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.
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, ...
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
The funeral rites of all people reveal the universal belief that the east is the ... The
east and west burial custom was practised by the ancient Greeks, and by the ...
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 ...
British (and other)archaeologists often use an east west alignment as an
indicator of a christian burial in roman and dark age burials; in later ...