Historically, Christian burials were made supine east-west, with the head at the
western end of the grave. This mirrors the layout of Christian churches, and for ...
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
dead ... that in the Bible, people entered these places always from east, facing
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.
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
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 ...
Feb 23, 2012 ... He said Christian tradition was for people to be buried east to west. ... "People
are being buried the wrong way - facing north to south and not ...
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
Dec 6, 2013 ... ... in fact customary for people to be buried facing the east, reflecting the ... just as
lightning comes from the east and is seen as far as the west, ...