Pictures for the 1st Sunday in Advent, Year C

This is a small selection of free-use illustrations, photographs or images based on the readings and prayers/propers in the Roman Catholic lectionary for the first Sunday in Advent, Year C.  It is part of the Lectionary Art Series.

See Hymn Suggestions for this Sunday for more information about the readings and seasonal notes about this day, and links to other weeks.


Tree of Jesse

Source:     Wikipedia
Artist:      Unknown Miniaturist, English (active 1140s)

Jesse Tree from York Minister Cathedral

Source:     Wikimedia
Artist:       Unknown

The Powers of Jerusalem Will be Shaken - Titus destroying Jerusalem

Source:    Wikimedia
Artist:      Wilhelm von Kaulbach

Jesse Tree from Notre-Dame de Reims

Source:     Wikimedia
Artist:      L. Steinheil  (1861)


Stay Awake Praying at all Times - Luke 21:36

Stay Awake - Signs upon the Sun

Background image based on this picture from Megapixel

First Sunday of Advent

Source:     Wikimedia
Artist:      Micha L. Rieser

Line Art



See also ...

Share this Post


HTML link code:

BB (forum) link code:

Subscribe to


  1. I am an artist and have painted images that may be suitable for spiritual reflection and lectionary art. I don't want paying for these images but would ask that my work be acknowledged so a profit may not be made from them by others, (creative commons?) who can I send the images to please. Regards Trish Stafford

  2. Hi Trish - so sorry, I just realised that I had not approved your comment earlier. If you're still out there, you could email images to along with the text you want used to describe the, and acknowledge you.


Thanks for commenting. All comments on this website are moderated, so there will be a delay until yours is shown. Deo gratias.