Pictures for the feast of the Epiphany Years A, B and 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 feast of the Epiphany.  It is part of the Lectionary Art Series.

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

Note:  there are many, many artistic works inspired by today's Gospel reading - only a small selection are suggested below.


Adoration of the Magi

Source:  Wikimedia
Artist: Fra Angelico and Filippo Lippi.

Adoration of the Magi

Source:  Wikimedia
Artist:    Bartolomé Esteban Murillo

The Magi Journeying (Les rois mages en voyage)

Source:  Wikimedia
Artist:   James Tissot

The three Magi (Balthasar, Caspar, Melchior)

Source:  Wikimedia
Artist:    Christian Maurice Engelhardt, 1818 reproduced a work by Herrad of Landsberg (c.1130 - July 25, 1195)

The Adoration of the Magi - from the altarpiece in the Chapel of
King’s College, Cambridge

Artist:     Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640)


Adoration of the Kings

Artist:    J. Le Breton (glass studio of Gaudin, Paris), 1933

The Three Wise Men

Source:  (detail) and (full)
Artist:   ESUS MAFA. The Three Wise Men, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN.
License: Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial ShareAlike 3.0 License

Line Art

Wise Men at Christmas under the Southern Cross

Artist: Fitzbeck Creative of Wellington, under a commission from the New Zealand Catholic bishops conference.

Wise Men Guided by the Star

Source:   Dore Bible 
Artist     Gustave Doré (1832-1883)

Visit of the Wise Men

Artist:     M. Bihn & J. Bealings - 1922

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