Pictures for the 3rd 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 third 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.


John the Baptist in Prison

Source:    Wikimedia
Artist:     Josef Anton Hafner (1709–1756)

Saint John the Baptist in prison - Meirelles

Source:    Wikimedia
Artist:     Victor Meirelles (1832–1903)

Saint John the Baptist in Prison Visited by Two Disciples

Source:    Wikimedia
Artist:      Giovanni di Paolo (1403–1482)


Flowers in the Desert

Source:    Wikimedia
Artist:      Michael Balen
License:    cc-by-2.0.

John Placed in Prison

Source:    Wikimedia
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


Artist:      Unknown

Line Art

Heraldique Saint Jean Baptiste

Source:    Wikimedia
Artist:      Unknown
License:    Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 Generic


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