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day our daily bread. And forgive us our trefpaffes, as we forgive them that trefpafs against us. And lead us not into temptation; But deliver us from the evil one. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.


Almighty God, Father of thy Chrift thine onlybegotten Son, give me a body undefiled, a pure heart, and a watchful mind, knowledge without error, and the powerful influence of thy Holy Spirit, that I may obtain and affuredly enjoy the truth, through thy Chrift, by whom glory be to thee in the Holy Ghost, for ever and ever. Amen.

Then fhall the Deacon fay,

Seeing now, dearly beloved, that thefe perfons are regenerate and grafted into the body of Chrift's church, let us give thanks unto Almighty God for these benefits, and with one accord make our prayers unto him, that these perfons may lead the reft of their lives according to this beginning.

Anfw. Lord, have mercy: We befeech thee to hear us, good Lord.

Then Shall the Priest fay,

WE yield thee hearty thanks, moft merciful Father, for that it hath pleased thee to regenerate these persons with thy Holy Spirit, to receive them for thine own children by adoption, and to corporate them into thy holy church. And humbly we beseech thee to grant, that they being dead unto fin, and living unto righteousness, and being buried with Chrift in his death, may crucify the old man, and utterly abolish the whole body of


fin; and that as they are made partakers of the death of thy Son, they may also be partakers of his refurrection; fo that finally with the refidue of thy holy church, they may be inheritours of thine everlasting kingdom, through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Then fhall the Priest fay this exhortation following, Speaking to the Sponfors first.

FOrafmuch as thefe perfons have promifed in your

prefence to renounce the devil and all his works, to believe in God, and to ferve him; ye must remember that it is your part and duty to put them in mind, what a folemn vow, promife, and profeffion they have now made before this congregation, and efpecially before you their chofen witnesses. And ye are alfo to call upon them to use all diligence to be farther instructed in God's holy word, that so they may grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord Jefus Chrift, and live godly, righteously, and soberly in this prefent world.

And then speaking to the new baptized perfons, he Shall proceed, and jay,


ND as for you, who have now by baptifm put

on Chrift, it is your part and duty alfo, being made the children of God and of the light by faith in Jesus Christ, to walk answerably to your Chriftian calling, and as becometh the children of light: remembring always, that Baptifm doth reprefent unto us our profeflion, which is to follow the example of our Saviour Chrift, and to be made like unto him; that as he died and rofe again for us, fo fhould we who are baptized, die from fin and rife again unto righteousness, continually mortifying all our evil


and corrupt affections, and daily proceeding in all virtue and godliness of living.


Then fhall the Deacon add and fay,

are to take care, that ye come to the Bishop to be confirmed by him fo foon as conveniently may be, that fo ye may be admitted to the holy' communion.



The FOR M of

Confecrating the OIL for BAPTISM.

When the Oil for Baptifm is to be confecrated, the Deacon immediately after the Nicene Creed in the Euchariftick Service, fhall bring a proper quantity of Sweet Oil of Olives in a decent veel to the Bishop, who shall place it upon the Altar and then turning to the People, he shall fay, The Lord be with you.

Anfw. And with thy spirit.

Then hall the Deacon fay to the People, Let us pray.

Then the People fhall kneel down; and the Bishop turning to the Altar, and standing before it, shall fay the following prayer.

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Almighty God, Father of Chrift, and King of every fenfible and intelligent Being, fanc tify Here the Bishop is to make the fign of the cross over the Oil this Oil in the name of the Lord Jefus ; and grant it fpiritual grace and efficacious power, that it may be fubfervient to the remiffion of fins, and may be a ftrengthening preparation for Baptifm, that they who fhall be anointed therewith, being freed from all ungodlinefs, may become wor


thy of initiation, according to the command of thine only-begotten Son Jefus Chrift our Lord; through whom glory, honour, and adoration be to Thee, in the Holy Ghoft, world without end. Amen.

Then the People shall rise, and the Deacon shall carry the confecrated Oil into the Veftry, or to Some other convenient place.

Note, every Prieft must take care to apply to the Bifhop for confecrated Oil, who shall upon fuch their application furnish them therewith.

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