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Church. And humbly we be- chiefly ye shall provide, that seech thee to grant, that he, he may learn the Creed, the being dead unto sin, and living Lord's Prayer, and the Ten unto righteousness, and being Commandments, and all other buried with Christ in his things which a Christian ought death, may crucify the old man, to know and believe to his soul's and utterly abolish the whole health ; and that this child may body of sin; and that as he be virtuously brought up to is made partaker of the death lead a godly and a Christian of thy Son, he may also be life : remembering always, that partaker of his resurrection; so Baptism doth represent unto that finally, with the residue us our profession; which is, of thy holy Church, he may be to follow the example of our an inheritor of thine everlasting Saviour Christ, and to be made kingdom, through Christ our like unto him ; that as he died, Lord. Amen.
and rose again for us, so should
we, who are baptized, die from 1 Then, all standing up, the Minister shall sin, and rise again unto rightsay to the Godfathers and Godmothers this Exhortation following:
eousness; continually mortify.
ing all our evil and corrupt FORASMUCH as this child affections, and daily proceeding hath promised by you his in all virtue and godliness of sureties, to renounce the devil living. and all his works, to believe in God, and to serve him; ye must
I Then shall he add, and remember, that it is your parts YE are to take care that this and duties to see that this infant child be brought to the Bishop be taught, so soon as he shall to be confirmed by him, so be able to learn, what a solemn soon as he can say the Creed, vow, promise, and profession the Lord's Prayer, and the Ten he hath here made by you. And Commandments, and is suffithat he may know these things ciently instructed in the other the better, ye shall call upon parts of the Church Catechism him to hear sermons; and set forth for that purpose.
PRIVATE BAPTISM OF CHILDREN,
I The Minister of every Parish shall often admonish the People, that they defer not the First, let the Minister of the Parish (or, in his absence, any other lawful 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 before 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 water upon it, saying these words :
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 cause 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.
N. I BAPTIZE thee in the 1 But if the child were baptized by any name of the FATHER, and of
other lawful Minister, then the Minister of
the Parish where the child was born or the Son, and of the Holy
christened, shall examine whether the same Ghost. Amen.
bath been lawfully done. And if the
Minister shall find, by the answers of such T Then the Minister shall give thanks unto
as bring the child, that all things were done God, and say,
as they ought to be; then shall not he WE yield thee hearty thanks, christen the child again, but shall receive most merciful Father, that it
him as one of the Aock of true Christian
People, saying thus : hath pleased thee to regenerate this infant with thy holy Spirit, this case all is well done, and
I CERTIFY you, that in to receive him for thine own child by adoption, and to in according unto due order, concorporate him into thy holy cerning the baptizing of this Church. And humbly we
beseech thee to grant, that he, incorporated into the Christian being dead unto sin, and living Christ doth not deny his grace
Church: For our Lord JESUS righteousness, and being and mercy unto such infants ; buried with Christ in his but most lovingly doth call them death, may crucify the old
unto him, as the holy gospel and utterly abolish the whole
doth witness to our comfort on body of sin; and that as he
this wise. is made partaker of the death of thy Son, he may also be 1 Then the Minister shall say as follows: or
else shall pass on to the Questions addressed partaker of his resurrection ;
to the Sponsors : so that finally, with the residue of thy holy Church, he may
Hear the words of the gospel, an inheritor of thine everlasting tenth chapter, at the thirteenth
written by St. Mark, in the kingdom, through Christ our
verse. Lord. Amen. And let them not doubt, but that the child
THEY brought young childso baptized is lawfully and sufficiently ren to CHRIST, that he should baptized, and ought not to be baptized touch them; and his disciples again. Yet nevertheless, if the child which is after this sort baptized do afterwards rebuked those who brought live; it is expedient that it be brought into them. But when Jesus saw it, the church, to the intent that if the Minister of the same Parish did himself baptize that he was much displeased, and child, the Congregation may be certified said unto them, Suffer the little vately before used : in which case he shall children to come unto me, and
forbid them not; for of such is I CERTIFY you, that the kingdom of God. Verily according to the due and I say unto you, Whosoever prescribed Order of the Church, shall not receive the kingdom at such a time and at such a of God as a little child, he shall place, before divers witnesses, not enter therein. And he took I baptized this child.
them up in his arms, put his
hands upon them, and blessed | Then shall the Minister demand the name them.
of the child; which being by the Godfathers and Godmothers pronounced, the Minister
shall say as follows: | After the Gospel is read, the Minister shall make this brief Exhortation upon the words
DOST thou, in the name of of the Gospel :
this child, renounce the devil BELOVED, ye hear in this and all his works, the vain Gospel the words of our Saviour
pomp and glory of the world, Christ, that he commanded with all covetous desires of the the children to be brought unto
and the sinful desires of him; how he blamed those that the flesh; so that thou wilt not would have kept them from follow, nor be led by them? him ; how he exhorteth all men Answer. I renounce them to follow their innocency. Ye all; and, by God's help, will perceive how, by his outward endeavour not to follow, nor gesture and deed, he declared be led by them. his good will toward them; for Minister. Dost thou believe he embraced them in his arms, all the articles of the Christian he laid his hands upon them, faith, as contained in the Aposand blessed them. Doubt ye tles' Creed ? not therefore, but earnestly
Answer. I do. believe, that he hath likewise
Minister. Wilt thou then favourably received this present obediently keep God's holy infant; that he hath embraced him with the arms of his mercy; walk in the same all the days
will and commandments, and and, as he hath promised in his
of thy life? holy word, will give unto him
Answer. I will, by God's help. the blessing of eternal life, and make him partaker of his
| Then the Minister shall say, everlasting kingdom, Wherefore, we being thus persuaded WE receive this child into of the good will of our heavenly the Congregation of Christ's Father, declared by his Son Flock, and do* sign * Here the Min. Jesus Christ, towards this him with the sign ister shall make infant, let us faithfully and of the cross; in
a cross upon the
child's forehead. devoutly give thanks unto him, token that hereafter and say the prayer which the he shall not be ashamed to LORD himself taught us. confess the faith of Christ OUR Father, who art in hea- crucified, and manfully to fight
under his banner, against sin, ven, Hallowed be thy Name;
the world, and the devil; and Thy kingdom come; Thy will
to continue Christ's faithful be done on earth, as it is in
soldier and servant unto his heaven; Give us this day our
life's end, Amen. daily bread; And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those
The same rule is to be observed here, as who trespass against us; And
to the omission of the sign of the cross, as lead us not into temptation;
in the Public Baptism of Infants But deliver us from evil. Amen.
T Then shall the Minister say, profession he hath here made by SEEING now, dearly beloved you. And that he may know brethren, that this child is these things the better, ye shall regenerate, and grafted into the call upon him to hear sermons; body of Christ's Church ; let and chiefly ye shall provide, us give thanks unto ALMIGHTY that he may learn the Creed, God for these benefits, and with the Lord's Prayer, and the Ten one accord make our prayers Commandments, and all other unto him, that this child may things which a Christian ought lead the rest of his life according to know and believe to his to this beginning.
soul's health ; and that this T Then shall be said, all kneeling,
child may be virtuously brought WE yield thee hearty thanks, up to lead a godly and a Chrismost merciful Father, that it tian life : remembering always, hath pleased thee to regenerate that baptism doth represent this infant with thy holy Spirit, unto us our profession; which to receive him for thine own is, to follow the example of our child by adoption, and to in- Saviour Christ, and to be made corporate him into thy holy like unto him; that as he died, Church. And humbly
and rose again for us, so should beseech thee to grant, that he we, who are baptized, die being dead unto sin, and living from sin, and rise again unto unto righteousness, and being righteousness; continually morburied with Christ in his death, tifying all our evil and corrupt may crucify the old man, and affections, and daily proceeding utterly abolish the whole body in all virtue and godliness of of sin ; and that as he is made living. partaker of the death of thy
| Then shall he add, and say, Son, he may also be partaker
YE are to take care that this of his resurrection; so
that child be brought to the Bishop finally, with the residue of thy to be confirmed by him, so soon holy Church, he may be an as he can say the Creed, the inheritor of thine everlasting Lord's Prayer, and the Ten kingdom, through Christ our Commandments, and is suffi. Lord. Amen.
ciently instructed in the other I Then, all standing up, the Minister shall parts of the Church Catechism,
say to the Godfathers and Godmothers this set forth for that purpose. Exhortation following:
But if they who bring the infant to the FORASMUCH as this child church do make such uncertain answers hath promised by you, his
to the Minister's questions, as that it cannot
appear that the child was baptized with sureties, to renounce the devil Water, in the Name of the Father, and and all his works, to believe in
of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost (which are essential parts of Baptism)
then God, and to serve him ; ye let the Minister baptize it in the Form must remember, that it is your before appointed for Public Baptism of parts and duties to see that this
Infants; saving, that, at the dipping of the
child in the Font, he shall use this form of infant be taught, so soon as he words: shall be able to learn, what IF thou art not already bapa solemn vow, promise, and tized, N. I baptize thee in the
Let us pray
I When 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 instructed in the principles of the Christian Religion; and that they may be exhorted to prepare themselves, with prayers and fasting, for the receiving of this holy
Sacrament. 1 And if they shall be found fit, then the Godfathers and Godmothers, (the people being
assembled upon the Sunday, Holy day, or Prayer day, appointed) shall be ready to present them at the Font, immediately after the Second Lesson, either at Morning or Evening
Prayer, as the Minister, in his discretion, shall think fit. "1 And standing there, the Minister shall ask, Whether any of the persons here presented be baptized or no? If they shall answer, No; then shalt the Minister say thus: DEARLY beloved, foras
1 Then shall the Minister say, much as all men are conceived and born in sin, (and that which is born of the flesh is flesh) and ALMIGHTY and everlasting they who are in the flesh cannot God, who, of thy great mercy, please God, but live in sin, didst save Noah and his family committing many actual trans- in the ark from perishing by gressions ; and our Saviour water ; and also didst safely Christ saith, None can enter lead the children of Israel thy into the kingdom of God, people through the Red Sea, except he be regenerate and figuring thereby thy holy bapborn anew of water and of the tism; and by the baptism of Holy Ghost; I beseech you thy well-beloved Son JESUS to call upon God the FATHER, CHRIST in the river Jordan, through our Lord Jesus Christ, didst sanctify the element of that of his bounteous goodness water, to the mystical washing he will grant to these persons away of sin; we beseech thee, that which by nature they can- for thine infinite mercies, that not have; that they may be thou wilt mercifully look upon baptized with water and the these thy servants; wash them Holy Ghost, and received into and sanctify them with the Christ's holy Church, and be Holy Ghost; that they, being made lively members of the delivered from thy wrath, may
be received into the ark of