Pictures for the 2nd 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 second 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.


Preaching of John the Baptist

Relief sculpture in Cathédrale d'Amiens (1508-1519)
Artist:     Unknown

Tree of Jesse

A piece of a polyptych of the Life of Mary, the mother of Jesus, from Hamburg Cathedral.
Artist:     Absolon Stumme (1499)

Saint John the Baptist Preaching to the Masses in the Wilderness

Source:    Wikimedia
Artist:      Pieter Brueghel the Younger (1564–1638)

John Preaching in the Wilderness

A Copper-plate engraving from The Macklin Bible
Artist:      Stothard, Thomas, 1755-1834 ; Skelton, William, 1763-1848

Jesse with Mary and Child

Miniature from the Scherenberg Psalter
Source:    Wikimedia
Artist:      Unknown, circa 1260


John the Baptist preaching in the desert

Artist:      Jesus MAFA project
License:   Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial ShareAlike 3.0 License.

The Preaching of John

Source:    Wikimedia
Attribution:      Biblical illustrations by 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.

The tree of Jesse

Stained glass window of the cathedral Notre-Dame de Paris.
Source:            Wikimedia
Artist:              Didron, 1864 (?), 

Line Art

Saint John the Baptist

Source:    Wikimedia
Artist:      Christodolous Mattheou (1859 - 1935)



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