The existing Order of Saint Basil the Great, OSBM
, of the Ukrainian Byzantine rite, which is quite prominent in Canada, traces its historical descent from Basil though not in a direct line.
The first Ukrainian Catholic priests in Canada were Nestor Dmytriw who celebrated the Divine Liturgy in 1897, Paul Tymkewich in 1989, and Damaskin Polywka, OSBM
, in 1901.
To show their monastic solidarity, Trappist monks, former members of the monastery, came from Oka, Quebec, to participate in the official opening and blessing of the Monastery on September 18, 1999, by Bishop Cornelius Pasichny, OSBM
, Eparch of Toronto.