Pictures for the 2nd 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 second 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.


Zechariah and John the Baptist

Georgian frescoes and inscriptions from Holy Cross Monastery in Jerusalem.

Artist:      Unknown

St. John the Baptist Preaching

Artist:      Anton Raphael Mengs (1728–1779)

Saint John the Baptist and the Pharisees

Artist:      James Tissot (1836–1902)


The Preaching of St John

Artist:     Jim Padgett, courtesy of Sweet Publishing, Ft. Worth, TX, and Gospel Light, Ventura, CA. Copyright 1984. Released under new license, CC-BY-SA 3.0


Lugnaquilla, in the Wicklow Mountains - "every mountain and hill be laid low"

Artist:      Joe King
License:    Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported

Line Art

Prepare ye the Way of the Lord

Source:  (background)

Peace sign


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