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The Oblation. WHEREFORE, dwell in them, and they in him.

O Lord and And although we are unworthy, heavenly Father, according to the through our manifold sins, to offer institution of thy dearly beloved unto thee any sacrifice; yet we beSon our Saviour Jesus Christ, we, seech thee to accept this our bourden thy humble servants, do celebrate duty and service, not weighing our and make here before thy divine mes, but pardoning our offences; Majesty, with these thy holy gifts, through Jesus Christ our Lord; by which we now offer unto thee, the whom, and with whom, in the unity memorial thy Son hath commanded of the Holy Ghost, all honour and us to make; having in remembrance glory be unto thee, O Father Al his blessed passion and precious mighty, world without end. Amen. death, his mighty resurrection and Here shall be sung a Hymn, or Part of a Hymn, from the Selection for the glorious ascension; rendering unto Feasts and Fasts, &c. thee most hearty thanks, for the] innumerable benefits procured unto us by the same. And we most

The Invocation.

humbly beseech thee, O merciful Father, to hear us; and, of thy Almighty goodness, vouchsafe to bless and sanctify, with thy Word and Holy Spirit, these thy gifts and

Then shall the Priest first receive the Communion in both kinds himself, and proceed to deliver the same to the Bishops, Priests, and Deacons, in like manner, (if any be present) and, after that, to the People also in order, into their hands, all devoutly kneeling: And when he delivereth the Bread, he shall


Christ, which was given for

HE body of our Lord Jesus

shall say,

was shed for thee, and be thankful.

creatures of bread and wine; that we, receiving them according to thee, preserve thy body and soul thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ's unto everlasting life: Take and eat holy institution, in remembrance of this in remembrance that Christ his Death and Passion, may be par-died for thee, and feed on him in takers of his most blessed Body and thy heart by faith, with thanksgiving. Blood. And we earnestly desire ¶ And the Minister who delivereth the Cup, thy fatherly goodness, mercifully to accept this our sacrifice of praise THE blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, which was shed for and thanksgiving; most humbly beseeching thee to grant, that by the thee, preserve thy body and soul merits and death of thy Son Jesus unto everlasting life: Drink this Christ, and through faith in his blood, in remembrance that Christ's blood we, and all thy whole Church, may obtain remission of our sins, and all other benefits of his passion. And here we offer and present unto thee, O Lord, ourselves, our souls, and bodies, to be a reasonable, holy, and living sacrifice unto thee; humbly beseeching thee, that we, and all others who shall be partakers of this holy Communion, may worthily receive the most precious Body and Blood of thy Son Jesus Christ, be filled with thy grace and heavenly benediction, and made one body with him, that he may

If the consecrated Bread and Wine be spent before all have communicated. the Priest is to consecrate more, according to the Form before prescribed; beginning at-All glory be to thee, Almighty God-and ending with these words Partakers of his most blessed Body and Blood.

When all have communicated, the Mi

nister shall return to the Lord's Table, and reverently place upon it what remaineth of the consecrated Elements, covering the same with a fair Linen


Then shall the Minister say the Lord's Prayer, the People repeating after him every petition.

OUR Father, who art in Heaven, of Gorl, Son of the Father, that

Hallowed be thy Name; Thy takest away the sins of the world, Kingdom come; Thy will be done have mercy upon us. Thou that on Earth, as it is in Heaven; Give takest away the sins of the world, us this day our daily bread; And have mercy upon us. Thou that forgive us our trespasses, as we takest away the sins of the world, forgive those who trespass ainst receive our prayer. Thou that us; And lead us not into tempta-sittest at the right hand of God the tion; But deliver us from evil : Father, have mercy upon us. For thine is the kingdom, and the Power, and the Glory, for ever and ever. Amen.

After shall be said as followeth:

For thou only art holy; thou only art the Lord; thou only, O Christ, with the Holy Ghost, art most High in the glory of God the Fa Amen. Then the Priest (the Bishop, if he he present) shall let them depart wan this blessing:

ALMIGHTY and everliving God, ther.


we most heartily thank thee, for that thou dost vouchsafe to feed us who have duly received these holy Mysteries, with the spiritual HE peace of God, which passeth all understanding, keep food of the most precious Body and your hearts and minds in the knowBlood of thy Son our Saviour Jesus ledge and love of God, and of his Christ; and dost assure us thereby Son Jesus Christ our Lord: And of thy favour and goodness towards the blessing of God Almighty, the us; and that we are very members Father, the Son, and the Holy incorporate in the my ical body of Ghost, be amongst you, and remain thy Son, which is the blessed com- with you always. Amen. pany of all faithful people; and are also heirs through hope of thy everlasting kingdom, by the merits of the most precious death and passion of thy dear Son. And we most ASSIST us mercifully, O Lord, humbly beseech thee, O heavenly in these our supplications and Father, so to assist us with thy prayers; and dispose the way of thy grace, that we may continue in that servants towards the attainment of holy fellowship, and do all such ev rlasting salvation; that among good works as thou hast prepared for all the changes and chances of this us to walk in, through Jesus Christ mortal life, they may ever be deour Lord; to whom with thee and fended by thy inost gracious and the holy Ghost, be all honour and ready help, through Jesus Christ glory, world without end. Amen. jour Lord. Amen.

Hymn from the Selection.

Collects that may be said after the Collects of Morning or Evening Prayer, or Communion, at the discretion of the Mi


Then shall be said or sung, all standing, GRANT, we beseech thee, AlGloria in excelsis, or some properj mighty God, that the words which we have heard this day with YLORY be to God on high, and our outward ears, may, through thy on earth peace, good-will to-grace, be so grafted inwardly in our wards men. We praise thee, we hearts, that they may bring forth bless thee, we worship thee, we glo-in us the fruit of good living; to the rify thee, we give thanks to thee for honour and praise of thy name, thy great glory, O Lord God,heaven-through Jesus Christ our Lord. ly King, God the Father Almighty. Amen.

O Lord, the only begotten Son

Jesus Christ; O Lord God, LabDIRECT us, O Lord, in all our doings, with thy most gracious

favour, and further us with thy con-those who ask in tlry Son's name; tinual help; that in all our works we beseech thee mercifully to inbegun, continued, and ended in cline thine ears to us who have now thee, we may glorify thy holy name; made our prayers and supplications and finally, by thy mercy, obtain unto thee; and grant, that those. everlasting life, through Jesus Christ things which we have faithfully our Lord. Amen. asked according to thy will, may

LMIGHTY God, the fountain effectually be obtained; to the re

ALoyal Wiy Gin, the knowest lief of our necessity, and to the setour necessities before we ask, and ting forth of thy glory, through Jeour ignorance in asking; we be-sus Christ our Lord. Amen.

seech thee to have compassion upon 1 our infirmities; and those things which for our unworthiness we dare not, and for our blindness we cannot ask, vouchsafe to give us, for the worthiness of thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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Upon the Sundays and other Holy Days (if there be no Sermon or Communion) shall be said all that is appointed at the Communion, unto the end of the Gospel, concluding with the Blessing. And if any of the consecrated Bread and Wine remain after the Communion, it shall not be carried out of the Church; but the Minister and other Communicants shall, immediately after the Blessing, reverently eat and drink the same.



To be used in the Church.

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 There shall be for every Male Child to be baptized, when they can be had, two God fathers and one Godmother; and for every Female, one Godfather and two Godmothers; and Parents shall be admitted as Sponsors, if it be desired. 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?

If they answer, No; then shall the Minister proceed, as followeth.

EARLY beloved, forasmuch as upon God the Father, through our all in sin; and our Saviour Christ saith, teous mercy, he will grant to this None can enter into the kingdom Child that which by nature he canof God, except he be regenerate not have; that he may be baptized and born anew of Water and of the with Water and the Holy Ghost, Holy Ghost; I beseech you to call and received into Christ's holy


Church, and be made a living mem- which thou hast promised by Christ Jour Lord. Amen.

ber of the same.

Then shall the Minister say,
Let us pray.

T Then the Minister shall say as follows: or else shall pass on to the questions ad

to the Prayer immediately before the Immersion, or the pouring of Water on the Infant. But note; that, in every Church, the intermediate parts of the Service shall be used, once at least in every mouth (if there be a Baptism) for the better instructing of the people in the Grounds of Infant Baptism.

ALMIGHTY any everlasting dressed to the Sponsors, and from thence God, who, of thy great mercy, didst save Noah and his family in the Ark from perishing by water; and also didst safely lead the children of Israel thy people through the Red Sea, figuring thereby thy holy Baptism; and by the Baptism of thy well-beloved Son Jesus Christ

Hear the words of the Gospel,



in the river Jordan, didst sanctify written by St. Mark, in the tenth water, to the mystical washing away chapter, at the thirteenth verse. of sin; we beseech thee, for thine brought young children to Christ, that he should touch infinite mercies, that thou wilt mer-them; and his disciples rebuked cifully look upon this Child; wash those who brought them. him, and sanctify him with the Holy when Jesus saw it, he was much disGhost; that he, being delivered from thy wrath, may be received pleased, and said unto them, Suffer into the Ark of Christ's Church; and forbid them not; for of such is the little children to conie unto me, and being steadfast in faith, joyful the kingdom of God. Verily I say through hope, and rooted in charity, unto you, Whosoever shall not remay so pass the waves of this trouble-ceive the kingdom of God as a little some world, that finally he may child, he shall not enter therein. come to the land of everlasting life; And he took them up in his arms, there to reign with thee, world! without end, through Jesus Christ put his hands upon them, and bless

our Lord. Amen.

Or this.

ed them.

1 After the Gospel is read, the Minister
shall make this brief Exhortation upon

ALMIGHTY and immortal God, the words of the Gospel:

the aid of all who need, the ELOVED, ye hear in this Goshelper of all who flee to thee for pel the words of our Saviour succour, the life of those who be-Christ, that he commanded the chillieve, and the resurrection of the dren to be brought unto him; how dead; we call upon thee for this he blamed those who would have Infant, that he, coming to thy holy kept them from him; how he exBaptism, may receive remission of horteth all men to follow their insin, by spiritual regeneration. Re-nocency. Ye perceive how by his ceive him, O Lord, as thou hast outward gesture and deed, he depromised by thy well-beloved Son, clared his good will toward them : saying, Ask, and ye shall have: For he embraced them in his arms, seek, and ye shall find; knock, and he laid his hands upon them, and it shall be opened unto you : So blessed them. Doubt ye not theregive now unto us who ask; let us fore, but earnestly believe, that he who seek, find; open the gate un-will likewise favourably receive this to us who knock; that this Infunt present Infant; that he will emmay enjoy the everlasting benedic-brace him with the arms of his mer tion of thy heavenly washing, and cy; that he will give unto him the may come to the eternal kingdom blessing of eternal life, and make

The Minister shall then demand of the Sponsors as follows; the Questions being considered as addressed to them severaF ly, and the answers to be made accord I demand therefore,


him partaker of his everlasting kingdom. Wherefore, we being thus persuaded 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 chaDOST thou, in the name of this Child, renounce the devil and ritable work of ours, in bringing this all his works, the vain pomp and Infant to this holy Baptism; let us glory of the world, with all covetous faithfully and devoutly give thanks desires of the same, and the sinful unto him, and say, desires of the flesh; so that thou wilt not follow, nor be led by them? Ans. I renounce them all; and,

ALMIGHTY and everlasting

God, heavenly Father, we give thee humble thanks, that thou hast by God's help will endeavour not vouchsafed to call us to the know-to follow, nor be led by them. Alinis. Dost thou believe all the ledge of thy grace, and faith in thee: Articles of the Christian Faith, as Increase this knowledge, and con-contained in the Apostles' Creed? firm this faith in us evermore. Give thy Holy Spirit to this Infant; that he may be born again, and be made an heir of everlasting salvation, through our Lord Jesus Christ, who liveth and reigneth with thee and

Ans. I do.

Minis. Wilt thou be baptized in this Faith?

Ans. That is my desire.

Minis. Wilt thou then obediently keep God's holy will and com

the Holy Spirit, now and for ever.mandments, and walk in the same


Then shall the Minister speak unto the Godfathers and Godmothers in this wise:


all the days of thy life?
Ans. I will, by God's help.

Then shall the Minister say,

brought this Child here to be Merciful God, grant that the old Adam in this Child may baptized; ye have prayed that our be so buried, that the new man may Lord Jesus Christ would vouchsafe be raised up in him. Amen. to receive him, to release him from Grant that all sinful affections sin, to sanctify him with the Holy may die in him, and that all things Ghost, to give him the kingdom of belonging to the Spirit may live and heaven and everlasting life. Ye grow in him. Amen.

EARLY beloved, ye have

have heard also that our Lord Jesus Grant that he may have power Christ hath promised, in his Gos-and strength to have victory, and to pel, to grant all these things that triumph against the devil, the world, ye have prayed for; which promise, and the flesh. Amen.

he for his part will most surely keep Grant that whosoever is here deand perform. Wherefore, after this dicated to thee by our Office and promise made by Christ, this In-Ministry, may also be endued with fant must also faithfully, for his part, heavenly virtues, and everlastingly promise by you that are his sureties rewarded, through thy mercy, Ŏ (until he come of age to take it up-blessed Lord God, who dost live on himself that he will renounce and govern all things, world withthe devil and all his works, and con-out end. Amen. stantly believe God's holy Word,

and obediently keep his Command: ALMIGHTY, everliving God, whose most dearly beloved Son Jesus Christ, for the forgiveness of


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