Pictures for the 1st Sunday of Advent, Year A

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 Advent, Year A.  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.


Swords Are Beaten into Plowshares

Quatrefoil on the western exterior Cathédrale d'Amiens depicting Micah's prophecy concerning the future reign of peace in which nations will beat swords into plowshares and wage war no more.

Artist:      Unknown (1220-1240)



Artist:      Michael Guess
License    Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial ShareAlike 3.0 License

Let Us Beat Our Swords into Plowshares

Artist:      Evgeniy Viktorovich Vuchetich (1908-1974)

Walk in the light

Source:    Wikimedia
Artist:      Jubair1985
Licence:    Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International

Line Art

Clock - an hour you do not expect


Walk into the light

Source:    Wikimedia
Artist:      Unknown
License:   GNU Free Documentation License

Swords into ploughshares

Artist:      David Ohmer

First Sunday of Advent - light one candle


Suggestions about other free-to-use hymns that could be included are welcome: leave a message in the Comments box near the bottom of the page.

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