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When compiling the following, for the appendix title, I get the title of the last chapter. First, the preamble:

\documentclass[fontsize=12pt]{scrbook}
\usepackage{lipsum}
\usepackage{tabularx}
\usepackage{xcolor,fix-cm}

\usepackage{lmodern}
\usepackage[left=1.50cm,
 right=1.50cm,
 top=1.95cm,
 bottom=2.50cm]{geometry}

\usepackage{amssymb}
\usepackage{framed}
\usepackage{indentfirst}
\usepackage{changes}
\usepackage[pagestyles]{titlesec}

Then the main prayerbook file:

\input{preamble}

\begin{document}

\frontmatter
\include{toc}

\mainmatter
\include{chapter7}

\backmatter
\include{appendix7}
\end{document}

And now for a MWE of the chapters, and appenix7:

For Chapter 7:

\chapter{Mealtime Prayers}
\section*{Prayers before Breakfast}
All--holy Trinity: Have mercy on us. Lord: cleanse us from our sins.  Master: Pardon our transgressions. Holy One: Visit and heal our infirmities, for Thy Name's sake.\\

etc etc 

And for Appendix 7:

\appendix{Apolytikia and Kontakia from the Menaion}
\section*{The Month of September}

Upon compiling, the Appendix does not look like an Appendix, i.e. essentially has no title (as a 'chapter' title header) but rather has the title: "Apolytikia and Kontakia from the Menaion" left-justified and in the same font size as the main text. Thanks for any help you all can provide.

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    \appendix isn't a sectioning command it just changes the behaviour of \chapter so you want \appendix once then \chapter for each appendix – David Carlisle Jul 18 '13 at 11:23
  • @DavidCarlisle I tried changing the main file by dropping the \backmatter command, then adding \appendix and then under that \include{chapter14} (now numbering the appendices consecutively after the chapters, but to no avail. – Michael Dykes Jul 18 '13 at 11:30
  • @MichaelDykes -- you want to keep the \appendix -- and (as david said) use \chapter{...} to introduce each appendix. \backmatter should come after all appendices. \appendix resets the chapter counter to start at 1, and (in most document classes, not sure about scrbook) redefines the visible "chapter number" to uppercase roman, so the first appendix will be "Appendix A". "backmatter" chapters are usually things like bibliography and index, and aren't numbered. – barbara beeton Jul 18 '13 at 12:25
  • look at my answer to the following question – Jhor Jul 21 '13 at 12:37
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\appendix isn't a sectioning command it just changes the behaviour of \chapter so you want \appendix once then \chapter for each appendix.

\backmatter should come after all appendices. Different document classes have different ways of accomplishing it, but in essence, \backmatter causes the "chapter name" (Chapter or Appendix) and number to be omitted.

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