Raising the Widow’s Son at Nain

By: Fr. Seraphim SlobodskoyRead time: 1 min3671 Hits

Raising the Widow’s Son at Nain

One day Jesus Christ went from Capernaum to the city of Nain. Many of His disciples and a great crowd went with Him. As He drew near to the gate of the city, a man who had died was being carried out, the only son of his widowed mother. The unhappy woman walked and cried bitterly, and a large crowd from the city was with her. When the Lord saw her, He had compassion on the deep grief of the poor mother and said to her, “Do not weep.”

He came and touched the bier on which the dead one lay (among the Jews, the dead were wrapped in shrouds and carried on biers or stretchers to the cemetery for burial). The bearers stood still. Then, Jesus said to the dead man, “Young man, I say to you: arise!”

The dead man sat up and began to speak, and Jesus Christ gave the resurrected youth to his mother.

Seeing this miracle, fear seized them all. They glorified God saying, “A great prophet has risen among us! God has visited His people.”

Note: See the Gospel of Luke 7:11-17.

(from: The Law of God
by Fr. Seraphim Slobodskoy)