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Then the Minister shall restore the child to the parents or sponsora

and say:

Let us give thanks.

WE yield Thee hearty thanks, most merciful Far ther, that it hath pleased Thee, through the mystery of Thy holy Baptism, to deliver this child from the power of darkness, and to translate him into the kingdom of Thy dear Son, in whom we have redemption through His blood, even the forgiveness of sins. And we humbly beseech Thee to grant that he, being dead unto sin, and living unto righteousness, and being buried with Christ in His death, may crucify the old man, and utterly abolish the whole body of sin; and that is he is made partaker of the death of Thy Son, he may also be made partaker of His resurrection; so that finally, with the residue of Thy holy Church, he may be an inheritor of Thine everlasting kingdom; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Our Father who 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 debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation. But deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.

Then the Minister shall address the parents or sponsors, as follows:

DEARLY BELOVED IN THE LORD: Forasmuch as you have now dedicated this child by Baptism to the service of the Triune God, you must remember that it is you

duty to train him up, by precept and example, in the true knowledge and fear of God according to the articles of the Christian faith and doctrine, as contained in the Old and New Testament, and in the symbols of the Church. Especially is it your duty, so soon as he shall be able to learn, to remind him often of his baptismal vows and obligations, and in particular to teach him the Lord's Prayer, the Apostles' Creed, and the Ten Commandments, that he may know how to pray, what to believe, and how to live. Finally, you are to see to it, that he be brought at the proper time to the Minister, to be instructed in the Catechism, and prepared for Confirmation and the Holy Commun ion; that he may heartily renew his baptismal vowe, renounce in his own name the world, the flesh, and the Devil, profess Jesus Christ, and ever honor this profession by a holy life and conversation, to the glory of God, and the salvation of his soul.

Then shall the Minister pronounce this Benediction:

The peace of God, which passeth all understanding, keep your heart and mind, through Christ J 2948. Amen.

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PRIVATE BAPTISM OF INFANTS,

In case of private Baptism, the form provided for use in the church shall be employed, unless sickness require the use of a shorter form, when the Minister addressing the parents or sponsors, shall proceed as follows:

DEARLY BELOVED: You present this child here, and do seek for him deliverance from the power of the Devil, the remission of sin, and the gift of a new and spiritual life by the Holy Ghost, through the Sacrament of Baptism, which Christ hath ordained for the communication of such great grace. These benefits God, on His part, will most surely bestow, for the sake of His well beloved Son: wherefore, in the pres ence of God and these witnesses, I require of you, who are the sureties of this child, that on his part and for him, who cannot answer for himself, you do now make that confession of unfeigned faith, out of a pure conscience, which Almighty God shall accept and answer, by vouchsafing His holy Baptism.

Then shall the Minister address to the parents or sponsore, the following questions, to which the answer shall be given auditly, by each

one.

Dost thou, in the name of this child, renounce the Devil with all his ways and works, the world with

its vain pomp and glory, and the flesh with all its sinful desires ?

Ans. I do.

Dost thou believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth?

And in Jesus Christ His only begotten Son our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary; suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; descended into hades; the third day rose from the dead; ascended into heaven, and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from whence He shall come to judge the quick and the dead?

And in the Holy Ghost; the holy catholic Church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting ?

Ans. I believe.
Wilt thou that this child be baptized in this faith?
Ans. I will.

Dost thou promise to bring up this child in the nurture and admonition of the Lord, and in the doctrines and duties of our holy religion ?

Ans. I do.

Then, taking the child on his arm, or leaving it in the arms of the parent or sponsor, the Minister shall say:

Name this child.

Thereupon, pronouncing the name aloud, he shall baptize it with a free application of water, saying:

N. I baptize thee in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.

The: the Minister shall restore the child to tłe parents or sponsors

and say:

Let us give thanks.

WE yield Thee hearty thanks, most merciful Fan ther, that it hath pleased Thee, through the mystery of Thy holy Baptism, to deliver this child from the power of darkness, and to translate him into the kingdom of Thy dear Son, in whom we have redemption through His blood, even the forgiveness of sins. And we humbly beseech Thee to grant that he, being dead unto sin, and living unto righteousness, and being buried with Christ in His death, may crucify the old man, and utterly abolish the whole body of sin; and that as he is made partaker of the death of Thy Son, he may also be made partaker of His resurrection; so that finally, with the residue of Thy holy Church, he may be an inheritor of Thine everlasting kingdom; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Our Father who 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 debts, as we forgive our lebtors. And lead us not into temptation. But de liver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever.

Amen. Then shall the Minister pronounce this Benediction : The

peace of God, which passeth all understandig, keep your heart and mind, through Christ Jesus. Amen.

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