In the Tabernacle the Holy of Holies with the Ark was in the western part of the building. The altar of sacrifice was outside the Holy of Holies in the eastern part of the courtyard. In the NT, our Churches have, as it were, moved the Holy of Holies to the East and enveloped the Altar.
I don't know what to make of this. But I think there is more there than I'm picking up right way. Does anyone know of some patristic discussion of this?