Thursday, 24 October 2013

The Baptism of Prince George - 1

Yesterday saw the baptism of Prince George in the Chapel Royal at St James's Palace.


Holy Baptism is administered to infants on the understanding that they will be brought up in the fellowship of Christ's Church; that they will be taught the Christian faith; and that, when they have publicly confessed this faith, they will be confirmed by the bishop and admitted to the Holy Communion.

The priest says to the parents and godparents

I ask therefore:

Will you bring up this child as a Christian within the family of the Church?
We will.

Will you help him to be regular in public worship and private prayer, by your teaching, by your example and by your prayers for him?
We will.

Will you encourage him to come in due course to Confirmation and Holy Communion?
We will.

The Lord be with you;
And also with you.

Let us pray.

Heavenly Father, who at the baptism of Jesus Christ in the river Jordan declared him to be your only-begotten Son; grant that by your Spirit this infant may be born again and made your child by adoption and grace, through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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