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congregation
American English: /ˌkɑŋɡrəˈɡeɪʃ(ə)n/
British English: /kɒŋɡrɪˈɡeɪʃ(ə)n/

Translation of congregation in Spanish:

noun

(Religion)
  • 1 (attending service)
    fieles (masculine plural)
    (parishioners) feligreses (masculine plural)
    falling congregations may lead to the closure of some churches
    la disminución del número de fieles puede llevar al cierre de algunas iglesias
    the Lutheran congregation in Dayton
    los miembros de la iglesia luterana de Dayton
    Example sentences
    • In the congregation assembled for worship, these two movements meet, and the heavenly angels join the children of God in festal celebration.
    • Now people hop, skip, and jump among religious bodies and congregations, picking and choosing, paying their money and taking their choice.
    • The congregation or assembly does not wait until worship is over before it proclaims the good news.
    Example sentences
    • All around the meeting place are blocks of flats and the congregation regularly does leaflet drops.
    • The core congregation that regularly goes to church is considerably smaller.
    • Bishop Ryan is disappointed at falling Sunday Mass attendances but he recognises that congregations are now attending out of conviction rather than convention.
  • 2 (RC society)
    Example sentences
    • There is, of course, secrecy over these general congregations.
    • All matters of importance are referred to the general congregations, which since 1870 are held in the Vatican.
    • And, of course the cardinals will be in their general congregation.

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