The Matriarch of the Church of Varkana is the leading authority of the Church. The Matriarch is ex officio head of state of the city-state of Armazia, and functions dependent on her primordial function as bishop of The Citadel. The current Matriarch is Salome, elected on 14 June 2010.
The Armazist Matriarchy is one of the most enduring institutions in Adonia and has had a prominent part in history. The matriarchs in ancient times helped in the continuation of Armazism and the resolution of various doctrinal disputes. In the Middle Ages, several attempts to syncretize Armazism and Triskaidetheism were almost successful. Currently, in addition to the expansion of the Armazist faith and doctrine, the matriarchs are involved in interfaith dialog, theological work, and the defense of human rights and promotion of Armazist values.