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9 Then shall the Minister say the Lord's Prayer, have mercy upon us. Thou that the People repeating after him every petition.
takest away the sins of the world, OUR Father, who art in heaven, have mercy upon us. Thou that Hallowed be thy Name; Thy king. takest away the sins of the world, re. dom come; Thy will be done onceive our prayer. Thou that sittest earth, as it is in heaven; Give us at the right hand of God the FA. this day our daily bread; And for. THER, have mercy upon us. give us our trespasses, as we forgive For thou only art holy; thou only those who trespass against us; And art the LORD; thou only, O CHRIST, lead us not into temptation; But de. with the HOLY GHOST, art most high liver us from evil: for thine is the in the glory of God the FATHER. Kingdom, and the Power, and the Amen. Glory, for ever and ever. Amen.
1 Then the Priest (the Bishop if he be present) 1 After shall be said as followeth :
shall let them depart with this blessing: ALMIGHTY and everliving
peace of God, which passeth God, we most heartily thank thee, all understanding, keep your hearts for that thou dost vouchsafe to feed and minds in the
knowledge and love us who have duly received these of God, and of his Son JESUS CHRIST holy mysteries, with the spiritual our Lord: and the blessing of GOD food of the most precious Body and ALMIGHTY, the FATHER, the Son, Blood of thy Son our Saviour JESUS and the Holy Ghost, be amongst CHRIST ; and dost assure us thereby you, and remain with you always. of thy favor and goodness toward
Amen. us; and that we are very members incorporate in the mystical body of Collects that may be said after the Collecto of thy Son, which is the blessed com.
Morning or Evening Prayer, or Communion,
at the diseretion of the Minister. pany of all faithful people; and are also heirs through hope of thy ever, these our supplications and prayers;
ASSIST us mercifully, O LORD, in lasting kingdom, by the merits of the most precious death and passion of
and dispose the way of thy servants thy dear Son. And we most hum toward the attainment of everlasting bly beseech thee, O heavenly Fa: salvation ; that among all the changes ther, so to assist us with thy grace, may ever be defended by thy most
and chances of this mortal life, they that we may continue in that holy gracious and ready help, through fellowship, and do all such good Jesus Christ our Lord.' Amen. works as thou hast prepared for us to walk in, through JESUS CHRIST
GRANT, we beseech thee, AL. our Lord; to whom with thee and MIGHTY GOD, that the words which the Holy Ghost, be all honor and we have heard this day with our glory, world without end. Amen.
outward ears, may, through thy
grace, be so grafted inwardly in our I Then shall be said or sung, all standing, hearts, that they may bring forth in Gloria in excelsis, or some proper Hymn from
us the fruit of good living; to the GLORY be to God on high, and honor and praise of thy name, through on earth peace, good will toward Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
We praise thee, we bless DIRECT us, O LORD, in all our thee, we worehip thee, we glorify doings, with thy most gracious favor, thee, we give thanks to thee for thy and further us with thy continual great glory, O LORD God, heavenly help; that in all our works begun, King, God the Father Almighty. continued, and ended in thee, we may
O LORD, the only-begotten Son, glorify thy holy name; and finally, Jesus CHRIST: 0 LORD God, by thy mercy, obtain everlasting life Lamb of God, Son of the FATHER, through Jesus CHRIST our Lord that takest
away the sins of the world, I Amen.
ALMIGHTY GOD, the fountain prayers and supplications unto thee; of all wisdom, who knowest our ne- and grant, that those things which cessities before we ask, and our ig. we have faithfully asked according norance in asking; we beseech thee to thy will, may effectually be obto have compassion upon our infirmi. tained ; to the relief of our necessity, ties; and those things which for our and to the setting forth of thy glory, unworthiness we dare not, and for through Jesus CHRIST our Lord. our blindness we cannot ask, vouch. Amen. safe to give us, for the worthiness of thy Son Jesus CHRIST our Lord. I Upon the Sundays and other Holy day( Amen,
there be no Sermon or Communion) shall be
said all that is appointed at the Communion, ALMIGHTY GOD, who hast pro- unto the end of the Gospel, concluding with mised to hear the petitions of those
the Blessing. And if any of the consecrated
bread and wine remain after the Communion, who ask in thy Son's name; we be- it shall not be carried out of the church : bat seech thee mercifully to incline thine
the Minister and other communicants shall, ears to us who have now made our
immediately after the Blessing, reverently eai and drink the same.
BAPTISM OF INFANTS,
TO BE USED IN THE CHURCH.
T The people are to be admonished, that it is most convenient that Baptim should not be adeninis.
tered 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 Godfathers and one Godmother; and for every Female, one Godfather and two Godmothers; and Parents shall
be admitted as Sponsors, if it be desired. 1 When there are children to be baptized, the parents or sponscrs 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 in then to be filled with pure water) and standing there, shall say,
Hath this child been already baptized, or no ?
1 If they answer, No; then shall the Minister proceed, as followeth. DEARLY beloved, forasmuch as
Then shall the Minister say, all men are conceived and born in
Let us pray. sin; and our Saviour CHRIST saith, None can enter into the kingdom of ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, except he be regenerate and God, who of thy great mercy, didst born anew of water and of the Holy save Noah and his family in the ark GHOST; I beseech you to call upon from perishing, by water; and also God the Father, through our Lord didst safely lead the children of Is. JESUS CHRIST, that of his bounte- rael thy people through the Red Sea, ous mercy, he will grant to this child figuring thereby thy holy Baptism; that which by nature he cannot have; and by the baptism of thy' wellbelove that he may be baptized with water ed Son Jesus CHRIST in the river and the Holy Ghost, and received Jordan, didst sanctify water, to the into CHRIST's holy Church, and be mystical washing away of sin;
we made a living member of the samo. beseech thee, for thine infinite mer
1 Or this.
cies, that thou wilt mercifully look |ren to come unto me, and forbid them upon this child ; wash him, and sanc. not; for of such is the kingdom of tify him with the Holy Ghost; that God. Verily I say unto you, Whohe, being delivered from thy wrath, soever shall not receive the kingdom may be received into the ark of of God as a little child, he shall not CHrist's Church ; and being stead. enter therein. And he took them up fast in faith, joyful through hope, and in his arms, put his hands upon them, rooted in charity, may so pass the and blessed them. waves of this troublesome world, that
1 After the Gospel is read, the Minister shall finally he may come to the land of make this brief Exhortation upon the words of everlasting life; there to reign with the Gospel : thee, world without end, through JE
BELOVED, ye hear in this Gossus CHRIST our Lord. Amen.
pel the words of our Saviour CHRIST,
that he commanded the children to ALMIGHTY and immortal God, he brought unto him; how he blamed the aid of all who need, the helper of those who would have kept them all who flee to thee for succor, the from him ; how he exhorteth all men life of those who believe, and the re.
to follow their innocency. Ye per. surrection of the dead; we call upon and deed, 'he declared his good will
ceive how, by his outward gesture thee for this infant, that he, coming toward them: for he embraced them to thy holy baptism, may receive remission of sin, by spiritual regenera
in his arms, he laid his hands upon tion. Receive him, O Lord, as thou them, and blessed them. Doubt ye hast promised by thy well beloved not therefore
, but earnestly believe, Son, saying, Ask, and ye shall have; that he will likewise favorably reseek, and ye shall find; knock, and ceive this present infant; that he it shall be opened unto you: So give his mercy; that he will give unto
will embrace him with the arms of now unto us who ask; let us who him the blessing of eternal life, and seek, find; open the gate unto us make him partaker of his everlasting who knock; that this infant may kingdom. Wherefore, we being thus enjoy the everlasting benediction of thy heavenly washing, and may come persuaded of the good will of our to the eternal kingdom which thou heavenly Father toward this infant, hast promised by CHRIST our Lord. declared by his Son Jesus CHRIST; Amen.
and nothing doubting, but that he
favorably alloweth this charitable 1 Then the Minister shall say as follows: or else work of ours, in bringing this infant shall pass on to the questions addressed to the to this holy baptism; let us faithfully mediately before the immersion, or the pouring and devoutly give thanks unto him,
and every church, the intermediate parts of the Service shall be used, once at least in every month (if there be a baptism) for the better
ALMIGHTY and everlasting instructing of the people in the grounds of God, heavenly Father, we give thee
humble thanks, that thou hast vouch. Hear the words of the gospel, writ- safed to call us to the knowledge of ten by St. Mark, in the tenth chapter, thy grace, and faith in thee: increase at the thirteenth verse.
this knowledge, and confirm this
faith in us evermore. Give thy HoTHEY brought young children to LY SPIRIT to this infant; that he CHRIST, that he shonld touch them; may be born again, and be made an and his disciples rebuked those who heir of everlasting salvation, through brought them. But when Jesus our Lord JESUS CHRIST, who livech saw it, he was much displeased, and and reignetha with thee and the Holy said unto them, Suffer the little child-Spirit, now and for ever. Amen.
of water on the infant. But note ; that, in
I Then shall the Minister speak unto the Gods | buried, that the new, man may be fathers and Godmothers in this wise :
in him. Amen. DEARLY beloved, ye have Grant that all sinful affections may brought this child here to be baptized; die in him, and that all things be. ye have prayed that our Lord JESUS longing to the Spirit may live and CHRIST would vouchsafe to receive grow in him. Amen. him, to release him from sin, to sanc. Grant that he may have power tify him with the Holy Ghost, to and strength to have victory, and te
give him the kingdom of heaven and triumph against the devil, the world, everlasting life. Ye have heard also and the flesh. Amen. that our Lord Jesus CHRIST hath
Grant that whosoever is bere promised, in his Gospel, to grant all dedicated to thee by our office and these things that ye have prayed for; ministry, may also be endued with which promise, he for his part will heavenly virtues, and everlastingly most surely keep, and perform. rewarded, through thy mercy, Wherefore, after this promise made blessed LORD GOD, who dost live by CHRIST, this infant must also and govern all things, world without faithfully, for his part, pronuise by end. Amen. you that are his sureties (until he come of age to take it upon himself whose most dearly beloved Son JE.
ALMIGHTY, everliving God, that he will renounce the devil and sus CHRIST, for the forgiveness of all his works, and constantly believe our sins, did shed out of his most GOD's holy' word, and obediently precious side both water and blood; keep his commandments.
and gave commandment to his disciThe Minister shall then demand of the Spon: ples, that they should go teach all na. as addressed to them severally, and the an- tions, and baptize them in the name swers to be made accordingly.
of the FATHER, and of the Son, and I demand therefore,
of the Holy Ghost; regard, wo DOST thou, in the name of this
beseech thee, the supplications of thy child, renounce the devil and all his congregation; sanctify this water to works, the vain pomp and glory of the mystical washing away of sin; the world, with all covetous desires and grant that this child, now to be of the same, and the sinful desires of baptized therein, may receive the the flesh ; so that thou wilt not fullow, fulness of thy grace, and ever remain nor be led by them?
in the number of thy faithful childAnswer. I renounce them all; ren, through Jesus CHRIST our
Lord. Amen. and, by God's help, will endeavor not to follow, nor be led by them. 1 Then the Minister shall take the child into his Minister. Dost thou believe all
hands, and shall say to the Godfathers and the articles of the Christian faith, as
Name this child. contained in the Apostles' Creed 3 Answer. I do.
1 And then, naming it after them, he shall dip it
in the water discreetly, or shall pour water Minister. Wilt thou be baptized upon it, saying, in this faith?
N. I BAPTIZE thee in the name Answer. That is my desire. of the FATHER, and of the Son, and
Minister. Wilt thou then obedi. of the Holy Ghost. Amen. ently keep God's holy will and com. 1 Then the Minister shall say, mandments, and walk in the same WE receive this child, into the all the days of thy life?
congregation of Christ's Flock, Answer. I will, by God's help. and do * sign him
Then shall the Minister say, with the sign of the ister shall make O MERCIFUL God, grant that cross; in token that most represente
child's forehead the old Adam in this child may be so hereafter he shall not
Here the Min
be ashamed to confess the faith of partaker of his resurrection; so that CHRIST crucified, and manfully to finally, with the residue of thy holy fight under his banner, against sin, Church, he may be an inheritor of the world, and the devil ; and to con- thine everlasting kingdom, through tinue CHRIST's faithful soldier and CHRIST our Lord. Amen. servant unto his life's end. Amen.
1 Then, all standing up, the Minister shall say
to the Godfathers and Godmothers this Ex T If those who present the infant shall desire the
hortation following: sign of the cross to be omitted, although the Church knows no worthy cause of scruple FORASMUCH as this child hath concerning the same, yei, in that case, the Minister may omit that part of the above which promised by you his sureties, to refollows the inmersion, or the pouring of water nounce the devil and all his works, on the infant.
to believe in God, and to serve him; 1 Then shali the Minister say, ye must remember, that it is your SEEING now, dearly beloved parts and duties to see that this in. brethren, that this child is regene- fant be taught, so soon as he shall be rate, and grafted into the body of able to learn, what a solemn vow, CHRIST's Church ; let us give promise, and profession, he hath here thanks unto ALMIGHTY God for made by you. And that he may these benefits, and with one accord know these things the better, ye shall make our prayers unto him, that this call upon him to hear sermons; and child may lead the rest of his life ac- chiefly ye shall provide, that he may cording to this beginning.
learn the Creed, the Lord's Prayer,
and the Ten Commandments, and all 1 Then shall be said, all kneeling,
other things which a Christian ought OUR Father, who art in heaven, to know and believe to his soul's Hallowed be thy Name; Thy king. health ; and that this child may be dom come; Thy will be done on virtuously brought up to lead a godly earth, as it is in heaven; Give us this and a Christian life : remembering day our daily bread; And forgive us always, that Baptism doth represent our trespasses, as we forgive those unto us our profession; which is, to who trespass against us; And lead follow the example of our Saviour us not into temptation ; But deliver Christ, and to be made like unto 'us from evil. Amen.
him; that as he died, and rose again 1 Then shall the Minister say,
for us, so should we, who are baptizWE yield thee hearty thanks, most
ed, die from sin, and rise again unto merciful Father, that it hath pleased righteousness; continually mortify. thee to regenerate this infant
with ing all our evil and corrupi affections, thy holy Spirit, to receive him for
and daily proceeding in all virtue thine own child by adoption, and to
and godliness of living. incorporate him into thy holy Church.
1 Then shall he add, and say, And humbly we beseech thee to YE are to take care that this child grant, that he, being dead unto sin, be brought to the Bishop to be conand living unto righteousness, and firmed by him, so soon as he can say being buried with Christ in his the Creed, the Lord's Prayer, and death, may crucify the old man, and the Ten Commandments, and is suf. utterly abolish the whole body of sin; ficiently instructed in the other parts and that as he is made parlaker of of the Church Catechisma set forth for the death of thy Son, he may also be that purpose.