His Grace Bishop Daniel, a ruling hierarch of the Western Eparchy of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA, assisted by Protodeacon Oleh Maletych of St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Memorial Church in South Bound Brook, NJ traveled to Bismarck, Dickinson, and Belfield, ND in order to participate in the seminar and offer his reflections on the history of the Ukrainian community in ND as well as to lead the community in the prayer services of the weekend at Sts. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox parish in Belfield, ND.
The Ukrainian community of North Dakota opened its heart to the bishop of our Church, who himself immigrated to the USA just 15 years ago. Bishop Daniel participated in the programs of the Festival, recognizing the legacy of the immigrant homesteaders. He met with the administration of the Ukrainian Cultural Institute in North Dakota, sharing his views of the social, cultural and spiritual development of Ukrainians in Ukraine, USA and throughout the world.