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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 Euchariflick 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 mall say,
The Lord be with you.
Answ. And with thy spirit.

Then shall the Deacon say to the People,

Let us pray.

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Then the People Mall kneel down; and the Bishop

turning to the Altar, and standing before it, Mall
say the following prayer.
Almighty God, who didft

bring thy chosen people into a land Aowing with milk and honey, a figure of the spiritual land of rest, thy holy church and who hast taught us as new-born babes to desire the fincere milk of thy word: Bless Here the Bishop is to make the hgn of the cross over the Milk and Honey these thy creatures of Milk and

Honey;

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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 soall

carry the confecrated Milk and Honey into the

Veftry, or to some other convenient place.
Note, every Priest muß take care to apply to the

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

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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 hall 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 fall kneel down except the Bishop, who shall

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

safed 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 wisdom 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 beloved 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 Easter and Pentecost,) be Mall anoint them feverally with the Holy Chrisim or Ointment, making the sign of the cross upon their forebead; and saying,

N. the servant of God is sealed with che 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 Ghoft. Amen. Then the Bishop Mall lay his hands upon the person's

head, and say, DEfend, O Lord, this thy child (or this thy fer

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

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And thus Mall the Bishop do to every person that is

to be confirmed, one after another; after which doné, the Deacon Mall turn to the People and say, Let us attend.

Then shall the Bishop say the following prayer. O Lord God, who art unbegotten and without

superiour ; thou Lord of all, who haft made the sweet favour of the knowledge of the gospel to go forth among all națions: Do thou now grant that this Chrism may be effectual in these baptized children, (or persons, ] that the sweet savour 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 all the Bishop say to the People, The peace

of the Lord be always with you. Answ. And with thy spirit.

Then mall the Deacon say to the People,

Let us pray:

And all, kneeling down, except the Bilbop, he hal}

say the Lord's prayer; the People repeating it after

bim. OUR Father, who art in heaven; Hallowed be

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

day

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