[quote="HonoraDominum, post:13, topic:280695"]
I can still celebrate the Carmelite Ordo and the holy days for the saints while still being a member of my EF parish. As a matter of fact, I already do - I've gone to the Carmelite OF chapel to celebrate feasts that are at different places than the EF calendar, specifically to be with my Carmelite family, at least in spirit since I am only a member of the Confraternity of the Brown Scapular and not a true member of the family as Third Order would be. Heck, I have the OF ordo printed out as a sticker in my EF missal, with notations as to which saints are not in the EF ordo or are in different places. And in my Proper of the Saints, I have notations on the days where a Carmelite saint is celebrated in the OF that is not in the EF ordo. (See below evidence of my serious liturgical goofiness).
But for the other 300+ days of the year that I'm not at a Carmelite Parish celebrating a specific Carmelite holy day, or (potentially) going to a Third Order Carmelite meeting, I would still be in my EF parish, celebrating my EF liturgy and the saints on the EF calendar. I feel confident that most of the people who are in OCDS chapters do not follow the full Carmelite Ordo in their parishes and yet manage to make it through just fine. They add special readings for Carmelite saints to the standard LotH readings, and I could do the same. I have found great spiritual fruit from reading the 1962 Office and attending Daily Mass, both liturgies enriching each other, and would be at a great loss to have to sacrifice either one.
I just wish there was a way for me to attend my FSSP parish and pray the same Office as the priests who listen to my confessions and offer the Mass for me, while at the same time gaining the graces from living life underneath the Rule of the Carmelite Order and as a member of the Carmelite family. It obviously cannot happen right now, but I hope someday I can find a way to fulfill what I truly feel is a vocational calling.
I am sorry about my post. When I said "their own Ordo" I meant to say "our own Ordo" as I am a Carmelite brother.
I understand what you are saying and find no issues with it.
If I was you and wanted to join a Carmelite third order I would bring this up. The celebration of the Carmelite saints do not just occur at Mass. Those third order members who do not attend a Carmelite parish still celebrate the saints in the hours. If you can work this out with the EF Office then great. Again, I would have no problem with that. I would discuss it with the formation team of the third order and see if this would be allowed.
Understand though that the Carmelites are not really an order dedicated to the EF. We have our own rite (that is the O.Carm, have our own rite, the OCDs do not) and hopefully someday it will be celebrated again.
I privately pray a byzantine compline as I am a Byzantine Ruthenian Catholic in the Latin order.