Pictures for the 4th 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 fourth 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.


Angel Appears to Joseph

Oak woodcarving in the choirstall area of the Cathedral of Amiens, 1507-1522.
Artist:     Unknown
License:  Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial ShareAlike 3.0 License

Joseph's Dream

Source:    Wikimedia
Artist:     Gaetano Gandolfi (1734-1802)

The Angel Visiting Joseph in a Dream

Artist:      Georges du Mesnil de La Tour(1593-1652)


Emmanuel, God With Us

Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington DC, United States. Approx 1950
Artist:      Unknown
License:   Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial ShareAlike 3.0 License

The Marriage of Joseph and Mary

Source:    Wikimedia
Artist:      Robbia, Andrea della, 1435?-1525?

Isaiah prophecies to Ahaz about the birth of Christ, Immanuel

Artist:      Unknown

Matthew Chapter 1

Source:    Wikimedia
Artist:      English: 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

Line Art

Pregnant woman in prayer

Artist:      Unknown

Joseph's dream (State 2)

Source:    Wikimedia
Artist:      Wenceslaus Hollar (1607–1677)

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