Adjective "Congregation" definition and examples

(Congregation may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/kɒŋɡrɪˈɡeɪʃ(ə)n/

Definitions and examples

noun

A group of people assembled for religious worship.
  1. 'Gathered in worship, a congregation will hear things its members will not hear elsewhere.'
  2. 'Slowly various people throughout the whole congregation got to their feet, until finally all were standing.'
  3. 'In the congregation assembled for worship, these two movements meet, and the heavenly angels join the children of God in festal celebration.'
  4. 'So she took her back home and she and her whole congregation prayed over her for her to heal.'
  5. 'It brings much delight and refreshment to a congregation in the Prayer Meeting to hear one or two unfamiliar texts of the Bible quoted.'
  6. 'In it the Epiklesis invokes the Holy Spirit over the assembled congregation, but not on the elements.'
  7. 'Now people hop, skip, and jump among religious bodies and congregations, picking and choosing, paying their money and taking their choice.'
  8. 'If they did, they, too, would die, and God's wrath would come upon the whole congregation.'
  9. 'For each song of the congregation throughout the worship service, the organist plays the same servant role.'
  10. 'I find very few of these young adults in traditional worship services in congregations on Sunday mornings.'
  11. 'he was a member of the Emmanuel Chapel congregation'
  12. 'I struggled to attend worship and sing in the choir at my home congregation.'
  13. 'You may find it impossible to buy or rent a building for your congregation's worship services, or even to conduct an open-air revival meeting.'
  14. 'The core congregation that regularly goes to church is considerably smaller.'
  15. 'Often it seemed that the message had transformed not merely the lives of individuals, but even whole congregations.'
  16. 'Can we believe this and still worship in congregations that aren't racially diverse?'
  17. 'They typically offered a more prominent role to women in their congregations than did the Regular Baptists.'
  18. 'It was observed too, that while some religious congregations even-handedly promoted vocations to the vowed life and the laity, this was not universal.'
  19. 'And if some congregations are choosing denominationalism, who and where are they?'
  20. 'The congregation regularly sponsors food bank drives and soup kitchens for the poor, many of whom are gambling addicts, and now faces eviction if the casino licence is approved.'
  21. 'This was a list of their religious and social demands and included demands that ministers should be elected by the whole congregation and that they should teach the Holy Gospel in a pure and simple form.'
A gathering or collection of people, animals, or things.
  1. 'The twins split off the second they saw the congregation of popular seniors.'
  2. 'If the birds are spreading it to each other, chances are large congregations of birds at a feeder could be infecting each other.'
  3. 'There was much upset in the village after a large congregation gathered in order to see the band.'
  4. 'The initiative is a global congregation of universities and private firms striving to advance small satellite technology.'
  5. 'The Aberdeen fans rolled up in numbers, and there was a similarly impressive midfield congregation gandering forward to assist the hosts' attack in the early stages.'
  6. 'Outside, a congregation of Rris were gathered around a stall where a pair were bickering, their animated snarls carrying over the street sounds.'
  7. 'drought conditions lead to the congregation of animals around watering points'
  8. 'This trend in modern suburbia has raised standards, creating more separate rooms in the house, freeing the living room from being a place of congregation for the entire family.'
(in the Roman Catholic Church) a permanent committee of the College of Cardinals.
  1. 'And, of course the cardinals will be in their general congregation.'
  2. 'The primary duty and responsibility of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith is to promote and preserve the Catholic Faith throughout the Church.'
  3. 'Last August I was summoned to our provincial headquarters where I was given a 14-page communication from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.'
  4. 'The defendants exercise control over the publisher through a committee nominated from the University Congregation and known as ‘The Delegates’.'
A group of people obeying a common religious rule but under less solemn vows than members of the older religious orders.
  1. 'He sets aside, for the most part, exegetical and systematic theological questions, as well as the subject of priests in religious orders and congregations.'
  2. 'The track has been adopted by religious congregations of all denominations across America for use in services.'
  3. 'What role are congregations and other religious organizations likely to play in America's future social welfare system?'
  4. 'Thus, most Americans are members of a congregation that falls somewhere between these two extremes.'
  5. 'Assemblies of God congregations, on the other hand, are more likely to contain only two groups.'
  6. 'Generally speaking the members of an Anglican congregation either deny that they are Anglican, are tourists or mumble something before running away.'
  7. 'In Hungary the religious congregations and their priests or ministers were supported by their respective mother churches through an obligatory religious tax.'
  8. 'In the Baptism liturgy, there is clear involvement of the whole congregation as a baptizing community.'
  9. 'The spirit of the kehillah survived into the twentieth century in the form of landsmanshaft, separate societies existing within congregations in cities such as New York.'
  10. 'Ten acres were donated to the church, which will raise money within the congregation to build a 7,000-seat sanctuary.'
  11. 'They close their eyes to the fact that not all religions nor every congregation within any given denomination agrees with their stance.'
  12. 'There were more German Catholics, who (with other German-speakers) formed their own communities or congregations in the capital cities.'
  13. 'Added to these were the leadership and the interpersonal skills of the incumbent rabbi, who was much respected, both within and outside the congregation.'
  14. 'In our local congregations and within our denominations we would be on shaky ground if we based every decision on whether or not sensibilities in the group would be insulted by our conclusions.'
  15. 'A congregation perceives its role within a community according to its core values.'
  16. 'These congregations share both a territory and a set of differentiated social networks.'
  17. 'For this reason he has encouraged the social committee to widen the scope of this year's fête, drawing in helpers from outside the congregation and offering to share any profits for the benefit of the town.'
A flock of plovers.
  1. 'As usual, the local congregation of plovers has scattered at widespread intervals between the hundreds of the main constituents, a few black-headed gulls.'
  2. 'The best mode of managing a large congregation of plovers is the hide two of three sportsmen at a distance of about 100 yards from each other.'
  3. 'He pointed to a congregation of plovers just around the point.'

More definitions

noun

1. an assembly of persons brought together for common religious worship.

2. the act of congregating or the state of being congregated.

3. a gathered or assembled body; assemblage.

4. an organization formed for the purpose of providing for worship of God, for religious education, and for other church activities; a local church society.

5. the people of Israel. Ex. 12:3,6; Lev. 4:1

3.

6. New Testament. the Christian church in general.

7. Roman Catholic Church. a committee of cardinals o

Origin

(congregation)Late Middle English (in congregation (sense 2, congregation sense 3, congregation sense 4)): from Latin congregatio(n-), from congregare ‘collect (into a flock)’ (see congregate).