AGBU provides necessary financial and administrative support to major repositories of Armenian history and culture, alongside contemporary icons of living cultural expression, across varied genres and traditions. Our longstanding commitments have helped these national treasures prevail in both favorable and troubled times.
A 1700-Year Tradition
Since Armenia adopted Christianity in the 4th century AD, the values and traditions of the Armenian Apostolic Church are fused with the Armenian national identity. Since its inception, AGBU has worked in partnership with the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin and its communities across the world to advance its work in humanitarian aid, religious and cultural education.
In recent years, AGBU has invested in the next generation of Armenian clergy with multiple scholarship opportunities. We also have funded the construction of the Vaskenian Theological Seminary. Our worldwide donors helped support local regional churches and, in Holy Etchmiadzin, made it possible for the renovation of the Holy Etchmiadzin Museum, Elderly Home, Administrative Building, Library, Old Veharan and Education Center, among others.