Gold from the Silver Screen: Resurrection, the Core of Our Faith

April 26, 2016 - April 29, 2016
West ParkNY

Gold from the Silver Screen: Resurrection, the Core of Our Faith

Tuesday, April 26 – Friday, April 29

Led by Rev. Masud Ibn Syedullah and Rev. Garrett Mettler

In today’s popular culture, spirituality is frequently explored in cinema. Conversations on social media, TV, and radio increasingly take on spiritual themes following the release of a provocative motion picture. During this retreat, participants will use the lens of film to explore the core message of Christian faith and life: resurrection – the power of God to renew, restore, heal, and bring new life.

Three contemporary films – Awakening, Peaceful Warrior, and Woman in Gold – will approach the theme of resurrection, each from a different angle. There will be times for reflection and discussion, personal prayer and meditation, all for the purpose of moving us deeper into our faith and God’s goodness.

The Rev. Masud Ibn Syedullah TSSF, Founder and Director of Roots & Branches: Programs for Spiritual Growth, a ministry resource for individuals and communities of faith ( An Episcopal priest of the Diocese of New York, he creates and leads an array of conferences, retreats, pilgrimages, and other events to support spiritual formation.

The Rev. Garrett Mettler, Associate, Roots & Branches is an Episcopal priest and former journalist interested in creating more intersections between Christian wisdom and secular culture. While serving in congregations he has taught and written about how to apply faith practices in everyday life. In his ministry as a school chaplain, he has worked to strengthen inter-generational relationships, bringing the insights, creativity and curiosity of youth and adults together in mutually encouraging ways.

Cost: $335, deposit: $80

Categories: Retreats  |  Spiritual Direction  |  The Arts