One of the most frequent questions we’ve been asked is “Why did you call it a Memorial?” Great question! We didn’t invent the word. Our church has been passing Memorials for a long time. The Muhlenberg Memorial of 1853 is a really famous one. Basically Memorials are open letters to the church. When they are passed by General Convention, they are meant to guide the work of General Convention, and they also are commended to the whole church.