The Tone 4 Special Melody, "Jako dobl'a"

This podoben or special melody is used when appointed in the liturgical books. It was originally written for the the first sticheron at Vespers on the feast of Saint George: "As one valiant among the martyrs" (Jako dobl'a mu─Źenicy).

Listen to this sticheron in Slavonic

It is also used throughout the year on a number of feasts.