The 29th of August commemorates the Beheading of John the Baptist and Forerunner of Christ. Above is an icon of The Head of St John the Forerunner (Глава Cв Иоанна Предтечи), a type of icon which flourished within the Russian Empire during the 19th century.
O Prophet of God and Forerunner of grace,
Having obtained your head from the earth as a most sacred rose,
We are forever receiving healing;
For still as of old you preach repentance.