The morning of Palm Sunday brought hundreds of faithful and especially young people and children to the doors of the parish temple as they formally welcomed to the parish family their bishop. The children with flowers, the representatives of the parish board of administration with the traditional salt and bread, the choir members with beautiful chanting and the pastor of the parish Fr. Petro Siwko offered words of their sincerest welcome to the bishop, who arrived to the parish temple, bringing smiles and joy, while offering the words of encouragement to those in attendance. The President of the Parish Board of Administration Sviatoslav Mirza thanked the bishop for his Archpastoral visit to the parish and kindly (with the sincere smile on his face) noticed that it is a tradition now in MN to snow, when the bishop comes to visit, to which Vladyka Daniel stated that the snow has already melted and the sun is out.
Almost the entire parish family approached the Holy Mysteries of Confession and Eucharist, preparing themselves to the final days of the spiritual journey to Pascha. The bishop, in his sermon, reflected upon the meaning of the biblical Palm Sunday events, stating “that each one of us is called to behold our Lord not simply as the One who came to us once riding on a donkey, but as the One who is always present in His Church, coming ceaselessly to us in power and glory at every Eucharist, in every prayer and sacrament, and in every act of love, kindness and mercy.”