August 29: Feast of the beheading of St. John the Baptist and Forerunner
Καλοφωνικός Εἱρμός Λίθον ὃν ἀπεδοκίμασαν οἱ οἰκοδομοῦντες, οὗτος ἐγενήθη εἰς κεφαλὴν γωνίας. Aὐτός ἐστιν ἡ πέτρα, ἐν ᾗ ἐστερέωσε τὴν Ἐκκλησίαν ὁ Χριστός, ἣν ἐξ ἐθνῶν ἐξηγοράσατο. --- Calophonic Irmos The stone which the builders rejected, has become the head of the corner. It is the rock, on which Christ established His Church, which He had ransomed from among the nations.