Burial or interment is the ritual act of placing a dead person or animal, sometimes
with objects, .... Historically, Christian burials were made supine east-west, with
the head at the western end of...
Dec 31, 2011 ... During a burial today, I noticed the coffin was buried facing East. Where does this
... Some people believe that God moves east to west.
Tombstones in traditional Western cemeteries usually face east. According to
Northumberland County Council, the tradition began when Pagans buried the ...
Not all burials followed the tradition nor did all cemeteries. ... When the West-east
burial position was used, the graves hardly ever aligned with the true east.
The custom is that the body is buried with its feet facing east, so that when ...
However, many Jews are buried with their heads towards Jerusalem (i.e. East) to
Jan 13, 2013 ... Christian burials have taken place in England for over a thousand ... People were
buried with their heads facing west and their feet facing east, ...
Apr 18, 2014 ... ... different cultures, people have expected salvation from the East. Not only have
graves often been oriented toward the East, temples and the ... The Yumanas of
South America buried their dead in a sitting position facing East, the abode “of ...
in Jerusalem being opened to the East and closed to the West.
May 13, 2015 ... Historically, Christian burials were made supine east-west, with the head ....
Slaves were buried east to west, with the head facing east and their ...
In many cemeteries, the bodies are buried with their feet facing the entrance to
the ... had entrances on both the south and east sides and buried their dead in
either direction.3 ... The stones will face the nearest road so people can read
Jun 26, 2009 ... In Sunday school they told us you are buried facing the east, the ... EAST....I am
very fond of that direction. East or West, it may have been your congregation. ...
People from the east were often respected for their wisdom and ...