One of the ecumenical creeds (Apostles’ or Nicene) is spoken as part of the assembly’s proclamation of and response to the word of God. The third and longer Athanasian Creed is rarely used in worship. Although the Nicene Creed was once exclusively associated with the Communion service, more recent Lutheran practice alternates the use of the Nicene and Apostles’ creeds. The Nicene is especially suitable on festivals days and during the seasons of Advent, Christmas and Easter. The Apostles’ is especially suitable for the season of Lent, with its emphasis on the renewal of baptism, and for Sundays for which the color is green (seasons of Epiphany and Pentecost).