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I Then shall the Minister say the Lord's Prayer, have mercy upon us. Thou that the People repeating after him every petition. To
takest away the sins of the world, OUR Father, who art in heaven, have mercy upon us. Thou that Hallowed be thy Name; Thy king- takest away the sins of the world, re. dom come; Thy will be done on ceive our prayer. Thou that sittest earth, as it is in heaven; Give us at the right hand of God the FA this day our daily bread; And for- THER, have mercy upon us. · give us our trespasses, as we forgive For thou only art holy; thou only those who trespass against us; And art the LORD; thou only, o CHRIST, lead us not into temptation; But de with the HOLY GHOST, art most high liver us from evil: for thine is the in the glory of God the FATHER. Kingdom, and the Power, and the Amen. Glory, for ever and ever. Amen. Then the Priest (the Bishop, if he be present) After shall be said as followeth :
shall let them depart with this blessing ALMIGHTY and everliving! THE peace of God, which passeth GOD. we most heartily thank thee all understanding, keep your hearts for that thou dost vouchsafe to feed and minds in the knowledge and love us who have duly received these of God, and of his Son JESUS CHRIST holy mysteries, with the spiritual our Lord: and the blessing of God food of the most precious Body and ALMIGHTY, the FATHER, the Son, Blood of thy Son our Saviour Jesus and the Holy Ghost, be amongst CHRIST; and dost assure us thereby you, and remain with you always. of thy favor and goodness toward | Amen. us; and that we are very members incorporate in the mystical body of 1 Collects that may be said after the Collect of thy Son, which is the blessed com. Morning or Evening Prayer, or Communion,
at the diseretion of the Minister. pany of all faithful people; and are ASSIST us mercifully, O LORD, in also heirs through hope of thy ever the
to these our supplications and prayers; lasting
ne merits of t.
the and dispose the way of thy servants most precious death and passion of
toward the attainment of everlasting thy dear Son. And we most hum. salvatie bly beseech thee, O heavenly Fala
- salvation; that among all the changes
and chances of this mortal life, they ther, so to assist us with thy g that we may continue in that holy |
may ever be defended by thy most fellowship, and do all such good
Igracious and ready help, through works as thou hast prepared for us
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
; to walk in, through JESUS CHRIST..
um 'GRANT, we beseech thee, Al. our Lord; to whom with thee and MIGHTY GOD, that the words which the Holy Ghost, be all honor and
ind we have heard this day with our glory, world without end. Amen. outward ears, may, through thy
grace, be so grafted in wardly in our 1 Then shall be said or sung, all standing, Gloria in excelsis, or some proper Hymn from
|hearts, that they may bring forth in the selection.
us the fruit of good living; to the GLORY be to God on high, and honor and praise of thy name, through on earth peace, good will toward Jesus CHŘIST our Lord. Amen. men. We praise thee, we bless DIRECT us, O LORD, in all our thee, we worship thee, we glorify doings, with thy most gracious favor, thee, we give thanks to thee for thy and further us with thy continual great glory, O LORD God, heavenly help; that in all our works begun, King, God the Father Almighty. continued, and ended in thee, we may
O LORD, the only begotten Son, Iglorify thy holy name; and finally, JESUS CHRIST: Ó LORD God, by thy mercy, obtain everlasting lite Lamb of God, Son of the Father, through Jesus CHRIST our Lord that takest away the sins of the world, 1 Amen.
ALMIGHTY GOD, the fountain prayers and supplications unto thee; of all wisdom, who knowest our ne- and grant, that those things which cessities before we ask, and our ig. we have faithfully asked according norance in asking ; we beseech thee to thy will, may effectually be ob. to have compassion upon our infirmi. tained ; to the relief of our necessity, ties; and those things which for our and to the setting forth of thy glory, . unworthiness we dare not, and for through Jesus CHRIST our Lord. our blindness we cannot ask, vouch. Amen. safe to give us, for the worthiness of thy Son JESUS CHRIST our Lord. Upon the Sundays and other Holy days it Amen.
there be no Sermon or Communion) shall be
said all that is appointed at the Communion, ALMIGHTY God, who hast pro unto the end of the Gospel, concluding with mised to hear the petitions of those
the Blessing. And if any of the consecrated
bread and wine remain after the Communion, who ask in thy Son's name; we be it shall not be carried out of the church; bat seech thee mercifully to incline thine the Minister and other communicants shall,
immediately after the Blessing, reverently eai ears to us who have now made our and drink the same.
PUBLIC BAPTISM OF INFANTS,
TO BE USED IN THE CHURCH.
T The people are to be admonished, that it is most convenient that Baptism should not be adeninir tered but upon Sundays and other Holy days, or Prayer day& 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 Godfather and one Godmother; and for every Female, one Godfather and two Godmothers; and Parents shall be admitted as Sponsors, if it be desired. 7 When there are children to be baptized, the parents or sponscrs 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 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 ?
1 If they answer, No; then shall the Minister proceed, as followeth. DEARLY beloved, forasmuch as I Then shall the Minister say, all inen are conceived and born in .
Let us pray. sin; and our Saviour CHRIST saith, None can enter into the kingdom of ALMIGHT Y and everlasting God, except he be regenerate and God, who of thy great mercy, didst born anew of water and of the Holy save Noah and his family in the ark Ghost; I beseech you to call upon from perishing by water; and also God the Father, through our Lord didst safely lead the children of Is. JESUS CHRIST, that of his bounte- rael thy people through the Red Sea, ous mercy, he will grant to this child figuring thereby thy holy Baptism; that which by nature he cannot have; and by the baptism of thy well-belov. that he may be baptized with water ed Son JESUS CHRIST in the river and the Holy Ghost, and received Jordan, didst sanctify water, to the into CHRIST's holy Church, and be mystical washing away of sin; we made a living member of the same. I beseech thee, for thine infinite mer.
cies, that thou wilt mercifully look (ren to come unto me, and forbid them upon this child; wash him, and sanc- not; for of such is the kingdom of tify him with the Holy Ghost; that God. Verily I say unto you, Whohe, being delivered from thy wrath, soever shall not receive the kingdom may be received into the ark of of God as a little child, he shall not CHRIST's Church ; and being stead. enter therein. And he took them up fast in faith h, joyful through hope, and in his arms, put his hands upon them, rooted in charity, may so pass the and blessed them. waves of this troublesome world, that
After the Gospel is read, the Minister shall finally he may come to the land of]"
make this brief Exhortation upon the words of everlasting life; there to reign with the Gospel : thee, world without end, through JE
BELOVED, ye hear in this Gossus CHRIST our Lord. Amen.
pel the words of our Saviour CHRIST, 9 Or this.
that he commanded the children to ALMIGHTY and immortal God. I he brought unto him; how he blamed the aid of all who need, the helper of
of those who would have kept them all who flee to thee for succor. the trom him; how he exhorteth all men life of those who believe, and the re.
to follow their innocency. Ye persurrection of the dead; we call upon!
ceive how, by his outward gesture thee for this infant, that he, coming
Jand deed, he declared his good will to thy holy baptism, may receive re- |
toward them: for he embraced them
in his arms, he laid his hands upon mission of sin, by spiritual regeneration. Receive him, O LORD, as thou me
them, and blessed them. Doubt ye hast promised by thy well beloved
not therefore, but earnestly believe Son, saying, Ask, and ye shall have;
that he will likewise favorably reseek, and ye shall find; knock, and/
ceive this present infant; that he it shall be opened unto you: So give |
will embrace him with the arms of
This mercy; that he will give unto. now unto us who ask; let us w seek, find; open the gate unto us
him the blessing of eternal life, and who knock; that this infant may
make him partaker of his everlasting enjoy the everlasting benediction of kingdom. Wherefore, we being thus. thy heavenly washing, and may come
persuaded of the good will of our to the eternal kingdom which thou
heavenly Father toward this infant,
| declared by his Son Jesus CHRIST; hast promised by CHRIST our Lord.
and nothing doubting, but that he Amen.
favorably alloweth this charitable 1 Then the Minister shall say as follows: or else work of ours, in bringing this infant shall pass on to the questions addressed to the to this Sponsors; and from thence to the Prayer immediately before the immersion, or the pouring and devoutly give thanks unto him, of water on the infant. But note; that, in an
say, every church, the intermediate parts of the Service shall be used, once at least in every! ALMIGHTY and everlasting month (if there be a baptism) for the better instructing of the people in the grounds of God, heavenly Father, we give thee Infant Baptism.
Thumble thanks, that thou hast vouch. Hear the words of the gospel, writ-safed to call us to the knowledge of ten by St. Mark, in the tenth chapter, thy grace, and faith in thee: increase at the thirteenth verse.
"I this knowledge, and confirm this
faith in us evermore. Give thy Ho. · THEY brought young children to LY SPIRIT to this infant; that he CHRIST, that he should touch them; may be born again, and be made an and his disciples rebuked those who heir of everlasting salvation, through brought them. But when JESUS our Lord JESUS CHRIST. who liveth saw it, he was much displeased, and and reigneth with thee and the Holy said unto them, Suffer the little child. SPIRIT, now and for ever. Amen.
1 Then shall the Minister speak unto the God- | buried, that the new, man may be fathers and Godmothers in this wise :
raised up in him. Amen. DEARLY beloved, ye have Grant that all sinful affections may brought this child here to be baptized; die in him, and that all things bé. ye have prayed that our Lord Jesus longing to the Spirit may live and CHRIST would vouchsafe to receive grow in him. Amen. him, to release him from sin, to sanc. | Grant that he may have power tify him with the HOLY GHOST, to and strength to have victory, and, te give him the kingdom of heaven and triumph against the devil, the world, everlasting life. Ye have heard also and the flesh. Amen. that our Lord Jesus CHRIST hath Grant that whosoever is here promised, in his Gospel, to grant all dedicated to thee by our office and these things that ye have prayed for; ministry, may also be endued with which promise, he for his part will heavenly virtues, and everlastingly most surely keep and perform. rewarded, through thy mercy, 0
erefore, after this promise made blessed LORD God, who dost live by CHRIST, this infant must also and govern all things, world without faithfully, for his part, pronzise by end. Amen. you that are his sureties (until hel ALMIGHTY, everliving God, come of age to take it upon himself? whose most dearly beloved Son Je. that he will renounce the devil and all his works, and constantly believe our sins, did shed out of his most
na sus CHRIST, for the forgiveness of GOD's holy word, and obediently
ous side both water and blood : keep his commandments.
and gave commandment to his disci. The Minister shall then demand of the Spon-ples, that they should go teach all na. Bors as follows; the questions being considered as addressed to them severally, and the an
tions, and baptize them in the name swers to be made accordingly.'
of the FATHER, and of the Son, and I demand therefore,
of the Holy Ghost; regard, we DOST thou, in the name of this beseech thee, the supplications of thy child, renounce the devil and all his congregation; sanctify this water to works, the vain pomp and glory of
the mystical washing away of sin; the world, with all covetous desires
and grant that this child, now to be of the same, and the sinful desires of a
baptized therein, may receive the the flesh; so that thou wilt not follow,
fulness of thy grace, and ever remain nor be led by them?
"' in the number of thy faithful child. Answer. I renounce them all : ren, through JESUS CHRIST our and, by God's help, will endeavor
Lord. Amen. not to follow, nor be led by them. Then the Minister shall take the child into his Minister. Dost thou believe all
hands, and shall say to the Godfathers and Godmothers,
Godine the articles of the Christian faith, as
Name this child. contained in the Apostles' Creed a
1 And then, naming it after them, he shall dip it Answer. I do.
in the water discreetly, or shall pour water Minister. Wilt thou be baptized upon it, saying, in this faith?
| N. I BAPTIZE thee in the name Answer. That is my desire of the FATHER, and of the Son, and
Minister. Wilt thou then obedi. of the Holy Ghost. Amen. ently keep God's holy will and com- Then the Minister shall say, mandments, and walk in the same WE receive this child, into the all the days of thy life?
congregation of CHRIST'S Flock, Answer. I will, by God's help and do * sign him . Here the Min
9 Then shall the Minister say, with the sign of the isler shall make O MERCIFUL GOD, grant that cross; in token that child's forehead. the old Adam in this child may be so lhereafter he shall not
be ashamed to confess the faith of partaker of his resurrection; so that CHRIST crucified, and manfully to finally, with the residue of thy holy fight under his banner, against sin, Church, he may be an inheritor of the world, and the devil; and to con- thine everlasting kingdom, through tinue CHRIST's faithful soldier and|CHRIST our Lord. Amen. servant unto his life's end. Amen. 11 Then, all standing up, the Minister shall say
to the Godfathers and Godmothers this Ex q Ir those who present the infant shall desire the
the hortation following: sign of the cross to be omitted, although the Church knows no worthy cause of scruple FORASMUCH as this child hath concerning the same, yei, in that case, the Minister may omit that part of the above which promised by you his sureties, to refollows the inmersion, or the pouring of water nounce the devil and all his works. on the infant.
to believe in God, and to serve him; 1 Then shali the Minister say, I ye must remember, that it is your SEEING now, dearly beloved parts and duties to see that this inbrethren, that this child is regene- fant be taught, so soon as he shall be rate, and grafted into the body of able to learn, what a solemn vow, CHRIST'S Church; let us give promise, and profession, he hath here thanks unto ALMIGHTY GOD for made by you. And that he may these benefits, and with one accord know these things the better, ye shall make our prayers unto him, that this call upon him to hear sermons; and child may lead the rest of his life ac chiefly ye shall provide, that he may cording to this beginning.
learn the Creed,' the Lord's Prayer,
and the Ten Commandments, and all 1 Then shall be said, all kneeling,
other things which a Christian ought OUR Father, who art in heaven, to know and believe to his soul's Hallowed be thy Name; Thy king health ; and that this child may be dom come; Thy will be done on virtuously brought up to lead a godly earth, as it is in heaven ; Give us this and a Christian life: remembering day our daily bread; And forgive us always, that Baptism doth represent our trespasses, as we forgive those unto us our profession; which is, to who trespass against us; And lead follow the example of our Saviour us not into temptation ; But deliver CHRIST, and to be made like unto 'us from evil. Åmen.
him; that as he died, and rose again I Then shall the Minister say,
for us, so should we, who are baptizWE yield thee hearty thanks, mostri
Jed, die from sin, and rise again unto merciful Father, that it hath pleased ing all our evil and corrupt affections,
righteousness ; continually mortify. thee to regenerate this infant with thy holy Spirit, to receive him for:
and daily proceeding in all virtue thine own child by adoption, and to
and godliness of living. incorporate him into thy holy Church. I Then shall he add, and say, And 'humbly we beseech thee to YE are to take care that this child grant, that he, being dead unto sin, be brought to the Bishop to be conand living unto righteousness, and firmed by him, so soon as he can say being buried with Christ in his the Creed, the Lord's Prayer, and death, may crucify the old man, and the Ten Commandments, and is suf. utterly abolish the whole body of sin; ficiently instructed in the other parts and that as he is made partaker of of the Church Catechism set forth for the death of thy Son, he may also be that purpose.