Based on Fr. Pius Parsch’s selections
Sunday: 2 Kings 9 14-36. Death of Queen Jezebel.
Monday: 2 Kings 11. Reign of King Athaliah.
Tuesday: 2 Kings 12. Reign of Jehoash.
Wednesday: 2 Kings 13. Sickness and death of Elisha.
Thursday: 2 Kings 17 1-18. Destruction of Israel and exile in Babylon.
Friday: 2 Kings 17 19-41. Babylonian peoples settle in Israel and Samaria.
Saturday: 2 Kings 18. Reign of King Hezekiah.
For Saturday Evening:
The antiphon on Magnificat tonight sings the prayer of Hezekiah. After a week of reading about the descent into sin and the consequent destruction of Israel, we repeat the words of the one truly righteous king (after David) of Israel as he lay on his sickbed. This provides a fitting subject for meditation.
Fr. Gregory Wassen