church: For our tized, and ought not to be Lord Jesus Christ doth not baptized again. Yet never. deny his grace and mercy unto theless, if the Child which is such Infants; but most lovingafter this sort baptized, doaf- Iy doth call them unto him, as terwards live; it is expe. the Holy Gospel doth witness dient that it be brought into
to our comfort on this wise. the Church, to the intent that
# Then the Minister shall say if the Minister of the same Parish did himself baptize
as follotr: or else shall that Child, the Congrega
press on to the questions ad
dressed to the Sponsors. tion may be certified of the true form of Baptism, by Hear the words of the Gaslim privately before used: pel, written by St. Mark, in In which case he shall say the tenth Chapter, at the thus :
thirteenth Verse. CERTIFY you, that ac
THEY brought young
children to Christ, that scribed Order of the Churcli he should touch them; and at such a time and at such a his disciples rebuked those place, before divers witnesses, who brought them. But when I baptized this Child. Jesus sawit, he was much dis1 But if the Child we're ban-pleased, and said unto them,
Suffer the little children to tized by any other lawful Minister, then the Minister
come unto me,and forbid them of the Parish where the not ; for of such is the king.
dom of God. Verily I say unto Child was born or chrisien. cd, shall examine whether you, Whosoever shall not rethe same hath been lawfully
ceive the kingdom of God as
a little child, he shall not endone. And if the Minister
ter therein. And he took them shall find, by the answers of such as bring the Child, up in his arms, put his hands that all things were done as upon them, and blessed tbem. they ought to be; then shall After the Gospel is read, not he christen the Child the Minister shall make this
brief Exhortation upon the not into temptation; But deakords of the Gospel : liver us from evil. Amen.
oxhorteth all men to follow Doe
this Gospel, the words of mand the Name of the Child; our Saviour Christ, that he which being by the Godfacommanded the children to be thers and Godmothers probrought unto him; how he nounced, the Minister shall blamed those that would have
say as follows: kept them from him ; how he
OST thou in the
of this Child, renounce their innocency. Ye perceive how, by his outward gesture the vain pomp and glory of
the devil and all his works, and deed, he declared his good will toward them: for he
the world, with all covetous embraced them in his arms, sinful desires of the flesh; so
desires of the same, and the he laid his hands upon them, and blessed them. Doubt ye be led by them?
that thou wilt not follow, nor not therefore, but earnestly believe, that he hath likewise
Ans. I renounce them all : favourably received this pre-deavour not to follow, nor be
and, by God's help, will ensent Infant; that he hath embraced him with the arms of
led by them.
Minis. Dost thou believe all his mercy; and, as he hath
the Articles of the Christian promised in his holy word,
Faith, as contained in the will give unto him the blessing of eternal life, and make him
Ans. I do. Partaker of his everlasting kingdom. Wherefore we be
Minis. Wilt thou be baping thus persuaded of the good
tized in this faith? will of our heavenly Father,
Ans. That is my desire.
Minis. Wilt thou then obe. declared by his Son Jesus Christ, towards this Infant,
diently keep God's holy will let us faithfully and devoutly and commandments and walk give thanks unto him, and say
in the same all the days of the Prayer which the Lord thy life? himself taught us.
Ans. I will, by God's help. UR Father who art in " Then the Minister shall say,
E in thy Name; Thy Kingdom tot come; Thy Will be done on Christ's Flock,
. Here the Earth, as it is in Heaven ; Give and do* sign him Minister shall us this day our daily bread; with the sign of make a Cross And forgive us our trespasses, the Cross; in to- upon the Child's as we forgive those who tres-ken that hereaf- forehead. pass against us; And lead uster he shall not be ashamed to
O'Peaven, Hallowed be Worthe
Cross, as in the Public BafFChild
, Yulh promised by
confess the faith of Christ cru-finally, with the residue of thy cified, and manfully to fight.oly Church, he may be an under his banner, against sin, Inherilor of thine everlasting the world, and the devil; and Kingdom, tiirough Christour to continue Christ's faithful Lord. Amen. soldier and servant unto his life's end. Amen.
T Then all standing up, the
Minister shall say to the God& The same rule is to be ob
fachers and Godmothers this served here, as to the Omis
exhortation following: sion of the Sign of the
, tism of Infants.
Child Then shall the Minister say, the devil and all his works, to
you his Sureties, to renounce EEING now, dearly be
believe in God, and to serve
him; ye must remember,that Child is regenerate, and grafted into the body of Christ's
it is your parts and duties to
see that this Infant be taught, Church ; let us give thanks
so soon as he shall be able to unto Almighty God for these
learn, what a solemn vow, benefits, and with one accord make our prayers unto him, hath here made by you. And
promise, and profession, he that this Child may lead the rest of his life according to the better, ye shall call upon
that he may know these things this beginning
him to hear sermons; and Then shall be said, all kneel-chiefly ye shall provide, that ing,
The may learn the Creed, the E yield thee hearty Lord's Prayer, and the Ten
thanks, most merci-Commandments, and allother ful Father, that it hath pleas-things which a Christian ought ed thee to regenerate this In- to know and believe to his fant with thy Holy Spirit, to soul's health ; and that this receive him forthine own Child Child may be virtuously by adoption, and to incorpo- brought up to lead a godly and rate him into thy holy Church. a Christian life: remembering And humbly we beseech thee always, that Baptism doth reto grant, that he, being dead presentuntous our profession; unto sin, and living unto right-which is to follow the example eousness, and being buried of our Saviour Christ, and to with Christ in his death, may be made like unto him; that erucify the old man, and ut- as he died, and rose again for terly abolish the whole body of us, so should we, who are bapsin; and that as he is made tized, die from sin, and rise aPartaker of the death of thy gain unto righteousness; conSon, he may also be Parlakertinually mortifying all our evil of his resurrection ; so that and corrupt affections, and