What is congregation?

  • (noun): A group of people who adhere to a common faith and habitually attend a given church.
    Synonyms: fold, faithful
    See also — Additional definitions below


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Congregation Of The Most Holy Redeemer
... The Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer (Latin Congregatio Sanctissimi Redemptoris – C.Ss.R.) is a Roman Catholic missionary Congregation founded by Saint Alphonsus Liguori at Scala, near Amalfi, Italy for ... Members of the Congregation, Catholic priests and consecrated religious brothers, are known as Redemptorists and minister in more than 77 countries around the ...
Tzvi Ashkenazi - Amsterdam - Appointment and Welcome
1710, he received a letter of appointment to the chief rabbinate of the Ashkenazi congregation of Amsterdam ... was he to be required to subordinate himself to the congregation, or to be obliged to receive gifts, and that he should be permitted to preserve absolute freedom of action ... The rabbi's salary does not seem to have been paid, for in the register of the records of the congregation it is stated that on Saturday 4 Nisan 5472 (12 April 1712), the ...
... Congregation may also be The Congregation, a soul band from Chicago Congregation (album), by The Afghan Whigs English Congregation, an English pop group formerly known as The ...
Kiever Synagogue - Early History
... Kiever Synagogue, or Kiever Shul (formally The First Russian Congregation of Rodfei Sholem Anshei Kiev) dates to 1912 when a group of Jewish immigrants from the Ukraine who had settled in "T ... but had left in a dispute over burial rites and formed a new congregation, Chevra Rodfei Sholem ... The congregation was officially incorporated in 1914 as “The First Russian Congregation of Rodfei Sholem Anshei Kiev” ...
Tzvi Ashkenazi - London
... his wife and children at Emden, he proceeded to London at the invitation of the Sephardic congregation of that city ... Even before this he had been invited to take the rabbinate of the Sephardic congregation, but refused ... in 1717, Ashkenazi was called as rabbi to Lemberg, where he stood in high repute, both in his congregation and in the community at large ...

More definitions of "congregation":

  • (noun): An assemblage of people or animals or things collected together.
    Example: "A congregation of children pleaded for his autograph"; "a great congregation of birds flew over"

Famous quotes containing the word congregation:

    He believes without reservation that Kentucky is the garden spot of the world, and is ready to dispute with anyone who questions his claim. In his enthusiasm for his State he compares with the Methodist preacher whom Timothy Flint heard tell a congregation that “Heaven is a Kentucky of a place.”
    —For the State of Kentucky, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943)

    Passing through here in 1795, Bishop Asbury commented, ‘The country improves in cultivation, wickedness, mills, and stills.’ Five years later, he held a meeting in the neighborhood and remarked that he thought most of the congregation had come to look at his wig.
    —Administration in the State of Sout, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943)

    re-enact at the vestry-glass
    Each pulpit gesture in deft dumb-show
    That had moved the congregation so.
    Thomas Hardy (1840–1928)