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life, through Jesus Christ our those things which we have Lord. Amen. faithfully asked according to ALMIGHTY God,the foun- thy will, may effectually be

tain of all wisdom, who obtained; to the relief of our knowest our necessities before necessity, and to the setting we ask, and our ignorance in forth of thy glory, through Jeasking; we beseech thee to sus Christ our Lord. Amen. have compassion upon our infirmities; and those things which for our unworthiness we dare not, and for our blindness we cannot ask, vouchsafe to give us for the worthiness of thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord.



LMIGHTY God, who hast promised to hear the petitions of those who ask in thy Son's name; we beseech thee mercifully to incline thine ears to us who have now made our prayers and supplications unto thee; and grant, that]

Upon the Sundays and other Holy-days (if there be no Sermon or Communion) shall be said all that is ap pointed 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 cat and drink the same.



To be used in the Church.

The People are to be admonished, that it is most convenient that Baptism should not 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 begin

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 immediately after the last Lesson at Evening Prayer, as the Mimister, 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.


EARLY beloved, foras-river Jordan, didst sanctify much as all men are con-water, to the mystical washceived and born in sin; and ing away of sin; we beseech our Saviour Christ saith, None thee. for thine infinite mercies, can enter into the kingdom of that thou wilt mercifully look God, except he be regenerate upon this Child; wash him, and born anew of Water and jand sanctify him with the Holy of the Holy Ghost; I beseech Ghost; that he,being delivered you to call upon God the Fa- from thy wrath, may be receither, through our Lord Jesus ved into the Ark of Christ's Christ, that of his bounteous Church; and being steadmercy, he will grant to this fast in faith, joyful through Child that which by nature he hope, and rooted in charity, cannot have; that he may be may so pass the waves of this baptized with Water and the troublesome world, that finally Holy Ghost, and received into he may come to the land of Christ's holy Church, and be everlasting life; there to reign made a living member of the with thee, world without end, through JesusChrist our Lord. Amen.


¶ Then shall the Minister say,


Let us pray.

LMIGHTY and everlast

Or this.

ing God, who, of the ALMIGHTY and immor

tal God, the aid of all great mercy, didst save Noah who need, the helper of all and his family in the Ark who flee to thee for succour, from perishing by water; and the life of those who believe, also didst safely lead the chil-and the resurrection of the dren of Israel thy people dead; we call upon thee for through the Red Sea, figuring this Infant, that he, coming thereby thy holy Baptism; and to thy holy Baptism, may reby the Baptism of thy well-be- ceive remission of sin, by spiloved Son Jesus Christ in the ritual regeneration. Receive

him, O Lord, as thou hast dom of God. Verily I say unto promised by thy well-beloved you, Whosoever shall not reSon, saying, Ask, and ye shall ceive the kingdom of God as have; seek, and ye shall find ; a little child, he shall not enknock, and it shall be opened ter therein. And he took unto you: So give now unto them up in his arms, put his us who ask; let us who seek, hands upon them, and blessed find; open the gate unto us them. who knock; that this Infant may enjoy the everlasting benediction of thy heavenly washing, and may come to the eternal kingdom which thou hast

After the Gospel is read,

the Minister shall make this

brief Exhortation upon the words of the Gospel:

promised by Christ our Lord. BELOVED,ye hear in this

Gospel the words of our Saviour Christ, that he commanded the children to be

Then the Minister shall say as follows: or else shall pass on to the questions addres-brought unto him; how he sed to the Sponsors; and blamed those who would have from thence to the Frayer kept them from him; how he immediately before the Im-exhorteth all men to follow mersion, or the pouring of their innocency. Ye perceive Water on the Infant. But how, by his outward gesture note; that, in every Church, and deed,he declared his good the intermediate parts of the will towards them: For he Service shall be used, once embraced them in his arms, at least in every month (if he laid his hands upon them, there be a Baptism) for and blessed them. Doubt ye the better instructing of the not therefore, but earnestly people in the Grounds of believe, that he will likewise Infant Baptism.

Hear the words of the Gospel, written by St. Mark, in the tenth Chapter, at the thirteenth Verse.


favourably receive this present Infant; that he will embrace him with the arms of his mercy; that he will give unto him the blessing of eter nal life, and make him parHEY brought young chil-taker of his everlasting kingdren to Christ, that he dom. Wherefore, we being should touch them; and his thus persuaded of the good disciples rebuked those who will of our heavenly Father brought them. But when Je-towards this Infant, declared sus saw it, he was much dis-by his Son Jesus Christ; and pleased, and said unto them, nothing doubting, but that he Suffer the little children to favourably alloweth this chacome unto me,and forbid them ritable work of ours, in bringot; for of such is the king-ing this Infant to his holy

Baptism; let us faithfully and age to take it upon himself) devoutly give thanks unto him, that he will renounce the Deand say, vil and all his Works, and

ALMIGHTY and everlast-constantly believe God's holy

ing God, heavenly Fa-Word, and obediently keep ther, we give thee humble his Commandments. thanks, that thou hast 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 inay be born again, and be made an heir of everlasting

The Minister shall then demand of the Sponsors as follows; the Questions being considered as addressed to them severally, and the answers to be made accordingly.

I demand therefore,

thou, in the name

salvation, through our Lord D of this Child, renounce

Jesus Christ, who liveth and the devil and all his works, reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, now and for ever the world, with all covetous the vain pomp and glory of desires of the same, and the


Then shall the Minister sinful desires of the flesh; so speak unto the Godfathers that thou wilt not follow, nor and Godmothers in this be led by them?

wise :

EARLY beloved, ye have brought this Child here to be baptized; ye have prayed that our Lord Jesus Christ would vouchsafe to receive him, to release him from sin, to sanctify him with the Holy Ghost, to give him the kingdom of heaven and everlast-tized in this Faith? ing life. Ye have heard also that our Lord Jesus Christ

Ans. I renounce them all; deavour not to follow, nor be and, by God's help, will enled by them.

Minis. Dost thou believe all the Articles of the Christian Faith, as contained in the Apostles' Creed?

Ans. I do.

Minis. Wilt thou be bap

Ans. That is my desire.
Minis. Wilt thou then obe-

hath promised, in his Gospel diently keep God's holy will to grant all these things that and commandments, and walk ye have prayed for; which in the same all the days of promise, he for his part will most surely keep and perform.thy life? Wherefore, after this promise made by Christ, this Infant must also faithfully, for his part, promise by you that are

Ans. I will, by God's help.
Then shall the Minister say,

MERCIFUL God, grant

that the old Adam in this

his sureties (until he come of Child may be so buried, that

the new man may be raised and shall say to the Godfa up in him. Amen. thers and Godmothers,

Grant that all sinful affections may die in him, and that all things belonging to the Spirit may live and grow in him.


Grant that he may have power and strength to have victory, and to triumph against

the devil, the world and the flesh. Amen.

Grant that whosoever is

Name this child.

And then, raming it after
them, he shall dip it in the
Water discreetly, or shall
pour Water upon it, saying,
.Name of the Father,and
Son, and of the Holy

of the

baptize thee in the

Ghost. Amen.

here dedicated to thee by our ¶ Then the Minister shall say, Office and Ministry, may also

* Here the

be endued with heavenly vir- WE receive this Child into tues and everlastingly reward-Christ's Flock, the Congregation of ed, through thy mercy, and do* sign him Minister shail blessed Lord God, who dost with the sign of make a Cross live and govern all things, the Cross; in to- uponthe Child's world without end. Amen. ken that hereaf-forehead. ALMIGHTY, everliving God, whose most dearly belov

ed Son Jesus Christ, for the

to continue Christ's faithful soldier and servant unto his

life's end.


ter he shall not be ashamed to confess the faith of Christ crucified, and manfully to fight forgiveness of our sins, did under his banner, against sin, shed out of his most precious the world, and the devil; and side both water and blood; and gave commandment to his disciples, that they should go teach all nations, and baptize them in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy 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 remain in the number of thy faithful children,¶ through JesusChrist our Lord. Amen.

If those who present the
Infant shall desire the sign
of the Cross to be omitted,
although the Church knows
no worthy cause of scruple
concerning the same, yet,
in that case, the Minister
may omit that part of the
above which follows the Im-
mersion, or the pouring of
Water on the Infant.
Then shall the Minister say,
EEING now, dearly be-

Then the Minister shal Child is regenerate, and grafttake the Child into his hands, ed into the body of Christ's

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