A congregation is the group of members who make up a local Christian church or Jewish synagogue (or those who are present at a service thereat), as opposed to the building itself. ... A congregation is a type of dicastery of the Roman Curia, the Roman Catholic Church government. ... A congregation is a religious institute of Roman Catholics in which only simple vows, not solemn vows, are taken. ... A congregation is the assembly of senior members of a university, especially in the United Kingdom. ...
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Categories: Disambiguation Congregational churches are Protestant Christian churches practicing congregationalist church governance, in which each congregation independently and autonomously runs its own affairs. ...
Apart from these, the more general meanings of the word, congregation is used in the English versions of the Old and New Testaments to translate the Hebrew words eddh and lea/ia!, the whole community of the Israelites and the assembly of the people.
In the Roman Church congregation is applied to the committees of cardinals into whose hands the adniinistration of the various departments of the church is given (see CURIA ROMANA).
Generall) and similarly the title of lords of the congregation was giver to the signatories of the covenant.
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