|Easter Decorations on AMA Waterways Amalegro|
|Main Pipe Organ - St. Eusebius Church, Arnhem|
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. This year Easter falls on the earliest weekend possible.
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.
We have had the good fortune of exploring some of the most famous churches in Europe. These old churches and cathedrals have withstood World Wars, fires, and other natural and man-made disasters.
When you enter St. Eusebius Church in the heart of Arnhem, the first thing you see is the main pipe organ, the Strümphler organ, which dates back to 1795 and is the replacement of the Wagner organ from 1770 which was destroyed completely in WWII. There are five columns that house the pipes. Each of the towers are adorned with angels.
The top photo was taken onboard AMA Waterways Amalegro on Easter Sunday. Modern age has added the Easter Bunny and Easter Eggs to this holiday celebration. Whether you celebrated this as a religious holiday or secular one, we hope that this Easter Sunday was a joyous day for you.