Pictures for the feast of the birth of John the Baptist (24 June)

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 feast of the Nativity of John the Baptist.  It is part of the Lectionary Art Series.

See hymn suggestions for this feast for more information about the readings and seasonal notes about this day, and links to other weeks.


Birth of John the Baptist

Artist:     Jacopo da Pontormo (1494-1556)

The Birth of John the Baptist

Artist:      Domenico Ghirlandaio (1449 – 1494)

Naming of John the Baptist

Artist:     fra Angelico (ca. 1400-1455)


Elizabeth and Zechariah

Stained glass in Cathédrale Saint-Etienne de Bourges

Artist:      Unknown - c 1274

Zechariah naming John the Baptist

Painted medallion on the choir-screen, northside, depicting Zacharias writing the name of John the Baptist on a writing tablet as John was presented for circumcision in Cathédrale d'Amiens
Artist:      Unknown: 1508-1519

Birth of John the Baptist/Zechariah as priest - His name is 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

His Name is John

Source:    Adapted from

Line Art

His Name is John - black and white

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