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and being steadfast in faith, joy- Jesus answered and said unto ful through hope, and rooted in him, Verily, verily, I say unto charity, may so pass the waves thee, Except a man be born of this troublesome world, that again, he cannot see the kingfinally they may come to the dom of God. Nicodemus saith land of everlasting life; there to unto him, How can a man be reign with thee, world without born when he is old ? can he end, through Jesus Christ our enter the second time into his Lord. Amen.
mother's womb, and be born? 1 Or this.
Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I Gol, the aid of all who be born of Water and of the need, the helper of all who flee Spirit, he cannot enter into the to thee for succour, the life of kingdom of God. That which those who believe, and the re
is born of the flesh, is flesh; surrection of the dead; we call and that which is born of the upon thee for these Persons, that Spirit, is Spirit. Marvel not they, coming to thy holy Bap- that I said unto thee, Ye must tism, may receive remission of be born again. The wind blowtheir sins, by spiritual regenera- hearest the sound thereof; but
eth where it listeth, and thou tion. Receive them, O Lord, as thou hast promised by thy canst not tell whence it cometh, well-beloved Son, saying, Ask, and whither
it goeth: so is every and ye shall receive; seek, and one that is born of the Spirit. ve shall find; knock, and it shall | After which he shall say this be opened unto you: So give Exhortation following: now unto us who ask; let us who seek, find; open BEGO
ELOVED, ye hear in this unto us who knock; that these of our Saviour Christ, that, ex
Gospel the express words Persons may enjoy the everlasting benediction of thy heavenly and of the Spirit, he cannot en
cept a man be born of Water washing, and may come to the eternal kingdom which thou ter into the kingdom of God. hast promised by Christ our
Whereby ye may perceive the Lord. Amen.
great necessity of this Sacra
ment, where it may be had. 1 Then the Minister shall say, Likewise, immediately before
Hear the words of the Gos- his ascension into heaven, (as pel, written by Saint John, in we read in the last chapter of the third chapter, beginning at Saint Mark's Gospel,) he gave the first verse:
command to his disciples, sayTH "HERE was a man of the ing, Go ye into all the world,
Pharisees, named Nicode. and preach the Gospel to every mus, a ruler of the Jews. The creature. He that believeth, same came to Jesus by night, and is baptized, shall be saved ; and said unto him, Rabbi, wé but he that believeth not, shall know that thou art a Teacher be damned: Which also showcome from God; for no man eth unto us the great benefit we can do these miracles that thou reap thereby. For which cause clocst, except God be with him. Saint Peter the Apostle, when
upon his first preaching of the firm this faith in us evermore. Gospel many were pricked at Give thy Holy Spirit to these the heart, and said to him and Persons, that they may be born the rest of the Apostles, Men again, and be made Heirs of and brethren, what shall we do? everlasting salvation, through replied, and said unto them, our Lord Jesus Christ, who livRepent and be baptized every eth and reigneth with thee and one of you, for the remission the Holy Spirit, now and for of sins, and ye shall receive the ever. Amen. gift of the Holy Ghost: For q Then the Minister shall speak to the Per. the promise is to you and your sons to be baptized on this wise : children, and to all that are afar WETE
are come hither desiring our God shall call
. And with to receive holy Baptism, ye have many other words exhorted he heard how the Congregation them, saying, Save yourselves hath prayed, that our Lord Jefrom this untoward generation. Sus Christ would vouchsafe to For, as the same Apostle testi. receive you and bless you, to fieth in another place, even Bap- release you of your sins, to give tism doth also now save us, (not you the kingdom of heaven, the putting away of the filth of and everlasting life. Ye have the flesh, but the answer of a heard also that our Lord Jesus good conscience towards God,) Christ hath promised in his by the resurrection of Jesus holy Word, to grant all those Christ. Doubt yenot therefore, things that we have prayed for; but earnestly believe, that he which promise, he, for his part, will favourably receive these pre- will most surely keep and persent Persons, truly repenting, form. Wherefore, after this proand coming unto him by faith; mise made by Christ, ye must that he will grant them remission also faithfully, for your part, in of their sins, and bestow upon the presence of these your Witthem the Holy Ghost; that he nesses, and this whole Congrewill give them the blessing of gation, promise and answer to eternal life, and make them Par. the following Questions: takers of his everlasting king- 9 The Minister shall then demand of the dom.
Persons to be baptized as follows; the
Questions being considered as addressed Wherefore, we being thus
to them severally, and the Answers to be persuaded of the good will of made accordingly. our heavenly Father toward
Question. these Persons, declared by his OST thou renounce the
DO Son Jesus Christ, let us faith- devil and all his works, the fully and devoutly give thanks vain pomp and glory of the to him, and say,
world, with all covetous desires
of the same, and the sinful deing God, heavenly Father, sires of the flesh; so that thou wilt we give thee humble thanks, for not follow, nor be led by them? that thou hast vouchsafed to call Ans. I renounce them all; us to the knowledge of thy and, by God's help, will endea. grace, and faith in thee: In- vour not to follow, nor be led crease this knowledge, and con. by them.
Quest. Dost thou believe all Son, and of the Holy Ghost; the Articles of the Christian regard, we beseech thee, the Faith, as contained in the Apos- supplications of this Congregatles's Creed ?
tion; sanctify this water to the Ans. I do.
mystical washing away of sin; Quest. Wilt thou be baptiz- and grant that the Persons, now ed in this Faith?
to be baptized therein, may reAns. That is my desire.
ceive the fulness of thy grace, Quest. Wilt thou then obe- and ever remain in the number diently keep God's holy will of thy faithful children, through and commandments; and walk Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. in the same all the days of thy life?
Then shall the Minister take each person
to be baptized by the Right Hand; and Ans. I will by God's help. placing him conveniently by the Font, ac.
cording to his discretion, shall ask the I Then shall the Minister say, Godfathers and Godmothers the name ;
and then shall dip him in the water, or O Merciful God, grant that pour water upon him, saying, in
I baptize thee in the new man may be raised up of the Son, and of the Holy in them. Amen.
Ghost. Amen. Grant that all sinful affections may die in them, and that all
I Then shall the Minister say, may live and grow in them. WE receive this Person in. .
Christ's Flock, and Grant that they may have do sign* him with the Minister shall power and strength to have vic- sign of the Cross; in upon the pers tory, and to triumph against the token that hereafter he son's foreheach devil, the world, and the flesh. shall not be ashamed to confess Amen.
the faith of Christ crucified, and Grant that they, being here manfully to fight under his ban. dedicated to thee by our Office ner, against sin, the world, and and Ministry, may also be en- the devil; and to continue dued with heavenly virtues, and Christ's faithful soldier and ser. everlastingly rewarded, through vant unto his life's end. Amen. thy mercy, Oblessed Lord God, who dost live and govern
1 The same Rule, as to the omission of the
Sign of the Cross, is to be observed here, all things, world without end. as
in the Baptism of Infants. Amen.
I Then the Minister shall say, everliving GodSEED
EEING now, dearly belov. whose most dearly beloved ed brethren, that these PerSon Jesus Christ, for the for- sons are regenerate, and grafted giveness of our sins, did shed into the body of Christ's out of his most precious side Church; let us give thanks unboth water and blood ; and gave to Almighty God for these becommandment to his disciples, nefits, and with one accord make that they should go teach all na- our prayers unto him, that they tions, and baptize them in the may lead the rest of their life name of the Father, and of the according to this beginning.
* Here the
T Then shall be said the Lord's God, and to serve him; ye must
Prayer, all kneeling. remember, that it is your part UR Father, who art in and duty to put them in mind,
Heaven, Hállowed be thy what a solemn vow, promise, Name; Thy Kingdom come; and profession they have now Thy will be done on Earth, as made before this Congregation, it is in Heaven; Give us this and especially before you their day our daily bread; And for. chosen Witnesses. And ye are give us our trespasses, as we also to call upon them to use all forgive those who trespass diligence to be rightly instructagainst us; And lead us not in- ed in God's holy Word; that to temptation ; But deliver us so they may grow in grace, and from evil. Amen.
in the knowledge of our Lord WE
JE yield thee humble Jesus Christ; and live godly,
thanks, O heavenly Fa. righteously, and soberly, in this ther, that thou hast vouchsafed present world. to call us to the knowledge of T And then speaking to the baptized Persons, thy grace, and faith in thee : In
he shall proceed and say, crease this knowledge, and con- ND as for you, who have firm this faith in us evermore.
put Give thy Holy Spirit to these Christ, it is your part and duty Persons; that being now born also, being made the Children again, and made Heirs of ever. of God and of the light, by faith lasting salvation through our in Jesus Christ, to walk answerLord Jesus Christ, they may ably to your Christian calling, continue thy Servants, and at. and as becometh the children of tain thy promises, through the light; remembering always, that same Lord Jesus Christ thy Baptism representeth unto us Son; who liveth and reigneth our profession; which is, to folwith thee, in the unity of the low the example of our Saviour same Holy Spirit, everlastingly. Christ, and to be made like unAmen.
to him; that as he died, and 4 Then, all standing up, the Minister shall
rose again for us, so should we use this Exhortation following ; speaking who are baptized, die from sin, to the Godfathers and Godmothers first. and rise again unto righteousTORASMUCH as these Per. ness; continually mortifying all
sons have promised, in your our evil and corrupt affections, presence, to renounce the devil and daily proceeding in all virand all his works, to believe in tue and godliness of living.
It is expedient that every person thus baptized should be confirmed by the Bishop, so soon after his Baptism as conveniently may be; that 80 he may be admitted to the Holy Com9 Whereas necessity may require the baptizing of Adults in private houses, in consideration
of extreme sickness; the same is hereby allowed in that case. And a convenient number of persons shall be assembled in the house where the Sacrament is to be performed. And in the exhortation, Well beloved, &c. instead of these words, come hither desiring, shall
be inserted this word, desirous. 1 If there be occasion for the Office of Infant
Baptism and that of Adults at the same time, the Minister shall use the exhortation and one of the prayers next following
in the Office for Adults ; only, in the exhortation and prayer, after the words, these Persons, and these thy Servants, adding, and these Infants. Then the Minister shall proceed to the questions to be demanded in the cases respectively. After the immersion, or the pouring, of water, the prayer shall be as in this service; only, after the words, these Persons, shout
be added, and these Infants. After which the remaining part of each service shall be used; first that for Adults, and lastly that for Infants. If any persons, not baptized in their infancy, shall be brought to be baptized before they
come to years of discretion to answer for themselves, it may suffice to use the Office for Public Baptism of Infants; or, in case of extreme danger, the Office for Private Bapa tis; only changing the word Infant, for Child, or Person, as occasion requireth.
THAT IS TO SAY, An Instruction, to be learned by every Person before he be brought
to be confirmed by the Bishop.
Catechist. Rehearse the Arti-
Believe in God the Father name?
Almighty, Maker of heaven Ans. My Sponsors in Bap- and earth: tism; wherein I was made a And in Jesus Christ his only member of Christ, the child of Son our Lord; Who was con. God, and an inheritor of the ceived by the Holy Ghost, Born kingdom of Heaven.
of the Virgin Mary, Suffered Quest. What did your Spon- under Pontius Pilate, Was cru. sors then for you?
cified, dead, and buried ; He deAns. They did promise and scended into Hell; The third vow three things in my name: day he rose from the dead; He First, that I should renounce ascended into Heaven, and sit. the devil and all his works, the teth on the right hand of Ga pomps and vanity of this wick- the Father Almighty; From ed world, and all the sinful lusts thence he shall come to judge of the flesh; Secondly, that I the quick and the dead. should believe all the Articles I believe in the Holy Ghost; of the Christian Faith; And The Holy Catholic Church; thirdly, that I should keep God's The Communion of Saints; holy will and commandments, The forgiveness of sins; The and walk in the same all the resurrection of the body, And days of my life.
the life everlasting. Amen. Quest. Dost thou not think Quest. What dost thou chiefthat thou art bound to believe, ly learn in these Articles of thy and to do, as they have promis- Belief? ed for thee?
Ans. First, I learn to believe Ans. Yes verily; and by in God the Father, who hath God's help so I will: And I made me, and all the world. heartily thank our heavenly Fa- Secondly, in God the Son, ther that he hath called me to who hath redeemed me, and all this state of salvation, through mankind. Jesus Christ our Saviour: And Thirdly, in God the Holy I pray unto God to give me his Ghost, who sanctifieth me, and grace, that I may continue in all the people of God. the same unto my life's end. Quest. You said that your