The Pillars of the Prelacy:

Stewards of the Armenian Church

The Pillars of the Prelacy is an annual stewardship program, to which hundreds of people are committed through annual donations. Its objective is to sustain and expand the services provided by the Prelacy. The proceeds are placed into the general operating fund to continue the Prelacy leadership in religious, national, and charitable works in the communities that it serves. You can play a vital role in this endeavor by contributing an amount of at least $1,000 to this annual fund.

Since the beginning of the Pillars program in 2003, nearly two million dollars has been raised. These funds have benefited our religious and Armenian education programs; the continuing education of our clergy; the recruiting of new clergy candidates, and many other Prelacy programs such as the Datev Institute for teens, the Siamanto Academy for high school students, and the Salt and Light program of youth ministry.

For centuries the Armenian Church has carried out its primary religious ministry, as well as its role as the guardian and perpetuator of Armenian culture, traditions, and values. The money raised by the Pillars sustains and expands the services and programs provided by the Prelacy.

Pillars donate a minimum of $1,000 per year. Many donate $2,500 and $5,000 per year, and some up to $10,000. The level of support is up to you.

Becoming a Pillar


Current Pillars of the Prelacy



Mr. Mardiros Abrimian

Dr. and Mrs. Sam & Annie Akmakjian

Archpriest Fr. and Yn. Sarkis & Maggy Aktavoukian

Mr. and Mrs. Karnig & Alice Alajajian

Mr. and Mrs. Hagop & Claudia Antranigian

Archpriest Fr. and Yn. Antranig & Arpineh Baljian

Rev. Fr. and Yn. Stephan & Alice Baljian

Drs. Carlo & Aurora Bayrakdarian

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur P. Bedrosian

Mr. Peter “Doc” Bedrosian

Mr. and Mrs. James & Nayiri Bell

Mr. and Mrs. John & Barbara Berberian

Mr. and Mrs. Veh & Arpiné Bezdikian

Mr. and Mrs. Antranik & Marion Boudakian

Mr. and Mrs. Avedis & Houry Boyamian

Mrs. Tina Carolan

Dr. and Mrs. Joseph & Talene (Megerian) Carter

Mr. and Mrs. Vahe & Talyn Chaglasian

Dr. and Mrs. Ara & Talar Chalian

Dr. Houry Daghlian

Mr. John Daghlian

Yeretzgin Lucine Daghlian

Miss Sonia Daghlian

Virginia Davies & Willard B. Taylor

Mr. and Mrs. Hagop & Silva Demirjian

Mrs. Thelma Der Avedisian

Rev. Fr. and Yn. Mikael & Susana Der Kosrofian

Mr. and Mrs. Leon & Tamar Der Ohannessian

Mr. and Mrs. Leo & Mary Derderian

Mrs. Edma Dumanian

Hon. and Mrs. David & Susan Erickson

Mr. Alan Goshgarian

Mr. and Mrs. Astor & Lucy Guzelian

Mr. and Mrs. Michael & Susan Guzelian

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen G. & Susan Hagopian

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur & Lilian Hairabedian

 Tamar Harutunian, Esq.

Mr. and Mrs. Hrant & Lenna Jamgochian

Ms. Karen M. Jehanian

Mr. and Mrs. Armen & Sossy Jeknavorian

Ms. Makrouhi Kalayjian

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Aram & Marianne Kaloosdian

Mr. and Mrs. Stepan & Christine Kanarian

Kaprielian Family

Mr. and Mrs. Vartan & Haigoush Karakelian

Mr. and Mrs. Hagop & Stella Karamikian

Mr. and Mrs. John & Alice Karnikyan

Mr. and Mrs. Steven & Linda Kechejian

Mr. and Mrs. Vartivar & Maral Keshishian

Mr. Zak Keshishian

Rev. Fr. and Yn. Hrant & Tamar Kevorkian

Mr. Robert (Bob) Khederian

Mr. and Mrs. Garo & Nancy Kholamian

Ms. Shakay Kizirian

Mr. and Mrs. Armen & Christine Kourkounian

Mr. and Mrs. Hagop & Ica Kouyoumdjian

Rev. Fr. and Yn. Vahan & Maggie Kouyoumdjian

Drs. Arthur & Louiza Kubikian

Mr. and Mrs. John & Susan Kulungian

Mr. and Mrs. Raffi & Patricia Kuredjian

Dr. and Mrs. Dertad & Seta Manguikian

Dr. and Mrs. Raffi & Laurie Manjikian

Mrs. Arshalous Manoukian

Mr. and Mrs. Jack & Christine Mardoian

Mrs. Mary Mardoian

Dr. and Mrs. Andre & Kristen Markarian

Mr. and Mrs. Noubar & Anie Megerian

Mr. Stephen A. Mesrobian

Mrs. Sara Mouradjian

Miss Alice Movsesian

Mr. and Mrs. Sebooh & Michelle Nahabedian

Mrs. Anig Nalbandian

Mrs. Seta Nalbandian

Rev. Fr. and Yn. Kapriel & Debra Nazarian

Mr. and Mrs. Sarkis & Mary Ohanessian

Dr. and Mrs. Simon & Annie Ovanessian

Ms. Margaret Papazian

Misses Mary & Dorothy Papazian

Mr. and Mrs. Christopher & Lisa Parnagian

Mr. and Mrs. Mark & Hasmig Phillips

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph & Ani Rafaelian, Jr.

Mrs. Seda Sahakian

Mr. and Mrs. Richard & Nora Sarajian

Mr. and Mrs. Sarkis & Rita Sarkisian

Dr. and Mrs. Aram & Seta Semerdjian

Mr. and Mrs. George & Doris Shamlian

Mr. and Mrs. Sarkis & Marie Jeanne Shirinian

Mr. Richard M. Stepanian, Sr.

Mr. John  Takian, Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Arshag & Takouhie Tarpinian

Mr. and Mrs. Mark & Nancy Tavitian

Mr. Kegham Tazian

Mr. Zohrab Tazian

Mr. Martin Tellalian

Dr. and Mrs. Vasken & Marilyn Tenekjian

Hon. and Mrs. Sarkis & Ardemis Teshoian

Mr. and Mrs. Tro & Maral Turbendian

Mr. Allan Tutunjian

Mr. and Mrs. Leo & Elizabeth Vartanian

Mr. and Mrs. Peter & Irene Vosbikian

Dr. and Mrs. Pogos & Serpouhi Voskanian

Mrs. Nayda Voskerijian

Mrs. Joyce Yeremian

Mr. and Mrs. Noubar & Roubina Yeremian

Mr. and Mrs. Ramon & Sonia Zorabedian

Pillars in Memoriam