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municn, as might otherwise enfue ) Yet, Telt the same kneeling should by any persons, either out of ignorance and infirmity; or out of malice and obstinacy, be misconstrued and depraved ; It is here declared that thereby no Adoration is intended or ought to be done either unto the Sacramental Bread and Wine there bodily received, or unto any corporal presence of Christs natural Flesh and blood. For the Sacramental Bread and Wine remain still in their very natural substances, and therefore may not be adored, (for that were idolatry to be abhorred of all faithful Christians ) And the natural Body and Blood of our Saviour Christ are in Heaven, and not here; it being against the truth of Christs natural Body, 1o be at one time in more places then one.
The Ministration of Publick Baptism of Infants
to be used in the Church. '
He People are to be admonished, that it is most convenient that Bapdays,when the most number of people come together:As well for that the Congregation there present may testifie the receiving of them that be newly baprized into the number of Christs Church; as also because in the Baptism of Infants, every man present may be put
in remembrance of his own profeflion made to God in his Baptism. For which cause also it is expedient that Baptism be ministred in the vulgar tongue. Nevertheless (if neceshty so require) children may be baptized upon any other day:
And note that there shall be for every incle-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 shall give knowledge thereof overnight,or in the morning before the beginning of Morning Prayer,' to the Curate, And then the Godfathers ana Godmothers, and the People with the Children must be ready at the Fonteither in.mediately after the last Lillor at Marning Prayer,,or else immediately after the lasi Lisson at Evening Prayer, as the Curate by his discretion all wppoint. And the Prieit coming to the Font (which is then to be filled with pure water) and standing there, fiall say,
Hath this Child been already Baptized, or no? g If they answer, No: Then fhall the Priest proceed as
Early beloved, Foralmuch as all man are conceived
Let us pray:
None can enter into the kingdom of God, except he be regenerate and born anew of water and of the holy Ghost
I beseech you to call upon God the Father, through our Lord Jesus Christ, that of his bounteous mercy, he will grant to this child that thing which by nature he cannot have, that he may be baptized with water and the holy Ghost, and received into Christs holy Church, and be made a lively member of the same.
I Then Mall the Priest say,
mercy didst save Noah and his Family in the ark from perishing by water, and also didft fafely lead the children of Israel thy people through the Red Sea,figuring thereby thy holy Baptism ; and by the Baptism of thy wel-beloved Son Jesus Christ in the river Jordan didst fanctifie water to the mystical washing away of fin; We beseech thee for thine infinite mercies, that thou wilt mercifully look upon this child; wash him, and fanctifie bim with the holy Ghost,that he being delivered from thy wrath,may be received into the ark of Christs Church;and being stedfast in faith, joyful through hope, and rooted in charity , may so pass the waves of this troublesom world, that finally he may come to the land of everlasting life; there to reign with thee world without end, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. A Lmighty and immortalGod, the aid of all that need,
the helper of all that flee to thee for succour , thé life of them that believe , and the refurrection of the dead ; We call upon thee for this infant , that he coming to thy holy Baptism , may receive remission of his fins by spiritual regeneration. Receive him, O Lord as thou halt promised by thy wel-beloved Son,saying, Ask,
shall have ; seek, and ye shall find; knock,and It hall be opened unto you : So give now unto us t
ask, let us that seek find; open the gate unto us that knock, that this Infant may enjoy the everlasting benediction of thy heavenly washing, and may come to the eternal kingdom which thou hast promised by Christ our Lord. Amen.
Then all the people stand up, and the Priest shall say. Hear the words of the Gospel written by Saint Mark,
in the tenth Chapter, at the thirteenth verse.
should touch them, and his disciples rebuked those that brought them. But when Jesus saw it, he was 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 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 blelfed them.
I After the Gospel is read,the Minister shall make this brief Exhortation upon
the words of the Gospel. B Eloved, ye hear in this Gospel the words of our Sa
viour Christ, that he commanded the children to he brought unto him ; how he blamed those that would have kept them from him; how he exhorteth 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 upon them, and blessed them. Doubt ye not therefore, but earnestly believe, that he will likewise favourably receive this present Infant, that he will embrace him with the arms of his mercy,that he will give unto him the blesling of eternal life, and make him partaker of his everlasting kingdom. Wherefore we being, thus perswaded of the good will ofour heavenly Father, towards this Infant,declared by his Son Jesus Christ and othing doubting but that he favourably alloweth thi
mer promise by you that are his Sureties (untill he come off
of charitable work of ours, in bringing this infant to his gta holy baptism, let us faithfully and devoutly give thanks 2002 Junto him, and say,
Lmighty and everlasting God, heavenly Father, we give thee humble thanks that thou hast vouch:
fafed to call us to the knowledge of thy grace and Ms faith in thee : Increase this knowledge and confirm this fe. faith in us evermore. Give thy holy Spirit to this infant, ther. that he may be born again, and be made an heir of evered to lasting salvation, through our Lord Jesus Christ, who 25 m. liveth and reigneth with thee and the holy Spirit now tlect and for ever. Amen. for 9 Then shall the Priest Speak unto the Godfathers and
Godmothers on this wife.
be baptized, ye have prayed that our Lord Jelus nd: Christ would vouchsafe to receive him,to release him of
his sins, to sanctifie him with the holy Ghost , to give
him the kingdom of heaven, and everlasting life. Ye heil have heard also that our Lord Jesus Christ hath promi
fed in his Gospel to grant all these things that ye have our prayed for: which promise he for his part will most ren: furely keep and perform. Wherefore after this promise we made by Christ,this infant must also faithfully for his part
sc age to take it upon himself) that he will renounce the
devil and all his works, and constantly believe Gods idt holy word,and obediently keep his commandments.
I demand therefore,
Minister. Defit thou believe in God the Father Almighty,Ma
. And in Jesus Christ his only begotten Son our Lord! and that he was conceived by the holy Ghost; 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 rise again the third day; that he ascended into heaven, and litteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; and from thence shall come again at the end of the world, to judge the quick and the dead?
And dost thou believe in the holy Ghost ; the holy Catholick Church; the Communion of Saints; the remission of fins; the resurrection of the flesh; and everlasting life after death?
keep Gods holy
will and commandments and walk in the same all the days of thy life? Answ. I will.
g Then shall the Priest say, Merciful God, grant that the old Adam in this raised upin. bim. Amen.
Grant that all carnal affe tions may die in him, and that allthings 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 fiel. Amen...