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finally, with the residue of thy holy Church, he may be an inheritor of thine everlasting kingdom; through Christ our Lord. Amen. I Then the Minister may, at his discretion, add this Exhortation following: E must remember, that it is your parts
and duties to see that this Child be taught, so soon as he shall be able to learn, what are the obligations and the privileges of the Christian life. And that he may know these things the better, ye shall call upon him to worship God in his church on the Lord's Day; and ye shall provide, that he may learn the Creed, the Lord's Prayer, and the Ten Commandments, and all other things which a Christian ought to know and believe to his soul's health; and that this Child may be virtuously brought up to lead a godly and a Christian life; remembering always, that Baptism doth represent unto us our profession; which is, to follow the example of our Saviour Christ, and to be made like unto him; that, as he died, and rose again for us, so should we, who are baptized, die from sin, and rise again unto righteousness; continually mortifying all our evil and corrupt affections, and daily proceeding in all virtue and godliness of living
Ye are to take care that this Child be brought to the Bishop to be confirmed by
him, so soon as he can say the Creed, the Lord's Prayer, and the Ten Commandments, and is sufficiently instructed in such other matters as pertain to the Christian faith and to the leading of a Christian life. gIn the foregoing Office, there may be said, at the discretion of the Minister, immediately before the Second Question, the Apostles' Creed, the Minister first pronouncing. Let us rehearse the Articles of our Belief. g The Minister of every parish shall often admonish the people that they defer not the baptism of their children, and that it is most convenient that Baptism should not be administered but upon Sundays and other Holy Days. Nevertheless, (if necessity so require) Baptism may be administered upon any other day. 9 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 the foregoing Office is used for Adults, the Persons to be baptized shall themselves make answer to the Questions, as follows:
Wilt thou obey and follow our Lord Jesus Christ, resisting the temptations of the world,
the flesh and the devil, and renouncing all that is evil?
Answer. I will.
Dost thou believe all the Articles of the Christian Faith as contained in the Apostles' Creed?
Answer. I do.
Wilt thou then obediently keep God's holy will and commandments and walk in the same all the days of thy life?
Answer. I will, by God's help. QAnd Note that at the time of the Baptism of an Adult, there shall be present with him at the Font at least two Witnesses. When necessity requires that the Baptism take place in a private house, in consideration of extreme sickness, or other great and reasonable cause, then the following form shall suffice:
The Child (or Person) being named by some one who is present, the Minister shall pour Water upon him, saying these words:
I baptize thee In the Name of the
Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.
After which shall be said the Lord's Prayer, and the Thanksgiving from the Office, beginning, We yield thee hearty thanks, etc.
gIf there be reasonable doubt concerning the baptism of any person, such person may be baptized in the manner herein appointed; saving that, at the immersion or the pouring of water, the Minister shall use this form of Words:
If thou art not already baptized, N., I baptize thee In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.
IX. OFFICES OF INSTRUCTION
House of Deputies) concurring: That the following Offices of Instruction be substituted for the Catechism in the Book of Common Prayer, and that the Catechism which now appears upon pages 266 to 272, being removed from the Prayer Book proper, be inserted immediately before the Articles of Religion; and that the proposed change be made known to the several Dioceses in order that it may be adopted by the next General Convention in accordance with the provisions of Article X of the Constitution.
OFFICES OF INSTRUCTION
The Lord be with you.