Based on Fr. Pius Parsch selections.
Sunday: 1 Kings 19 – Elijah flees from the godless Jezebel and is miraculously fed 40 days and 40 nights until he reaches mount Horeb.
Monday: 2 Kings 2 – The ascension of Elijah.
Tuesday: 2 Kings 3 – Elisha continues the work of Elijah.
Wednesday: 2 Kins 4 – Elisha performs miracles.
Thursday: 2 Kings 5, 16 – The healing of Naaman.
Friday 2 Kings 5, 21-27 – The Punishment of Gehazi.
Saturday: 2 Kings 9, 1-13 – The decline and fall of the Kings of Israel.
For Saturday Evening:
“And Jehoash did that which was right in the sight of the Lord all his days, wherein Johoiada the Priest instructed him.”
Antiphon on Magnificat, Anglican Breviary, C536.
The lectionary tells of the wondrous deeds of Elisha, and of the reign of Israel’s kings. The kings fail miserably to hold the Davidic Throne in godliness. Jehoash is an exception to the rule and stands out as an example of how a king ought to reign. Jehoash obeys the word of God taught him by the Priest. It is significant that a Priest mediates the proper understanding of God’s word. It is likewise significant that such mediation and obedience is God’s way and will. Lastly it is significant that today not a few Christians have rejected this biblical mediation and are more like Ahaziah (see Lesson i-iii on p. C530, for the Eight Sunday after Trinity) following a religion of their own making rather than that which was revealed and “once delivered to the saints.”
Fr. Gregory Wassen