Fourth Sunday of Advent - Lectionary

Fourth Sunday of Advent - Lectionary

Fourth Sunday of Advent Year B 2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16 Luke 1:46b-55

or Psalm 89:1-4, 19-26 Romans 16:25-27 Luke 1:26-38 Your house and your kingdom shall be

made sure forever before me 2 Samuel 7:16a Church in a Dogon Village, Mali

I declare that your steadfast love is established forever; your faithfulness is as firm as the heavens. Psalm 89:2

"Love is the Only Solution" - Dorothy Day -- Mural in San Francisco, CA Now to God who is able to strengthen you through Jesus Christ, to whom be the glory forever!

Amen. Romans 16:25a, 27b Jesus Christ: "Love One Another"

Red Gallery Beijing, China In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee

called Nazareth, Luke 1:26 St. Gabriel, Personal icon

Colorado Springs, CO to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of

David. Luke 1:27a Joseph Brazilian Nativity Scene

The virgin's name was Mary. Luke 1:27b Face of Mary, The Annunciation -- Josef Pyrz, Durham Cathedral, Durham, England

And he came to her and said, "Greetings, favored one! The Lord is with you." Luke 1:28

The Annunciation Abbey of Keur Moussa, Keur Moussa, Senegal

But she was much perplexed by his words and pondered what sort of greeting this might be. Luke 1:29

The Annunciation -- Henry Ossawa Tanner, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PS The angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.

Luke 1:30 Behold the Lord's Servant Dante Gabriel Rossetti Tate Britain

London, England And now, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you will name him Jesus.

Luke 1:31 The Annunciation Fra Angelico

Prado Museum, Madrid, Spain Mary said to the angel, "How can

this be, since I am a virgin?" Luke 1:34 The Annunciation -- JESUS MAFA, Cameroon

The angel said to her, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; Luke 1:35a

The Annunciation Church of Our Lady of Pity, Swaffam, England

therefore the child to be born will be holy; he will be called Son of God. Luke 1:35b

Madonna and Child from Mexico -- Mosaic from Church of the Annunciation, Nazareth, Israel For nothing will be impossible with God."

Luke 1:37 Gloria! -- Prince of Peace Abbey, Oceanside, CA Credits

New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright 1989, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. https://www.flickr.com/photos/herr_hartmann/429627010 https://www.flickr.com/photos/thomashawk/5653108193 Thomas Hawk

http://www.flickr.com/photos/portablematthew/3491085679/ https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Saint_Gabriel_the_Archangel.jpg https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Nativity_scenes_01.jpg Vagner Carvalhiero/Fr Hansen OFS https://www.flickr.com/photos/katielou/4661514916/ - Kate https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:KeurMoussaAutel.jpg

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ebarney/4762865759/ http://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=54125 https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Angelico,_prado.jpg http://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=48278 https://www.flickr.com/photos/paullew/2052404610/ - Fr Lawrence Lew, O.P.

https://commons.m.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Israel_Nazareth9_tango7174.jpg http://www.flickr.com/photos/mariya_umama_wethemba_monastery/2646933603/ Additional descriptions can be found at the Art in the Christian Tradition image library, a service of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, http://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/. All images available via Creative Commons 3.0 License.

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