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to thee for thy great glory, and ready help, through Jesus LORD God, heavenly King, GOD CHRIST our Lord. Amen. the Father Almighty. O Lord, the only begotten Almighty God, that the words
GRANT, we beseech thee, Son, Jesus CHRIST; O LORD
which we have heard this day God, Lamb of God, Son of the
with our outward ears, may, FATHER, that takest away the sins of the world, have mercy inwardly in our hearts, that
through thy grace, be so grafted upon us.
Thou that takest away the sins of the world, fruit of good living ; to the
they may bring forth in us the have mercy upon us.
honour and praise of thy name, that takest away the sins of the world, receive our prayer: Lord. Amen.
through JESUS Christ Thou that sittest at the right hand of God the FATHER, have DIRECT us, 0 LORD, in mercy upon us.
all our doings, with thy most For thou only art holy; thou gracious favour, and further only art the LORD ; thou only, ous with thy continual help; Christ, with the Holy Ghost, that in all our works begun, art most high in the glory of continued, and ended in thee, God the FATHER. Amen. we may glorify thy holy name;
and finally, by thy mercy, obtain | Then the Priest (the Bishop, if he be
everlasting life, through JESUS present) shall let them depart with this blessing :
CHRIST our Lord. Amen. THE peace of God, which
ALMIGHTY GOD, the founpasseth all understanding, keep tain of all wisdom, who knowest your
hearts and minds in the our necessities before we ask, knowledge and love of God, and our ignorance in asking ; and of his son Jesus CHRIST our we beseech thee to have comLord : and the blessing of God passion upon our infirmities ; ALMIGHTY, the Father, the and those things which for our Son, and the Holy Ghost, be unworthiness we dare not, and amongst you, and remain with for our blindness we cannot you always. Amen.
ask, vouchsafe to give us, for the worthiness of thy Son
Jesus CHRIST our Lord. Amen. ? Collects that may be said after the Collects of Morning or Evening Prayer, or Com.
ALMIGHTY GOD, who hast munion, at the discretion of the Minister. promised to hear the petitions
ASSIST us mercifully, 0 of those who ask in thy Son's Lord, in these our supplications name; we beseech thee merand prayers; and dispose the cifully to incline thine ears to way of thy servants towards us who have now made our the attainment of everlasting prayers and supplications unto salvation; that among all the thee ; and grant, that those changes and chances of this things which we have faithfully mortal life, they may ever be asked according to thy will, defended by thy most gracious may effectually be obtained ; to
the relief of our necessity, and be said all that is appointed at the Com. to the setting forth of thy glory,
munion, unto the end of the Gospel,
concluding with the Blessing. And if any through Jesus CHRIST our of the consecrated bread and wine remain Lord. Amen.
after the Communion, it shall not be carried out of the church; but the Minister and
other communicants shall, immediately Upon the Sundays and other Holy days after the Blessing, reverently eat and drink (if there be no Sermon or Communion) shall
PUBLIC BAPTISM OF INFANTS,
TO BE USED IN THE CHURCH.
Let us pray.
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. T 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 9 When there are children to be baptized, the parents or sponsors 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?
17 If they answer, No; then shall the Minister proceed, as followeth. DEARLY beloved, forasmuch
| Then shall the Minister say, as all men are conceived and born in sin; and our Saviour ALMIGHTY and everlasting CHRIST saith, None can enter God, who of thy great mercy, into the kingdom of God, didst save Noah and his family except he be regenerate and in the ark from perishing by born anew of water and of the water; and also didst safely Holy Ghost , I beseech you lead the children of Israel thy to call upon God the Father, people through the Red. Sea, through our Lord Jesus Christ, figuring thereby thy holy Bapthat of his bounteous mercy, he tism; and by the baptism of will grant to this child that thy well-beloved Son Jesus which by nature he cannot Christ in the river Jordan, have; that he may be baptized didst sanctify water, to the with water and the Holy mystical washing away of sin; Ghost, and received into we beseech thee, for thine Christ's holy Church, and be infinite mercies, that thou wilt made a living member of the mercifully look upon this child;
wash him, and sanctify him
| Or this.
with the Holy Ghost; that he, Hear the words of the gospel, being delivered from thy wrath, written by St. Mark, in the tenth may be received into the ark chapter, at the thirteenth verse. of Christ's Church ; and being
THEY brought young childsteadfast in faith, joyful through ren to Christ, that he should hope, and rooted in charity, touch them; and his disciples may so pass the waves of this rebuked those who brought troublesome world, that finally them. But when Jesus saw it, he may come to the land of he was much displeased, and everlasting life ; there to reign said unto them, Suffer the little with thee, world without end, children to come unto me, and through JESUS CHRIST
our forbid them not; for of such is Lord. Amen.
the kingdom of God. Verily I
say unto you, Whosoever shall ALMIGHTY and immortal not receive the kingdom of God God, the aid of all who need, as a little child, he shall not
And he took the helper of all who flee to enter therein. thee for succour, the life of them up in his arms, put his those who believe, and the hands upon them, and blessed
them. resurrection of the dead we call upon thee for this infant, T After the Gospel is read, the Minister shall
make this brief Exhortation upon the words that he, coming to thy holy of the Gospel : baptism, may receive remission
BELOVED, ye hear in this of sin, by spiritual regeneration. Gospel the words of our Saviour Receive him, O Lord, as thou Christ, that he commanded hast promised by thy well, the children to be brought unto beloved Son, saying, Ask, and him; how he blamed those ye shall have; seek, and ye who would have kept them shall find ; knock, and it shall from him; how he exhorteth be opened unto you: So give all men to follow their innonow unto us who ask; let us
Ye perceive how, by who seek, find; open the gate his outward gesture and deed, unto us who knock; that this he declared his good will infant may enjoy the everlast- toward them: for he embraced ing benediction of thy heavenly them in his arms, he laid his washing, and may come to the hands upon them, and blessed eternal kingdom which thou them. Doubt ye not therefore, hast promised by Christ our but earnestly believe, that he Lord. Amen.
will likewise favourably receive 91 Then the Minister shall say as follows: this present infant; that he or else shall pass on to the questions will embrace him with the arms addressed to the Sponsors; and from thence to the Prayer immediately before the of his merey ; that he will give immersion, or the pouring of water on the unto him the blessing of eternal infant. But note ; that, in every church; life, and make him partaker be used, once at least in every month (if of his everlasting kingdom. there be a baptism) for the better instructing Wherefore, we being thus per. of the people in the grounds of Infant Baptism.
suaded of the good will of our
heavenly Father towards this that he will renounce the
considered as addressed to them severally, faithfully and devoutly give
and the answers to be made accordingly. thanks unto him, and say,
I demand therefore,
tles' Creed ?
Minister. Wilt thou be bapbrought this child here to be tized in this faith ?
Answer. That is my desire. baptized ; ye have prayed that
Minister. Wilt thou then our Lord Jesus CHRIST would
obediently keep God's holy vouchsafe to receive him, to release him from sin, to sanctify walk in the same all the days
will and commandments, and him with the Holy Ghost, to give him the kingdom of heaven
of thy life?
Answer. I will, by God's help. and everlasting life. Ye have heard also that our Lord JESUS
Then shall the Minister say, Christ hath promised, in his
O MERCIFUL God, grant Gospel, to grant all these things that the old Adam in this child that ye have prayed for ; which may be so buried, that the new promise, he for his part will man may be raised up in him. most surely keep and perform. Amen. Wherefore, after this promise Grant that all sinful affections made by Christ, this infant may die in him, and that all must also faithfully, for his things belonging to the Spirit part, promise by you that are may live and grow in him. his sureties (until he come of Amen. age to take it upon himself) Grant that he
power and strength to have Flock, and do *sign * Here the Min. victory, and to triumph against him with the sign ister shall make
a cross upon the the devil, the world, and the of the cross ; in
forehead. flesh. Amen.
token that hereafter Grant that whosoever is here he shall not be ashamed to dedicated to thee by our office confess the faith of CHRIST and ministry, may also be en- crucified, and manfully to fight dued with heavenly virtues, and under his banner, against sin, everlastingly rewarded, through the world, and the devil; and thy mercy, Oblessed LORD to continue Christ's faithful God, who dost live and govern soldier and servant unto his all things, world without end. life's end. Amen. Amen.
If those who present the infant shall desire ALMIGHTY, everliving
the sign of the cross to be omitted, although
the Church knows no worthy cause of God, whose most dearly beloved scruple concerning the same, yet, in that Son JESUS CHRist, for the
case, the Minister may omit that part of the
above which follows the immersion, or the forgiveness of our sins, did shed
pouring of water on the infant. out of his most precious side | Then shall the Minister say, both water and blood; and gave
SEEING now, dearly beloved commandment to his disciples, brethren, that this child is that they should go teach all regenerate, and grafted into the nations, and baptize them in body of Christ's Church ; let the name of the FATHER, and
us give thanks unto ALMIGHTY of the Son, and of the Holy God for these benefits, and with Ghost; regard, we beseech one accord make our prayers thee, the supplications of thy unto him, that this child may congregation ; sanctify this lead the rest of his life according water to the mystical washing to this beginning. away of sin ; and grant that
" Then shall be said, all kneeling, this child, now to be baptized therein, may receive the fulness OUR Father, who art in heaof thy grace, and ever remain ven, Hallowed be thy Name; in the number of thy faithful Thy kingdom come; Thy will children, through Jesus Christ be done on earth, as it is in our Lord. Amen.
heaven; Give us this day our I Then the Minister shall take the child into daily bread ; And forgive us our his hands, and shall say to the Godfathers trespasses, as we forgive those and Godmothers,
who trespass against us; And Name this child.
lead us not into temptation; But 1 And then, naming it after them, he shall deliver us from evil. Amen. dip it in the water discreetly, or shall pour water upon it, saying,
T Then shall the Minister say, N. I BAPTIZE thee in the WE yield thee hearty thanks, name of the Father, and of most merciful Father, that it the Son, and of the Holy hath pleased thee to regenerate Ghost. Amen.
this infant with thy holy Spirit, Then the Minister shall say, to receive him for thine own WE receive this child into child by adoption, and to inthe congregation of Christ's corporate him into thy holy