With all charity–are these ‘traditional’ priests diocesan priests? Or do they belong to a society, such as the FSSP? The reason I ask is that I simply cannot imagine a diocesan priest refusing to go to the Chrism Mass, one of the most important diocesan masses of the year, and violating his oath of obedience to the bishop, his ordinary, because the mass in question was not ‘traditional’. In fact, since it is a special liturgy (that is to say, not the ordinary mass and akin to Ordinations, etc.) I don’t think there is a diocese on this planet, including the Vatican, that offers an EF Chrism Mass, so to speak, nor am I sure that there was ever an EF Chrism Mass per se.
In our diocese’s Chrism Mass we had nuns, sisters, brothers, monks, religious priests, diocesan priests, and the People of God all gathered into the Cathedral with their abbots, priors, mothers, and bishops. It was a beautiful Liturgy infused with the Holy Spirit–and it was in English, Spanish, Filipino, Vietnamese, and Korean.