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Then ball the Prieft turn to the Lord's Table, and fay, T is very meet, right, and our bounden duty, that we fhould at all times, and in all places, give thanks unto thee, O Lord, † Holy Father, Almighty and everlasting God.
+ the Words (Holy Father] ruft be omitted on Trimy-Sunday.
Here fball follow the proper Preface, according to the Time, if there be any fpecially appointed; or else immediately shall jollow,
Herefore with Angels and Archangels, and with all the
T company of Heaven, we laud and magnify thy glorious Name, evermore praifing thee, and faying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of hofts, heaven and earth are full of thy glory. Glory be to thee, O Lord moft high. Amen.
Upon Christmas day, and feven Days after : Ecaufe thou didit give Jefus Chrift thine only Son to be born as at this time for us, who, by the operation of the Holy Ghoft, was made very man of the Subftance of the Virgin Mary his mother, and that without fpot of fin, to make us clean from all fin. Therefore with Angels, &c.
Upon Eafter-day, and feven Days after:
UT chiefly are we bound to praife thee for the glorious Refurrection of thy Son Jefus Chrift our Lord: for he is the very Paichal Lamb which was offered for us, and hath taken away the fin of the world; who by his death hath destroyed death, and by his rifing to life again, hath restored to us everlafting life. Therefore with Angels, &c.
Upon Afcenfion-day, and feven Days after: Hrough thy moft dearly-beloved Son, Jefus Chrift our Lord; who, after his moft glorious Refurrection, manifeftly appeared to all his Apostles, and in their fight afcended up into heaven, to prepare a place for us; that where he is, thither we might alfo afcend, and reign with him in glory. Therefore with Angels, &c. Upon Witfunday, and fix Days after : according whofe moft true promife, the Holy Ghoft came down, as at this time, from heaven with a fudden great found, as it had been a mighty wind, in the likeness of fiery tongues, lighting upon the Apoftles, to teach them, and to lead them to all truth, giving them both the gift of divers languages, and alfo boldnefs, with fervent zeal, constantly to preach the Gospel unto all nations, whereby we have been brought out of darkness and error, into the clear light and true knowledge of thee, and of thy Son Jefus Chrift. Therefore with Angels, &c.
Upon the Feast of Trinity only:
WHO art one God, one Lord; not one only perfon, but
three perfons in one fubftance. For that which we believe of the glory of the Father, the fame we believe of the Son, and of the Holy Ghoft, without any difference or inequality. Therefore with Angels, &c.
¶After each of which Prefaces fball immediately be fung or faid,
T company with and and magnify why glorious Herefore with Angels and Archangels, and with all the Naine, evermore praifing thee, and faying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of hots, heaven and earth are full of thy Glory. Glory be to thee, O Lord moft high. Amen.
Then fhall the Priest, kneeling down at the Lord's Table, fay, in the Name of all them that shall receive the Communion, this Prayer following:
W Lord, trufing in our own righteoulnefs, but in thy maE do not prefume to come to this thy Table, O merciful
nifold and great mercies. We are not worthy fo much as to gather up the crumbs under thy Table. But thou art the same Lord, whofe property is always to have mercy: Grant us therefore, gracious Lord, fo to eat the flesh of thy dear Son Jefus Chrift, and to drink his blood, that our finful bodies made clean by his body, and our fouls washed through his moft may be precious blood, and that we may evermore dwell in him, and he in us. Amen.
When the Prief, Aanding before the Table, hath fo ordered the Bread and Wine, that he may with the more Readiness and Decency break the Bread before the People, and take the Cup into bis Hands, he shall fay the Prayer of Confecration as followeth :
A mercy, didit give thine only Son Jefus Chrift to fuffer death
Lmighty God, our heavenly Father, who, of thy tender
upon the cross for our redemption; who made there (by his
(1) Here the Priet
into bis bands: (b) and bere to break the bread: bis band upon all the (c) And bere to lay bread:
: one oblation of himself once offered) a full, perfect, and suffi cient facifice, oblation, and satisfaction for the fins of the whole world, and did inftitute, and in his holy Gospel command us to continue a perpetual memory of that his precious death, until his coming again; Hear us, O merciful Father, we moft humbly befeech thee, and grant that we receiving these thy creatures of bread and wine, according to thy Son our Saviour Jefus Chrift's holy inflitution, in remembrance of his death and paffion, may be partakers of his most bieffed Body and Blood: Who, in the fame night that he was betrayed, (a) took bread; and when he had given thanks, (b) he brake it; and is to take the paten gave it to his difciples, faying, Take, eat; (c) this is my Body which is given for you: do this in remembrance of me. Likewife after Supper (d) he took the Cup; and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, the cup into bisband: faying, Drink ye all of this; for this (e) is (e) And here to lay my Blood of the New Teftament, which bis band upon every is fhed for you, and for many, for the re- fagon) in which bere miffion of fins: Do this, as oft as ye fhall is any wine to be condrink it, in remembrance of me. Amen. Then all the Minister firft receive the Communion in both Kinds himself, and then proceed to deliver the fame to the Bishops, Priefis, and Deacons, in like Manner (if any be prefent) and after that to the People alfo in order, into their Hands, all meekby kneeling. And when he delivereth the Bread to any one, he fhall fay,
(a)Here be is to take
weifel (be it chalice or
thee, preferve thy body and foul unto everlasting life. HE Body of our Lord Jefus Chrift, which was given for
Take and eat this in remembrance that Chrift died for thee, and feed on him in thy heart by faith with thanksgiving.
¶ And the Minifter that delivereth the Cup to any one ftail fay,
HE Blood of our Lord Jefus Chrift, which was fhed for thee, preferve thy body and foul unto everlafting life. Drink this in remembrance that Chrift's Blood was fhed for thee, and be thankful.
If the confecrated Bread or Wine be all spent before all have communicated, the Prief is to confecrate more, according to the Form before prefcribed; beginning at [Our Saviour Chrift in the fame night, &c. for the bleffing of the Bread; and at [Likewife after Supper, &c.] for the blej fing of the Cup.
When all have communicated, the Minifter fhall return to the Lord's Table, and reverently place upon it what remaineth of the confecrated Elements, covering the fame with a fair Linen Cloth.
¶Then shall the Prieft fay the Lord's Prayer, the People repeating after him every Petition.
UR Father, which art in Heaven, Hallowed be thy Name.
is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trefpaffes, As we forgive them that trefpafs againft And lead us not into temptation; But deliver us from evil : For thine is the Kingdom, And the Power, And the Glory, For ever and ever. Amen.
After fhall be faid as followeth:
ts, ept tirely defire thy fatherly goodness mercifully to accept this our facrifice of praise and thanksgiving; most humbly befeeching thee to grant, that by the merits and death of thy Son Jefus Chrift, and through faith in his blood, we and all thy whole Church may obtain remiffion of our fins, and all other benefits of his paffion. And here we offer and prefent unto thee, O Lord, ourselves, our fouls and bodies, to be a reasonable, holy, and lively facrifice unto thee; humbly befecching thee, that all who are partakers of this holy Communion, may be fulfilled with thy grace and heavenly benediction. And although we be unworthy, through our manifold fins, to offer unto thee any facrifice; yet we beseech thee to accept this our bounden duty and fervice; not weighing our merits, but pardoning our offences, through Jefus Christ our Lord; by whom, and with whoin, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, all honour and glory be unto thee, O Father Almighty, world without end. Amen. C4
Almighty and everliving God, we most heartily thank
thee, for that thou doft vouchfafe to feed us, who have duly received these holy myfteries, with the fpiritual food of the most precious body and blood of thy Son our Saviour Jefus Chrift; and doft affure us thereby of thy favour and goodness towards us; and that we are very members incorporate in the myftical body of thy Son, which is the bleffed company of all faithful people; and are alfo heirs through hope of thy everlafting kingdom, by the merits of the most precious death and paffion of thy dear Son. And we moft humbly beseech thee, O heavenly Father, fo to affift us with thy grace, that we may continue in that holy fellowship, and do all fuch good works as thou haft prepared for us to walk in, through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with thee and the Holy Ghoft, be all honour and glory, world without end. Amen.
Then fhall be faid or fung,
Glow be to God on high, hee, me birth peace, good will towards men. We praise thee, we bless thee, we worship thee, we glorify thee, we give thanks to thee for thy great glory, O Lord God, heavenly King, God the Father Almighty.
O Lord, the only-begotten Son Jefu Chrift; O Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father, that takeft away the fins of the world, have mercy upon us. Thou that takelt away the fins of the world, have mercy upon us. Thou that takeft away the fins of the world, receive our prayer, Thou that fitteft at the right hand of God the Father, have mercy upon us. For thou only art holy, thou only art the Lord, thou only, O Chrift, with the Holy Ghoft, art most high in the glory of God the Father. Amen.
Then the Pricft (or Bishop, if he be prefent) fhall let them depart with this Bleffing:
HE peace of God, which paffeth all understanding, keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God, and of his Son Jefus Christ our Lord: And the bleffing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, be amongst you, and remain with you always. Amen.
Collects to be faid after the Offertory, when there is no Communion, every fuch Day one or more; and the fame may be
faid alfo as often as Occafion fhall ferve, after the Colle&s either of Morning or Evening Prayer, Communion, or Litany, by the Discretion of the Minifter.
Sift us mercifully, O Lord, in these our fupplications and prayers; and difpofe the way of thy fervants towards the attainment of everlafting falvation; that among all the changes and chances of this mortal life, they may ever be defended by thy most gracious and ready help, through Jefus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Almighty, Lordia, feverlasting God, vouchsafe, we bes feech thee, to direct, fanctify, and govern both our hearts and bodies in the ways of thy laws, and in the works of thy commandments, that through thy moft mighty protection, both here and ever, we may be preferved in body and foul, through our Lord and Saviour Jefus Chrift. Amen.
GWANT, we have heard this day with our outward ears,
RANT, we beseech thee, Almighty God, that the words
may through thy grace be fo grafted inwardly in our hearts, that they may bring forth in us the fruit of good living, to the honour and praife of thy Name, through Jefus Christ our Lord.
Almighty God, the fountain of all wisdom, who knoweft
our neceffities before we afk, and our ignorance in asking; We beseech thee to have compaffion upon our infirmities; and those things which for our unworthiness we dare not, and for our blindness we cannot afk, vouchfafe to give us for the worthiness of thy Son Jefus Chrift our Lord. Amen.
UPON the Sundays and other Holy-days (if there be no Communion) shall be said all that is appointed at the Communion, until the End of the general Prayer [For the whole State of Christ's Church militant here in Earth] together with one or more of these Collects laft before rebearfed, concluding with the Bleffing.
And there shall be no Celebration of the Lord's Supper, except there be a convenient Number to communicate with the Priest, according to his Difcretion.
And if there be not above Twenty Perfons in the Parish of Difcretion to receive the Communion, yet there shall be no Communion, except four (or three at the leaft) communicate with the Prieft.
And in Cathedral and Collegiate Churches and Colleges, where there are many Priefs and Deacons, they fball all receive the Communion with the Priest every Sunday at the leaft, except they have a reasonable Caufe to the contrary.
And to take away all Occafion of Diffenfion and Superftition, which any Perfon bath or might have concerning the Bread and Wine, it shall fuffice that the Bread be fuch as is ufual to be eaten; but the best and pureft Wheat Bread that conveniently may be gotten.
And if any of the Bread and Wine remain unconfecrated, the Curate fhall have it to his own Ufe; but if any remain of that which was confecrated, it shall not be carried out of the Church, but the Prief and such other of the Communicants as be fhall then call unto him, fhall, immediately after the Bleffing, reverently eat and drink the fame.
And yearly at
The Bread and Wine for the Communion shall be provided by the Curate and the Churchwardens, at the Charges of the Parish.
After the Divine Service ended, the Money given at the Offertory fhall be diffofed of to fuch pious and charitable Ufes, as the Minifter and Churchwardens sball think fit; wherein if they disagree, it shall be difpofed of as the Ỗrdinary sball appoint.
receive the fame kneeling (which Order is well meant, for a Signification of our humble and grateful Acknowledgement of the Benefits of Chrift there in given to all worthy Receivers, and for the avoiding of fuch Profanation and Disorder in the holy Communion, as might otherwife enfue) yet, left the fame Kneeling fhould be by any Perfons, either out of Ignorance and Infirmity, or out of Malice and Obitinacy, be mifconftrued and depraved; it is hereby declared, That thereby no Adoration is intended, or ought to be done, either unto the Sacramental Bread or Wine there bodily received, or unto any corporal Prefence of Chrift's natural Flesh and Blood. For the Sacramental Bread and Wine remain ftill in their very natural Substances, and therefore may not be adored (for that were Idolatry, to be abhorred of all faithful Chriftians) and the natural Body and Blood of our Saviour Chrift are in Heaven, and not here; it being against the Truth of Christ's natural Body, to be at one Time in more Places than one.
The Miniftration of PU BLICK BAPTISM of Infants, to be used in the Church.
TH "HE People are to be admonished, that it is moft convenient that Baptifm fhould not be administered but upon Sundays, and other Holydays, when the moft Number of People come together; as well for that the Congregation there prefent may teflify the receiving of them that be newly baptized, into the Number of Chrift's Church; as also because in the Baptifm of Infants, every Man prefent may be put in remembrance of bis own Profeffion made to God in his Baptifm. For which Caufe also it is expedient, that Baptifm be ministered in the vulgar Tongue. Nevertheless (if Neceffity fo require) Children may be baptized upon any other Day.
And note, That there fhall be for every Male-child to be baptized, two Godfathers and one Godmother; and for every Female, one Godfather and two Godmothers.
When there are Children to be baptized, the Parents fhall give Knowledge thereof over Night, or in the Morning before the Beginning of Morning Prayer, to the Curate. And then the Godfathers and Godmothers, and the People with the Children, must be ready at the Font, either immediately after the laft Leffon at Morning Prayer, or else immediately after the laft Leffon at Evening Prayer, as the Curate by his Difcretion fhall appoint. And the Prieft coming to the Font (which is then to be filled with pure Water) and flanding there, fhall fay, Hath this Child been already baptized, or no?
¶ If they answer, No; then shall the Prieft proceed as followeth :
Early beloved, forafmuch as all men are conceived and born in fin, and that our Saviour Christ faith, None can enter into the Kingdom of God, except he be regenerate, and born anew of Water and of the Holy Ghoft; I beseech you to call upon God the Father, through our Lord Jefus Chrift, that of his bounteous mercy he will grant to this Child that thing which by nature be cannot have; that he may be baptized with water and the Holy Ghoft, and received into Chrift's holy Church, and be made a lively member of the fame.
Then fball the Prieft fay,
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 upon them, and blessed them. Doubt ye not therefore, but earnestly believe, that he will likewise favourably receive this prefent Infant; that he will embrace him with the arms. of his mercy, that he will give unto him the bleffing of eter nal life, and make him partaker of his everlasting Kingdom. Wherefore, we being thus perfuaded of the good will of our heavenly Father towards this Infant, declared by his Son Jesus Christ,, and nothing doubting but that he favourably alloweth this charitable work of ours, in bringing this Infant to his holy Baptism, let us faithfully and devoutly give thanks unto him, and lay,
A didit ave Noah and his family who, of thy great mercy, Almighty and evernatting thon hift Vouchlafed to all
in the Ark from perishing
by water, and allo didft fafely lead the children of Ifrael thy people, through the Red fea, figuring thereby thy holy Baptifm; and by the Baptifm of thy well-beloved Son Jefus Chrift in the river Jordan, didft fanctify water to the myftical washing away of fin; We befeech thee, for thine infinite mercies, that thou wilt mercifully look upon this Child; wash him and fanctify bim with the Holy Ghoft, that be being delivered from thy wrath, may be received into the Ark of Chrift's Church; and being stedfaft in faith, joyful through hope, and rooted in Charity, may fo pafs the waves of this troublesome world, that finally be may come to the land of everlafting life, there to reign with thee, world without end, through Jefus Christ our
helper of all that flee to thee for fuccour, the life of them that believe, and the refurrection of the dead; We call upon thee for this Infant, that he coming to thy holy Baptifm, may receive remiflion of bis fins by fpiritual regeneration. Receive bim, O Lord, as thou haft promifed by thy well-beloved Son, faying, Afk, and ye fhall have; feek, and ye fhall find; knock, and it fhall be opened unto you: So give now unto us that afk; let us that feek, find; open the gate unto us that knock; that this Infant may enjoy the everlasting benediction of thy heavenly wathing, and may come to the eternal kingdom which thou haft promised by Chrift our Lord. Amen.
God, the aid all that need,
Then fall the People fand up, and the Prieft fall fay, Hear the words of the Gospel written by Saint Mark, in the tenth Chapter, at the thirteenth Verfe.
HEY brought young children to Chrift, that he should Ttouch them, and his diciples rebuked thofe that brought them. But when Jefus faw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not; for of fuch is the Kingdom of God. Verily I fay unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the Kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein. And he took them up in his arms, put his hands upon them, and blessed them. After the Gospel is read, the Minifter fhall make this brief Exhortation upon the Words of the Gospel.
B Christ, that he commanded the children to be brought unto
Eloved, ye hear in this Gofpel the words of our Saviour
him; how he blamed thofe that would have kept them from him; how he exhorteth all men to follow their innocency.
us to the knowledge of thy grace, and faith in thee: Increase
DEarly beloved, ye have brought this Child here to be bap
tized, ye have prayed that our Lord Jefus Chrift would vouchfafe to receive him, to release him of his fins, to fanctify him with the Holy Ghost, to give him the kingdom of heaven, and everlasting life. Ye have heard alfo that our Lord Jefus Chrift hath promifed in his Gofpel to grant all these things that ye have prayed for: which promife he, for his part, will molt furely keep and perform. Wherefore after this promife made by Chrift, this Infant must also faithfully for his part promife by you that are bis Sureties (until he come of age to take it upon himself) that he will renounce the devil and all his works, and conftantly believe God's holy Word, and obediently keep> his Commandments.
I demand therefore,
OST thou in the Name of this Child renounce the devil.
D and all his works, the vain pomp and glory of the world,
with all covetous defires of the fame, and the carnal defires of the flesh, fo that thou wilt not follow, not be led by them? Anfwer. I renounce them all.
OST thou believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of Heaven and Earth?
And in Jefus Chrift, his only-begotten Son our Lord? and that he was conceived by the Holy Ghoft; born of the Virgin Mary; that he fuffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; that he went down into hell, and also did. rife again the third Day; that he afcended into Heaven, and fitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; and from thence fhall come again at the end of the world to judge the quick and the dead?
And doft thou believe in the Holy Ghoft; the Holy Catholick Church; the Communion of Saints; the Remillion of Sins; the Refurrection of the flesh; and everlaiting Life after Death2= Anfever. All this I ftedfaftly believe.
us give thanks unto Almighty God for thefe benefits, and with
WILT douts, and walk in the fame all the day, s of thy life? Thy Kingdom come. thou then obediently keep God's holy will and com
Anjw. I will.
Then fball the Prieft say,
Merciful God, grant that the old Adam in this Child may be to buried, that the new man may be raised up in him. 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 the devil, the world, and the flesh. Amen. Grant that whofoever is here dedicated to thee by our office and ministry, may also be endued with heavenly virtues, and everlastingly rewarded, through thy mercy, O bleffed Lord God, who doft live and govern all things, world without end. Amen.
Almighty, ever living God, whose most dearly beloved son
Jefus Chrift, for the forgiveness of our fins, did thed out of his most precious fide both water and blood; and gave commandment to his difciples, that they fhould go teach all nations, and baptize them, In the Name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost; Regard, we beseech thee, the fuppli. cations of this Congregation: fanctify this water to the mystical washing away of fin; 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 Jefus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Then the Priest shall take the Child in his Hands, and shall say to the Godfathers and Godmothers,
OUR Father, which are in Heaven, Helowel be thy Names
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 trefpaffes, As we forgive them that trefpafs again't And lead us not into temptation; But deliver us from evil. Amen. Then fhall the Pricft fay,
WE yield the hearty thanks, mott merciful Father, that
it hath pleafed 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 fin, and living unto righteoufnefs, and being buried with Chrift in his death, may crucify the old man, and utterly abolish the whole body of fin, and that as he is made partaker of the death of thy Son, he may also be partaker of his refurrection; so that finally with the refidue of thy holy Church he may be an inheritor of thine everlatting kingdom, through Chrift our Lord. ¶ Then all standing up, the Priest shall fay to the Godfathers and Godmothers this Exhortation following:
to renounce the devil and all his works, to believe in God, and to ferve him; ye muft remember that it is your parts and duties to fee that this Infant be taught, so soon as he thall be able to learn, what a folemn vow, promife, and profeffion be bath here made by you. And that he may know these things the better, ye shall call upon him to hear Sermons; and chiefly ye fhall 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 Chriftian ought to know and believe to his foul's health; and that this Child may be virtuously brought up, to lead a godly and a Chriftian life; remembering always, that Baptifm doth reprefent unto us our profeffion, 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 ride again unto righteoufnefs, continually mortifying all our evil and corrupt affections, and daily proceeding in all virtue and godlinefs of living. Then fhall he add, and fay,
as this by
E 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 in the vulgar tongue, and be further inftructed in the Church Catechifm fet forth for that purpose.
Tis certain by God's Word, that Children which are baptized,
I dying before they commit actual Sin, are undoubtedly Javed.
Trak in Baptifm, true Explication thereof, and the juf
The Ministration of Private BAPTISM of Children in Houses.
HE Curates of every Parish fhall often admonish the People, that they defer not the Baptifm of their Children longer than the firfor Tecond Sunday next after their Birth, or other Holy-day falling between, unless upon a great and reasonable Gauge, to be approved by the Curate.
And also they shall warn them, that without like great Cause and Neceffity, they procure not their Children to be baptized at home in their Houfes. But when Need fhall compel them fo to do, then Baptifm shall be administered on this Fashion:
First, let the Minifter of the Parifb (or, in his Abfence, any other lawful Minifler that can be procured) with them that are prefent, call upon God, and jay the Lord's Prayer, and fo many of the Collects appointed to be faid before in the Form of Publick Baptifm, as the Time and prefent Exigence will fuffer. And then the Child being named by fome one that is present, the Minister sball pour Water upon it, faying thefe Words:
Son, and of the Holy Chonte of the Father, and of the WE yield the hearty thanks, met merci in father, that
it hath pleafed thee to regenerate this Infant with thy Holy Spirit; to receive him for thine own Child by adoption, befeech
befeech thee to grant, that as be is now made partaker of the Death of thy Son, fo be may be alfo of his Refurrection: And that finally with the refidue of thy Saints, be may inherit thine everlasting Kingdom, through the fame thy Son Jefus Christ our Lord. Amen.
And let them not doubt but that the Child fo baptized is lawfully and fufficiently baptized, 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 Minifter of the fame Parish did
this knowledge, and confirm this faith in us evermore. Give thy Holy Spirit to this Infant; that be being born again, and being made an heir of everlasting salvation, through our Lord Jefus Chrift, may continue thy fervant, and attain thy promise, through the fame our Lord Jefus Chrift thy Son; who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, now and for ever. Amen.
Then fhall the Prieft demand the Name of the Child; which being by the Godfathers and Godmothers pronounced, the Minifter fhall Jay,
bimfelf baptize that Child, the Congregation may be certified of Da
the true Form of Baptifm by bim privately before used: In which Cafe be fall fay thus:
Certify you, that according to the due and prefcribed Order
divers witneffes, I baptized this Child.
BUT if the Child were baptized by any other lawful Minister ; then the Minifter of the Parish, where the Child was born or chriftened, fball examine and try whether the Child be lawfully baptized, or no. In which Cafe, if thofe that bring any Child to the Church do answer, that the fame Child is already baptized, then fall the Minifter examine them further, faying, B who was a fent when this Child was baptized? Y whom was this Child baptized?
Becaufe fome things effential to this Sacrament may happen to be omitted through fear or hafte, in fuch times of extremity; therefore I demand further of you,
With what matter was this Child baptized?
¶ And if the Minister fball find by the Anfwers of fuch as bring
Certify you, that in this cafe all is well done, and according unto due order, concerning the baptiziug of this Child; who, being born in original fin, and in the wrath of God, is now by the laver of Regeneration in Baptifm received into the number of the children of God, and heirs of everlasting life: For Our Lord Jefus Chrift doth not deny his grace and mercy unto fuch Infants, but most lovingly doth call them unto him, as the holy Gofpel doth witness to our comfort on this wife:
S. Mark x. 13.
THEY brought young Children to Chrift, that he fhould touch them; and his difciples rebuked thofe that brought them. But when Jefus faw it, he was much difpleafed, and faid unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of fuch is the Kingdom of God. Verily I fay unto you, Whofoever shall not receive the Kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein. And he took them up in his arms, put his hands upon them, and bleffed them.
OST thou in the Name of this Child renounce the devil and all his works, the vain pomp and glory of this world, with all covetous defires of the fame, and the carnal defires of the flesh, so that thou wilt not follow, nor be led by them ? Aufw. I renounce them all.
OST thou believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker
of Heaven and Earth?
And in Jefus Chrift his only-begotten Son our Lord? and that he was conceived by the Holy Ghoft; born of the Virgin Mary; that he fuffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; that he went down into hell, and also did rife again the third day; that he afcended into Heaven, and fitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; and from thence fhall come again at the end of the world to judge the quick and the dead?
And doft thou believe in the Holy Ghost; the Holy Catholick Church; the Communion of Saints; the Remiffion of Sins the Resurrection of the flesh; and everlasting Life after Death? Anfw. All this I ftedfaftly believe.
ILT thou then obediently keep God's holy will and com
W mandments, and walk in the fame all the days of thy
¶Then the Prieft fball fay,
WE receive this Child into the Congrega
make a Cross upon the
tion of Chrift's flock, and do fign him Here the Priest bak with the fign of the Crofs; in token that here- Child's Forebead.
after be fhall not be afhamed to confefs the faith
Then fhall the Prieft fay,
in Eeing now, dearly beloved brethren, that this Child is by Baptifm regenerate, and grafted into the body of Christ's Church; let us give thanks unto Almighty God for thefe benefits, and with one accord make our prayers unto him, that he may lead the rest of his life according to this beginning. Then the Prieft
After the Gospel is read, the Minister ball make this brief Ex-WE yield thee moft hearty thanks, moft merciful Father,
bortation upon the Words of the Gofpel:
Eloved, ye hear in this Gofpel the words of our Saviour
to him; how he blamed thofe that would have kept them from him; how he exhorteth all men to follow their innocency. Ye perceive how by his outward gefture and deed, he declared his good will toward them; for he embraced them in his arms, he laid his hands upon them, and bleffed them. Doubt ye not therefore, but earnestly believe, that he hath likewife favourably received this prefent Infant; that he hath embraced him with the arms of his mercy; and (as he hath promised in his holy Word) will give unto bim the bleffing of eternal life, and make bim partaker of his everlafting Kingdom. Wherefore we being thus perfuaded of the good will of our heavenly Father, declared by his Son Jefus Chrift, towards this Infant; let us faithfully and devoutly give thanks unto him, and say the Prayer which the Lord himself taught us:
OUR 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 trefpaffes, As we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation; But deliver us from
Lmighty and everlasting God, heavenly Father, we give thee humble thanks, that thou haft vouchfafed to call us to the knowledge of thy grace, and faith in thee: Increase
that it hath pleafed 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 fin, and liv ing unto righteousness, and being buried with Christ in his Death, may crucify the old man, and utterly abolish the whole body of fin; and that as he is made partaker of the death of thy Son, be may alfo be partaker of his refurrection; fo that finally with the refidue of thy holy Church, he may be an inheritor of thine everlafting kingdom, through Jefus Christ our Lord.
renounce the devil and all his works, to believe in God, and to ferve him; ye must remember, that it is your parts and duties to fee that this Infant be taught, fo foon as he fhall be able to learn, what a folemn vow, promife, and profeffion he hath made by you. And that he may know these things the better, ye thall 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 Chriftian ought to know and believe to his foul's health; and that this Child may be virtuously brought up to lead a godly and a Christian life; remembering always, that Baptifm doth reprefent unto us our profeffion, which is, to follow the example of our Saviour Chrift, and to be made