The Tone 5 Special Melody, "Radujsjaja"

This podoben or special melody is used when appointed in the liturgical books. It was originally written for the aposticha of the feast of the Exaltation of the Cross (September 14): "Joy to you, life-bearing Cross" (Radujsja Åživonosnyj Kreste). Unlike most podobny, this one has a special melody for the psalm verse that comes before the sticheron.

Listen to this sticheron in Slavonic - verse melody

Here is the first aposticha sticheron for the Exaltation of the Cross.

For more examples, as well as the verse melody, see the remaining aposticha for the feast of the Exaltatation of the Cross and the aposticha for the feast of St. Nicholas (listen to a harmonized version).