Armenian Revolutionary Federation was founded in 1890 by
revolutionary heroes Christapor, Rosdom, and Zavarian with
the purpose of propagating the cause of a free, united and
The Chicago Christapor Committee was founded
Since the early days of the Armenian settlements in Chicago,
the Armenian Revolutionary Federation members have played
a central role in the progress of Armenian community life.
They have provided significant contributions to the development
of communitys national, social, cultural and religious
The Chicago ARF provided leadership in the spirit of cooperation
to foster the establishment of the first Armenian Apostolic
Church in the mid-west, in West Pullman, Illinois in 1924.
When the Chicago community needed a church of its own, the
ARF undertook this challenge with many of its members becoming
charter members of the Armenian All Saints Apostolic Church,
providing moral and financial support.
Confident that the church and community are in good hands,
the ARF has dedicated its commitment to pursuing Hai
Tahd activities, as outlined in the accompanying Armenian
National Committee (ANC) profile. The ARF will remain the
vanguard of Armenian freedom and independence, ever ready
and willing to contribute to the needs of our church and