St. George’s Church in Šiauliai

The neo-Byzantine style church in Šiauliai was built in 1908 at the expense of the Russian tsarist government. The church was consecrated and named after Saint George. In 1915, after the tsarist army withdrew from Lithuania, the church of the Russian army was closed and not used for some time. During World War I, the Germans turned the church into a warehouse. After the war, it was handed over to the spiritual needs of the 3rd Regiment of the Lithuanian Army. The church was blessed and given the name of St. George the Martyr. The nave on the left side of the church contains a sculpture of Madonna and Child, which was famous for its graces.