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sins, to offer unto thee any sacrifice; yet we beseech thee to ac
Prayer, the People repeating after him every petition.
OUR Father, who art in Hea
ven, Hallowed be thy Name; Thy Kingdom come; Thy will be done on Earth, as it is in Hea
After shall be said as followeth:
cept this our bounden duty and service, not weighing our merits, but pardoning our offences through Jesus Christ our Lord by whom, and with whom, inven'; Give us this day our daily bread; And forgive us our tresthe unity of the Holy Ghost, all honour and glory be unto thee, O passes, as we forgive those who Father Almighty, world without trespass against us; And lead us end. Amen. not into temptation; But deliver Here shall be sung a Hymn, or Part of us from evil: For thine is the a Hymn, from the Selection for the kingdom, and the Power, and Feasts and Fasts, &c. the Glory, For ever and ever. Then shall the Priest first receive the Amen. Communion in both kinds himself, and proceed to deliver the same to the Bishops, Priests, and Deacons, in like ALMIGHTY and everliving manner, (if any be present) and, after God, we most heartily thank that, to the People also in order, into their hands, all devoutly kneeling: thee, for that thou dost vouchAnd when he delivereth the Bread, he safe to feed us who have duly reshall say, ceived these holy Mysteries, with THE body of our Lord Jesus the spiritual food of the most preChrist, which was given for cious Body and Blood of thy Son thee, preserve thy body and soul our Saviour Jesus Christ; and unto everlasting life: Take and dost assure us thereby of thy fa eat this in remembrance that vour and goodness towards us; Christ died for thee, and feed on and that we are very members inhim in thy heart by faith, with corporate in the mystical body of thanksgiving. thy Son, which is the blessed And the Minister who delivereth the Cup, shall say, company of all faithful people; THE blood of our Lord Jesus and are also heirs through hope of Christ, which was shed for thy everlasting kingdom, by the thee, preserve thy body and soul merits of the most precious death unto everlasting life: Drink this and passion of thy dear Son. And n remembrance that Christ's we most humbly beseech thee, O blood was shed for thee, and be heavenly Father, so to assist us thankful. with thy grace, that we may conIf the consecrated Bread and Wine be tinue in that holy fellowship, and spent before all have communicated, the do all such good works as thou Priest is to consecrate more, according hast prepared for us to walk in, to the form before prescribed; beginning at All glory be to thee, Al- through Jesus Christ our Lord; mighty God-and ending with these to whom with thee and the Holy words-Partakers of his most blessed Ghost, be all honour and glory, Body and Blood. When all have communicated, the Mi-world without end. Amen. nister shall return to the Lord's Table, and reverently place upon it what remaineth of the consecrated Elements, covering the same with a fair Linen Cloth.
When shall the Minister say the Lord's
Then shall be said or sung, all standing,
Gloria in excelsis, or some proper
GLORY be to God on high, and
wards men. We praise thee, we GRANT, we beseech thee, Albless thee, we worship thee, we mighty God, that the words 2 glorify thee, we give thanks to which we have heard this day thee for thy great glory, O Lord with our outward ears, may, God, heavenly King, God the through thy grace, be so grafted Father Almighty. inwardly in our hearts, that they
O Lord, the only begotten Son may bring forth in us the fruit of Jesus Christ; O Lord God, Lamb good living; to the honour and of God, Son of the Father, that praise of thy name, through Jetakest away the sins of the world, sus Christ our Lord. Amen. have mercy upon us. Thou that DIRECT us, O Lord, in all our takest away the sins of the world, doings, with thy most gracious, have mercy upon us. Thou that favour, and further us with thy takest away the sins of the world, continual help; that in all our receive our prayer. Thou that works begun, continued, and endsittest at the right hand of God ed in thee, we may glorify thy hothe Father, have mercy upon us. ly name; and finally, by thy merFor thou only art holy; thou cy, obtain everlasting life, through only ort the Lord; thou only, O Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Christ, with the Holy Ghost, art
most High in the glory of God ALMIGHTY God, the founthe Father. Amen. tain of all wisdom, who knowThen the Priest (the Bishop, if he be est our necessities before we ask, present) shall let them depart with this and our ignorance in asking; we blessing: beseech thee to have compassion THE peace of God, which pass-upon our infirmities; and those eth all understanding, keep things which for our unworthi your hearts and minds in the ness we dare not, and for our knowledge and love of God, and blindness we cannot ask, vouchof his Son Jesus Christ our Lord safe to give us, for the worthiness And the blessing of God Al- of thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. mighty, the Father, the Son, and Amen. the Holy Ghost, be amongst you,
and remain with you always. ALMIGHTY God, who hast promised to hear the petitions Collects that may be said unter the Col- of those who ask in thy Son's lects of Morning, or Evening Prayer, nevae; we beseech thee mercior Communion, at the iscretion of the fully to incline thine ears to us ASSIST us mercifully, O Lord, who have now made our prayers in these our supplications and and supplications unto thee; and prayers; and dispose the way of grant, that those things which we have faithfully asked according thy servants towards the attainment of everlasting salvation; to thy will, may effectually be that among all the changes and obtained; to the relief of our nechances of this mortal life, they of thy glory, through Jesus cessity, and to the setting forth may ever be defended by thy Christ our Lord. Amen. most gracious and ready help, through Jesus Christ our Lord. 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 no be administered 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 i 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 through the Red Sea, figuring as all men are conceived and thereby thy holy Baptism; and by born in sin; and our Saviour the Baptism of thy well-beloved Christ saith, None can enter into Son Jesus Christ in the river Jorthe kingdom of God, except he dan, didst sanctify water, to the be regenerate and born anew of mystical washing away of sin; we Water and of the Holy Ghost; I beseech thee, for thine infinite beseech you to call upon God the mercies, that thou wilt mercifully Father, through our Lord Jesus look upon this Child; wash him, Christ, that of his bounteous mer-and sanctify him with the Holy cy, he will grant to this Child that Ghost; that he, being delivered which by nature he cannot have; from thy wrath, may be received that he may be baptized with Wa-into the Ark of Christ's Church; ter and the Holy Ghost, and re- and being steadfast in faith, joyful ceived into Christ's holy Church, through hope, and rooted in chaand be made a living member of rity, may so pass the waves of this the same.
Then shall the Minister say,
troublesome world, that finally he may come to the land of everlasting life; there to reign with
ALMIGHTY and everlasting thee, world without end, through God, who, of thy great mercy, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. didst save Noah and his family in the Ark from perishing by wa- ALMIGHTY and immortal God.
T Or this.
tor; and also didst safely lead the the aid of all who need, the hildren of Israel thy people helper of all who flee to thee for
succour, the life of those who believe, and the resurrection of the
shall make this brief Exhortation upen the words of the Gospel: dead; we call upon thee for this BELOVED, ye hear in this GosInfant, that he, coming to thy Christ, that he commanded the pel the words of our Saviour holy Baptism, may receive re-children to be brought unto him; mission of sin, by spiritual regene- how he blamed those who would ration. Receive him, O Lord, as have kept them from him; how thou hast promised by thy well-he exhorteth all men to follow beloved Son, saying, Ask, and ye their innocency. Ye perceive how, shall have; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened un- he declared his good will toward by his outward gesture and deed, to you: So give now unto us who them: For he embraced them in ask; let us who seek, find; open his arms, he laid his hands upon the gate unto us who knock; that them, and blessed them. Doubt this Infant may enjoy the everye not therefore, but earnestly lasting benediction of thy heaven believe, that he will likewise faly washing, and may come to the eternal kingdom which thou hast vourably receive this present Inpromised by Christ our Lord with the arms of his mercy; that fant; that he will embrace him he will give unto him the blessing Then the Minister shall say as follows of eternal life, and make him paror else shall pass on to the questiondressed to the Sponsors; and from tcc taker of his everlasting kingdom. to the Prayer immediately befo the Wherefore, we being thus perImmersion, or the pouring of Water on suaded of the good will of our the Infant. But note; that, in every Church, the intermediate parts of the heavenly Father towards this InService shall be used, once at least in fant, declared by his Son Jesus every month (if there be a Baptism Christ; and nothing doubting, but for the better instructing of the people that he favourably alloweth this in the Grounds of Infant Baptism. Hear the words of the Gospel, charitable work of ours, in bringwritten by St. Mark, in the tenth ing this Infant to his holy Baptism; let us faithfully and devoutchapter, at the thirteenth verse. y give thanks unto him, and say, THEY brought young children
to Christ, that he should touch ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, heavenly Father, we them; and his disciples rebuked give thee humble thanks, that those who brought them. But thou hast vouchsafed to call us to when Jesus saw it, he was much the knowledge of thy grace, and displeased, and said unto them, faith in thee: Increase this knowSuffer the little children to come ledge, and confirm this faith in us unto me, and forbid them not; evermore. Give thy Holy Spirit for of such is the kingdom of God. to this Infant; that he may be Verily I say unto you, Whoso-born again, and be made an heir of ever shall not receive the kingdom everlasting salvation, through our of God as a little child, he shall not Lord Jesus Christ, who liveth and enter therein. And he took them reigneth with thee and the Holy up in his arms, put his hands upon Spirit, now and for ever. Amen. them, and blessed them. Then shall the Minister speak unto the Godfathers and Godmothers in this wise.
After the Gospel is read, the Minister
DEARLY beloved, ye have diently keep God's holy will and brought this Child here to be commandments, and walk in the baptized; ye have prayed that our same all the days of thy life? Lord Jesus Christ would vouchsafe to receive him, to release him
Ans. I will, by God's help.
Merciful God, grant that the
from sin, to sanctify him with the Holy Ghost, to give him the kingdom of heaven and everlasting be so buried, that the new man life. Ye have heard also that our may be raised up in him. Amen. Lord Jesus Christ hath promised, Grant that all sinful affections in his Gospel, to grant all these may die in him, and that all things things that ye have prayed for; belonging to the Spirit may live which promise, he for his part and grow in him. Amen. will most surely keep and perform. Grant that he may have power Wherefore, after this promise and strength to have victory, and made by Christ, this Infant must to triumph against the devil, the also faithfully, for his part, pro-world, and the flesh. Amen. Grant that whosoever is here mise by you that are his sureties (until ye come of age to take it dedicated to thee by our Office upon himself) that he will re- and Ministry, may also be endued nounce the devil and ail his with heavenly virtues, and everworks, and constantly believe lastingly rewarded, through thy God's holy Word, and obediently mercy, O blessed Lord God, who keep his Commandments. dost live and govern all things,
The Minister shall then demand of the World without end. Amen. Sponsors as follows; the Questions be- ALMIGHTY, everliving God, ing considered as addressed to them sewhose most dearly beloved verally, and the answers to be made ac-Son Jesus Christ, for the forgivecordingly. I demand therefore, ness of our sins, did shed out of his DOST thou, in the name of this most precious side both water and Child, renounce the devil and blood; and gave commandment all his works, the vain pomp and to his disciples, that they should glory of the world, with all cove-go teach all nations, and baptize tous desires of the same, and the them in the name of the Father, sinful desires of the flesh; so that and of the Son, and of the Holy thou wilt not follow, nor be led by them?
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 fulness of thy grace, and ever
Ans. I renounce them all; and, by God's help, will endeavour not to follow, nor be led by them. Minis. Dost thou believe all the Articles of the Christian Faith, as contained in the Apostles' Creed?remain in the number of thy
Ans. I do.
faithful children, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Then the Minister shall take the Child into his hands, and shall say to the Godfathers and Godmothers,
Name this Child.