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of you,

( But if the Child were baptized by any other brought unto him; how he blamed

lawful Minister, then the Minister of the those that would have kept them from Parish, where the Child was born or christen- him ; how he exhorted all men to follow ed, shall examine and try whether the Child their innocency. Ye perceive how by be lawfully baptized, or no. In which case, if those that bring any child to the Church his outward gesture and deed he dedo answer, that the same Child is already he embraced them in his arms, he laid

clared his good will toward them; for baptized, then shall the Minister examine them further, saying,

his hands upon them, and blessed them. this Child bap

Doubt ye not therefore, but earnestly tized ?

believe, that he hath likewise favour. Who was present when this Child ably received this present Infant; that

he hath embraced him with the arms of was baptized ?

Because some things essential to this his mercy; and (as he hath promised in Sacrament may happen to be omitted his holy Word) will give unto him the through fear or haste, in such times of blessing of eternal life, and make him extremity; therefore I demand further partaker of his everlasting kingdom.

Wherefore, we being thus persuaded of With what matter was this Child the good will of our heavenly Father, baptized ?

declared by his Son Jesus Christ, toWith what words was this Child bap. wards this Infant, let us faithfully and tized ?

devoutly give thanks unto him, and say

the Prayer which the Lord himself And if the Minister shall find by the answers

taught us: of such as bring the Child, that all things were done as they ought to be ; then shall not he christen the Child again, but shall receive

OUR Father, which art in heaven,

. him as one of the flock of true christian dom come. Thy will be done in earth, people, saying thus,

As it is in heaven. Give us this day our I

CERTIFY you, that in this case all daily bread. And forgive us our tres

is well done, and according unto due passes, As we forgive them that tresorder, concerning the baptizing of this

pass against us. And lead us not into Child; who being born in original sin, temptation ; But deliver us from evil. and in the wrath of God, is now, by Amen. the laver of Regeneration in Baptism, received into the number of the chil.

LMIGHTY and everlasting God, dren of God, and heirs of everlasting

heavenly Father, we give thee life : for our Lord Jesus Christ doth humble thanks, that thou hast vouchnot deny his grace and mercy unto such safed to call us to the knowledge of thy Infants, but most lovingly doth call grace, and faith in thee; Increase this them unto him, as the holy Gospel doth knowledge, and confirm this faith in us witness to our comfort on this wise,

evermore. Give thy holy Spirit to this St. Mark x. 13.

Infant, that he, being born again, and

being made an heir of everlasting salTHE HEY brought young children to Christ, that he should touch them;

vation, through our Lord Jesus Christ, and his disciples rebuked those that may continue thy servant, and attain brought them. But when Jesus saw it, thy promise; through the same

our he was much displeased, and said unto Lord Jesus Christ thy Son, who liveth them, Suffer the little children to come

and reigneth with thee and the Holy unto me, and forbid them not ; for of Spirit, now and for ever. Amen. such is the kingdom of God. Verily I 1 Then shall the Priest demand the Name of say unto you, Whosoever shall not re- the Child; which being by the Godfathers ceive the kingdom of God as a little and Godmothers pronounced, the Minister child, he shall not enter therein. And he took them up in his

arms, put his D.

OST thou, in the name of this hands upon them, and blessed them,

Child, renounce the devil and all After the Gospel is read, the Minister shall his works, the vain pomp and glory of make this brief Exhortation upon the words this world, with all covetous desires of of the Gospel.

the same, and the carnal desires of the BELOVED; we hear in this Gospel flesh, so that thou wilt not follow, nor

of our by them that he commanded the children to be Anawor. I renounce them all.

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shall say,

Minister.

And humbly we beseech thee to grant, DO

OST thou believe in God the that he being dead unto sin, and living

Father Almighty, Maker of heaven unto righteousness, and being buried and earth?

with Christ in his death, may crucify And in Jesus Christ his only begotten the old man, and utterly abolish the Son our Lord ? And that he was con- whole body of sin; and that, as he is ceived by the Holy Ghost; born of the made partaker of the death of thy Son, Virgin Mary; that he suffered under he may also be partaker of his resurrecPontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and tion; so that finally, with the residue buried; that he went down into hell, of thy holy Church, he may be an inand also did rise again the third day; heritor of thine everlasting kingdom ; that he ascended into heaven, and sit- through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. teth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; and from thence shall come

Then, all standing up, the Minister shall

make this Exhortation to the Godfathers and again at the end of the world, to judge Godmothers. the quick and the dead ?

ORASMUCH as this child hath

promised by you his sureties to reGhost; the holy Catholick Church; the Communion of Saints; the Remission believe in God, and to serve him; ye

nounce the devil and all his works, to of sins; the Resurrection of the flesh;

must remember, that it is your parts and everlasting life after death?

and duties to see that this Infant be Answer. All this I stedfastly believe.

taught, so soon as he shall be able to Minister.

learn, what a solemn vow, promise, and ILT thou then obediently keep profession he hath made by you. And

that he may know these things the better, ments, and walk in the same all the ye shall call upon him to hear Sermons; days of thy life?

and chiefly ye shall provide, that he may Answer. I will.

learn the Creed, the Lord's Prayer, and

the Ten Commandments, in the vulgar Then the Priest shall say,

tongue, and all other things which a

And dost thou believe in the Holy FOR

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congregation of Christ's flock, his soul's health; and that this Child

* and do sign him may be virtuously brought up to lead • Here the Priest shall make & Cross

with the sign of the a godly and a christian life ; rememberupon the Child's fore- Cross, in token that ing alway, that Baptism doth represent head.

hereafter he shall unto us our profession; which is, to

not be ashamed to follow the example of our Saviour confess the faith of Christ crucified, and Christ, and to be made like unto him; manfully to fight under his banner, a- that, as he died, and rose again for us, gainst sin, the world, and the devil; and so should we, who are baptized, die to continue Christ's faithful soldier and from sin, and rise again unto righteousservant unto his life's end. Amen. ness; continually mortifying all our evil

and corrupt affections, and daily proThen shall the Priest say,

ceeding in all virtue and godliness of EEING now, dearly beloved bre- living.

thren, that this Child is by Baptism regenerate, and grafted into the body of But i they which bring the Infant to the

Ohurch do make such uncertain answers to Christ's Church, let us give thanks unto

the Priest's questions, as that it cannot apAlmighty God for these benefits; and

pear that the Child was baptized with Water, with one accord make our prayers unto In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, him, that he may lead the rest of his life

and of the Holy Ghost, (which are essential according to this beginning.

parts of Baptism.) then let the Priest baptize Then shall the Priest say,

it in the form before appointed for Publick

Baptism of Infants ; saving that at the dipE yield thee most hearty thanks, ping of the Child in the Font, he shal 1186

most merciful Father, that it hath this form of words. pleased thee to regenerate this Infant IF thou art not already baptized .. holy

I thee the thine own Child by adoption, and to in- Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy corporate him into thy holy Church. Ghost. Amen,

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BAPTISM TO SUCH AS ARE OF RIPER YEARS,

AND ABLE TO ANSWER FOR THEMSELVES.

1 When any such persons, as are of riper years, are to be baptized, timely notice

shall be given to the Bishop, or whom he shall appoint for that purpose, a week before at the least, by the Parents, or some other discreet persons ; 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 or Holy-day appointed) shall be ready to present them at the Font immediately after the second Lesson, either at Morning

or Evening Prayer, as the Curate in his discretion shall think fit. 1 And standing there, the Priest shall ask, whether any of the persons here

presented be baptized, or no: If they shall answer, No; then shall the Priest

say thus, DE

EARLY beloved, forasmuch as all / waves of this troublesome world, that

men are conceived and born in sin, finally they may come to the land of (and that which is born of the flesh is everlasting life, there to reign with flesh,) and they that are in the flesh thee world without end; through Jesus cannot please God, but live in sin, com- Christ our Lord. Amen. mitting many actual transgressions; and

A that our Saviour Christ saith, None can

LMIGHTY and immortal God, the

aid of all that need, the helper of enter into the kingdom of God, except he be regenerate and born anew of all that flee to thee for succour, the

life of them that believe, and the reWater and of the holy Ghost; I beseech

surrection of the dead; We call upon you to call upon God the Father, through

thee for these persons, that they, coming our Lord Jesus Christ, that of his bounteous goodness he will grant to these

to thy holy Baptism, may receive re.

mission of their sins by spiritual regepersons that which by nature they can

neration. not have; that they may be baptized

Receive them, O Lord, as with Water and the holy Ghost, and

thou hast promised by thy well-beloved received into Christ's holy Church, and

Son, saying, Ask, and ye shall receive; be made lively members of the same.

seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it

shall be opened unto you: So give now Then shall the Priest say,

unto us that ask ; let us that seek find;

open the gate unto us that knock; that (1 And here all the Congregation shall kneel.) these persons may enjoy the everlasting LMIGHTY and everlasting God, benediction of thy heavenly washing, who of thy great mercy didst save

and may come to the eternal kingdom Noah and his family in the ark from

which thou hast promised by Christ our

Lord. Amen. perishing by water; and also didst safely lead the children of Israel thy people then shall the people stand up, and the through the Red Sea, figuring thereby

Priest shall say, thy holy Baptism; and by the Baptism of thy well-beloved Son Jesus Christ,

Hear the words of the Gospel, written in the river Jordan, didst sanctify the

by Saint John, in the third Chapter, element of water to the mystical wash

beginning at the first Verse. ing away of sin ; We beseech thee, for

THERE

NHERE was a man of the Pharisees, thine infinite mercies, that thou wilt named Nicodemus, a ruler of the mercifully look upon these thy servants; Jews. The same came to Jesus by wash them and sanctify them with the night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we holy Ghost, that they, being delivered know that thou art a teacher come from from thy wrath, may be received into God; for no man can do these miracles the ark of Christ's Church; and being that thou doest, except God be with stedfast in faith, joyful through hope, him. Jesus answered and said unto and rooted in charity, may so pass the him, Verily, verily I say unto thee,

Let us pray.

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PUBLICK BAPTISM OF SUCH AS ARE OF RIPER YEARS.

Except a man be born again, he cannot by faith; that he will grant them resee the kingdom of God. Nicodemus mission of their sins, and bestow upon saith unto him, How can a man be born them the holy Ghost; that he will give when he is old ? Can he enter the second them the blessing of eternal life, and time into his mother's womb, and be make them partakers of his everlasting born? Jesus answered, Verily, verily I kingdom. say unto thee, Except a man be born of Wherefore we being thus persuaded water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter of the good will of our heavenly Father into the kingdom of God. That which towards these persons, declared by his is born of the flesh is flesh; and that Son Jesus Christ ; let us faithfully and which is born of the Spirit is spirit. devoutly give thanks to him, and say, Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. The wind bloweth AL

LMIGHTY and everlasting God, where it listeth, and thou hearest the

heavenly Father, we give thee sound thereof; but canst not tell whence humble thanks, for that thou hast it cometh, whither it goeth : so is vouchsafed to call us to the knowledge every one that is born of the Spirit.

of thy grace, and faith in thee: In.

crease this knowledge, and confirm this I after which he shall say this Exhortation faith in us evermore. Give thy holy following.

Spirit to these persons, that they may se the express words of our Saviour everlasting salvation; through our Lord Christ, that except a man be born of Jesus Christ, who liveth and reigneth water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter with thee and the Holy Spirit, now and into the kingdom of God. Whereby ye for ever. Amen. may perceive the great necessity of this Sacrament, where it may be had. Like " Then the Priest shall speak to the persons wise, immediately before his ascension

to be baptized on this wise : into heaven, (as we read in the last WE

TELL-BELOVED, who are come Chapter of Saint Mark's Gospel,) he

hither desiring to receive holy gave command to his disciples, saying, Baptism, ye have heard how the conGo ye into all the world, and preach the gregation hath prayed, that our Lord Gospel to every creature. He that believ. Jesus Christ would vouchsafe to receive eth and is baptized shall be saved; but you and bless you, to release you of your he that believeth not shall be damned. sins, to give you the kingdom of heaven, Which also sheweth unto us the great and everlasting life. Ye have heard also, benefit we reap thereby. For which that our Lord Jesus Christ hath procause Saint Peter the Apostle, when mised in his holy Word to grant all upon his first preaching of the Gospel those things that we have prayed for; many were pricked at the heart, and which promise he, for his part, will said to him and the rest of the Apostles, most surely keep and perform. Men and brethren, what shall we do?

Wherefore, after this promise made replied and said unto them, Repent, by Christ, ye must also faithfully, for and be baptized every one of you for your part, promise in the presence of the remission of sins, and ye shall re- these your Witnesses, and this whole ceive the gift of the Holy Ghost. For congregation, that ye will renounce the the promise is to you and your children, devil and all his works, and constantly and to all that are afar off, even as many believe God's holy Word, and obediently as the Lord our God shall call. And keep his commandments. with many other words exhorted he them, saying, Save yourselves from this Then shall the Priest demand of each of

the persons to be baptized, severally, these untoward generation. For (as the same

Questions following:
Apostle testifieth in another place) even
Baptism doth also now save us, (not the

Question. putting away of the filth of the flesh; DOS

OST thou renounce the devil and a

all his works, the vain pomp and towards God,) by the resurrection of glory of the world, with all covetous Jesus Christ. Doubt ye not therefore, desires of the same, and the carnal but earnestly believe, that he will fa- desires of the flesh, so that thou wilt vourably receive these present persons, not follow, nor be led by them ? truly repenting, and coming unto him Answer. I renounce them all.

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mandment to his disciples, that they OST thou believe in God the Fa- should go teach all nations, and baptize

ther Almighty, Maker of heaven them In the Name of the Father, the and earth?

Son, and the Holy Ghost; Regard, we And in Jesus Christ his only begotten beseech thee, the supplications of this Son our Lord ? And that he was con congregation; sanctify this Water to ceived by the Holy Ghost; born of the the mystical washing away of sin ; and Virgin Mary; that he suffered under grant that the persons now to be bapPontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and tized therein may receive the fulness of buried; that he went down into hell, thy grace, and ever remain in the numand also did rise again the third day; ber of thy faithful and elect children, that he ascended into heaven, and sit through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. teth at the right hand of God the Fathers Then shall the Priest take each person to Almighty; and from thence shall come

be baptized by the right hand, and placing again at the end of the world, to judge

him conveniently by the Font, according to the quick and the dead ?

his discretion, shall ask the Godfathers and And dost thou believe in the Holy Godmothers the Name; and then shall dip Ghost; the holy Catholick Church; him in the water, or pour water upon him, the Communion of Saints; the Remis

saying, then of sins ; the Resurrection of the N. the pather, and of the Son, and flesh; and everlasting life after death? Answer. All this I stedfastly believe. of the Holy Ghost. Amen. Question.

Then shall the Priest say,
ILT thou be baptized in this

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E receive this person into the

congregation of Christ's flock; Answer. That is my desire.

• and do sign him Question.

with the sign of the

Here the Priest

shal make & Oross WILT thou then obediently keep Cross, in token that

upon the person's God's holy will and command hereafter he shall not

forehead. ments, and walk in the same all the be ashamed to con days of thy life?

fess the faith of Christ crucified, and Answer. I will endeavour so to do, manfully to fight under his banner, God being my helper.

against sin, the world, and the devil;

and to continue Christ's faithful soldier Then shall the Priest say,

and servant unto his life's end. Amen. O MERCIFUL God, grant that the

Then shall the Priest say, be so buried, that the new man may be si

EEING now, dearly beloved bre

thren, that these persons are reraised up in them. Amen. Grant that all carnal affections may Christ's Church, let us give thanks unto

generate, and grafted into the body of die in them, and that all things belong: Almighty God for these benefits, and ing to the Spirit may live and grow in with one accord make our prayers unto them. Amen. Grant that they may have power and him, that they may lead the rest of their

life according to this beginning. strength to have victory, and to triumph, against the devil, the world, and the T Then shall be said the Lord's Prayer, all flesh. Amen.

kneeling. Grant that they, being here dedicated OMR Pacher, which are in heaven: to

Hallowed be . Thy kingalso be endued with heavenly virtues, dom come. Thy will be done in earth, and everlastingly rewarded, through thy As it is in heaven. Give us this day our mercy, O blessed Lord God, who dost daily bread. And forgive us our treslive, and govern all things, world with passes, As we forgive them that tresout end. Amen.

pass against us. And lead us not into A LMIGHTY, everliving God, whose temptation ; But deliver us from evil, most dearly beloved Son Jesus

Amen. Glariste foruther forgiveness of our sins. WE yield the humble thanks ... both water and blood, and gave com- vouchsafed to call us to the knowledge

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