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Note, that if the time and present exigence will not
Juffer all this to be done, the Priest may begin with exorcizing the child, and then anoint it with the Holy Oil, and proceed as above prescribed ; and if the case be very extream, he may baptize the child
dire&tly. Then mall the Priest anoint the child with the Holy
Chrism, making the sign of the cross upon it's forehead, and saying,
N. the servant of God is sealed with the seal of the Cross, and anointed with Holy Ointment, as an emblem of the inward unction of the Holy Spirit, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.
Then shall the Priest say the following prayer. O Lord God, who art unbegotten and without
superiour ; thou Lord of all, who haft made the weet favour of the knowledge of the gofpel to go forth among all nations: Do thou now grant, that this Chrism may be effectual in this baptized child, that the sweet favour of thy Christ may remain firm and stable in him, and that he dying with him in his death, may rise again with him in his resurrection, and live together with him ; by whom and with whom, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, all honour and glory be unto thee, O Father Almighty, world without end. Amen. Then shall the Priest give the child the Holy Sacra
ment of Christ's Body and Blood : After which he Mall conclude with this Blessing. TH HE grace
our Lord Jesus Christ, and the Love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be with us now and evermore. Amen.
Note, if no Priest can be procured, a Deacon may
baptize the child according to the dire&tions above prescribed, except that he Mall omit the confecration of the Water, and the anointing the child with the Holy Chrism, but immediately after baptizing it, Mall conclude with the Bleffing : After which as soon as a Priest can be procured, he shall anoint the child with the Holy Chrism, and give it the Holy Sacrament of Christ's Body and Blood: But if á Priest cannot be had, the Deacon may commisnicate the child.
If the child which is after this fort baptized, do
afterward live, it must be brought by the Sponsor to the Church-door, at the time that the Pries by his discretion shall appoint; to the intent that if the Priest of the fame Parish did himself baptize that child, the congregation may be certified of the true form of Baptism, by him privately before
used : in which cafè he shall say thus. I Certify you, that according to the due and pre
fcribed order of the church, at such a time and at such a place before divers witnesses I baptized with Water In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, this child, who being conceived and born in fin, is now by the laver, &c. proceeding according to the form fet down hereafter. But if the child were baptized by any other lawful
Priest or Deacon; then the Pries of the Parish where the child was born or baptized, shall examine and try whether the child be lawfully baptised, or
In which case, if the Sponfor that brings any child to church, do answer that the same child is
already baptized, then shall the Priest examine him or ber farther, saying, By whom was this child baptized ? Who was present, when this child was baptized ? With what matter was this child baptized ? With what words was this child baptized ?
And if the Priest pall find by the answers of the
child's Sponsor, that all things were done as they ought to be; then mall not be baptize the child again, but Mall receive him as one of the flock of
true Christian people, saying thus, Í Certify you, that in this case all is well done, and
according to due order concerning the baptizing of this child; who being conceived and born in fin, is now by the laver of regeneration in Baptism, received into the number of the children of God and of the heirs of everlasting life. For our Lord Jesus Christ doth not deny his grace and mercy unto such infants, but most lovingly doth call them unto him, as the Holy Gospel doth witness to our comfort.
Then all the Deacon say, Hear the words of the Gospel written by Saint Mark, in the tenth chapter, at the thirteenth verse. People. Glory be to thee, O Lord.
Then shall the Deacon read the Gospel. THey brought young children to Chrift, that he
should touch them; and his disciples rebuked those that brought them. But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer
the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not, for of such is the kingdom of God. Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein. And he took them up in his arms, put his hands upon them, and blessed them.
And the Gospel ended, the Deacon Mall say, Here endeth the Holy Gospel.
People. Thanks be to thee, O Lord. Then shall the Priest take the child by the right hand';
and as he walks towards the Baptistery or Font, he mall say, THE Lord vouchsafe to receive thee into his
holy houshold, and to keep and govern thee always in the same, that thou mayest have everlasting life. Amen. When they are all come to the Baptistery or Font, the
Priest shall make this brief exhortation upon the
words of the Gospel. BEloved, ye have heard in the Gospel the words
of our Saviour Christ, that he commanded the children to be brought unto him ; how he blamed thofe that would have kept them from him ; how he exhorteth all men to follow their innocency. Ye perceive how by his outward gesture and deed he declared his good will toward them; for he embraced them in his arms, he laid his hands upon them, and blessed them. Doubt ye not therefore, but earnestly believe, that he hath likewise favourably received this present infant, that he hath embraced him with the arms of his mercy, and (as he hath promised in his holy word) will give unto him
the blessing of eternal life, and make him partaker of his everlasing kingdom. Wherefore we being thus persuaded of the good-will of our heavenly Father, declared by his Son Jesus Christ, towards this infant, let us faithfully and devoutly give thanks unto him. Then shall the Priest say the following thanksgiving. ALmighty and everlasting God, heavenly Father,
we give thee humble thanks, that thou haft vouchsafed 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 Holy Spirit to this infant, that he being born again and being made an heir of everlasting falvation, through our Lord Jesus Christ, may continue thy servant, and attain thy promise, through the same our Lord Jesus Christ thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, now and
Then shall the Priest speak to the Sponsor on this
wise. DEarly beloved, thou hast brought this child here
to be received into the congregation of Christ's flock; thou hast heard what our Lord Jesus Christ hath done for him, and hath promised to him. Wherefore this infant must faithfully for his part, promise by thee who art his surety, that he will renounce the devil and all his works, and constantly believe God's holy word, and obediently keep his commandments. I demand therefore,