Aside from Dharmaville, the church from the finale had to be my most anticipated LOST location. If you have not watched the series and don’t want to ruin any surprises, you may want to stop reading!
Anyway, in the real world-the church is actually a cathedral attached to a private Catholic school in Honolulu. We visited the grounds nearly a year to the day from when the finale was filmed and literally nothing had changed. Below you will see the front of the school which sits outside of the establishing camera shot used in the show.
In the picture above, you will see a white fence between the Jesus statue and the chapel. On the other side of the fence is the infamous courtyard where Hurley and John Locke bid their respective farewells to Ben Linus in one of the most touching scenes of the series.
If you’ve made it this far, you either decided you hated the ending or you loved it. Personally I loved it, and walking into the church was quite a magical feeling. It was bizarre to think so many of my favorite characters (and actors) filmed the finale in this very room. Below is a shot of the beautiful stained glass above the altar.
Of course, I was excited to see what exactly was behind the doors Christian Shepard walks through.
In our earthly realm, he’s just walking into a little breezeway outside.
The only other major scene filmed at the church was when Christian explained to Jack he was in fact “dead”. The room is actually right behind the altar of the church, but I was unable to photograph it as it was currently in use. I got to poke my head in for one second and it looked completely different. Womp womp.
I hope you enjoyed this little trip through LOST holy ground! More to come.