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judge the quick and the dead?

And dost thou believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy Catholick Church; the Communion of Saints; the Re

venly virtues, and everlastingly rewarded, through thy mercy, O blessed Lord God, who dost live, and govern all things, world without end. Amen.

LMIGHTY, everliving

mission of sins; the Resur- A God, whose most dearly

rection of the flesh; and everlasting life after death? . Answer. All this I stedfastly believe.

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Grant that all carnal affections may die in him, and that all things belonging to the Spirit may live and grow in him. Amen.

Grant that he may have power and strength to have victory, and to triumph, against

beloved Son Jesus Christ, for the forgiveness of our sins, did shed out of his most precious side both water and blood; and gave commandment to his disciples, that they should go teach all nations, and baptize them In the Name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost; Regard, we beseech thee, the supplications of thy congregation; sanctify this Water to the mystical washing away of sin; and grant that this Child, now to be baptized therein, may receive the fulness of thy grace, and ever remain in the number of thy faithful and elect children; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Then the Priest shall take the Child into his hands, and shall say to the Godfathers and Godmothers,

Name this Child. And then naming it after them (if they shall certify him that the Child may well endure it) he shall dip it in the Water discreetly and warily, saying,

I baptize thee In the

the devil, the world, and the N. Name of the Father,

flesh. Amen.

Grant that whosoever is here dedicated to thee by our office and ministry may also be endued with hea

and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.

But if they certify that the Child is weak, it shall suffice to pour Water upon it, saying the foresaid words,


N.I baptize thee In the But deliver us from evil.


Name of the Father, Amen. and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.


Then the Priest shall say,

• Here the Priest shall

upon the Child's

E receive this Child into the congregation of Christ's flock, who make a Cross and do sign him forehead. with the sign of the Cross, in token that hereafter he shall not be ashamed to confess the faith of Christ crucified, and manfully to fight under his banner, against sin, the world, and the devil; and to continue Christ's faithful soldier and servant unto his life's end. Amen.

Then shall the Priest say,

EEING now, dearly be

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, that this Child may lead


Then shall the Priest say,

VE yield thee hearty thanks, most merciful Father, that it hath pleased thee to regenerate this Infant with thy holy Spirit, to receive him for thine own Child by adoption, and to incorporate him into thy holy Church. And humbly we beseech thee to grant, that he, being dead unto sin, and living unto righteousness, and being buried with Christ in his death, may crucify the old man, and utterly abolish the whole body of sin; and that, as he is made partaker of the death of thy Son, he may also be

so that finally, with the residue of thy holy Church, he may be an inheritor of thine everlasting kingdom; through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Then, all standing up, the Priest shall say to the Godfathers and Godmothers this Exhortation following.

ORASMUCH as this

the rest of his life according F Child hath promised by

to this beginning.

Then shall be said, all kneeling ;

UR Father, which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, As it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation;

you his sureties to renounce the devil and all his works, to 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, promise, and profession, he hath here made by you. And that he may know

and rose again for us, so
should we, who are baptized,
die from sin, and rise again
unto righteousness; continu-
ally mortifying all our evil
and corrupt affections, and
daily proceeding in all virtue
and godliness of living.

Then shall he add and say,
E are to take care that

these things the better, ye shall call upon him to hear Sermons; and chiefly ye shall provide, that he may learn the Creed, the Lord's Prayer, and the Ten Commandments, in the vulgar tongue, 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, IT is certain by God's Word, that Children which are baptized, dying before they commit actual sin, are undoubtedly saved.

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, in the vulgar tongue, and be further instructed in in the Church-Catechism set forth for that purpose.

To take away all scruple concerning the use of the sign of the Cross in Baptism; the true explication thereof, and the just reasons for the retaining of it, may be seen in the xxxth Canon, first published in the Year MDCIV.




The Curates 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 Holyday falling between, unless upon a great and reasonable cause, to be approved by the Curate. 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 så to do, then Baptism shall be administered on this fushion:

First, let the Minister of the Parish (or, in his absence, any other lawful Minister that can be procured) with them that 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 Publick Baptism, as the time and present exigence will suffer. And then, the Child being named by some one that is present, the Minister shall pour Water upon it, saying these words;

N.I baptize thee In the WE yield thee hearty

. Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.

¶ Then, all kneeling down, the Minister shall

give thanks unto God, and say,

thanks, most merciful Father, that it hath pleased thee to regenerate this Infant with thy holy Spirit, to receive him for thine own

Child by adoption, and to incorporate him into thy holy Church. And we humbly beseech thee to grant, that as he is now made partaker of the death of thy Son, so he may be also of his resurrection; and that finally, with the residue of thy Saints, he may inherit thine everlasting kingdom; through the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

¶ And let them not doubt, but that the Child so baptized is lawfully and sufficiently bap tized, and ought not to be baptized again. Yet nevertheless, if the Child, which is after this sort baptized, do afterward live, it is expedient that it be brought into the Church, to the intent that, if the Minister of the same Parish did himself baptize that Child,

the Congregation may be certified of the true Form of Baptism, by him privately before used: In which case he shall say thus,


Certify you, that accord

ing to the due and prescribed Order of the Church, at such a time, and at such a place, before divers witnesses I baptized this Child.

But if the Child were baptized by any other lawful Minister, then the Minister of the Parish, where the Child was born or christened, shall examine and try whether the Child be lawfully baptized, or no. In which case, if those that bring any Child to the Church do answer, that the same Child is already bap

tized, then shall the Minister examine them further, saying,

With what matter was this Child baptized?

With what words was this Child baptized?

And if the Minister shall find by the answers of such as bring the Child, that all things were done as they ought to be; then shall not he christen the Child again, but shall receive him as one of the flock of true Christian people, saying thus,

Certify you, that in this case all is well done, and according unto due order, concerning the baptizing of this Child; who being born in original sin, and in the wrath of God, is now, by the laver of Regeneration in Baptism, received into the number of the children of God, and heirs of everlasting life for our Lord Jesus Christ doth his and mercy grace not deny unto such Infants, but most lovingly doth call them unto him, as the holy Gospel doth witness to our comfort on this


St. Mark x. 13.

HEY brought young Tchildren to Christ, that

he should touch them; and his disciples rebuked those that brought them.


OY whom was this Child when Jesus saw it, he was

B' baptized? BY

much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not; for of such is the kingdom of God. Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the

Who was present was present when this Child was baptized? Because some things essential to this Sacrament may happen to be omitted through fear or haste, in such times of extremity; therefore I de-kingdom of God as a little mand further of you,

child, he shall not enter

therein, And he took them | Thy will be done in earth, As

up in his arms, put his hands upon them, and blessed them.

After the Gospel is read, the Minister shall make this brief Exhortation upon the words of the Gospel.


ELOVED, ye hear in this Gospel the words of our Saviour Christ, that he commanded the children to

it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation; But deliver us from evil. Amen.

every ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, heavenly Father, we give thee humble thanks, that thou hast vouchsafed to call us to the knowledge of thy grace, and faith in thee; Increase this knowledge, and confirm this faith in us evermore. Give thy holy Spirit to this Infant, that

be brought unto him; how he blamed those that would have kept them from him; how he exhorted all men to follow their innocency. Ye perceive how by his outward gesture and deed he declared his good will toward them; for he embraced them in his arms, he laid his hands up-he, being born again, and beon them, and blessed them. ing made an heir of everlastDoubt ye not therefore, but ing salvation, through our earnestly believe, that he hath Lord Jesus Christ, may conlikewise favourably received tinue thy servant, and attain this present Infant; that he thy promise; through the hath embraced him with the same our Lord Jesus Christ arms of his mercy; and (as thy Son, who liveth and he hath promised in his holy reigneth with thee and the Word) will give unto him the Holy Spirit, now and for ever. blessing of eternal life, and Amen. make him partaker of his everlasting kingdom. Wherefore, we being thus persuaded

Then shall the Priest demand the Name of
the Child; which being by the Godfathers
and Godmothers pronounced, the Minister
shall say,

OST thou, in the Name

of the good will of our hea-Do this Child, renounce

venly Father, declared by his Son Jesus Christ, towards this Infant, let us faithfully and devoutly give thanks unto him, and say the Prayer which the Lord himself taught us:


UR Father, which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come.

the devil and all his works, the vain pomp and glory of this world, with all covetous desires of the same, and the carnal desires of the flesh, so that thou wilt not follow, nor be led by them?

Answer. I renounce them all.

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