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hast called us to the knowledge of Thy grace, and unto the faith of Thy Son, and unto the Covenant of salvation, wherein we are sealed by Holy Baptism. Give Thy Holy Spirit to these Thy servants, that, being born again and made heirs of God, they may keep themselves in Thy love, and receive the fulfilment of Thy promises; through our Lord Jesus Christ, Who, with Thee, O Father, and the Holy Ghost, the One Only True God, liveth and reiz neih, world without end. AMEN.

VI.

THE PUBLIC RECEPTION INTO FULL COM

MUNION, OF THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN
BAPTIZED IN INFANCY.

While they are coming for.

The Candidates shall stand before the Minister. Hard, in app opriate hymn may be sung.

Then the Minister will say:

DEARLY BELOVED IN CHRIST. As children of

your Heavenly Father you stand here for the deliberate and public ratification in your own persons of that Covenant of God of which your Baptism is the seal. You have already been duly instructed, and have made confession before us of your faith in the Blessed Saviour. And now in this most solemn manner, before God and His Church, you are to repeat and renew that confession. I ask each one of

you,

,

then : First. Dost thou believe in God the Father Al mighty, Maker of heaven and earth?

Answer. I do.

Secondly. Dost thou believe in Jesus Christ His only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Foly Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, sụffereo under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead and buried; He descended into hell*;the third day He rose again from the dead ; He ascended into heaven, and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty ; from thence He shall come to judge the quick and the dead ?

Answer. I do.

Thirdly. Dost thou believe 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?

Answer. I do.

Fourthly. Dost thou purpose steadfastly to continue to the end of thy life in the truth affirmed in these Articles of the Christian Faith as they are taught here in this Church, according to the Word of God, rejecting all heresies and schisms repug. nant thereto?

Answer. I do.

Fifthly. Dost thou promise to persevere in the communion of the Christian Church, and in the diligent use of all the means of grace, especially in the hearing of the Word and the use of the Lord's Supper, to seek the things that make for purity and peace, and to submit thyself to all Christian care and admonition ?

Answer. I do.

Then the Minister will say :

Since, then, thou hast witnessed this good confession ; in the name of the Church and of Jesus Christ her Lord and Head, I do now welcome thee to full communion with the People of God.

* Instead of the word Hell may be used the word Hades.

[The following, or some other appropriate blessing, will thun be used, given to

each one separately, or to all together, as the Minister may choose.)

THE mountains shall depart and the hills be removed ; but My kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of My peace be removed, saith the Lord that hath mercy on thee.

The LORD bless thee and keep thee!

The LORD make His face shine upon thee and be gracious unto thee!

The LORD lift up His countenance upon thee and give thee peace! AMEN.

. [The Minister will then offer the following Thanksgiving.)

Almighty and Everlasting God, we thank and praise Thee that Thou hast vouchsafed unto these Thy servants, power and grace, to own and accept for themselves Thy holy covenant, sealed and confirmed to them in their baptism. Strengthen them we beseech Thce with the Holy Ghost the Comforter. Increase in them daily Thy manifold gifts of grace; the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord. Keep them from the evil that is in the world. Defend them from the power of the devil. Enable them to walk in the Spirit, that they may not fulfil the lusts of the flesh; and so lead them in the knowledge and obe dience of Thy Word that they may obtain everlasting life, through Jesus Christ our Lord, Who, with Thee and the Holy Ghost, liveth and reigncth, ever one God, world without end. AMEN.

VII.

THE OFFICE FOR THE ADMINISTRATION

OF THE LORD'S SUPPER.

I.

Before the administration of the Holy Communion the Minister shall say:

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BELOVED in the Lord Jesus Christ, attend to the words of the institution of the Holy Supper of our Lord Jesus Christ, as they are delivered by the holy Apostle Paul, 1 Cor. xi : 23–30.

For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus, the same night in which He was betrayed, took bread; and when He had given thanks, He brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is My body, which is broken for you : this do in remembrance of Me. After the same manner, also, He took the cup when He had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in My blood : this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in re, membrance of Me. For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do show the Lord's death till He come. Wherefore, whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of

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