The act of congregating, or bringing together, or of collecting into one aggregate or mass.
A collection or mass of separate things.
An assembly of persons; a gathering; esp. an assembly of persons met for the worship of God, and for religious instruction; a body of people who habitually so meet.
The whole body of the Jewish people; -- called also Congregation of the Lord.
A body of cardinals or other ecclesiastics to whom as intrusted some department of the church business; as, the Congregation of the Propaganda, which has charge of the missions of the Roman Catholic Church.
A company of religious persons forming a subdivision of a monastic order.
The assemblage of Masters and Doctors at Oxford or Cambrige University, mainly for the granting of degrees.
the name assumed by the Protestant party under John Knox. The leaders called themselves (1557) Lords of the Congregation.
Ay, rail at gaming - 'tis a rich topic, and affords noble declamation. Go, preach against it in the city - you'll find a congregation in every tavern. Edward Moore
A group is as healthy as its 'social contract' is clear; a congregation as faithful as its covenant is mutually understood; a pastor as effective as the pastor's and people's commitment to trust and integrity is honored, guarded, and fulfilled. David Augsburger
I am also actively involved in my church and its community activities. We have programs to improve the lives of our congregation and programs of outreach in the community. Samuel Wilson
Any musical person who has never heard a Negro congregation under the spell of religious fervor sing these old songs has missed one of the most thrilling emotions which the human heart may experience. James Weldon Johnson
I cannot fail to call the congregation to worship God, to listen to his Word, to offer themselves to God. Eugene H. Peterson