Sunday, April 8, 2012
Happy Easter 2012
Today marks the most solemn day in the Christian calendar. Unlike Christmas, Easter is a movable feast occurring the first Sunday after the full moon following the vernal equinox. It can therefore occur between March 22 and April 25. We hope that you saw the full moon two nights ago - it was fabulous.
Christians gathered in churches today, across the world, and rejoiced because He is Risen from the Dead. This Good News has been handed down from generation to generation and is based on the scriptures recorded more than 2000 years ago.
One of the highlights while in Rome was our visit to the Vatican. We began with the Vatican Museum and continued with St. Peter's Basilica. This image was from one of the murals in the museum.
Throughout Europe one has the opportunity to visit many impressive churches and basilicas. These structures have withstood the test of time. Many of them were damaged during the World Wars and rebuilt.
This year there are many cruises to chose from ranging from just a few nights to several weeks. You can select from large modern ships which hold thousands of passengers to river cruises with about one hundred passengers. We suggest extending your stay in Europe before your cruise. This gives you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the history of the region.
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