Pictures for the 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time, 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 eighteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time, 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.


Christ multiplies the loaves and fish

Top left section of the miracles of Christ depicted on the Andrews diptych from North Italy (Milan?), showing the feeding of the five (or four) thousand

Artist:     Unknown, circa 450-460

Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes

Mosaic in the church of Sant'Apollinare Nuovo, Ravenna, Italy
Artist:     Unknown, 6th century

Miracle of the Bread and Fish

Source:    Wikimedia
Artist:      Giovanni Lanfranco (1582–1647)


Hand of God with loaves and fish

Relief sculpture in Brighthelm United Reformed church and community centre in Brighton, UK

Photographer:      Unknown - License: Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial ShareAlike 3.0 License
Sculptor :   John Skelton MBE (1923-1999).

Jesus multiplies the loaves and fish

Artist:      Jesus MAFA Project, 1973

Jesus feeds 5000 - 12 baskets of leftovers

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 Miracle of Loaves and Fishes

Attribution:      Bible drawings by Otto Semler and others, many based on the engravings by Carolsfeld, all in the public domain.

Loaves and Fishes  

Source:              Wikimedia
Attribution:      Stained glass from Saint James the Greater Catholic Church (Concord, North Carolina) - artist unknown

Line Art

Woodcut for "Die Bibel in Bildern" "The Bible in pictures" - Feeding the 5000

Source:    Wikimedia
Artist:      Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld (1794–1872)

Loaves and Fishes in black and white 

Source:              Adapted from Wikimedia
Attribution:      Based on stained glass from Saint James the Greater Catholic Church (Concord, North Carolina) - artist unknown

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