However, some people are buried in anonymous or secret graves for various ....
Historically, Christian burials were made supine east-west, with the head at the ...
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
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.
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, ...
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
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 ...
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 ...
3 people found this helpful ... tradition but the thinking is that Christ will return
from the east facing west and so the dead are buried so that when ...
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 ...