Metropolitan Irenaeus pray for the repose of the famous basketball player G. khizhniak

Grigoriy Khizhnyak was one of the best defensive center of European basketball, the beginning of 2000-ies

5 Oct died world-famous basketball player Grygoriy khyzhnyak, a parishioner of the UOC.

Metropolitan of Dnepropetrovsk and Pavlograd Irenaeus expressed his heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of the deceased, the press service of the Dnipropetrovsk eparchy of the UOC.

In the text, published on the official website of the diocese, Metropolitan Irenaeus noted, with sadness I received the news of the death of Grigori Khizhnyak, who was not only a renowned athlete but also a gifted and deeply religious man, active parishioner of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, member of many social and charity programs.

“The merciful Lord rest the soul of Your departed servant Gregory in the dwellings of the righteous, idezhe carry the disease, nor sorrow, nor sighing, but life unending. May his memory be eternal,” – said in a condolence message.

Famous Ukrainian basketball player Grigoriy Khizhnyak died Friday, October 5. According to preliminary data from khizhniak had a heart attack. At the time of the death of the athlete was 45 years old.

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