Cyprian (Carthage, 200 - 258)
wrote of the necessity of the sacrament and
distinguished it from baptism and spoke of it
as a complement to baptism.
A local church Council (at
Illiberitanum, 300) stated the rite
administration of confirmation.
I (401 - 417) taught
the same rite of confirmation.
Jerome (Stridon, modern Slovenia, 345
asserted the custom of the Church that priests
and deacons baptize; that bishops confer the