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1 Corinthians 11:8-22

8 For the man is not of the woman: but the woman of the man. 9 Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man. 10 For this cause ought the woman to have power on her head because of the angels. 11 Nevertheless neither is the man without the woman, neither the woman without the man, in the Lord. 12 For as the woman is of the man, even so is the man also by the woman; but all things of God. 13 Judge in yourselves: is it comely that a woman pray unto God uncovered? 14 Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a shame unto him? 15 But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her: for her hair is given her for a covering. 16 But if any man seem to be contentious, we have no such custom, neither the churches of God. 17 Now in this that I declare unto you I praise you not, that ye come together not for the better, but for the worse. 18 For first of all, when ye come together in the church, I hear that there be divisions among you; and I partly believe it. 19 For there must be also heresies among you, that they which are approved may be made manifest among you. 20 When ye come together therefore into one place, this is not to eat the Lord's supper. 21 For in eating every one taketh before other his own supper: and one is hungry, and another is drunken. 22 What? have ye not houses to eat and to drink in? or despise ye the church of God, and shame them that have not? What shall I say to you? shall I praise you in this? I praise you not.

Matthew 17:10-18

10 And his disciples asked him, saying, Why then say the scribes that Elias must first come? 11 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Elias truly shall first come, and restore all things. 12 But I say unto you, That Elias is come already, and they knew him not, but have done unto him whatsoever they listed. Likewise shall also the Son of man suffer of them. 13 Then the disciples understood that he spake unto them of John the Baptist. 14 And when they were come to the multitude, there came to him a certain man, kneeling down to him, and saying, 15 Lord, have mercy on my son: for he is lunatick, and sore vexed: for ofttimes he falleth into the fire, and oft into the water. 16 And I brought him to thy disciples, and they could not cure him. 17 Then Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him hither to me. 18 And Jesus rebuked the devil; and he departed out of him: and the child was cured from that very hour.

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Troparion of the Icon    Tone 4
Let us the sinful and unworthy fervently run to the Mother of God/ and fall down crying in repentance from the depths of our souls:/ Help us, O Lady who hast had mercy on us./ Hasten, for we perish from a multitude of sins./ Turn not thy servants empty away, for we have thee as our only hope.

Troparion of the Prophet Ezekiel    Tone 3
Inspired by the Holy Spirit, O Prophet of God,/ thou didst proclaim the fulfillment of mysteries:/ God the Word's ineffable abasement/ and the resurrection of the dead from all past ages./ O glorious Ezekiel, entreat Christ our God to grant us His great mercy.

Kontakion of the Icon    Tone 6
We have no other help, we have no other hope,/ apart from thee, O Lady./ Come to our help. We hope in thee/ and in thee we glory./ Let us not be confounded,/ for we are thy servants.

Kontakion of the Prophet Ezekiel    Tone 4
Thou didst appear as a Prophet of God/ and foretell the Lord's incarnation to all,/ even of the Lamb and Creator Who became manifest as God's eternal Son.