What is the Orthodox view on embalming? That is replacing our blood with embalming fluid for the sake of preserving the body to be viewed for a longer duration. Is it correct to separate ones blood from their body?
I dont know if there has been anything officially put forward on the subject; however, embalming has traditionally been frowned upon by Orthodox cultures, possibly in part because it mutilates the body but also possibly because of its connection the practices of certain pagan cultures (e.g. mummification).