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The FORM of
Consecrating the MILK and HONEY

for the Baptized.

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When the Milk and Honey for the Baptized are to

be confecrated, the Deacon immediately after the
Nicene Creed in the Eucharistick Service, shall
bring a proper quantity of Milk and Honey mixed
together in a decent vessel to the Bishop, who shall
place it upon the Altar; and then turning to the
People, he shall say,
The Lord be with you.
Answ. And with thy spirit.

Then shall the Deacon say to the People,
Let us pray.
Then the People mall kneel down; and the Bishop

turning to the Altar, and standing before it, shall
say the following prayer.

Almighty God, who didft bring thy chosen O people into a land flowing with milk and honey, a figure of the spiritual land of rest, thy holy church ; and who haft taught us as new-born babes to desire the sincere milk of thy word: Bless Here the Bishop is to make the hgn of the crossover the Milk and Honey these thy creatures of Milk and

Honey;

Honey; and grant that all those who after baptism
shall taste thereof, may be adopted into thy family,
may preserve their baptismal innocence, and may
at length be fed with that blessed milk and honey,
which floweth for ever in the heavenly Jerusalem,
the city that is above, through thine only-begotten
Son Jesus Christ our Lord; by whom and with
whom, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, all honour
and glory be unto Thee, O Father Almighty, world
without end. Amen...
Then the People Mall rise, and the Deacon Mall

carry the confecrated Milk and Honey into the
Veftry, or to some other convenient place.
Note, every Priest must take care to apply to the

Bishop for consecrated Milk and Honey, who fball upon such their application furnish them therewith,

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The ORDER of CONFIRMATION,

OR, Laying on of hands upon those that are

baptized.

At the time appointed, all that are to be then con

firmed, being placed, the Adults and the Sponsors with the children in their arms standing in order before the Bishop, he shall begin the office thus. Bishop. Our help is in the name of the Lord; Answ. Who hath made heaven and earth. Bish. Blessed be the name of the Lord: Answ. Henceforth world without enda Bish. The Lord be with you. Answ. And with thy spirit,

Then all the Deacon say to the People, Let us pray. Here all shall kneel down except the Bishop, who shall

proceed, saying, X Lmighty and everliving God, who haft vouch

A fafed to regenerate these thy servants by Water and the Holy Ghost, and hast thereby given unto them remiffion of all their fins : Send down from

heaven,

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heaven, we beseech thee, O Lord, thine Holy Ghost
the Comforter upon them; and daily increase in
them thy manifold gifts of grace, the spirit of wis-
dom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and
ghostly strength, the spirit of knowledge and true
godliness, and fill them with the spirit of thy holy
fear now and ever. Sign them, O Lord, and mark
them to be thine for ever, by the virtue of thy be-
loved Son's holy cross and passion. Mercifully
.confirm and strengthen them with the inward
unction of thy Holy Ghost unto everlasting life.
Amen.
Then the People rifing, and the Adults to be confirmed

and the Sponsors with the children in their arms,
kneeling in order before the Bishop, (though it be
Sunday or between after and Pentecost,) be shall
anoint them feverally with the Holy Chrism or
Ointment, making the sign of the cross upon their
forebead, and saying,

N. the servant of God is sealed with the seal of the Cross, and anointed with Holy Ointment, as an emblem of the inward unction of the Holy Spirit, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen. Then the Bishop Mall lay his hands upon the person's

bead, and say, T Efend, O Lord, this thy child [or this thy ser- .

vant) with thy heavenly grace, that he may continue thine for ever, and daily increase in thy Holy Spirit more and more, until he come unto thine everlalțing kingdom. Amen.

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And thus shall the Bishop do to every person that is

to be confirmed, one after another; after which doné, the Deacon shall turn to the People and say, Let us attend. Then shall the Bishop say the following prayer.

Lord God, who art unbegotten and without

fuperiour ; thou Lord of all, who haft made the sweet savour of the knowledge of the gospel to ġo forth among all națions: Do thou now grant that this Chrism may be effectual in these baptized children, for persons, ] that the sweet favour of thy Christ may remain firm and stable in them, and that they dying with him in his death, may rise again with him in his resurrection, and live together with him; by whom and with whom, in the únity of the Holy Ghost, all honour and glory be unto Thee, O Father Almighty, world without end. Amen.

Then shall the Bishop say to the People,
The peace of the Lord be always with yoụ.
Answ. And with thy spirit.

Then Mall the Deacon say to the People,
Let us pray:
And all, kneeling down, except the Bilbop, he mall
* say the Lord's prayer, the People repeating it after

him. 1 QUR Father, who art in heaven; Hallowed be

V thy name. · Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this

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