Oleksandr Usyk, A boxer

 

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How he came to Orthodox Christianity

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“When I was at the hospital, a priest came there. He gave us some sweets. All the kids ran around, not realizing that this tall man, with a black beard and a big cross on his chest just came to save our little sinful souls.

I sat near him and asked where God is, how to come to him, where he lives, how he sees and hears us,” the boxer recalls.

“And then he said: you are still small enough, why are you so interested in God? To which I replied that I would see him soon. He said: why did you decide that? I said that I heard my mom’s conversation with the doctor, who told me that I was very ill, or something like that.

To which he replied that it’s not doctors who decide, but only God will decide whether you live or die. And from that time I began to resort to our Lord Jesus Christ and follow him. He does not follow me, but I go after him. Every day I say thanks to him for every great day lived,” said Usyk.

Earlier Metropolitan Antony congratulated the Ukrainians on Easter and said that it is best to celebrate this holiday with the people we love and with those who need this the most.

“Today is Easter and this is the most important day of the church calendar. On this day, every person feels God’s love, and therefore each of us must at least share a part of our love with God. But we can show our love through the people we love. For sure we should share our love with the people surrounding us. Today we must remember our parents, those people with whom the Lord has met us, and those people who may not have what we have now.

When we are talking about eternity, we should say it is not an abstract notion. It is seen in the events in our lives,” the Metropolitan said.

 

Videos

  1. Marco Huck
    • Oleksandr Usyk vs. Marco Huck
      • Profile
        • Re-watch the first-ever WBSS bout, Oleksandr Usyk vs Marco Huck, in their Quarter-Final at the Max-Schmeling-Halle, Berlin!
      • Videos
        • Usyk vs Huck – WBSS Season I: Cruiserweight QF1
          • Videos
            • Video #1
              Channel:- World Boxing Super Series
              Published On:- 2020-April-13th
              Link
  2. Mairis Briedis
    • Oleksandr Usyk vs. Mairis Briedis
      • Profile
        • Re-watch Usyk vs Briedis in the first Semi-Final of the Season I Cruiserweight tournament from Arena Riga, in Riga, Latvia!
        • Location:- Riga, Latvia
      • Videos
        • Usyk vs Briedis – WBSS Season I: Cruiserweight SF1
          • Videos
            • Video #1
              Channel:- World Boxing Super Series
              Published On:- 2020-April-17th
              Link
  3. Tony Bellew
    • Oleksandr Usyk vs. Tony Bellew
      • Videos
        • DAZN REWIND | Oleksandr Usyk vs. Tony Bellew
          • Videos
            • Video #1
              Channel:- DAZN USA
              Published On:- 2019-October-9th
              Link

References

  1. 112 – UA
    • “Easter. We are people” marathon: Olexander Usyk on how he came to Orthodox Christianity
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