Pictures for the 3rd Sunday of Advent, Year B

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 B.  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 Announcing the Messiah

Mosaic in Cappella Palatina di Palermo, located in Palermo, Italy
Artist:      Unknown, mid 12th century

Saint John the Baptist in the Wilderness

Source:    Wikimedia
Artist:     José Leonardo (Spain, 1601-before 1653)

John Linnell Saint John the Baptist

"He was not the light, only a witness to speak for the light"
Source:    Wikimedia
Artist:      John Linnell (1792–1882)

Angel of Truth Giving Freedom and Liberty to the Slave

Artist:      Jules Vallée Guérin (1866-1946)
License:   Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial ShareAlike 3.0 License


John the Baptist baptizes

Source:    Wikimedia
Attrribution:       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

A man came, sent from God, whose name was John

Source: - slide 4
Artist:      Paula Nash Giltner
Attribution: Good News Productions, International - Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial No-Derivatives 4.0

Wall of Praise at Thanks-giving Square

Source:    Wikimedia
Artist:      Atelier Mosaico Veneziano, 1996 / Carol M. Highsmith

Three Advent Candles


Line Art

The Teaching of John the Baptist

Artist:      Gustave Doré (1832-1883)

The Jews are Sent to John

Artist:      Jerome Nadal (1507-1580)

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