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.
Under Christian traditions, people are buried with their feet pointed ... The burial
orientation of placing the head facing the west and feet facing the east is also ...
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.
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, ...
The east and west burial custom was practised by the ancient Greeks, and by the
natives in some districts of Australia, although the latter people as a rule ...
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.
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
In 1566, the "Assembly of Scotland" had prohibited burials within the church, and
.... that whilst south, east and west of the church the gravestones are packed as ...
May 13, 2015 ... Most burials occur in graves, structures designed to house the ... Historically,
Christian burials were made supine east-west, with the head at ...