Pictures for the 1st Sunday of Lent, 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 of Lent 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.


First Fruits

Artist:     Balthasar van der Ast (1593/1594–1657)

The Temptation of Christ by the Devil

Source:    Wikimedia
Artist:     Félix Joseph Barrias (1822 - 1907)

Jesus Tempted in the Wilderness (Jésus tenté dans le désert)

Source:    Wikimedia
Artist:     James Tissot (1836–1902)

Temptation of Christ on the Mount

Panel from the Maesta Altarpiece of Siena (1308-1311)

Artist:     Duccio, di Buoninsegna, d. 1319


Offering of first fruits

As in Deuteronomy 26:1-11, illustration from a Bible card published by the Providence Lithograph Company between 1896 and 1913

Source:    Wikimedia
Artist:     Unknown

Biblical illustration of Gospel of Luke Chapter 4

Source:           Wikimedia
Artist:            James Padgett
Attribution:   Distant Shores Media/Sweet Publishing

Jesus is Tempted

Artist:     JESUS MAFA, Cameroon, 1973

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