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Church; let us give thanks Kingdom, through Christ our unto Almighty God for these Lord. benefits, and with one accord make our prayers unto him,¶ that this Child may lead the rest of his life according to this beginning.
Then, all standing up, the
Then shall be said, all FORASMUCH as this Child
hath promised by you his Sureties, to renounce the deUR Father, who art in Heaven,Hallowed be thy lieve in God, and to se ve vil and all his works, to beName; Thy Kingdom come; him; ye must remember that Thy Will be done on Earth, it is your parts and duties to as it is in Heaven; Give us see that this Infant be taught, this day our daily bread; And so soon as he shall be able to forgive us our trespasses, as learn, what a solemn vow, we forgive those who trespass promise, and profession he against us; And lead us not hath here made by you. And into temptation; But deliver that he may know these things us from evil. Amen.
the better, ye shall call upon him to hear Sermons; and ¶ Then shall the Minister say, chiefly ye shall provide, that E yield thee hearty he may learn the Creed, the thanks, most merciful Lord's Prayer, and the Ten Father, that it hath pleased Commandments, and all other thee to regenerate this Infant things which a Christian ought with thy Holy Spirit, to re-to know and believe to his ceive him for thine own Child soul's health; and that this by adoption, and to incorpo- Child may be virtuously rate him into thy holy Church brought up to lead a godly and And humbly we beseech thee a Christian life: rememberto grant that he, being deading always that Baptism doth unto sin, and living unto righ-represent unto us our profesteousness; and being buried sion; which is, to follow the with Christ in his death, may example of our SaviourChrist, crucify the old man, and ut-and to be made like unto him; terly abolish the whole body of that as he died, and rose again sin; and that as he is made for us, so should we, who are Partaker of the Death of thy baptized, die from sin and Son, he may also be Partaker rise again unto righteousness; of his Ressurrection; so that continually mortifying all our finally, with the residue of thy evil and corrupt affections, holy Church, he may be anjand daily proceeding in all virInheritor of thine everlasting tue and godliness of living.
¶ Then shall he add, and say,
E are to take care that
Creed, the Lord's Prayer, and
the Ten Commandments, and is sufficiently instructed in the
this Child be brought to other parts of the Church the Bishop to be confirmed by Catechism set forth for that him, so soon as he can say the purpose.
THE MINISTRATION OF
PRIVATE BAPTISM OF CHILDREN
The Minister of every Parish shall often admonish the People, that they defer not the 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.
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:
I baptize thee in the (with thy holy Spirit, to re.Name ofthe Father,and ceive him for thine own Child of the Son, and of the Holy by adoption, and to incorpoGhost, Amen. rate him into thy holy Church. And humbly we beseech thee to grant, that he, being deadunto sin, and living unto righteousness, and being buried E yield thee hearty with Christ in his death, may thanks, most merciful crucify the old man, and utFather, that it hath pleased terly abolish the whole body thee to regenerate this Infant lof sin; and that as he is made
Then the Minister shall give thanks unto God, and say,
Partaker of the death of thy Son, he may also be Partaker of his resurrection; so that finally, with the residue of thy holy Church, he may be an Inheritor of thine everlasting
again, but shall receive him as one of the flock of true Christian People, saying thus:
this case all is well done, CERTIFY you, that in
Kingdom, through Christ our and according unto due order, concerning the baptism of ¶ And let them not doubt, but this Child; who is now by that the Child so baptized, is Baptism incorporated into the lawfully and sufficiently bap-Christian Church: For our tized, and ought not to be Lord Jesus Christ doth not baptized again. Yet never-deny his grace and mercy unto theless, if the Child which is such Infants; but most lovingafter this sort baptized, do afly doth call them unto him, as terwards live; it is expe- the Holy Gospel doth witness dient that it be brought into to our comfort on this wise. the Church, to the intent that
Then the Minister shall say as follows: or else shall pass on to the questions addressed to the Sponsors.
if the Minister of the same
CERTIFY you, that ac
Hear the words of the Gaswritten by St. Mark, in tenth Chapter, at the thirteenth Verse.
brought young children to Christ, that
scribed Order of the Church he should touch them; and at such a time and at such a his disciples rebuked those place, before divers witnesses, who brought them. But when I baptized this Child. Jesus sawit, he was much dis
But if the Child were bap- pleased, and said unto them,
tized by any other lawful Minister, then the Minister of the Parish where the Child was born or christen
Suffer the little children to come unto me,and forbid them not; for of such is the kingdom of God. Verily I say unto
ed, shall examine whether you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as the same hath been lawfully done. And if the Minister a little child, he shall not enter therein. And he took them shall find, by the answers of such as bring the Child, up in his arms, put his hands that all things were done as upon them, and blessed them. they ought to be; then shall
not he christen the Child
After the Gospel is read, the Minister shall make this
brief Exhortation upon the not into temptation; But dewords of the Gospel:
Bthis Gospel, the words of
ELOVED, ye hear in
our Saviour Christ, that he commanded the children to be brought unto him; how he blamed those that would have kept them from him; how he
liver us from evil. Amen.
Then shall the Minister demand the Name of the Child; which being by the Godfathers and Godmothers pronounced, the Minister shall say as follows:
OST thou in the name
Shorteth all men to follow D of This Child, renounce
their innocency. Ye perceive how, by his outward gesture the vain pomp and glory of the devil and all his works, and deed, he declared his good will toward them: for he
the world, with all covetous desires of the same, and the
embraced them in his arms, sinful desires of the flesh; so he laid his hands upon them,|
and blessed them. Doubt ye be led by them? that thou wilt not follow, nor
not therefore, but earnestly Ans. I renounce them all: believe, that he hath likewise favourably received this pre-deavour not to follow, nor be and, by God's help, will ensent Infant; that he hath em
Minis. Dost thou believe all the Articles of the Christian Faith, as contained in the Apostles' Creed?
braced him with the arms of led by them.
Ans. I do.
Minis. Wilt thou be baptized in this faith?
Ans. That is my desire.
diently keep God's holy will
and commandments,and walk
declared by his Son Jesus Christ, towards this Infant, let us faithfully and devoutly give thanks unto him, and in the same all the days of the Prayer which the Lord thy life? himself taught us.
UR Father who art in
Heaven, Hallowed be
Ans. I will, by God's help.
Then the Minister shall say,
E receive this Child inthe Congregation of
* Here the
thy Name; Thy Kingdom come; Thy Will be done on Christ's Flock, Earth, as it is in Heaven; Give and do * sign him Minister shall us this day our daily bread; with the sign of make a Cross And forgive us our trespasses, the Cross; in to- upon theChild's as we forgive those who tres-ken that hereaf-forehead. pass against us; And lead us ter he shall not be ashamed to
confess the faith of Christ cru-ffinally, with the residue of thy cified, and manfully to fight.oly Church, he may be an under his banner, against sin, Inheritor of thine everlasting the world, and the devil; and Kingdom, through Christ our to continue Christ's faithful Lord. soldier and servant unto his life's end. Amen.
The same rule is to be ob
Then all standing up, the Minister shall say to the Godfathers and Godmothers this exhortation following:
served here, as to the Omis-
ORASMUCH as this
you his Sureties, to renounce
¶ Then shall the Minister say, the devil and all his works, to EEING now, dearly be
believe in God, and to serve him; ye must remember,that it is your parts and duties to see that this Infant be taught, so soon as he shall be able to learn, what a solemn vow,
Child is regenerate, and grafted into the body of Christ's Church; let us give thanks unto Almighty God for these benefits, and with one accord make our prayers unto him, Promise, and profession, he that this Child may lead the rest of his life according to the better, ye shall call upon this beginning.
hath here made by you. And that he may know these things
him to hear sermons; and
¶ Then shall be said, all kneel- chiefly ye shall provide, that The may learn the Creed, the
E yield thee hearty Lord's Prayer, and the Ten thanks, most merci-Commandments, and allother ful Father, that it hath pleas-things which a Christian ought ed thee to regenerate this In-to know and believe to his fant with thy Holy Spirit, to soul's health; and that this receive him for thine own Child Child may be virtuously by adoption, and to incorpo-brought up to lead a godly and rate him into thy holy Church. a Christian life: remembering And humbly we beseech thee always, that Baptism doth reto grant, that he, being dead present unto us our profession; unto sin, and living unto right-which is to follow the example eousness, and being buried of our Saviour Christ, and to with Christ in his death, may be made like unto him; that erucify the old man, and ut-as he died, and rose again for terly abolish the whole body of us, so should we, who are bapsin; and that as he is made tized, die from sin, and rise aPartaker of the death of thy gain unto righteousness; conSon, he may also be Partaker tinually mortifying all our evil of his resurrection; so that and corrupt affections, and