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 of
administration of confirmation.
Pope Innocent I (401 - 417)
the same rite of confirmation.
Jerome (Stridon, modern Slovenia, 345 - 419)
asserted the custom of the Church that priests
and deacons baptize; that bishops confer the