I think it would be advantageous to read what Taylor Marshall says about this quote: http://taylormarshall.com/2011/01/did-church-fathers-practice-communion.html
St. Thomas Aquinas also says: “Out of reverence towards this sacrament [the Holy Eucharist], nothing touches it, but what is consecrated; hence the corporal and the chalice are consecrated, and likewise the priest’s hands, for touching this sacrament.” (Summa Theologica, Part III, Q. 82, Art. 3, Rep. Obj. 8)
and the Sixth Ecumenical Council, at Constantinople (680-681) which forbade the faithful to take the Sacred Host in their hand, threatening transgressors with excommunication.
as St. Basil the Great, Doctor of the Church (330-379) also says,
“The right to receive Holy Communion in the hand is permitted only in times of persecution.”