In the fall of 1954 Fr. Cyril joined the Ukrainian monastic Order of Saint Basil-the-Great and began his studies in the Novitiate in Mundare, Alberta. From 1959 to1963 he was in Rome for his theology studies, and was ordained a priest in July,1963. From the fall of 1963 till the spring of 1967 he studied in the Faculty of Math and Science at the University of Ottawa in preparation for his teaching assingnment in Saint Basil-the-Great Catholic High School in Toronto. From the fall of 1967 till the spring of 1997 he taught math, science, chemistry, physics and geology, and was a Vice-Principal for 27 of those years. In July, 1998 he was assigned Pastor of St.John the Baptist Shrine in Ottawa.