Christ Church Bronxville

Facing East

Facing East

From very early on in our faith’s liturgical life the orientation of the church (the people, the Body of Christ) was symbolic of our expectation and belief that Christ will come again to gather us and bring us home. We symbolize the unity of that heavenly community through our unity of direction in prayer – congregation, choir and clergy all face east (defined as toward the altar in churches that don’t meet the geographical requirements).