At my church, we are now beginning to establish our first deacon's chorus and our priest and servants were discussing which way the deacons would face while standing up on the platform (I don't know what it's called, where deacons stand on). Some said that facing sideways will cause distraction and some said that facing towards the East seemed the traditional way. My priest thus decided that we will try both ways and we will decide which would be better for the chorus. Is there any suggestions or rites of the church that particularly refer to this. Thanks everyone!