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JULIUS CAESAR NAYPHE Oriental Lecturer Figure Presenting The Soul of the Holy Land and The Shepherd's Song of the Hills of Judea BRILLIANT: COLORFUL: INFORMATIONAL: EDUCATIONAL JULIUS CAESAR NAYPHE —a name from the lineage of the ancients, was bestowed by Assyrian Christian parents on a son who brings an inspiring message from the ruins of antiquity to the present generation. Born in Damascus, reared in Palestine at Caesarea Philippi, he has the blood, temperament and scholarship of the far East, its life and its lore. He is a brilliant speaker and entertainer. His mastery of English is complete, used with the attractive accent of the Orient. He comes before his audience in the striking, colorful costume of his native people. Either of his lecture-entertainments abound in cultural information, gorgeous scenic effects, and sparkling wit and humor. He has appeared with distinguished success in every section of the United States, in Canada, Alaska, Zew Zealand and Australia. Whether you choose The Shepherd's Song of the Hills of Judea, or The Soul of the Holy Land, you are assured of a delightful entertainment. THE SHEPHERD'S SONG OF THE HILLS OF JUDEA includes a marvelous interpretation of the Twenty-third Psalm. As a boy on his father's country acres, he was familiar with the shepherds and flocks that still find green pastures on the hill slopes of Judea. Clad in the habiliment of a trusted shepherd with rod and staff in hand, Nayphe explains why the good shepherd giveth his life for his sheep, But the hireling fleeth. He describes the rod and staff, the still waters and the oil, with which the head is anointed. He tells of the wolf, the lion, and viper that constantly endanger the lives of the sheep and their shepherd. The complete Psalm and many other parts of the Bible—verses difficult to understand without a knowledge of oriental practices, are unfolded in a clear, convincing manner. This full interpretation is unique, entertaining, educational and fascinating to old and young alike, to scholar and neophyte, yet deeply religious and sacred in its portent. THE SOUL OF THE HOLY LAND is an exposition of life in the time of the Saviour. Customs, habits, forms of thought that have survived since Abraham was called from Ur, are portrayed. The platform is set with a triple prayer-booth, one each for Christian, Mohammedan, and Jew, decorated with costly oriental fabrics and rare draperies. The atmosphere of Galilee pervades the room. Nayphe wears Palestinian raiment — the costume of the rich young ruler, the coat of many colors, or the simple garb of the shepherd. His descriptions are vivid as the brilliancy of his vestments, his argument profound, and his humor infectious. The climax of this presentation is a pageant of the ancient betrothal rite. The bride and groom and attendants are attired in cloth of silver, gold and royal purple. The complete ceremony with all of its olden traditions is celebrated. THE INTERSTATE BUREAU CHICAGO Comments The Christmas program which you gave at the Medinah Club December 26th was one of the most interesting and educational lectures I have ever heard. I don't know when I have had as many people come to me and express their satisfaction in a program as last Monday. Your triple prayer-booth and costuming are also very colorful and interesting. Let us hope that we can arrange to have you back for another program next Christmas.—R. M. Kirtland, Chairman Music Committee, Medinah Athletic Club. The manner in which you treat your subject is unique and so individual and different that it is a great pleasure to listen to you. There was ever so much favorable comment by our group, the concensus being that your interpretation was charmingly instructive, colorful, as well as entertaining.—Miss Jean Werner, Chairman of Program Committee, Business Woman's Club, Fourth Presbyterian Church. I have heard many splendid expositions of this most favorable Psalm—some of them brilliant and scholarly, but never did I hear anything so gripping, so full of life and vital interest and surely, never did I hear anything so true to life of a Palestinian shepherd as Mr. Nayphe gave.—J. R. Hastings, Sec. and Treas. Springfield Baptist Ass'n. Mr. Julius Caesar Nayphe appeared before our high school on the morning of November 21st and gave what I consider one of the most entertaining as well as instructive programs that it has ever been my pleasure to enjoy. I feel very sure a similar testimonial would be forthcoming from nearly everyone in the audience of nearly one thousand. You need have no hesitation in recommending him in the very highest terms to any high school principal for programs. He will be equally acceptable before woman's organizations, churches, federations and lodge assemblies.—Oscar M. Corbell, Principal Centralia Township High School. We have just had the pleasure of being entertained by Mr. Julius Caesar Nayphe. The colorful costumes caught the fancy and imagination of the pupils at once, and the splendid discourse of the customs and habits of the people of the Holy Land hold the audience in gripping attention. In this particular number, he used several of our pupils garbed in the native costumes to assist him in the rendition of his program. This feature gave a touch of local interest that was especially enjoyed. But not only were the pupils enthusiastic over Mr. Nayphe's production, but the teachers were equally praiseworthy in their commendation.—Jesse Beer, Principal, Mansfield Senior High School, Ohio.
|Title||Julius Caesar Nayphe|
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|Personal Name Subject||Nayphe, Julius Caesar|
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