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this sacrament of Baptism as an effectual means for the remission and washing away of sins, through the blood of Jesus Christ, and for regenerating and sanctifying by the Holy Ghost those who are baptized?
R. All this I believe.
Dost thou renounce and abhor the devil, and all his works, and all evil spirits; the world, and all its glory and vanities, and all sinful desires of the flesh; so that thou wilt not follow, nor be led by them?
R. I renounce and abhor them all.
Dost thou believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of Heaven and Earth?
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 suffered 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 sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; and from thence shall come again to judge the quick and the dead?
And dost thou believe in the Holy Ghost; the Holy Catholic Church; the Communion of Saints; the Remission of Sins; the Resurrection of the Body; and everlasting Life in the world to come?
R. All this I steadfastly believe.
Dost thou unfeignedly submit thyself wholly unto the will of Christ, and wilt thou obediently keep God's holy will and commandments, and walk in the same all the days of thy life?
R. I do submit myself, and will obey.
In testimony of these thy good resolutions, I call upon thee to worship and adore the living and true God.
[Here the Sponsors with the Candidate shall kneel, and
he, or if an infant the Sponsors in his name, shall say],
I worship and adore the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, One living and true God, being of one substance, power, and majesty; to whom be praise and glory. Amen.
T The Priest shall say, Praise and glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost, One God; Ř. As it was in the beginning, is now,
and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
Here all shall kneel.
Let us pray.
LMIGHTY and Everlasting 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, in the river Jordan, didst sanctify Water to the mystical washing away of sin; We beseech Thee, for Thine infinite mercies, that Thou wilt mercifully look upon this child [or, person); Give unto him, that he may be baptized and washed from all his sins; that he may be born again of water, and of the Holy Ghost; that, being delivered from Thy wrath, and sanctified by Thy Holy Spirit, he may be received into the ark of Christ's Church; and finally, being steadfast in faith, joyful through hope, and rooted in charity, he may so pass the waves of this troublesome world, that he may come to the land of everlasting life, there to reign with Thee, world without end; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Here the Priest shall rise and
this child [or, person] may be so buried, that the new man may be raised up in him.
Grant that all carnal affections may die in him, and that all things belonging to the Spirit may live and grow
in him. R. Amen.
Grant that he may have power and strength to have victory, and to triumph, against the Devil, the World, and the Flesh.
Wherefore, O Lord God, we beseech Thee, that by Thy mighty power, Thou wilt now and ever expel all power and wickedness of Satan from the body, soul, and spirit of this child [or, person); and wilt deliver him from that wicked enemy, and for ever preserve him from his invasions: that Thou wilt cleanse and sanctify him at this time in his inward being: that Thou wilt clothe him with the shining garment of salvation, the robe of innocency and righteousness: and that, thus preparing him for Thy sacred presence, Thou wilt take up Thy abode Hear us for the sake of Jesus
in him for ever. Christ.
The Priest shall turn towards the font. LMIGHTY and Everliving God, whose most forgiveness of our sins, did shed out of His most precious side both water and blood; and gave commandment to His disciples, that they should teach all nations, and baptize them in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost; Regard, we beseech Thee, the supplications of Thy congregation; sanctify this water, and by Thy mighty power and presence make it effectual, to the mystical washing away of sin, and to the sanctifying of the spirit of this child [or, person]; and grant that he, being baptized therein, may through means of the same receive the fulness of Thy grace, and ever remain in the number of Thy faithful and elect children; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Then the Priest shall receive the Candidate (if an
infant, into his arms), and shall say, Name this child [or, person].
And having received the Name, shall baptize him,
saying, N. I baptize thee in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.
R. Amen. He shall then take the child [or, person] from the font, and shall go with him up the steps within the sanctuary (followed by the Sponsors, who shall stop at the entrance to the choir), and then laying his hand on the child's (or person's] head, shall say,
gregation of [ sign him with the sign of the cross), and do bless him in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. And be thou blessed and kept unto everlasting life.
Let us pray.
UR Father, which 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 trespasses, as we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil. R. Amen. E yield Thee hearty thanks, most merciful
Father, that it hath pleased Thee to regenerate this infant [or, person) with Thy Holy Spirit, and to receive him for Thine own child by adoption, and to incorporate him into Thy holy Church. And humbly we beseech Thee to grant, that he, being dead unto sin, and living unto righteousness, and being buried with Christ in His death, and risen with Him, may crucify the old man, and utterly abolish the whole body of sin: and that at length, in body and in spirit, he may be partaker in the