Your Faith Walks On Broken Glass {Ash Wednesday Altarscape}

I really loved the way last night’s altarscape came out.

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If you read my sermon, you know that the inspiration for this came from the Green Day song, 21 Guns, and the line, “Your faith walks on broken glass.”


I grabbed some white plates at Savers and … well … smashed them with my friends.  So much fun!  I would recommend it even if you don’t have an altarscape to put together!


This is the leftover Christ candle from the Advent wreath. I put it in a glass vase and then poured black sand around it. It really ended up looking neat!


The oil is in the vessel closest to us.  I used almond oil that I had leftover from an anointing a did a few months ago and put it in the vessel so it would look nicer.

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To get the different depths I put some wooden blocks at different heights on the altar and then covered everything in fabric.  I put a deep purple fabric down first and then a black on top of that.  I also raised the cross, because I did not want it to get “lost” on the altar.

Ash Wednesday really is one of my favorite services throughout the year and I love the way the altar turned out.  I have a feeling the broken glass will make a few more appearances throughout the Lenten season.  Now I just need to find a way to store it!

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